Qualifications for initial award of MOS 11B, Infantryman:
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: CO: 87
Enlistment Bonus: N / A
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 6 weeks, 3 days at Ft Benning, Georgia
CLOSED TO WOMEN
Infantryman (MOS 11B) Description / Major Duties:
The infantryman supervises, leads, or serves as a member of an infantry activity that employs individual small arms weapons or heavy anti-infantry crew served weapons, either vehicle or dismounted in support of offensive and defensive combat operations.
Duties for MOS 11B at each skill level are:
MOSC 11B1O. Operates both mounted and dismounted to close with and destroy the enemy. Employs, operates, and maintains assigned weapons and equipment. Assists in the performance of reconnaissance operations. Employs, fires, and recovers anti personnel and anti tank mines. Locates and neutralizes mines. Performs self extraction from a mine field. Orients a map. Operates, mounts/dismounts, zeros, and engages targets using night vision sights. Operates and maintains communications equipment, enter, and operates in a radio net. Operates in a NBC contaminated area. Constructs and camouflages individual/crew served weapons/vehicle firing/fighting positions. Assist in the construction of fortification and barriers, including minefields and obstacles. Assist in the breaching of minefields and obstacles. Constructs field expedient firing aids for infantry weapons. Recognizes friendly and threat infantryed vehicles. Performs as a member of a fire team during a movement to contact, reconnaissance, and security, an attack, defense, situational training exercises and all infantry dismounted battle drills. Processes prisoners of war and captured documents. Operate IFV over diverse terrain in varies visibility. Assists in target detection, identification, and round sensing.
MOSC 11B2O. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Performs duties as IFV gunner or team leader of the infantry rifle squad. The Infantryman will prepare sector sketches of vehicle or infantry rifle team positions and sectors. As gunner, detects, acquires, identifies, and engages targets. Maintains the turret weapons systems of the IFV. Leads an infantry team/heavy anti-infantry squad in combat operations, providing tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both superiors and subordinates in the accomplishment of their duties. Leads, supervises, and trains subordinate personnel. Calls for and adjusts indirect fire. Evaluates terrain and selects weapon emplacement. Controls organic fires. Installs and recovers anti handling devices on anti-tank mines and electrical and non-electrical demolition charges. Supervises construction of hasty fortifications and receipt, storage, and issue of ammunition. Records operational information on maps. Indicates location, strength, tactical deployment, and emplacement of enemy and friendly units. Receives and implements combat orders, directs deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Requests, observes, and adjusts direct supporting fire. Conducts battle damage assessment and repair. Evaluates terrain and supervises the emplacement of sighting and firing all assigned weapons. Uses maps and map overlays, performs intersection and resection, and determines elevation and grid azimuths. Knows threat formations and tactics through battalion size elements. Prepares, operates, and maintains secure communications equipment. Leads a fire team during a movement to contact, reconnaissance and security, an attack, defense, situational training exercises, and all infantry dismounted battle drills.
MOSC 11B3O. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Leads an infantry squad, heavy anti-infantry weapons section, and/or a reconnaissance (scout) team or IFV section during combat operations. Supervises tactical deployment of assigned element/weapon system in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Receives and issues orders. Coordinates action of the element with adjacent and support elements and organic and supporting firepower. Ensures collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit. Adjusts aerial fire support. Analyzes terrain. Conducts tactical operations for a squad, heavy anti-infantry section, operations of a patrol base, and NBC operations. Maintains operational security. Prepares, operates, and maintains secure communications equipment. Prepares an anti-infantry section sketch. Leads a squad, heavy anti-infantry section, during movement to contact, reconnaissance and security, an attack, defense situational training exercises, and all infantry mounted and dismounted battle drills.
MOSC 11B4O. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Performs duties as an infantry, reconnaissance (scout), heavy anti-infantry weapon platoon Sergeant, or Operations Sergeant in combat operations Receives, issues and implements orders. Assists platoon leader in controlling platoon in mounted and dismounted operations. Assists in dissemination of intelligence information to unit and staff sections. Assists in planning, organizing, directing, supervising, training, coordinating, and reporting activities of subordinate elements. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervises the occupation of an assembly area. Employs NBC defensive teams. Plans for, supervises preparation of, and conducts NBC operations. Performs battle damage assessment. Supervises platoon maintenance activities. Supervises receipt, storage, and distribution of ammunition, supplies, equipment, and rations to subordinate elements. Develops a platoon training plan. Assists in production and administration of staff journals, files, records, and reports. Assists in coordination and implementation of combat operations, training programs, and administrative and communications procedures. Assists in organization and operation of the tactical operations center. Knows threat organization and tactics through regiment level. Plans for, coordinates resources for, and sets up a multipurpose range complex for qualifications exercises.
(1) Color discrimination of red/green.
(2) Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye; 20/100 in other eye.
NOTE: All enlistees will receive the 11X Infantry enlistment option and note their preference for 11B or 11C. No guarantee is made for a specific MOS however.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 11B:
B2—Light Leaders Course (skill level 2 and above personnel only).
B7—Bradley Transition Course (skill level 2 and above personnel only).
B8—Heavy Weapons Leaders Course (skill level 2 and above personnel only).
D3—Bradley Fighting Vehicle Operations and Maintenance.
E9—M901 (ITV) Gunner/Crew Training.
J3—Bradley Fighting vehicle (BIFV) System Master Gunner.
P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
W7—Special Forces Underwater Operations.
W8—Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2C—Javelin Gunnery (skill level 3 and below).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
5A—Joint Air Tactical Operations.
5U—Tactical Air Operations.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6B—Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course (LRSLC) (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).
Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011