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Financial Management
There is a NEW Financial
Management Class located on the
Additional Training tab of the
FSTS. This class is designed to
give you a better understanding of
successful financial strategies.

All Married Future Soldiers
If you are a married Future
Soldier and have not already
provided your Spouse the
opportunity to register with the
Family Information Center (FIC) do
so now! ... more

Cyber Squad membership
The Future Soldier Center (FSC)
provides all new Soldiers with an
opportunity to enroll in what is
known as Cyber Squads.
Once enrolled, you will be
provided the chance to interact ... more

Newest Future Soldiers
Please welcome our newest Future
Soldiers - Michael Saiki TX 92F1
- Taylor Biggs CO 91B1
- Wilbur Cason TX 92A1
- Savannah Tagua IN
- ANTHONY SMITH TX 88M1 ... more

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Under Construction

Currently the Forums are under construction. There is no timetable for their return. Check back for further updates.

Financial Management

There is a NEW Financial Management Class located on the Additional Training tab of the FSTS. This class is designed to give you a better understanding of successful financial strategies.

All Married Future Soldiers

If you are a married Future Soldier and have not already provided your Spouse the opportunity to register with the Family Information Center (FIC) do so now!

The FIC provides new Army Spouses with a source to ask questions and receive specific information regarding countless topics ranging from TriCare and benefits to finance and DEERs enrollment!

You can register your Spouse by either emailing or telephoning us.

EMAIL: usarmy.knox.usarec.mbx.fs-family@mail.mil

PHONE: 877-535-6387 TOLL FREE

Cyber Squad membership

The Future Soldier Center (FSC) provides all new Soldiers with an opportunity to enroll in what is known as Cyber Squads.
Once enrolled, you will be provided the chance to interact directly with other Future Soldiers across the Nation who share your same MOS in the Army.

If you have not yet enrolled in your Cyber Squad, you can do so now by either sending us an email or calling us directly.

Email us at usarmy.knox.usarec.mbx.future-soldier-center1@mail.mil

(please include your Name, MOS and a note indicating your desire to join Cyber Squads).

-or-

Call us directly toll free at 1-866-534-5297 between the hours of 0800 to 2400 (Eastern Standard Time).

Newest Future Soldiers

Please welcome our newest Future Soldiers - Michael Saiki TX 92F1
- Taylor Biggs CO 91B1
- Wilbur Cason TX 92A1
- Savannah Tagua IN
- ANTHONY SMITH TX 88M1
- Chase Campbell AR 88M1
- JEREMY VICE IN 35F1
- Jacob Lash PA 35G1
- Tony Brooks OH 92F1
- Avery Tarrant MD 15T1
- Seth Hatcher GA 35M1
- SETH NAILS TX 11X1
- Cordarius Porter GA 25S1
- Jackson JOHNSON TX 25S1
- Ximena Apala Baldelomar FL 92A1
- Autumn Barnette AL 91D1
- TIMARCUS WALKER NC 91H1
- Guy Pena CA 31B1
- James Bryan AL 92R1
- TeErika Freeman GA 92Y1
- Wilisha Mayes NC 88H1
- Kentavious Cook AL 89B1
- Alessandra Olguin Espinal NY 35F1
- Julia Malone OH 92Y1
- Brandon Creary GA 15R1
- Trevor Lagerstrom AZ 15W1
- Jordon Wright OH 91B1
- LUIS VENEGAS GONZALEZ CA 91D1
- MICHAEL TERRY LA 11X1
- Kyle Casimiro NY 68W1

Within 1 to 10 Days of Signing your Contract

Within 1 to 10 days of signing your contract at the MEPS, you will sit down with your recruiter and complete your Initial Orientation.

Your recruiter will give you specifics, but at a minimum you should bring your Future Soldier Kit, a copy of your contract you received at MEPS, and any question that you may have for your recruiter.

