Technically I went thru basic twice. Once at Ft. Jackson between my Junior and senior year. And the second time at Ft. Benning for active duty Infantry. I can tell you this, there is a BIG difference between REMF and Infantry Basic. At Jackson, we had all the doo-dee, but it was light compared to combat arms. We had a reservist DI at Jackson, the MF'er looked JUST LIKE Sugar Bear. Not the Starsky and Hutch Sugar Bear, but the damn cereal cartoon character. Could bearly (see what I did there?) keep a straight face when he was trying to agitate you.
Benning was a whole different ball game, it was for realz. Very big, very mean DI's and they would be VERY aggressive. Their whole point was, if you cant survive this, how TF are you gonna survive combat? I was considered prior service because I was in the NG before going active, and was JROTC and went in as an E-3. My bunk was near his office and I was his gofor. Go get pvt so and so. One several occasions I had to get some F up who would get some wall to wall counselling. Like the kind where the kid had to apologize for the dents in the Drill's wall locker. The ONLY time I was on his bad side is when I was messing up the EOC testing and almost flunked (has a case of the ate up's). He brought me over to the bleachers sand counselled me. After I responded with some pvt snuffleupacus doo-dee, he proceeded to adjust my attitude and helmet with a forearm slam that knocked me off the bleachers. After that I never failed another station for EOC as well at my EIB testing 4 months later.