With the reality that 1 Platoon is further behind in training than any other platoon at Fort Bliss, company commander Oberwarth does not mince words to get them motivated.
Nighttime live fire exercises and IED training commence after a disastrous showing at convoy drills. The soldiers must also learn how to rid a mock village of Taliban. The situation begins to improve until Lt. Cox is "wounded" by training officers, leaving Warrant Officer Rhodenizer in charge. The problem is no one remembers to tell Major Oberwarth.