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MOS 11C- Indirect Fire Infantryman Email This Story Print This Story

11C Indirect Fire Infantryman CO:90
Enlisted/Officer/Active Duty/Army Reserve Closed to women

The Infantry is the main land combat force of the Army. As such Infantrymen capture or destroy opposing ground forces, repel enemy attacks and operate weapons and equipment in order to engage and eliminate the enemy. During peacetime, the Infantry must remain ready come to the defense of our country. The Indirect Fire Infantryman specifically supervises or is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The indirect fire infantryman serves as a supervisor or as a member of a mortar squad, section, or platoon. Employs crew and individual weapons in offensive, defensive and retrograde ground combat tactical operations.


  • A minimum score of 90 in aptitude area CO.

  • A physical demands rating of very heavy (must be able to occasionally lift over 100 pounds with frequent or constant lifting in excess of 50 pounds)

  • Color discrimination of red/green.

  • Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye; 20/100 in other eye.

  • Formal training (completion of MOS I lC course conducted under the auspices of the USA InfantrySchool) mandatory.


  • Employs crew and individual weapons in offensive, defensive and retrograde ground combat

  • Performs hand-to-hand combat drills that involve martial-arts tactics

  • Employs, firing and recovering anti-personnel and anti-tank mines

  • Locates and neutralizes mines

  • Carries out scouting missions to spot enemy troop movements and gun locations

  • Operates two-way radios and signal equipment to relay battle orders

  • Constructs camouflage to hide mortar firing positions

  • Operates, cleans and stores automatic weapons

  • Parachuts from troop transport airplanes with weapons and supplies

  • Infantrymen must perform strenuous physical activities, such as marching while carrying equipment, digging foxholes and climbing over obstacles.

  • Being in top physical condition is a plus.

  • Good hearing and vision are important


  • 13 weeks, three days of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) which includes Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training.

  • Part of this time is spent in a classroom and part in the field under simulated combat. You'll keep your Infantry Soldier skills sharp and fresh through frequent squad maneuvers, target practice and war games. Job training for Infantryman requires The training will take place primarily in the field, with some classroom training. Subjects include Landmine warfare, antiarmor techniques, M203 grenade launcher, machine guns, military operations on urban terrain and squad tactical training.


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Infantry is a military profession and therefore has no direct civilian
counterpart. However, as an Infantryman you will learn discipline, teamwork, and leadership. The skills, knowledge and personal development that you gain are valuable assets and will complement any career you should choose to pursue.

Information source: Army Pamphlet 611-21




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