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MORTARMAN (11C)

OVERVIEW
The Indirect Fire Infantryman supervises or is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The mortar has the most power and range of any weapon in the infantry unit when on the battlefield.

JOB DUTIES

  • Set up, load, and fire three types of mortars: 60 mm, 81 mm, or 120 mm

  • Employ crew and weapons in offensive, defensive, and retrograde ground combat

  • Operate clean and store automatic weapons

  • Employ, fire, and recover antipersonnel and antitank mines

  • Locate and neutralize mines

  • Carry out scout missions to spot enemy troops and gun locations

TRAINING

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. Your skills are kept sharp with frequent squad maneuvers, target practice and war games.

Basic Training: 10 weeks and 3 days
Advanced Individual Training: 12 weeks 

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Combat (CO): 87

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ASVAB

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in ammunition and weaponry

  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger

  • Physically and mentally in shape

  • Ability to work as a team member

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in federal, state, and local law enforcement.

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