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Occupation Description Operate weapons and equipment in ground combat operations. Duties include operating and maintaining weapons, such as rifles, machine guns, mortars, and hand grenades; locating, constructing, and camouflaging infantry positions and equipment; evaluating terrain and recording topographical information; operating and maintaining field communications equipment; assessing need for and directing supporting fire; placing explosives and performing minesweeping activities on land; and participating in basic reconnaissance operations.

Other Infantry Job Titles

  • Machine Gunner
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman
  • Heavy Antiarmor Weapons Infantryman
  • Expeditionary Force - Combat Skills
  • Mortarman

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