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Rite of Passage

A longstanding tradition of the Army is the transition of a recruit’s life that strips that person of their original role of a civilian and prepares them for their new role as a member of the military. For the Army Quartermaster that transition happens at Fort Lee where soldiers receive their Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in various Quartermaster missions and functions. Their rite of passage is embedded in their training and it includes an introduction to the history and heritage of the Quartermaster Corps and the stories of the soldiers who preceded them. The Foundation participates in this “rite” when the new soldiers tour the Quartermaster Museum. During the tour, they receive a brief introduction of the Corps’ importance to the overall mission of the Army from a foundation board member volunteer.