Infantryman

Branch: 
Infantry
CMF: 
11B
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Supervises, leads, or serves as a member of an infantry activity that employs individual or crew served weapons in support of offensive and defensive combat operations.

Skill Level 1 Assists in the performance of reconnaissance operations. Employs, fires, and recovers anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Locates and neutralizes mines. Operates, mounts/dismounts, zeros, and engages targets using night vision sight. Operates and maintains communications equipment and operates in a radio net. Operates in a NBC contaminated area. Constructs field expedient firing aids for infantry weapons. Performs as a member of a fire team during a movement to contact, reconnaissance, security, attack, defense, situational training exercises and all infantry dismounted battle drills. Processes prisoners of war and captured documents.

Skill Level 2 Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Leads an infantry team in combat operations, providing tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both superiors and subordinates in the accomplishment of their duties. Leads, supervises, and trains subordinate personnel. Calls for and adjusts indirect fire. Evaluates terrain and selects weapon emplacement. Controls organic fires. Installs and recovers anti-handling devices on anti-tank mines and electrical and non-electrical demolition charges. Supervises construction of hasty fortifications and receipt, storage, and issue of ammunition. Records operational information on maps. Receives and implements combat orders, directs deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Requests, observes, and adjusts direct supporting fire. Evaluates terrain and supervises the emplacement of sighting and firing all assigned weapons. Uses maps and map overlays, performs intersection and resection, and determines elevation and grid azimuths. Leads a fire team during a movement to contact, reconnaissance and security, an attack, defense, situational training exercises, and all infantry dismounted battle drills.

Skill Level 3 Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Leads an infantry squad and/or a reconnaissance (scout) team during combat operations. Supervises tactical deployment of assigned element in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Receives and issues orders. Coordinates action of the element with adjacent and support elements and organic and supporting fire power. Ensures collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit. Adjusts aerial fire support. Analyzes terrain. Conducts tactical operations for a squad, operations of a patrol base, and NBC operations. Maintains operational security. Prepares, operates, and maintains secure communications equipment. Leads a squad during movement to contact, reconnaissance and security, an attack, defense situational training exercises, and all infantry dismounted battle drills.

Skill Level 4 Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Supervises an infantry or reconnaissance (scout) platoon in combat operations and intelligence information gathering. Leads a platoon during a movement to contact, reconnaissance and security, an attack defense, situational training exercises, and all infantry dismounted battle drills. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervises the occupation of an assembly area. Employs NBC defensive teams. Plans for, supervises preparation of, and conducts NBC operations. Performs battle damage assessment. Develops a platoon training plan.

Skill Level 5 Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Supervises an infantry company in combat. Plans, coordinates, supervises, and participates in activities pertaining to organization, training, combat operations, and intelligence of units at battalion or higher. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Serves as the principal noncommissioned officer in an infantry company; supervising the processing of operations and intelligence information in an infantry battalion or higher level unit.

Physical Demands Rating: 
very heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
111221
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
90 total in AR+AS+MC
Other Qualifications: 
  • Closed to women
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 11B course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Infantry School) mandatory.
  • Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye; 20/100 in other eye.
  • Be able to visually discriminate between red and green.
  • Individuals don't enlist under a specific Infantry MOS. All interested in infantry are actually first assigned to 11X (meaning the Infantry MOS is yet to be decided). Enlistees attend Infantry OSUT (One Station Unit Training) -- combines Army Basic Training and Infantry AIT (Advanced Individual Training) in one 17-week course. During training, recruits designate their specific infantry job preferences, but assignments are ultimately determined by the needs of the US Army. At graduation, recruits are assigned to either Infantryman (11B) or Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C).
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