ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
OSUT is a training concept which is designed to qualify, motivate, and indoctrinate the United States US Army trainee in his chosen branch. The program is characterized by one station and one set of cadre for the trainee training to critical entry level skills integration of normal basic combat training BCT and advanced individual training AIT subjects into a single training cycle and requiring less time to achieve standards commensurate with entry level skills for the trainees first unit of assignment. In June 1974, the 16-week OSUT infantry IN program was implemented at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Experience from this program led the United States Army Infantry Center USAIC to develop a 12-week OSUT IN program specifically designed to produce an initial entry infantryman capable of performing a minimal set of critical tasks identified by the USAIC and approved by Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC.