Announcements

Future Soldier CHAT is OPEN
The Future Soldier Chat is back
ONLINE and OPEN for business!

Rate Your Recruiter
The US Army is a team that always
seeks to improve as well as
recognize excellence.

As a new member of our Army team,
we want your feedback. ... more

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

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Future Soldier CHAT is OPEN

The Future Soldier Chat is back ONLINE and OPEN for business!

Rate Your Recruiter

The US Army is a team that always seeks to improve as well as recognize excellence.

As a new member of our Army team, we want your feedback.

Please take a few minutes to provide your assessment of your experience with our recruiters, including areas we need to improve as well as areas of strength.

Great to have you on the team--Army Strong!

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 as well as attend MOS specific chat sessions regarding your chosen job 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-center@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).

Prepare Yourself Mentally and Physically for Initial Training

Welcome to your United States Army Future Soldiers Training Program! We hope this site provides you with helpful information about the Army and also gives you an opportunity to share the many reasons that led you to become a member of our proud team.

On the left-hand side of this screen, you will find information on a variety of topics. Make sure you visit the FSTP (Future Solider Training Program) area. This area will get you ready for BCT. By reviewing this information, you will make your first steps at Becoming Army Strong.

Welcome to the Family!!! You are now part of something larger than all of us.

Hooahh!

Find Out Information on Your BCT Location

Find out more information about your Basic Training locations.

What to Bring

Find information on what you should wear or bring to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on ship-day. See BT Packing List

You Will Be Required to Take and Pass, a Physical Fitness Assessment

You will be required to take, and pass, a Physical Fitness Assessment prior to going to Initial Active Duty Training. You will take an initial PFA within 1 to 10 days of signing your contract at the MEPS. The Physical Fitness Assessment will measure your upper body strength by having you do push ups, your lower body and abdominal strength with sit ups, and your cardiovascular endurance with a 1 mile run. You will receive additional information about the PFA from your recruiter.

How to Prepare

Physical Fitness is the ability to function effectively in physical work, training, and other activities and still have enough energy left over to handle any emergencies which may arise. The components of physical fitness are as follows:

  • Cardiorespiratory (CR) endurance- the efficiency with which the body delivers oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity and transports waste products from the cells.
  • Muscular strength- the greatest amount of force a muscle or muscle group can exert in a single effort.
  • Muscular endurance- the ability of a muscle or muscle group to perform repeated movements with a sub-maximal force for extended periods of times.
  • Flexibility- the ability to move the joints (for example, elbow, knee) or any group of joints through an entire, normal range of motion.
  • Body composition- the amount of body fat a soldier has in comparison to his total body mass.

PT Pocket Guide

Future Soldiers Training System

The FSTS is a set of online training content designed to help Future Soldiers become familiar with common Army Tasks and training before arrival at Basic Combat Training (BCT).

Enter the FSTS

I AM A FAMILY MEMBER OF A FUTURE SOLDIER

Family Members: Click here to access information designed to assist families of future soldiers

Training Locations

Guides & Resources

I AM A FUTURE SOLDIER

Click here to access online training and links to assist you in preparing for Initial Entry Training.

Register for Future Soldier Training System account

Future Soldier Training Program

Army Knowledge Online

Chat Schedule
Future Soldiers Chat Hours
Mon, Wed and Fri
1100-1300, 2000-2200 EDT
Tue and Thu
CLOSED

Future Soldiers Chat Hours

Mon, Wed and Fri
1100-1300, 2000-2200 EDT
Tue and Thu
CLOSED

Future Soldier Training

The Future Soldier Training is now available.

Enter the FSTS

Referral Program

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

Visit the Referrals page for details.