Fort Jackson

Victory starts here! Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the United States Army. With the mission of providing the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit soldiers who grasp the Army’s core values, Fort Jackson trains more than 60,000 soldiers each year. This means 55 percent of incoming soldiers start their Army careers at Fort Jackson, including 60 percent of all women entering the force.

Does your future soldier have orders to attend BCT at Fort Jackson? Keep reading for information about which units he may pass through during his time on post.


120th Adjutant General Battalion

When a trainee first arrives at Fort Jackson for Basic Combat Training, they are assigned to the 120th Adjutant General Battalion. They will stay here, on average, for 7-10 days of in-processing, or reception. Once reception is finished, the trainees will be bused to their basic combat training units. There are eleven basic training battalions at Fort Jackson, which are listed below.

193rd Infantry Brigade

  • 1st Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment

165th Infantry Brigade

  • 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
  • 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
  • 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
  • 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment


Along with these basic training units, Fort Jackson is also home to the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the Armed Forced Army Chaplaincy Center and School, the National Center for Credibility Assessment, and the Army’s Drill Sergeant School. For more information, visit their website.