It is recommended that Parents, members of your Family, and anyone who influenced your decision to join be present. Some of the things you will discuss will be:

  • your individual guarantees
  • your projected ship date to Initial Active Duty Training
  • the requirements of the Physical Fitness Assessment
  • contact requirements between you and your recruiter
  • schedules for Future Soldier Training Functions
  • the Future Soldier Referral Program
  • maintaining your physical, mental, and moral eligibility
  • proper use of your Future Soldier Identification Card (USAREC Form 601-210.25)
  • answering any question that you have at that time

Enlisted Orientation

These talking points are primarily for your recruiter to assist with your initial orientation. However, the following things are what you can expect to discuss with your recruiter during your initial orientation briefing.

  • Review of the Future Soldier Welcome Kit (RPI200).
  • Discuss the individual's guarantee(s) and projected AD date or projected IADT date.
  • Ensure the Future Soldiers understand the limitations when using the Future Soldier identification card (USAREC Form 601-210.25) and are aware of the following: The ID card along with their DD Form 4 series, authorizes them Exchange privileges throughout Department of Defense (DOD) and access to morale, welfare, and recreation services (minus recreational resale activities) throughout DOD (this does not include commissary facilities). The ID card and DD Form 4 must be in their possession when attempting to gain entrance in the authorized facilities cited above. The contract is valid only up to the date listed on the DD Form 4 as the date of entry onto active duty, shown in block 8a. Purchase of alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited. A Dependent Family member may use the exchange when accompanying their sponsor. Dependent Family members must also show a valid ID Card.
  • Review Statement of Understanding (SOU) with Future Soldiers who have the PaYS option. Discuss and answer questions on the PaYS program with the Future Soldier. Ensure they understand the benefits of the program.
  • Discuss and explain prohibited activities. Fill out and sign DD form 2983, Recruit/Trainee Prohibited Activities Acknowledgment.
  • Supervise the Future Soldier as they create their GoArmy.com account.
  • Introduce Future Soldier to the Future Soldier Training System (FSTS) by clicking the Future Soldier Training link on the navigation bar. Have the Future Soldier log into the FSTS using their GoArmy user name and password and provide an overview on the training modules.
  • Discuss ConAP and complete the ConAP College Referral form.
  • Assist Future Soldier in establishing a Army Referral System (SMART) account.
  • Discuss the opportunity for Advanced Rank while in the Future Soldier Training Program (FSTP).
  • Discuss importance of maintaining mental, physical, and moral eligibility.
  • Discuss the requirements of the Physical Fitness Assessment.
  • Schedule the initial Physical Fitness Assessment within 10 days of enlistment.
  • Discuss the requirement for the Future Soldier to contact his or her recruiter every 2 weeks and have one office meeting with the Future Soldier each month.
  • Provide Future Soldier with near term training schedule.
  • Answer Questions and/or concerns the Future Soldier may have and introduce them to the SF1199, Direct Deposit Form and explain its usage.
  • Introduce BT Packing List to Future Soldier.

All Recruiters conducting an Initial Orientation with female Future Soldiers will counsel them on their option to voluntarily accept or decline the use of Multi Vitamin with Iron (MVI) while in Initial Military Training (IMT). Reception Battalion's will offer the MVI to female Soldiers only. This initiative is to help lower the risk of injuries among women in IMT.

+ Provide the following in response to questions regarding the practice of iron supplementation for female IMT Soldiers.

Recruiting Assistance Program

Hometown Recruiter Assistant Program (HRAP)

The Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program (HRAP) allows enlisted Soldiers who have recently completed Advanced Individual Training (AIT), One Station Unit Training (OSUT) or Army Civilian Acquired Skills Training (ACASP) to return to their hometowns to assist the local recruiters by sharing their Army training experiences with Family, friends, high school classmates, Future Soldiers, veterans, and community leaders.

HRAP Soldiers report to the recruiting centers and accompany recruiters throughout the community to assist in obtaining quality referrals for enlistment.

Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component (ADOS-RC)

Army Reserve Soldiers of all ranks can support local recruiters through the Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component (ADOS-RC) program to help generate referrals that will result in Army Reserve enlistments.

Tours are normally 5 to 14 days, but can be up to 30 days with approval by recruiting battalion commander.

