The Infantry: Always Ready To Defend
As part of the Army's Infantry, you will be a member of a combat team that uses small arms, anti-armor or indirect fire weapons. Your training will actually occur in what's called One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which means your Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training will be combined in one school located at Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Infantry School’s mission is to transform civilians into disciplined INFANTRYMEN that possess the Army Values, fundamental Soldier skills, physical fitness, character, confidence, commitment, and the Warrior Ethos to become adaptive and flexible Infantrymen ready to accomplish the mission of the Infantry.
Specifically, you will practice and hone the following skills:
- Weapons Operation and Maintenance
- Vehicle Operation and Maintenance
- Land Reconnaissance
- Map Reading and Navigation
- Minefield Safety
- Communications Equipment Operation
- Preparing Fighting Positions
- Constructing Barriers