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Cavalry Scout Details


OVERVIEW
The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity, and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations.

JOB DUTIES
  • Secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles
  • Perform navigation during combat
  • Report information on terrain, weather and enemy
  • Collect data to classify routes, tunnels and bridges


TRAINING
Sixteen weeks of One Station Unit Training. Some of it takes place in the classroom, but most of it will be spent primarily in the field. Whether it's taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice or war games, cavalry scouts are constantly refining their skills to keep themselves sharp.

One Station Unit Training: 16 weeks at Fort Benning, GA

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Top physical and mental shape
  • Ability to work as a team member


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

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
While there is no direct job equivalent in civilian life, the skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline and leadership will help you in any civilian career you choose.