I asked for that.... info
Folks, your criticism is valid.....I do need to drastically revise my attitude before enlisting, lest I doom myself to failure before I begin. Your posts are helping me see how to succeed at BCT, not by looking for short-cuts, but by facing up to and getting through all the tough challenges involved.
Guess I have been conditioned by my software development to be wary of brute force algorithms, and to always seek simpler, quicker solutions to programming and other problems, but I realize that lateral thinking has no place in Army boot camp. Success here will only come from following the straight and narrow, and accepting the physical and mental challenges it throws up.
I don't know what is in my future, but I definitely see some very interesting choices coming up in the near future!