The U.S. Army Infantry School is composed of the 198th Infantry Brigade and the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. Infantry School courses include Airborne, Ranger, Army Mountain Warfare, Basic Training and One Station Unit Training, Bradley Master Gunner, Combatives, Direct Commission, Heavy Weapons Leaders, Infantry Officer Basic Leadership, Infantry Mortar Leader, International Student Training, Jumpmaster, Maneuver Captains Career, Pathfinder, Sniper, Advanced Situational Awareness and Small Unarmed System.
198th Infantry Brigade
The 198th Infantry Brigade transforms civilians into disciplined Infantrymen. One Station Unit Training combines Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training to create a 14-week training cycle.
Within the brigade, there are five OSUT battalions: 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment. For more information about 198th Infantry Brigade, go to www.benning.army.mil/basictraining.
AIRBORNE AND RANGER TRAINING BRIGADE
The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade is composed of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Ranger School develops leadership attributes and competencies, resiliency, and the technical and tactical proficiency of Soldiers to improve their ability to plan and conduct missions to close with and destroy the enemy in direct ground combat normally associated with Infantry and Ranger squads and platoons. The 61-day Ranger course is divided into three phases: the Benning Phase, conducted by the 4th Ranger Training Battalion; the Mountain Phase, conducted by the 5th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Merrill near Dahlonega, Georgia; and the Florida Phase, conducted by the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
The 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, conducts the U.S. Army Airborne basic course, Jumpmaster and Pathfinder courses. The three-week airborne course includes: ground week, in which students learn to don the parachute harness, exit an aircraft and execute a parachute-landing fall; tower week, in which students practice mass exits from a 34-foot tower, landings from the swing landing trainer, riser and canopy control, and one drop from the 250-foot tower; and jump week, in which students must execute five jumps from a C-130 or C-17 U.S. Air Force aircraft.
199TH INFANTRY BRIGADE
The 199th Infantry Brigade trains leaders in Infantry and Armor Basic Officer Leader Courses, Officer Candidate School, Direct Commission Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course and Noncommissioned Officer Academy. For more information about the 199th, go to www.benning.army.mil/infantry/199th. The 199th Infantry Brigade includes:
2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, which conducts the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course to train Infantry lieutenants to successfully lead a platoon in any operational environment.
3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, which conducts Officer Candidate School and the Direct Commission Course. Its mission is to train selected personnel in the fundamentals of leadership and basic military skills, instill professional ethics, evaluate leadership potential and commission those who qualify as second lieutenants in all 16 basic branches of the Army.
2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry, which conducts Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, develops leaders capable of conducting decisive operations as a part of a combined arms team.
3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment (Provost), maintains operational control of the MCoE HHC, MCoE Band, International Military Student Office and the MCCC Student Detachment. The regiment also provides administrative support for more than 1,500 military personnel and civilians assigned to DOT, DOTS, DOTD, CDID and the MBL.
The Noncommissioned Officer Academy conducts advanced and senior leader level courses. Henry Caro NCO Academy courses, part of the NCO Education System, include Warrior Leader Course, Infantry Advanced Leader Course, Armor Advanced Leader Course, Maneuver Senior Leader Course and the Battle Staff NCO Course.