Once you've finished BCT, life in the military begins. You'll learn what to do with your paperwork, move into Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and begin studying your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

Whether you go right after Basic Combat Training or after your Phase 2 RSP (Recruit Sustainment Program) training, you’ll eventually go to Advanced Individual Training (AIT). In all likelihood, unless you’re in One Station Unit Training (OSUT), your AIT will be at a different post from your BCT.

At the time you leave for AIT, you’ll have graduated from BCT and will have been trained for every Soldier’s primary responsibility—being a combat rifleman. During AIT, you’ll learn your secondary area of responsibility, your Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Upon completion of AIT, you will be MOS Qualified, or MOSQ.

When you complete AIT, you’ll be given your training record to bring back to your RSP. Do NOT lose this training record. In many cases, this paperwork is irreplaceable. If you lose the paperwork, you lose the proof of what training you’ve completed. There is no way of getting it back.

Save your training record, and hand it in immediately when you get back to your RSP.