1st Recruit Training Battalion

Commanding Officer


Mission: 1 RTB is to develop and implement high quality training in order to generate Australian Soldiers to the required standard, in preparation for their next phase of training.

Our regular soldiers undergo 80 days of training and our reservists 35 days. During this time they make a transition from civilian to soldier. Essentially, they are training to be able to shoot, communicate, survive and adapt; the skills required of the modern soldier. They must be able to effectively employ basic infantry weapons, navigate, operate communications equipment, survive in multiple threat environments in urban, close, and open terrain, by d