United States Army Infantry School
|United States Army Infantry School|
School headquarters' and the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade's distinctive unit insignia
|Branch||United States Army|
|Part of||US Army Training & Doctrine Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Benning, Georgia|
|BG Peter L. Jones|
|Shoulder sleeve insignia|
|SSI of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade (denoted by the Airborne Tab)|
The school is made up of the following components:
- 197th Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from 29th Infantry Regiment)
- 1st Battalion (Mechanized/Stryker), 29th Infantry Regiment
- 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment
- CONUS Replacement Center (CRC)
- 198th Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from Infantry Training Brigade (ITB))
For new recruits specializing in infantry, the ITB conducts fourteen weeks of One Station Unit Training (OSUT) consisting of both Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). The mission of the Infantry Training Brigade is to transform civilians into disciplined infantrymen that possess the Army Values, fundamental soldier skills, physical fitness, character, confidence, commitment, and the Warrior Ethos to become adaptive and flexible infantrymen ready to accomplish the mission of the infantry.
- 199th Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from 11th Infantry Regiment)
- HHC, 199th Bde
- Maneuver Captains Career Course
- International Student Training Detachment
- Officer Candidate School
- 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry (Basic Officer Leader Course II (BOLC II)) (inactivated 23 March 2010)
- 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry (Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course (IBOLC))
- 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry (Officer Candidate School) (OCS)
- 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment (Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course (ABOLC))
- 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment (MCoE Provost)
- Henry Caro Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
- HHC, 199th Bde
- Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade
- 4th Ranger Training Battalion (Camps Rogers and Darby)
- 5th Ranger Training Battalion (Camp Frank D. Merrill)
- 6th Ranger Training Battalion (Camp Rudder, Auxiliary Field 6, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida)
- Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course (RSLC)
- 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
- Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate (CATD)
- Directorate of Operations and Training/G-3
- Training Support Center
- Office of Infantry Proponency (OIP) "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 the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course in 2nd battalion. This is a course of instruction, as the name implies, in basic infantry skills, including marksmanship, machine gunnery, tactics, and planning.
The brigade also conducts specialized training for soldiers in Basic Airborne, Pathfinder, and Jumpmaster Courses.
Chief of Infantry
The Chief of Infantry is the proponent of the school and its commandant.
|1||Major General Charles S. Farnsworth||1920|
|Major General Stephen Odgen Fuqua||1929|
|6||Major General Courtney Hodges||1941||1942
|Major General John W. Foss||1985|
|47||Major General Benjamin Freakley||2003||2005|
|48||Major General Walter Wojdakowski||2005||2008|
|49||Major General Michael Barbero||2008||2009|
|50||Major General Michael Ferriter||2009||2009|
|51||Brigadier General Bryan Owens||2009||2011|
|52||Brigadier General Walter Piatt||2011||2012|
|53||Brigadier General David B. Haight||2012||2013|
|54||Colonel Robert E. Choppa||2013||2014|
|55||Brigadier General James E. Rainey||2014||Current|
- Basic Officer Leaders Course
- United States Army branch insignia
- Coats of arms of U.S. Infantry Regiments
- Guidon (United States)
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Blue Infantry Cord
- 14-Week One Station Unit Training Archived 10 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
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- Maneuver Senior Leaders Course[dead link]
- Advanced Leaders Course[dead link]
- Warrior Leaders Course[dead link]
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