Profession infantry soldier

Infantry soldiers fight in combat missions or provide aid in peacekeeping missions and other humanitarian services. They handle weapons and provide defence services where they are required, and attempt to complete missions while causing minimal harm.

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Knowledge

  • Military combat techniques

    The fighting techniques specific to military operations, using military weapons and equipment, and the regulations concerning military combat actions.

  • Military drill

    The marching techniques and use of weapons, and other disciplinary methods applied in military operations.

  • Camouflage

    The different kinds of materials and specialised clothing used for concealment of people, vehicles or other equipment.

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

Skills

  • Perform military operations

    Perform military operations according to given instructions from superiors, such as battle operations, rescue missions, aid missions, search and intelligence missions or other operations concerning defense.

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Handle surveillance equipment

    Monitor surveillance equipment to observe what people are doing in a given area and ensure their safety.

  • Provide humanitarian aid

    Provide first-hand aid in dangerous or critical areas to the civilian population, such as handing out food and water, medical resources, setting up aid facilities, evacuation procedures, and ensuring the area's security.

  • Ensure compliance with types of weapons

    Use different kinds of firearms and other types of weapons and their matching ammunition, in compliance with legal requirements.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

Optional knowledge and skills

undertake inspections practice vigilance execute vehicle maintenance patrol areas military weaponry use personal protection equipment control crowd handle conflicts provide first aid first aid operate radio equipment restrain individuals detain offenders assist in ship maintenance read maps respond to enquiries law enforcement operate armoured fighting vehicles legal use-of-force military code perform covert investigations