Reserve Soldiers who are interested in supporting recruiting should contact their local recruiter to discuss potential dates and recruiting activities and tour objectives.

A tour request and justification memorandum for Active Duty Operational Support, Reserve Component must be completed by the Reserve Soldier and the recruiter, and sent to Recruiting Battalion Reserve operations for review and approval based on funds availability and tour justification/goal.

Soldiers performing ADOS-RC serve their tours within a 50-mile radius of their residence or Reserve Troop Program Unit (TPU) and must provide their own transportation to the tour site. Soldiers must have approved orders from their TPU sent to the local Recruiting Battalion Reserve operations before reporting for duty. They must also bring copies with them when they report to the recruiting company/station.

Duty cannot be performed without approved orders from Soldier's unit.

Medical Officer Orientation

These talking points are primarily for your recruiter to assist with your initial orientation. However, the following things are what you can expect to discuss with your recruiter during your initial orientation briefing.

  • Explain the commissioning ceremony process
  • Introduce FS to the Future Soldier Training System (FSTS) by clicking the Future Soldier Training link on the navigation bar, and using the Future Soldiers GoArmy.com user name and password to log into the FSTS. Enter the FSTS
  • Introduce FS to Medical Operations Data System (MODS)
  • Execute Department of the Army SHARP training
  • Discuss BOLC graduation requirements
  • Discuss the requirements of the Physical Fitness Assessment.
  • Schedule the initial Physical Fitness Assessment for same day or within 10 Days of enlistment.
  • Discuss the requirement for the Future Soldier to contact his or her recruiter each month.
  • Give Future Soldier schedules for Future Soldier Training Functions.
  • Discuss importance of maintaining mental, physical, and moral eligibility.

NOTE: Driving Information
Fort Sam Houston is considered a "walking campus". Parking directly adjacent the AMEDD C&S is for staff use only and is not authorized for BOLC students. For in-processing, please park across the street from the AMEDD museum to avoid being ticketed. You will be given more information regarding authorized student parking areas when you in-process.

  • You must utilize a hands free telephone device when talking on cell phones while driving on Fort Sam Houston. TEXTING while driving is NOT authorized within the city of San Antonio or on Fort Sam Houston.
  • You are not required to have a Fort Sam Houston Department of Defense (DoD) registration sticker on your vehicle to obtain access to the base. For more info on accessing Fort Sam Houston, please refer to the FAQ page attached.
    Students are not authorized to drive motorcycles while in BOLC.

Spouse Orientation

Now that your spouse has joined the Army, there are several questions you probably have about you and your Family's future. Who will help us move? Is childcare available? Will our Family have health care? Will I be able to continue my education? The New Spouse Orientation provides resources and advice for new Army Families. Watch the videos to learn more.


Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)

ConAP is a partnership between Army Recruiting Command and over 1900 participating colleges to mutually advance the goals of lifelong learning and postsecondary education for Future Soldiers. On January 1, 2014, the United States Army Recruiting Command assumed ConAP program management and now serves as liaison between Army Recruiters, ConAP colleges, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC), accredited degree-granting institutions with DOD MOU agreements, Army education centers and the higher education community.

ConAP is the Army's way of demonstrating its commitment to education by providing a plan for soldiers to attend college. ConAP goals are to increase enlistment of college-capable active duty and Reserve Soldiers; increase the number of Army Soldiers, veterans and Reserve Soldiers enrolled in college; and increase the use of Army education benefits.

ConAp - College POC    ConAp - Future Soldiers

I AM A FAMILY MEMBER OF A FUTURE SOLDIER

Family Members: click here to access information designed to assist families of Future Soldiers

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Attention Future Soldiers!
Please join us for Future
Soldier Chat every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from
1100-1300, 2000-2200 EST!

Attention Future Soldiers!

Please join us for Future Soldier Chat every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1100-1300, 2000-2200 EST!

Future Soldier Training

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Referral Program

Interested in earning a promotion, or even more as a Future Soldier?

Visit the Referrals page for details.