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Major duties. Note: There is no longer an 11M MOS. MOS 11H (Heavy Anti-Armor Weapons Infantryman) and MOS 11M (Mechanized Infantryman) have been converged in the MOS 11B (Infantryman). The duties listed below are now part of MOS 11B.

The fighting vehicle infantryman leads, supervises, and serves as a member of a fighting vehicle unit or activity employing vehicular and dismounted weapons in combat operations. Duties for MOS 11M at each level of skill are:

(1) Skill Level 1. Performs duties as IFV driver, gunner, or fire team member. Operates both mounted and dismounted to close with and destroy the enemy. Employs, operates, and maintains assigued weapons and equipment. Employs proper dismounted movement techniques, cover, concealment, and camouflage as part of dismount team. Performs basic communication functions and operates platoon communications equipment. Constructs individual fighting positions. Assists in the construction of fortification and barriers, including minefields and obstacles. Assist in the breaching of minefields and obstacles. Collects and reports tactical information as member of combat or reconnaissance patrol. Operates IFV over varied terrain in varied visibility. Conducts preventive maintenance checks and serv ices on the IFV and its components. Assists in target detection, identification, and round sensing.

(2) Skill Level 2. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Performs duties as IFV gunner or team leader of dismounted element. Provides technical and tactical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the performance of their duties. As team leader, leads infantry dismount team in combat operations; processes operational and intelligence data. Receives and implements combat orders. Evaluates terrain; selects weapons placement sites; assigns target engagement areas and fields of fire. Requests, observes, and adjusts direct and indirect supporting fires. Supervises construction of fortifications. Records operational information on maps; reads and interprets maps. Pre pares sector sketch of vehicle or dismount team positions and sec tors. As gunner, detects, acquires, identifies, and engages targets. Maintains the turret and weapon systems of the IFV.

(3) Skill Level 3. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Perform duties as squad leader or section leader in IFV pla toon. Provides technical and tactical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the per formance of their duties. Receives, issues, and implements orders. Controls vehicular and dismounted weapons fire in mounted and dismounted operations. Coordinates actions of the squad with adja cent and supporting elements. Coordinates organic and supporting firepower. Ensures collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit and responsible staff sections.

(4) Skill Level 4. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Performs duties as platoon sergeant or operations sergeant. Provides technical and tactical guidance to subordinates and profes sional support to both subordinates and superiors in the performance of their duties. Receives, issues and implements orders. Assists platoon leader in controlling platoon in mounted and dismounted operations. Assists in dissemination of intelligence information to unit and staff sections. Assists in planning, organizing, directing, supervising, training, coordinating, and reporting activities of subor dinate elements. Performs battle damage assessment. Supervises pla toon maintenance activities. Supervises receipt, storage, and distribution of ammunition, supplies, equipment, and rations to sub ordinate elements. Assists in production and administration of staff journals, files, records, and reports. Assists in coordination and implementation of combat operations, training programs, and admin istrative and communications procedures. Assists in organization and operation of the tactical operations center.

(5) Skill Level 5. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Performs duties as first sergeant or operations sergeant. Provides technical and tactical guidance to subordinates and profes sional support to both subordinates and superiors in the performance of their duties. Serves as principal NCO in a mechanized infantry IFV Company and supervises the processing of operations intelli gence information in an infantry battalion or higher level unit. Plans, coordinates, supervises, and participates in activities pertaining to organization, training and combat operations and intelligence of units at battalion or higher level.

Information derived from Army Pamplet 611-21

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