The Infantry is the main land combat force and fighting foundation of the National Guard. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying, and repelling enemy ground forces.
Perform as a member of a fire team during drills and combat
Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops, and weaponry
Assist in reconnaissance missions
Process prisoners of war and captured documents
Use, maintain and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, antitank mines, etc.)
Twenty-two weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field at Fort Benning, GA.
Basic Training: 10 weeks and 3 days
Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Combat (CO): 87
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Willingness to accept challenges
Ability to perform well under stress
Physically and mentally in shape
Ability to work as a team member
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for any chosen career.
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