Compare Boot Camps At a Glance

Basic training serves several purposes, such as getting in shape and learning the customs and courtesies of whatever branch you joined. It is meant to be tough and when you graduate you will feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Army Basic Combat Training

Marine Corps Recruit Training

Air Force Basic Military Training

Coast Guard Recruit Training

Duration:

10 weeks

Duration:

12 weeks

Duration:

7-9 weeks

Duration:

8.5 weeks

Duration:

8 weeks

Locations:

Fort Benning Fort Benning, Ga.

Fort Jackson Columbia, S.C.

Fort Knox Louisville, Ky.

Fort Leonard Wood Waynesville, Mo.

Fort Sill Lawton, Okla.

Locations:

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego San Diego, Calif.

Location:

Great Lakes Recruit Training Depot Great Lakes, Ill.

Location:

Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Texas

Location:

Cape May Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J.

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