I don’t think many WNs believe me yet, that academy is essentially the same as basic. The best way to learn is to see with one’s own eyes.
They begin academy screaming. The senior officers yell “What are you looking at me for? Did I TELL you to put that bag down?” Obediance first, obediance last. Obediance until retirement.
The process of making any killer, USG sponsored or not, is always the same: child abuse. Tell the child nothing is ever good enough, punish them without reason, demand obediance, cause them to HATE, make them deadly, then turn them loose on the unaware.
This is also how dogs are trained to fight. Ted Bundy and Chris Kyle have much in common.
Academy is done usually while the recruit is working another job. He puts in his hours after work, and a full day or two on the weekend. Training lasts 6 months. It costs money, from 3K-5K; sometimes a PD pays for it, sometimes the recruit pays.
BTW, IT IS possible to get used to CS gas. One builds up a tolerance to it, if exposed to it often. COs who do cell extractions alot build up such an immunity.
Recruits visit a shoot house on the last week. It’s a real world simulation of clearing a building. This is like “hell work” for soldiers.