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Army Training -- MOS 31B -- Military Police


Initial Training Overview:

Training for this MOS consists of 17 weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which combines basic training (9 weeks) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT -- 8 weeks) into one single course. OSUT is conducted at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Additional Training Information:

Specific formal training opportunities for this MOS, including advanced training courses available at specific points of the soldier's career, can be found on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) Web Site.


During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

Training Details:

Provides a logical progression of transitioning civilians into soldiers by the presentation of individual skills and tasks selected to develop a well disciplined, motivated soldier, proficient in common entry level tasks. Develops self-discipline, motivation, physical readiness, and proficiency in combat survivability, combat techniques, and individual weapons. Also provides the knowledge and skills required to function as a military policeman, to include battlefield circulation control, area security, EPW operations, law and order operations. Other topics include: Patrolling areas on foot, by car or by boat, interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects in the course of investigating crimes, collecting fingerprints and other evidence, arresting and charging criminal suspects, testifying in court, and guarding entrances and directing traffic.

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