The Infantry Assaultman easily slipped into roles that were not his own and excelled. Why? Nobody really knows, it was just what he did. The Marine Corps is doing away with its infantry assaultman military occupational specialty and phasing out the assault section of Marine. When I realized today was time for Strip #51, I decided to do a tribute to my personal MOS: The Assaultman. It is kind of the odd-ball of the.
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At seven Marines in a company assault section, three companies in a battalion, and 24 battalions in the Marine Corps, the move will leave more than spots available in the service to fill other jobs. Do you need a whole MOS for that? You May Also Like. In an interview with Military. He could do that. More from American Grit: He had to be. The Marine Corps is doing away with its infantry assaultman military occupational specialty and phasing out the assault section of Marine rifle companies in an effort to build up communities such as cyber and electronic warfare, Military.
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Ode to the infantry assaultman
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But in the absence of a major plus-up, planners are looking for trade-offs. Current Edition Subscribe Digital Edition. Backblast area all clear and he was your man with a SMAW rocket on target.
Because of the specific, niche nature of the job, he said, s end up doing other jobs on deployment. His job required that he be able to distinguish between friendly and enemy tanks through a thermal optic, memorize several different equations for demolitions and numerous explosive values, all in the blink of an eye. Marine Corps leaders made clear in early that they wanted a significant increase in end strength: Unlike more technologically sophisticated jobs such as cyber and electronic warfare that measure professional training in years, new assaultmen take a few months to train.
Robert Neller, who confirmed planning in Assaltman while on an annual tour of deployed Marine elements around the world, said he expects the move to happen in the next three to five years as part of a slate of changes designed to help the Corps prepare for future fights. Follow her on Twitter at HopeSeck.
With abnormally high ASVAB scores, assau,tman assaultman was a bit of a nerd in the infantry community, but lovable at the same time. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Each future rifle company will have an element of combat engineers aligned with it to take on breaching and demolition duties. What can we say about the Infantry Assaultman? That move will likely take place in the next four years.
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Navy Will Automate Enlisted Advancement Worksheets for Promotion-Eligible Sailors The elimination of the paper forms is “designed to streamline our advancement worksheet processes. If the Marine Corps eventually does get the larger plus-up it’s after, Neller said, it could always bring the assault section back. But we had to aasaultman up something to get something else.
Military figures we lost At the close ofit’s time to remember some of the notable service members we lost through the year. In addition to cyber, Neller said he’s looking to build up intelligence analysis, air defense, and maintenance for ground vehicles and aviation.
Ode to the infantry assaultman
The Infantry Assaultman easily slipped into roles that were not his own and excelled. The infantry assaultman, one of the Marine Corps’ five core infantry positions, is tasked with breaching, demolition, and rocket fire against fortified positions. With the reassignment of the Javelin anti-tank missile to the TOW missile gunner MOS, it was only a matter of time before the assaultman went the way of the buffalo.
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When he deployed to Iraq, he said, he ended up filling the always in-demand role of machine gunner. Originally published at American Grit. The service would add 3, Marines in and now expects an additional 1, thanks to the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act.
But Neller said he’s making changes that will ensure those roles are filled by other members of a rifle company.