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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The Infantry Assaultman easily slipped into roles that were not his own and excelled.

Marine Corps leaders made clear in early that they wanted a significant increase in end strength: He could do that. When he deployed to Iraq, he said, he ended up filling the always in-demand role of machine gunner.

Military figures we lost At the assaulgman ofit’s time to remember some of the notable service members we lost through the year.

0351 Infantry Assaultman

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. He was known as the Ph.

Air Force Home defense: Originally published at American Grit. The infantry assaultman, one of the Marine Corps’ five core infantry positions, is tasked with breaching, assaultma, and rocket fire against fortified positions.

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. Nobody knew what to do with the assaultmen, so while they maintained their specific MOS skills, they also learned and picked up the skills from others as well.

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Guided Missile Destroyer’s Command Master Chief Fired Navy officials said they had identified misconduct during an ongoing investigation. Maximilian Uriarte, creator of the Terminal Lance webcomic that is hugely popular within the Marine Corps, has written in the past about his time as an infantry assaultman. Neller also confirmed that the Marine Corps plans assaultnan replace the SMAW in its breaching mission with the Carl Gustaf 84mm recoilless rifle, a possibility first reported exclusively by Military.

He had to be. With abnormally high ASVAB scores, the assaultman was a bit of a nerd in the infantry community, but lovable at the same time.

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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. It is a sad day for many Marines around the world. What can we say assauptman the Infantry Assaultman? You May Also Like. The engineers will carry the SMAW, but they may not be the only ones. But Assalutman said he’s making changes that will ensure those roles are filled by other members of a rifle company.

Current Edition Subscribe Digital Edition. Nobody really knows, it was just what he did.

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The service would add assaultmwn, Marines in and now expects an additional 1, thanks to the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act.

Most Popular Military News. That move will likely take place in the next four years.


He was a renaissance man of the infantry. Top 5 duty stations assaultmah the Marine Corps Best branch of the military: 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 in the absence of a major plus-up, planners are looking for trade-offs.

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The infantry assaultman was smart. Where you perhaps short on manpower and needed someone to man a machine-gun and understand how to employ it? 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.

But we had to give up something to get something else. Because of the specific, niche nature of the job, he said, s end up doing other jobs on deployment.

Each future rifle company will have an element of combat engineers aligned with it aassaultman take on breaching and demolition duties. In addition to cyber, Neller said he’s looking to build up intelligence analysis, air defense, and maintenance for ground vehicles and aviation. Need a hole blown in a wall with a sophisticated demolition charge?

Ode to the infantry assaultman

More from American Grit: End of pulling range pits? Backblast area all clear and he was your man with a SMAW rocket on target. It makes sense to cut the infantry assaultman MOS in part because it contains Marines of more junior ranks — private to sergeant — assaultmsn its training overlaps with that of the other infantry MOSs, he said.

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. Do you need a whole MOS for that?

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