MOS 11C—Indirect Fire Infantryman
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 11C, Indirect Fire 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
Indirect Fire Infantryman (MOS 11C) Description / Major Duties:
The indirect fire infantryman serves as a supervisor or as a member of a mortar squad, section, or platoon. Employs crew and individual weapons in offensive, defensive, and retrograde ground combat tactical operations.
Duties for MOS 11C at each skill level are:
MOSC 11C1O. Employs, fires, and recovers anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Perform self extraction from a mine field. Locates and neutralizes mines. Navigate from one point on the ground to another. Orients a map. Operates and maintains communications equipment and operates in a radio net. Operate in a NBC contaminated area. Emplace and recover early warning devises. Constructs and camouflages individual/crew served weapons firing position. Constructs and camouflages a mortar firing position. Maintain mortars and fire control equipment. Perform safety checks on mortars. Perform as a member of a mortar squad providing indirect fire support.
MOSC 11C2O. Perform duties shown in preceding level skill. Leads and controls mortar squads. Supervises and trains subordinate personnel. Provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervise the construction of mortar positions. Record operational information on maps. Receives and implements combat orders; directs deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive, and retrograde operations. Requests, observes, and adjusts indirect supporting fire. Supervise subordinate personnel in all phases of individual and mortar equipment maintenance. Uses map and map overlays, performs intersection and resection, and determines elevations and grid azimuth. Prepares fire plans, target lists and overlays. Prepares and computes firing data using below pivot point and grid method. Reciprocally lay mortars. Prepare mortar ballistic computer for operation.
MOSC 11C3O. Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill. Lead a mortar section. Provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to both subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Receives and issues orders. Coordinate indirect fire support for the mortar. Ensure collection and proper reporting of intelligence data to unit. Supervise a firing section and various work details. Analyze terrain. Conduct tactical operations for a squad and NBC operations. Maintain operational security. Prepares, operates, and maintains secure communications equipment. Reciprocally lay mortars. Consolidates and re organizes a mortar squad. Supervise fire direction center personnel.
MOSC 11C4O. Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill. Leads mortar or infantry weapons platoon. Assist in planning (to include fire planning), organizing, directing, supervising, training, coordinating, and reporting activities of subordinate mortar sections and squads. Provide tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervise occupation of an assembly area. Employ NBC defensive team. Plans for, supervises preparation of, and conducts NBC operations. Perform battle damage assessment. Develop a platoon training plan. Conduct graphic resection and hasty surveys.
(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 11C or 11C. No guarantee is made for a specific MOS however.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 11C:
B1—Infantry Mortar NCO Leader (personnel only).
Article Last Modified: February 26, 2011