Let your training staff know you are serious by getting a regimental tattoo and a set of big fuck off knives before you go on Phase 1.
No, what he REALLY needs to know about is how things were done back when he was in the ACF and give any Infantry bod or SAA instructor tips on how it's really done, keep sweets in the right hand ammo pouch and if they have a go at you remind them they commonly use it for the ammo pouch coffee mugs BCB retail.
This applies to almost any industry, military or civilian.
Outstanding advice.Take shit of absolutely no one. The army likes to see confident people, a bit of chest poking can raise your standing in the eyes of the chain of command.
When you first go to basic training, a Cpl or Sgt may try to shout and intimidate you. Just like the prison yard they sounding you out, to see if they can make you their bitch. Just look them straight in the eye and say something alone the lines of "Who the **** are you talking to, cuntybollocks?". 99 times out of 100 they will back down and find a weaker target.
The kit you get issued in basic training is a bit shit, so stock up well at an Army surplus store, not only will you have all the gucci kit, your Cpl/Sgts will admire the fact you have prepared well.
Occasionally some tossbag officer will try throwing his weight around and insist you are punished just for constantly making mistakes on the ranges. Any punishment they tried to give you should be met with you demanding that the legal branch supply you with a solicitor (They come in handy for getting you out of show parades or extra work).
Finally, claim that you identify with being a black, muslim, gay, transsexual vegan the army will fall over itself to be seen letting you do what ever the **** you want.
Be sure to ask DS about billeting arrangements for comfort animals on annual camp. Quis separabit
I did phase 1 in my late 30s and discovered the guy two beds down had parents the same age as me, had fun winding him up about hooking up with his mum on pass-out.Fresh faced and 18 y/o. Hmmmm, your Mum must therefore be in her thirties/early forties, any pics of her you could share with us?