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Indirect Fire Infantryman

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  • Active/Reserve:Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The indirect fire infantryman is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. The mortar has the most power and range of any weapon in an infantry unit.

Job Duties

  • Set up, load and fire three types of mortars: 60mm, 81mm or 120mm
  • 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
  • Operate twoway radios and signal equipment to relay battle orders
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    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.

    Helpful Skills

  • Interest in ammunition and weaponry
  • Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
  • Physically and mentally in shape
  • Ability to work as a team member

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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