The Cavalry Scout is the commander’s eyes and ears on the battlefield. When information about the enemy is needed, they call on the Scouts. They are responsible for reconnaissance and you will learn about various weapons to include explosives and mines. Cavalry Scouts engage the enemy with anti-armor weapons and scout vehicles in the field, track and report enemy movement and activities, and will direct the employment of various weapon systems onto the enemy.
Some of your duties as a Cavalry Scout may include:
Secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles
Load, clear and fire individual and crew-served weapons
Perform navigation during combat
Serve as member of observation and listening posts
Gather and report information on terrain, weather and enemy disposition and equipment
Collect data to classify routes, tunnels and bridges
Employ principles of concealment and camouflage
Cavalry Scouts are required to constantly lift heavy objects and endure many stressful situations in combat. Being in top physical and mental shape for this job is crucial.
Job training for Cavalry Scout requires 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which includes Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, and Advanced Individual Training. The training will take place primarily in the field with some classroom training. Cavalry Scout training never really stops. Whether it’s taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice or war games, Cavalry Scouts are constantly working to keep their skills sharp and are in a constant state of readiness.
Advanced level Cavalry Scouts provide guidance, supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Cavalry Scout, you may be involved in:
Supervise scout vehicle crews and scout vehicle recovery operations
Supervise maintenance of wheeled or tracked scout vehicles
Operation assistant at a brigade or squadron level
Select, organize, and supervise operation of observation/listening posts
Report, collect, report data for route classification, fords tunnels, and bridges
Use all the prior data to request, adjust, and execute indirect fire
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