United_States_Army_Infantry_School

United States Army Infantry School

The United States Army Infantry School is located in Fort Benning, Georgia. It is made up of the following components:

  • 192d Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from Basic Combat Training Brigade (BCTB))
  • 197th Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from 29th Infantry Regiment)
    • 1st Battalion (Mechanized/Stryker), 29th Infantry Regiment
      • US Army Infantry Experimental Forces Company
      • Bradley Master Gunner Course
      • Mechanized Leader Course
      • Stryker Leader & Transition Courses
      • Stryker/Bradley Proponent Office
      • Mechanized New Equipment Training Company
    • 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment
    • Conus Replacement Center (CRC)
  • 198th Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from Infantry Training Brigade(ITB))
  • 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from 11th Infantry Regiment)
    • HHC, 199th Bde
      • Maneuver Captains Career Course
      • International Student Training Detachment
    • 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
      • Basic Airborne School
      • Jumpmaster School
      • Pathfinder School
      • Silver Wings (A parachute performance team)
    • 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry (Basic Officer Leader Course II (BOLC II))
    • 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry (Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course (IBOLC))
    • 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry (Officer Candidate School) (OCS)
  • Ranger Training Brigade
    • 4th Ranger Training Battalion (Camp Rogers, Camp Darby)
    • 5th Ranger Training Battalion (Camp Frank D. Merrill Sub Post, Dahlonega, GA)
    • 6th Ranger Training Battalion (Camp James E. Rudder, Auxiliary Field 6, Eglin AFB, FL)
  • Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
    • Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC)
    • Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC)
    • Warrior Leader Course (WLC)
    • Drill Sergeant School
  • Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate (CATD)
  • Directorate of Operations and Training/G-3
    • Training Support Center
  • Office of Infantry Proponency (OIP)

199th Light Infantry Brigade

The 199th Infantry Brigade trains junior officers and airborne soldiers for the U.S. Army.

HHC, 199th Brigade administratively controls the Maneuver Captains Career Course (MCCC), while the Combined Arms & Tactics Directorate (CATD) academically monitors and supervises the training of captains. HHC also controls Fort Benning's International Student Training Detachment (ISTD) and manages and supports the lives of the international students who participate in training across all Fort Benning schools.

Officer Candidate School falls under the 3rd Battalion, and is a commissioning source for prior enlisted soldiers, and warrant officers in the Army, as well as civilian volunteers with no prior military experience to receive a commission in the U.S. Army. Officers from the Officer Candidate School are commissioned into all branches of the army. The other two major sources are the United States Military Academy and the Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Regardless of commissioning source or specialty branch, officers are required to attend Basic Officer Leadership Course II. This is a course designed to teach all officers basic combat tactics and skills. It is a part of the over all "Warrior Ethos" program that was launched in 2003 by the United States Army.

Infantry officers who have completed commissioning and the Basic Officer Leadership Course then attend Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course in 2nd battalion. This is a course of instruction, as the name implies in basic infantry skills, including marksmanship, machinegunnery, tactics, and planning.

The brigade also conducts specialized training for soldiers in Basic Airborne, Pathfinder, and Jumpmaster courses.

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