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An Infantry Soldier is considered the back bone of the Army. Infantry soldiers must be ready to defend the United States as well as capture, destroy and repel enemy forces during combat. Vermont is home to the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the only Mountain formation in the United States Army. Challenge yourself at the Army Mountain Warfare School and separate yourself as one of the few Mountain Infantry Soldiers.

Training:

Job training for infantry soldiers consists of 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training (BCT) plus 5-8 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), depending on your specialty. For some jobs, these will be combined into One Station Unit Training (OSUT). You will learn essential soldiering and warrior skills, spending time in the field and the classroom. Taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice and war games, infantrymen train continually to keep their skills sharp and maintain a constant state of preparedness.

 

 

The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army National Guard. The infantryman's role is to be ready to defend our country in peacetime and to capture, destroy and repel enemy ground forces during combat. Infantrymen are trained in the use of combat weaponry and hand-to-hand combat, reconnaissance, and other combat and peacekeeping skills.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

HHC Company 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Jericho

A Company 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Jericho

D Company 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Westminister

C Troop 1-172nd Cavalry (MTN): Lyndonville

Army Mountain Warfare School: Jericho

 

 

 

 

In addition to the combat roles of an infantryman - such as the use of various weapons or hand-to-hand combat to capture or destroy enemy ground forces - the Indirect Fire Infantryman is a member of a mortar squad, section or platoon. Duties may include the use of anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, scouting enemy locations, and building and camouflaging mortar firing positions.

Locations in Vermont Army National Guard

HHC Company 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Jericho

A Company 3-172nd Infantry (MTN): Jericho

A Troop 1-172nd Cavalry (MTN): Enosburg

B Troop 1-172nd Cavalry (MTN): Bennington

C Troop 1-172nd Cavalry (MTN): Lyndonville