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Mandate
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Basic Military Training

Vision

Leader in training excellence!

Mission

The SA Army Training Formation is to provide, maintain and sustain landward common training capabilities to the SA Army.

Mandate

SA Army College. To qualify senior members of the SA Army in the theory of command and management during peacetime and war.

SA Army Combat Training Centre. To provide and maintain a practical common training ability for the SA Army.

SA Army Gymnasium. To provide transformational leaders to the SA Army,

3 SAI Bn. To present training to non-leader group including basic soldering skills to members of the SA Army.

Values

  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment

Primary Objectives

  • SA Army College. To qualify senior members of the SA Army in the theory of command and management during peacetime and war.
  • SA Army Combat Training Centre. To provide and maintain a practical common training ability for the SA Army.
  • SA Army Gymnasium. To provide the SA Army with transformational leaders .
  • 3 SA Infantry Battalion. To present training to non-leader groups including basic soldering skills to members of the SA Army.

Historical Background

The South African Army Training Formation was established in April 1999 and mandated to provide, maintain and sustain landward common training to the SA Army. Brigadier General B.D. Steyn was the first appointed General Officer Commanding with Brigadier General V.A. Nelwamondo as his successor in 2003. Warrant Officer Class 1 I. van Rooyen was the first appointed Formation Sergeant Major who handed over office to Warrant Officer Class 1 M.T. Mbedzi on 7 March 2007.

Basic Military Training


Clearing In: Recruits clear in to be transformed into South African soldiers

 


Fitness: Running becomes daily routine

 


Drill: Drills on the parade ground gradually installs discipline into each recruit

 


Teaching Continues: And you thought you would never have to study again!

 


Discipline + Neatness = Soldier: You might believe it is neat, but no Corporal will ever be satisfied with this effort!

 


Meeting New Friends (R4): The R4 rifle is a SA soldier's best friend, during a battle and recruits are soon introduced and "married" to their very own

 


Electronic Learning: At the indoor rifle range learners are prepared for the real thing

 


The Real Deal

 


Tradition: A time-honoured ritual for receiving anything from your previous (civilian) life, is executed

 


"Make-Up" for SA Soldiers: Camouflage techniques are taught to recruits

 


"Another New Friend": Buddy Aid is an essential part of a SA soldier's skills

 


Where are We? Map reading enable soldiers to navigate and orientate themselves

 


Made It! Proudly South African Army Soldier!