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Indirect Fire Infantryman Details


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


Fourteen weeks, three days of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat. Your skills are kept sharp with frequent squad maneuvers, target practice and war games.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Benning, GA

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


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
131A Field Artillery Targeting Technician


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