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  • 11X - Infantry Enlistment Option

    11X isn't actually an MOS (Military Occupation Speciality). Instead, it's an enlistment option. The Army does not offer a "guaranteed job" for any specific infantry MOS. Instead, one must enlist as an "11X." The "X" means that the specific job is not known at the time of enlistment.

    Individuals who enlist under the 11X Infantry option attend Infantry OSUT (One Station Unit Training), which combines Army Basic Training and Infantry AIT (Advanced Individual Training), all in one 14-week course. During that training, recruits are allowed to list their specific infantry job preferences, but ultimate assignments are determined by the "needs of the Army." Upon graduation from OSUT, recruits are assigned to one of the following Infantry MOS's

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    The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. It’s also the starting point for many advanced schools such as:

    Special Forces
    Airborne School
    Ranger School
    Sniper School
    Pathfinder School

    Job Duties

    Defend the country against any threat by land
    Capture, destroy and repel enemy ground forces during combat


    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    Enlistees attend Infantry One Station Unit Training for 14 weeks, which primarily takes place in the field, as well as the classroom.

    During training, they will list their specific infantry job preferences, although assignments are determined by the needs of the Army. Upon graduation from One Station Unit Training, they are assigned to one of the following infantry specialties:

    Infantryman (11B)
    Indirect Fire Infantryman (11C)

    Helpful Skills

    Possess tremendous discipline and high morale
    Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
    Interest in light weapons and ground tactics
    Ability to remain calm under stressful situations

    Required ASVAB Score(s)
    Combat (CO) : 87


    • #3
      Just a heads up you don't get any choice in the matter of 11B or 11C, also your told as soon as you hit 30th AG what you will be going into, 11C is 15 weeks due to an additional week for mortar training. Its not chosen at Graduation what you will be. You must attend specific training for each, 11B's focus more on MOUNT and spend more time at rifle range vs 11C companys go to mortar ranges.