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.
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
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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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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