Enlisted Soldier Or Officer?

Learn how these two types of Soldiers are different, yet work together to create the world's strongest fighting force.

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I'm Captain Ricky Taylor. I'm an 11 Alpha (11A), which means Infantry Officer.

An Infantry Officer is an awesome job. I get to lead and train Soldiers on a daily basis.

Right now I've got the best equipment, I'm getting ready to go out on a night operation and train my men.

My goal, fight and win in combat. We take them through hard training, realistic training, and focused training. I work with every Soldier in the same way. My goal is to leave my mark on them and help to make them a better leader and a better Soldier. And at the end of the day, we're gonna become the best trained unit in the Army.

Soldiers come up to me constantly and they tell me how awesome was the training event that they just completed for a week.

I'll do anything for my Soldiers.

Training Soldiers to be their best.

My goal is to leave my mark on them to help them become better leaders and better Soldiers.

NAME: CPT Richard Taylor
JOB: Infantry Officer (11A)

Meet Captain Richard Taylor and learn what it means to be an infantry officer and get an inside look at a night mission training exercise.