Your military life will begin in the Recruta (Basic Initial Training – Bootcamp) at the Fuzileiros School, where during 5 weeks you will live by new routines learn new skills and military rules.
From day 1 you will start acting as a group in order to develop the Spirit du Corps.
During the 5 weeks you will learn several subjects, starting with the values of the Portuguese Navy and Fuzileiros Corp.
Besides the daily physical activity, the instructors will teach you:
- Regulations and organization of the military structure
- First aid
- How to march (individually, as a group, with a weapon, without a weapon) in a synchronized and organized fashion
- How to safely handle some of the weapons employed by the Fuzileiros
- How to operate and handle communications equipment
At the end of the 5 weeks you will realize you have acquired a vast set of personal, military, naval and technical skills who will help you in the long run, both personally and professionally.
This inner growth however does not come easy, it involves a lot of perseverance, resilience and camaraderie to resist the fatigue and daily challenges you will experience. You will however have a team of instructors with vast experience who will give you the tools needed to overcome any challenges you face.
During this experimental stage where you will have no contractual bond, your pay will be the equivalent to the minimum wage.
After you successfully complete the first 5 weeks, with positive academical, physical and disciplinary results you will be rewarded with the Juramento de Bandeira where you will pledge allegiance to the Portuguese Flag in the parade of the Fuzileiros School in front of your friends and family.
The Juramento de Bandeira is the moment that guarantees your entry into the complementing stage of your training, where the true Fuzileiro Enlisted Course begins.