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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.


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.

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