Army

11B:INFANTRYMAN

The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. It's equally important in peacetime and 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.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

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 an 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, and security, an attack, defense, situational training exercises, and all infantry dismounted battle drills. Processes prisoners of war and captured documents. 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.

Military Duties Translated:

Patrol premises to ensure they are secure; may need to navigate ladders, ramps and stairs, as well as run on occasion. Use both hands to reach and grasp objects or items, or to use the phone to communicate with home base or to file reports. Work in weather environments that may sometimes be extremely hot or extremely cold, snowy or icy. Keep mental alertness and attention to detail high, no matter the circumstances. Maintain a neat and professional appearance, and provide excellent customer service as needed. Follow established security protocols while using initiative and good judgment.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Security Officer