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.
- 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
Twenty-two 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.