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The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations. Vermont is home to the 1-172nd Cavalry part of 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 Scouts.


Job training for a cavalry scout requires 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Some of it takes place in the classroom, but most of it will be spent primarily in the field. Whether it’s taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice or war games, cavalry scouts are constantly refining their skills to keep themselves sharp.

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