Some people enjoy the life but can’t make it past captain, for the reasons above, or the regular army reasons (dui, assault, getting fat). This subreddit focuses on the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy. 2-11 is a dumpster fire right now. Look at any super hooah chemical Officer, bet that job wasn’t even on their wish list. If you have a good commander, you'll get a lot of freedom to train the way you want to and try new things. So it seems more like the unhappy people are just really loud. Second Lt. Colleen O’Callaghan is the first woman in the Ohio National Guard’s 232-year history to become an Army infantry officer. Infantry officers lead attacks, defensive operations, and other tactical missions. I will speak to what I witnessed in two infantry units, as an officer. The coveted special skills badge, which the U.S. Army created during World War II to honor infantry troops, can play a significant role in a combat arms soldier’s career progression. Its the largest Branch at the LT level when branch detail officers are included. Infantry Officer Army About the Job Army General Service Officers are allocated to specific roles shortly before graduation from the Royal Military College - Duntroon. But also there's a constant competition for good OERs in the officer world, especially infantry, since most PLs want to be company commanders, most company commanders want to be battalion commanders and so on and so forth. With that said, PL time is like 9-18 months. Holy hell kid, as much as I enjoyed the last time this happened I can't watch it again. No hard feeling, I want to make the best of it. It also speaks well about the organization,” said Capt. The first year or two, you'll probably be in charge of a platoon. Plenty of people here will tell you to. Don't even think about going infantry until you have decided whether or not you want to be an officer. This means a lot of people who didn’t want infantry can get it for their first 4 years. Some people may not be ranger material. But for the love of god, I do not want to have to deal with another fuckin hooah as shit high speed killing machine yelling infantry or bust, cause if that's all you are. I was in a program that had a leader who was toxic as fuck. Office of Infantry Proponency (OIP) "Warrior Ethos" program that was launched in 2003 by the United States Army. Next week I get to teach a class about cbrn. Take that free trial. Enjoy the S shops. On the other hand there is plenty of high speed guys who want infantry and they can get infantry as their initial branch without a detail and spend their whole career doing it. Are quite a few of the officers who stay in for a long time initially infantry just because there’s so many infantry officers? Here: http://terminallance.com/2013/04/15/terminal-lance-262-the-bootenant/, http://terminallance.com/2012/05/25/terminal-lance-202-old-jokes/, http://terminallance.com/2010/10/22/terminal-lance-75-they-will-hate/, http://terminallance.com/2010/02/02/terminal-lance-9-the-natural-age-progression-of-a-weapons-platoon-commander/, http://terminallance.com/2013/08/27/terminal-lance-289-why-we-drink/, http://terminallance.com/2010/06/25/terminal-lance-46-educated-leadership/, http://terminallance.com/2012/10/05/terminal-lance-229-she-dont-rate/, This is the stuff that will happen to you. in 2042 those officers will get looked at for GO. Are the officers with infantry as their first choice just naive? And god forbid you're an 11A with orders to a light unit and you don't pass Ranger School. Your patriotism, indeed your self-respect, is beaten down like talcum powder against the churning of an angry sea. They are responsible for the discipline, morale, and welfare of their unit's personnel. So at the moment infantry is pretty low in my preferences just because a lot of people say that it sucks. But there are many more available. In the A U.S. Army drill sergeant assigned to the34th Infantry Regiment uses the "shark attack" method on a recruit during basic training on June 12, 2017, at … Step 2 If you join an Infantry Okay, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Selection for GO is heavily weighted towards combat arms officer, of which Infantry is the largest share, so there are more selected for GO. You walk the grass of your battalion's quad, eyes bloodshot from long hours inevitably fucking up your NCOERs, being told that they are too lenient and too strict in the same sentence by both your commander and your platoon sergeant. Run, sleep, pew pew,booze, run, pew pew, field, run, booze, pew pew, field ,pew pew, pick soldier from jail, booze, pew pew, deploy....repeat until after company command...then add create OPORD for each pew pew. Or maybe not, but if that's the case maybe they'll have weeded you out by then. Army ROTC does something called branch detailing, you can get put in a combat arms branch like infantry for 4 years, and then you are moved to a non combat arms branch afterwards. However, we were all really close because of all being in there together dealing with that shit.