Job Description: The infantry is the main land combat force and backbone of the Army. They are responsible for defending our country against any threat by land, as well as capturing, destroying and repelling enemy ground forces. Job duties include: perform as a member of a fire team during drills and combat; aid in the mobilization of vehicles, troops and weaponry; assist in reconnaissance missions; process prisoners of war and captured documents; use, maintain and store combat weapons (e.g., rifles, machine guns, antitank mines, etc.).

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 11B
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $35,871
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Combat
Average Age
26 Average Age
Average Age
48,257 Number Employed
Average Age
5.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Army

Cons: Army

Location: Ft. Stewart, GA


Daily life in the Army included classroom education, tactical training, and field deployment.

Pros: Loved everything about it. You have the basic politics that get old but otherwise good.

Cons: Politics

Location: Fort Benning, GA


I never had a problem with the military. Went in at the age of 18 and got out 13 years later. Did many deployments and enjoy everything about it. The biggest downfall to the military is it’s VA. Veterans are treated like garbage. I put a whole lot on the line in the military and I get nothing in return other than some money monthly and the GI Bill. Taking care of my health would interest me more than money monthly. Teach kids about the real life. Most of them join out of their parents extra bedroom and have no clue for how to take care of themselves. Seriously like the basics of just paying bills needs to be taught.

Pros: Educational benefits

Cons: High potential for toxic workplace environment

Location: Ft. Polk, LA


The Army is excellent for young people seeking adventure, but not a great fit for creative-types like myself. Unless you make the Army your life you will not have a great time.

Pros: Generous benefits, diverse work environment, team-oriented

Cons: Rigorous work schedule, physically demanding

Location: Fort Drum, NY


My experience in the Army was both challenging and rewarding. I not only gained skill sets one would in a typical work environment such as collaboration and results-oriented problem solving, but also invaluable leadership and mission-critical survival skills. Daily life in the Army included classroom education, tactical training, and field deployment.

Pros: Meeting great people you trust with your life

Cons: Can lead to some long deployments

Location: Colorado


Training was non stop. I learned physical fitness, medical and self aid, weapon specs, tactical and informational combative procedures. Discipline was probably the best thing I learned from the military. I trusted my coworkers at and away from work. The hardest part of my job was losing friends. I’ve had many friends die in the past couple of years. Being around my brothers everyday was the most enjoyable.