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11C--Indirect Fire Infantryman

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Note: You cannot enlist with a guarantee for MOS 11C. Instead, you enlist under the Army's 11X, Infantry Enlistment Option, and during training you will be designated as either MOS 11B, Infantryman, or MOS 11C, Indirect Fire Infantryman.

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

Duties performed by this MOS include:

Employs, fires, and recovers anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Performs self extraction from a mine field. Locates and neutralizes mines. Navigates from one point on the ground to another. Orients a map. Operates and maintains communications equipment and operates in a radio net. Operates in a NBC (nuclear, chemical, biological) contaminated area. Emplace and recover early warning devises. Constructs and camouflages individual/crew served weapons firing position. Constructs and camouflages a mortar firing position. Maintains mortars and fire control equipment. Performs safety checks on mortars. Performs as a member of a mortar squad providing indirect fire support.

Leads and controls mortar squads. Supervises and trains subordinate personnel. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervises the construction of mortar positions. Records operational information on maps. Receives and implements combat orders; directs deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Requests, observes, and adjusts indirect supporting fire. Supervises subordinate person nel in all phases of individual and mortar equipment maintenance. Uses map and map overlays, performs intersection and resection, and determines elevations and grid azimuth. Prepares fire plans, target lists and overlays. Prepares and computes firing data using below pivot point and grid method. Reciprocally lay mortars. Prepares mortar ballistic computer for operation.

Initial Training Information

Job training for an indirect fire infantryman requires 14 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.

ASVAB Score Required: 90 in aptitude area CO.

Security Clearance: None required

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

  • Color discrimination of red/green.
  • Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye; 20/100 in other eye.
  • This job is closed to women.

Similar Civilian Occupations

There is no civilian occupation that is directly equivalent to MOS 11C. However, the following civilian occupations make use of the skills developed through MOS 11C training and experience.

  • Security Guards

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