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InfantryInfantry

The fighting foundation of the Guard.

Members of the infantry are warriors, trained to defend their country, their unit and themselves in battle. With access to cutting-edge equipment and facilities, an infantry fire team will neutralize enemy forces, hardware and positions.

All members of the infantry are skilled and trained to serve their community and state during the event of a natural disaster. From combat missions to rescue efforts, infantry Soldiers are always ready and always there, embodying everything the Guard stands for.

 

  • 11B Infantryman

    OVERVIEW
    The infantry is the main land combat force and fighting foundation of the National Guard. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy ground forces.  

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform as a member of a fire team during drills and combat
    • Aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops and weaponry
    • Assist in reconnaissance missions
    • Process prisoners of war and captured documents
    • Use, maintain and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, antitank mines, etc.)

     

    TRAINING
    Fourteen weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Advanced Individual Training: 4 weeks, 3 days at Fort Benning, GA

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Willingness to accept challenges
    • Ability to perform well under stress
    • Physically and mentally in shape
    • Ability to work as a team member

     

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for any chosen career.

  • 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman

    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.

  • 11 Infantry Officer

    OVERVIEW
    The infantry officer is responsible for leading the infantry and combined armed forces during land combat.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Coordinate the employment of Infantry Soldiers at all levels of command in U.S. and multinational operations


    At increasing levels of leadership, an infantry captain’s responsibilities may include:

    • Commanding and controlling the infantry and combined armed companies and company-sized units (200 - 300 Soldiers)
    • Developing doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique infantry missions 
    • Instructing Infantry skills at service schools and combat training centers
    • Serving as an Infantry advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations


    TRAINING
    Job training for an infantry officer requires completion of the 17 week Infantry Officer Basic Course. This course will emphasize leadership, tactics and technical competence that are common to the infantry. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

    Infantry officers can also volunteer for airborne and ranger school or for specific developmental assignments in airborne and ranger units.

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities


    FUTURE CIVILAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in fields such as business management. An officer in the Army is closely related to managerial positions in corporations.

     

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