Army MOS 11B Infantry See also College Credits for Army MOS 11B
The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. It’s equally important in peacetime and in
combat. The Infantryman’s role is to be ready to defend our country in peacetime and to capture, destroy and
repel enemy ground forces during combat.
Out of several million people who live in the United States, there are now less than 49,000 enlisted Infantrymen.
An Infantry soldier is special: he must be able to shoot better, perform better under extreme physical duress, and
fit into an Infantry squad upon graduation. He must have discipline and high morale and understand the core
values that make our Army great and the Infantry the “Queen of Battle.”
Some of your duties as a Infantrymen may include:
- Perform as a member of a fire team during drills and live combat
- Perform hand-to-hand combat
- Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops and weaponry
- Assist in reconnaissance missions
- Operate two-way radios and signal equipment
- Process prisoners of war and captured documents
- Learn to use, maintain and store various combat weaponry (rifles, machine guns, anti-tank mines, etc.)
Infantryman must perform strenuous physical activities, such as marching while carrying equipment, digging
foxholes and climbing over obstacles. Being in top physical condition is a plus. Infantrymen need good hearing and
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