The requirements for all first year personnel are to familiarize themselves with the FM 21-100 and perform quarterly training on basic WWII soldiering. For
PFC you must have at least 1 year in the organization. Or Honorable Military Discharge.
PFC Test is Conducted in the following three phases,
Phase-1, A foundation of basic historical fact relating to the Yankee Division from periods 1942-45, This is the information that would be common place for
soldiers in this time period - This is a 25 Question Test
Phase-2, Military Drill and Ceremonies, Common drill found in the FM 21-100 - This is a 30 Min course
Phase-3, Technical Knowledge of equipment and weapons, this also covers the chronological issue of equipment. Common to soldiers undergoing training
during WWII -
This is a 20 Min Q&A session given by a NCO Panel.
1. Items issued to the Infantry GI from 1941-43 and year introduced into the European theater.
2. Infantry items introduced to the GI in the European theater from 1944-45.
The quarterly training consists of classes on and examples of all types of equipment as found in:
A. Henri-Paul Enjames "US Army European Theater of Operations Collectors Guide".
B. " US Army Uniforms of WWII" by Shelby Stanton.
C. A Practical application of Drill and Ceremony from the "NEW Infantry Drill Regulation" United States Army dated 1941.
D. A practical application with the unit weaponry on the rifle range. Consolidating live fire and weapons cleaning with all the weapons used by the Infantry
Regiment. Excluding the Rocket launcher's (Bazooka) and Mortar's (60MM & 81MM). Troops are required to learn the weapons, disassemble and
reassemble them. Our scope is to train and educate our Re-enactors just as the US Army National Guard has done from it inception through WWII.
The availability of Grades and Ranks within the organization is ultimately up to the Unit Commander.
*Positions will be filled by the direction of the Unit Commander.
|26th Infantry " Yankee" Division
World War Two Historical Re-Enactment group
Basic Soldier Training Requirements
|Private First Class Testing Information