Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmember

Position and fire mortars during combat or training operations.
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What do Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmembers do?

Positions and fires mortar during combat or training operations: Selects site and positions mortar utilizing concealment and camouflage procedures to prevent detection by enemy. Studies maps and aerial photographs to locate friendly and enemy positions. Confers with friendly unit personnel and furnishes information concerning enemy location, troop movement and similar tactical information. Drops ammunition into mortar to discharge and fire ammunition at target. Observes projectile burst and readjusts mortar to obtain effective hit on target.


Should I be an Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmember?

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

  • Also known as: Indirect Fire Infantryman

    How to Become an
    Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmember

    Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmembers 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 Infantry Indirect Fire Crewmember-related education!
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