Army

18B:SPECIAL FORCES WEAPONS SERGEANT

The special operations weapons sergeant employs conventional and unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in individual and small unit infantry operations. This position trains and maintains proficiency in all Major Duties, and employs highly demanding conventional and high-risk unconventional warfare tactics and techniques in the employment of individual domestic, foreign small arms, light and heavy crew-served weapons, anti-aircraft and anti-armor weapons.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Combat


Military Duties:

They also supervise and perform construction of hasty fortifications and control execution of tactical conventional and unconventional operational employment and functioning of all types of U.S. light weapons (up to and including 50 cal MG), U.S. heavy weapons (up to and including the 4.2in and 120mm mortar and 106mm RR), man-portable air defense weapons and U.S. antiarmor weapons (including anti-tank missile systems), to perform tactical operations. They must maintain proficiency with the employment and functions of all foreign high-density light and heavy weapons, man-portable air defense, and anti-armor weapons. Additionally, they evaluate terrain, select weapons emplacements, site, and assign targets and areas of fire. Finally, the special operations weapons sergeant reads, interprets, and prepares combat orders.

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.

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