Standard Occupational Classification

NOTE:

The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.

55-3016 Infantry

Operate weapons and equipment in ground combat operations. Duties include operating and maintaining weapons, such as rifles, machine guns, mortars, and hand grenades; locating, constructing, and camouflaging infantry positions and equipment; evaluating terrain and recording topographical information; operating and maintaining field communications equipment; assessing need for and directing supporting fire; placing explosives and performing minesweeping activities on land; and participating in basic reconnaissance operations.

Illustrative examples: Mortarman, Infantryman, Machine Gunner

Broad Occupation: 55-3010 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Minor Group: 55-3000 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Major Group: 55-0000 Military Specific Occupations

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010

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