Cavalry scouts are soldiers who act as the eyes and ears of their commander during combat. They collect useful data to classify tunnels, bridges and routes; report information on the terrain and the enemy's whereabouts; and prepare and secure scout vehicles and their ammunition.
The Cavalry scout military occupational specialty consists of 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training. An Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score of 87 is required to qualify as a cavalry scout. Cavalry scouts must be in great physical shape and be ready to face danger and accept challenges, while also being able to work as part of a team.