I have officially graduated BCT here at Ft. Sill, OK. I was nominated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate with the highest stats in the battery; I wasn't selected by my 1st Sgt. but I gave it hell. I locked in my 300 PT test score; I was never told my extended scale. While In BCT I started out as a squad leader, then APG, and finally PG for the last two weeks of basic training. I won my weight class in the battery combatives tournament and pugils tournament, which I really enjoyed. I qualified expert with grenades and sharpshooter with the M16A2. I am now finishing my first week of AIT, which is still here at Ft. Sill, OK. I've been told of the Master Blaster honor and the DHG, which I am striving to achieve both (any tips?). My preparation through the help of my brother (Goon175) and other Rangers who have put a lot of effort into helping me succeed has me well set up to do well through AIT. My first pt test here was finalized with the end result of 90 situps, 74 pushups, and a 13:03 2 Mile run. I've grown really frustrated with the lack of not being able to do running freely, and doing my own workouts; my run time has suffered about 20 seconds, but I'm working to gain that back. My 4 months of preparation pt wise with my brother prior to BCT has diminished a little; I'm open to suggestions of what to do to get myself back up to where I was physically and suggestions to further prepare mentally for RASP. I scored a 97% on my COMMO test this last Friday (I missed one question, due to my lack of attention to detail on the title of the BA5590 battery for the man pack radio).I start my second week out of the six weeks tomorrow morning; I stand ready to act on any suggestions any might have for me. I will be able to update more often now that I have my laptop here.
Thanks once again Rangers!
RASP1 Class 02-12