Aspiring soldiers start 14-week rigid military training

Philippine Army 6th Infantry Division (6ID)’s second batch of Candidate Soldiers for this year took their oath at 6ID Grandstand on June 1. The batch is composed of 256 males and 29 females.

6ID commander Brigadier General Cirilito E. Sobejana led the oath taking as witnessed by parents and relatives of the Candidate Soldiers who underwent strict selection process, passing physical, medical, neurological, and psychological examinations.

The aspiring soldiers will be sent to 6ID Training School (DTS) in Brgy. Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

The 14-week rigid military training includes 3 modules: Transformation, Basic Squad Training, and Application of Knowledge.

6ID said the training will mold them to become well-disciplined, competent and capable soldiers to fill-in the enlisted ranks of the Army.

“The candidate soldiers’ training is fundamentally stressful as they will initially experience an abrupt change from being a civilian to adapting the military lifestyle,” Sobejana said.

“I am reminding the personnel of DTS to instil discipline and respect to guarantee that these recruits will develop a mind-set of survival in the military profession,” he added.