Antitank Assault Gunner

Position, fire, and maintain antitank and assault weapons.
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What do Antitank Assault Gunners do?

Positions, fires, and maintains antitank and assault weapons, such as recoilless rifle, portable flame thrower, and multishot portable flame weapon: Prepares weapons and equipment for movement. Designates location for and positions weapons. Computes firing data, loads and aims weapons preparatory to firing. Fires antitank and assault weapons at fixed and moving targets. Assists supervisor in leading antitank or assault units to assault positions during combat or training operations, furnishing supporting fire for other infantry units. Assists supervisor in coordinating unit’s fire and movement with that of unit supported, adjacent units, and other support units. Constructs and camouflages positions and ground obstacles for antitank and assault squads. Employs, arms, disarms, and removes mines used for local security and antitank defense. Protects weapons and equipment against chemical warfare agents and decontaminates weapons and equipment when exposed to chemical attack. Performs minor repairs to weapons and equipment. May direct fire of other infantry crew-served weapons.


Should I be an Antitank Assault Gunner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Riverine Assault Craft (Rac) Crewman

    How to become an Antitank Assault Gunner

    Antitank Assault Gunners generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Antitank Assault Gunner-related education!
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