“Drop Down and Give me Twenty” – The Life of a Drill Sergeant


I am a Drill Sergeant

I will assist each individual in their efforts to become a highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit soldier, capable of defeating any enemy on today’s modern battlefield.

I will instill pride in all I train. Pride in self, in the Army, and in Country.

I will insist that each soldier meets and maintains the Army standards of military bearing and courtesy, consistent with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

I will lead by example, never requiring a soldier to attempt any task I would not do myself.

But first, last, and always, I am an American Soldier. Sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

I am a Drill Sergeant.

Hear first hand and very candidly from Drill Sergeants and a spouse at Fort Jackson, SC as they talk about the numerous aspects of being a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army

Share with us your most memorable experience with a drill sergeant (remember to keep it  clean).