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Infantry School


Infantry School

United States Army Infantry School

United States Army Infantry School shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1918–present
Country USA
Branch Infantry Branch (United States)
Garrison/HQ Fort Benning
Motto Follow Me
BG David Haight

The United States Army Infantry School is located at Fort Benning, Georgia.


It is made up of the following components:

For new recruits specializing in infantry, the ITB conducts fourteen weeks[6] 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 Light Infantry Brigade (Reflagged from 11th Infantry Regiment)
  • Ranger Training Brigade
  • Henry Caro Non-Commissioned Officers Academy[8]
    • Maneuver Senior Leaders Course (M-SLC), formerly Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (ANCOC)[9]
    • Advanced Leaders Course (ALC), formerly Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC)[10]
    • Warrior Leader Course (WLC), formerly Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)[11]
  • 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[12] and its commandant.

No. Image Name Start End
1 Major General Charles S. Farnsworth[13] 1920
Major General Stephen Odgen Fuqua[14] 1929
Major General John W. Foss[15] 1985
47 Major General Benjamin Freakley[16] 2003 2005
48 Major General Walter Wojdakowski[17] 2005 2008
49 Major General Michael Barbero[17] 2008 2009[18]
50 Major General Michael Ferriter[19] 2009 2009
51 Brigadier General Bryan Owens[20] 2009 2011
52 Colonel Walter Piatt[21][22] 2011 2012
53 Brigadier General David B. Haight[23] 2012 Present


See also


External links

  • Infantry School homepage
  • Official site of the Infantry Training Brigade

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