Big Picture: Drill Sergeant – National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier 2569851 / Local Identifier 111-TV-662 – DVD Copied by Thomas Gideon – Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 – 05/15/1984). This film depicts the methods used in basic combat training. It also shows the big role played by the Drill Sergeant, in the system of personalized training created by the U.S. Army.