The cavalry scout is responsible for being the eyes and ears of the commander during battle. They engage the enemy in the field, track and report their activity and direct the employment of weapon systems to their locations.
- Secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles
- Perform navigation during combat
- Report information on terrain, weather and enemy
- Collect data to classify routes, tunnels and bridges
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.
Job training for a cavalry scout requires 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training. Some of it takes place in the classroom, but most of it will be spent primarily in the field. Whether it’s taking part in squad maneuvers, target practice or war games, cavalry scouts are constantly refining their skills to keep themselves sharp.
- Readiness to accept a challenge and face danger
- Top physical and mental shape
- Ability to work as a team member