This is a follow up on a line I used in a post at Mason Dixon Tactical a while back which was, “Are there Infantry skills that you should master? Hell Yes!”. The previous post on Army Common Task Testing as applied to Survivalists illustrated the standards every soldier has to perform and show proficiency in every year. This is an Infantry only version of that same “Tasks, Conditions, and Standards” type testing.

This is Level 1. Level 1 is for the Private (PV2), PFC and Specialist in the enlisted ranks. This is the lowest and most basic level of requirements the Infantry expects from it’s Soldiers. As with the CTT post, I have selected what I believe are the realistic tasks that a Survivalist, who mean to go into harms way, should have a basic understanding of, if not at least a basic proficiency in.

To use the recommendations here, go to the link posted below and look up the block you desire to learn the tasks, conditions and standards for. Below the first block, there is an example of the tasks, conditions, and standards for “Operate Telephone Set, TA-1/PT”.

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This PDF can be found here

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This page tells how to read the charts

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This page also shows how to read the following pages

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Whether you are a “Commo” guy or not, you have to have a basic understanding  of the group radios and how they work.

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An example of the “Tasks, Conditions, and Standards” for “Operate Telephone Set, TA-1/PT”

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More commo, using the GPS, range finding, and team member movement.

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GPS, night fighting technology, and some individual tasks

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Handgun tasks

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Use and maintenance of rifle optics w/ reticle range finder, Mine/IED/Boobytrap threats

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Rifle use and mounted night fighting devices

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You might not have an Automatic Rifle (SAW) or a machine gun now, but it’s good to understand the basics and standards required to use them (they are the standards for a reason). Here’s two videos for the  M249 and M240B

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Obviously, there isn’t any Survivalist/Prepper related tasks in this block, but you need to understand that all these tasks are the tasks that the Private, PFC, and Specialist are required to show proficiency in, either at OSUT (Basic and Infantry School) or once they get to their unit. Keep in mind, these tasks are in addition to the Common Tasks discussed in the previous post concerning this topic.

Next up: “Common Infantry Tasks Testing-The Level 2/3/4 Requirements Applied To Survivalists”.

JCD

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