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InfantryCDT COUTURENovember 2012 {UNCLASSIFIED}
Agenda✤   Tasks To gain a greater knowledge on the US Army    Infantry branch.✤   Conditions A classroom of highly motivat...
References✤   Army Officer’s Guide 51st Edition✤   FM 7-8✤   FM 1-02+✤   +FM 101-5-1{UNCLASSIFIED]
Outline✤   Basic Branch Knowledge✤   Creation✤   Types of Infantry✤   Officers and Enlisted✤   Questions{UNCLASSIFIED]
MissionThe mission of the infantry is to close withthe enemy by means of fire and maneuverto defeat or capture him, or to ...
Definition ■ Attack over approaches that are not feasible for heavy forces. ■ Make initial penetrations in difficult terra...
OfficerBasic Information]Information                    Enlisted                                Officer]Information ✤   Ac...
{UNCLASSIFIED}
South Vietnam in December 1967Creation✤   Made to meet the demands of    the Revolutionary War✤   Originally had men from ...
Light Infantry✤   Lack of heavy weapons and armor.✤   Reduced vehicle usage.✤   Surprise, stealth, violence of action✤   I...
Air Assault                 Infantry✤   Rappel and air transportation✤   Seize and hold key terrain using    helicopter as...
Airborne                       Infantry✤   Usually light infantry classification✤   Moved by aircraft to be dropped into  ...
Mechanized             Infantry✤   Armored personal carriers (APCs) or    infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)✤   Vehicles ar...
Ranger Infantry✤   Graduate from US Army Ranger    School and Airborne School✤   Trained for parachute, special    operati...
Infantry Officer✤   Leadership and Adaptability✤   Highly competitive ROTC OML✤   Coordinate employment of new    infantry...
Infantry                    Enlisted✤   14 weeks of training before becoming    an infantryman or indirect fire    infantr...
Questions?{UNCLASSIFIED}
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US Military Infantry Branch

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Information on the US military branch of Infantry. Basic history and branch detail including examples of current infantry units and requirements and paths to becoming a member of the infantry. Made for an ROTC branch brief to better understand the different job opportunities outside of Army ROTC.

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  1. 1. InfantryCDT COUTURENovember 2012 {UNCLASSIFIED}
  2. 2. Agenda✤ Tasks To gain a greater knowledge on the US Army Infantry branch.✤ Conditions A classroom of highly motivated MSIIs.✤ Standards All MSIIs will be knowledgable on the US Army Infantry branch.{UNCLASSIFIED]
  3. 3. References✤ Army Officer’s Guide 51st Edition✤ FM 7-8✤ FM 1-02+✤ +FM 101-5-1{UNCLASSIFIED]
  4. 4. Outline✤ Basic Branch Knowledge✤ Creation✤ Types of Infantry✤ Officers and Enlisted✤ Questions{UNCLASSIFIED]
  5. 5. MissionThe mission of the infantry is to close withthe enemy by means of fire and maneuverto defeat or capture him, or to repel hisassault by fire, close combat, andcounterattack.{UNCLASSIFIED}
  6. 6. Definition ■ Attack over approaches that are not feasible for heavy forces. ■ Make initial penetrations in difficult terrain for exploitations by armor and mechanized infantry. ■ Retain existing obstacles and difficult terrain as pivots for operational and tactical maneuver. ■ Seize or secure forested and built-up areas.{UNCLASSIFIED} ■ Control restrictive routes for use by other forces.
  7. 7. OfficerBasic Information]Information Enlisted Officer]Information ✤ Active 14 June 1775 ✤ Nickname Queen of Battle ✤ Motto Follow Me ✤ Branch Color Light Blue{UNCLASSIFIED}
  8. 8. {UNCLASSIFIED}
  9. 9. South Vietnam in December 1967Creation✤ Made to meet the demands of the Revolutionary War✤ Originally had men from British Army✤ French and Prussian influence{UNCLASSIFIED}
  10. 10. Light Infantry✤ Lack of heavy weapons and armor.✤ Reduced vehicle usage.✤ Surprise, stealth, violence of action✤ Increased in 1980s to make an easily deployable force that deploys for a shorter amount of time.✤ Reduced in 90s, successful in Afghanistan.✤ 10th Mt Division{UNCLASSIFIED}
  11. 11. Air Assault Infantry✤ Rappel and air transportation✤ Seize and hold key terrain using helicopter assets✤ Can sometimes be classified as light infantry.✤ 101st Airborne Division (only division sized helicopter force)✤ Other units perform air assault capabilities{UNCLASSIFIED}
  12. 12. Airborne Infantry✤ Usually light infantry classification✤ Moved by aircraft to be dropped into battle - vertical envelopment✤ Lack supplies for long term✤ Sensitive to weather conditions✤ Used a lot in WWII.✤ “Paratrooper” 82nd Airborne Division{UNCLASSIFIED}
  13. 13. Mechanized Infantry✤ Armored personal carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)✤ Vehicles are hard shelled and protected (As opposed to a jeep)✤ Use weapons attached such as anti- tank guided missiles✤ Greatest firepower but requires more combat supplies✤ Most infantry units have at mechanized capabilities{UNCLASSIFIED}
  14. 14. Ranger Infantry✤ Graduate from US Army Ranger School and Airborne School✤ Trained for parachute, special operations helicopter, small boat, or dismounted✤ Ranger Recon also trained in scuba and free-fall parachuting✤ Increasing use as special ops✤ 75th Ranger Regiment (light infantry){UNCLASSIFIED}
  15. 15. Infantry Officer✤ Leadership and Adaptability✤ Highly competitive ROTC OML✤ Coordinate employment of new infantrymen✤ No women✤ Land combat✤ Only Active Duty or Guard{UNCLASSIFIED}
  16. 16. Infantry Enlisted✤ 14 weeks of training before becoming an infantryman or indirect fire infantryman✤ Training is mostly FTX✤ Discipline and high moral✤ Require ASVAB of 87+ for Combat✤ ASVAB of 31+ for entry level{UNCLASSIFIED}
  17. 17. Questions?{UNCLASSIFIED}
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