U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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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,
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