MOS Description


(Closed to Women)

Indirect Fire Infantryman

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.

Entry Level - Employs, fires, and recovers anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Performs self extraction from a minefield. Locates and neutralizes mines. Navigates from one point on the ground to another. Orients a map. Operates and maintains communications equipment and operates in a radio net. Operates 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. Maintains mortars and dire control equipment. Performs safety checks on mortars. Performs as a member of a mortar squad providing indirect fire support.

Skill Level 2 - Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Leads and controls mortar squads. Supervises and trains subordinate personnel. Provides tactical and technical guidance to subordinates and professional support to subordinates and superiors in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervises the construction of mortar positions. Records 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. Supervises 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. Prepares mortar ballistic computer for operation.

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