Infantry officers lead attacks, defensive operations, and other tactical missions. They are responsible for the discipline, morale, and welfare of their unit's personnel. To fulfill these responsibilities, they evaluate the operational situation and lead their troops in executing offensive and defensive maneuvers.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Evaluates intelligence
- Formulates plans for reconnaissance
- Directs fire support and energy warfare
- Leads preparations for combat
- Inspects weapons and optics of an infantry battalion
- Conducts training in a combat environment
- Makes tactical decisions
- Leads a unit in a nuclear, biological, and chemical environment
- Plans nuclear, biological, and chemical defense
- Communicates in an electronic warfare environment