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Will I see combat in infantry?
You will not necessarily be seeing combat even if you are an infantry soldier. 40\% of service members do NOT see combat, and of the remaining 60\%, only 10\% to 20\% are deployed into the combat premise. They are not the soldiers that are facing enemies face-to-face. Only 10\% of the entire military force engage in battle.
What US military unit sees the most combat?
Since 9/11, elements from the 75th Ranger Regiment have deployed and conducted the most combat operations than any other US special operations unit.
Do all infantry get deployed?
No. Most combat arms and mainly infantry reserves get transferred to national guard if you aren’t active duty. The reserves only have one infantry unit. All MOS’s on active duty will get deployed.
What are the chances of dying in the Army infantry?
So, just to ballpark on a single 3 year contract with a 12 month deployment into an active combat zone as we have witnessed over last decade and a half: You have about 1- 1,2\% chance of loosing your life. 2–3\% chance of being gravely injured. 4–7\% of being wounded.
What percentage of Army is infantry?
There is a major difference in the BCT balance between the components. The National Guard is mostly infantry (74 percent). This reduces the need for vehicle maintenance, which is difficult with part-time personnel. The regular Army is more equipment intensive, with 58 percent of BCTs being medium or heavy.
What is the role of an infantryman in combat?
Any Infantryman in the Army is going to see Combat. The purpose of the Infantry is to “ close with the enemy, by means of fire and maneuver, in order to destroy or capture him, or to repel his assault by fire, close combat, and counterattack”. There were a lot of Infantrymen that went their whole career without being in combat.
Would you have the best chance of seeing combat in special operations?
Of course, you’ll have the best chance of seeing combat in special operations, not the infantry. The time it takes to get through the pipeline means it might not be the *fastest* route, but you would be essentially guaranteed to see combat and probably much more regularly.
Will you join a certain branch if you see more combat?
Whoever sees more combat, I will join. It isn’t actually a branch question its a Regiment Question. Lets face it in both Marines and Army some units due to their standard mission need to see more action than others. But all Combat Units need a rotation to the Forward Area to put the training to the test.
What are the advantages of the US Army?
In that regard, the Army has two other advantages — we have the Ranger Battalions, who are special operations forces and fully part of the “tip of the spear”, but are uniquely organized as infantry and can perform infantry missions.