Army MOS 19D

Cavalry Scout

Primary Duties: Leads, serves, or assists as a member of scout crew, squad, section, or platoon in reconnaissance, security, and other combat operations.

Skill Level 1 Performs duties as crewmember, operates, and performs operator maintenance on scout vehicles. Armored Airborne ReconnaissanceVehicle (M551A1), and Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (CFV), HMMWV, M113, crew-served weapons, anti-armor weapons, and communications equipment. Loads, clears, and fires individual and crew-served weapons. Engages enemy armor with anti-armor weapons. Operates and performs operator maintenance on wheeled vehicles. Assists in the recovery of wheeled and tracked vehicles. Secures, prepares, and stows ammunition on scout vehicles. Performs mounted and dismounted navigation. Serves as member of observation and listening post. Gathers and reports information on terrain features and enemy strength, disposition, and equipment. Applies principles of escape and evasion. Collects data for the classification of routes, fords, tunnels, and bridges. Performs dismounted patrols. Employs principles of cover and concealment and camouflage. Assists with construction of light field fortifications, laying and removal of mines, and emplacing demolitions. Requests and adjusts indirect fire.

Skill Level 2 Supervises scout vehicle crew, CFV crew, and M551A1 crew. Supervises operator maintenance of tracked and wheeled scout vehicles and individual and crew-served weapons. Selects, organizes, and supervises operation of observation and listening posts. Supervises scout vehicle recovery operations. Trains scout vehicle crew. Supervises request, receipt, storage, and issue of ammunition. Leads scout vehicle crew and assists in leading scout squad. Serves as gunner, on CFV, ITV, HMMWV-TOW, and M551A1. May also serve as an Operations Assistant at brigade or squadron level.

Skill Level 3 Supervises scout sections and squads. Directs tactical deployment of section and squads in combat. Supervises maintenance of assigned vehicles and equipment. Collects, reports and evaluates accuracy of intelligence information. Directs reconnaissance of fording sites, tunnels, and bridges. Directs route / area / zone reconnaissance at section level. Coordinates action of vehicles with platoon and supporting elements. Evaluates terrain, selected routes, assembly areas, firing positions, and positions for combat operations. Identifies, selects targets, and issues fire commands. Supervises construction of hasty fortifications. Supervises section and squad resupply of class I, III, and V. Trains scout section. Coordinates requirements for organizational maintenance. Conducts scout section drills. Calls for, observes, and adjusts indirect fires. May also serve as an Operations Assistant in the squadron/battalion or higher level staffs and as Operations NCO at troop level.

Skill Level 4 Assists the commander or operations officer in planning, organizing, directing, supervising, training, coordinating, and reporting activities of the scout or armored cavalry platoon and staff sections. Directs distribution of fire in combat. Supervises platoon maintenance activities. Collects, evaluates, and assists in interpretation and dissemination of combat information. Directs platoon tactical movement, platoon security operations (screening), and platoon route/area/zone reconnaissance. Supervises the employment of OPSEC measures. Coordinates the evacuation of casualties. Coordinates and conducts platoon resupply. Requests and adjusts aerial fires. May also serve as an Assistant Operations NCO at battalion or higher level.

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Qualifications

  • Formal training (completion of MOS 19D course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Armor School) mandatory.
  • Normal color vision
  • Correctable vision of 20/20 in one eye and 20/100 in other eye
  • Highest rank an individual may be reclassified into MOS 19D is SGT.