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Life as an Infantry Soldier?

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FortYorkRifleman said:
Great info. How much attention do you guys pay to cardio? Is that the most important aspect of physical training I should focus on? I recently began "bulking" and have gone from 140 lbs to 143 in about a month. I can run 5km in under 25 minutes and am now looking to do 6km runs and beyond.

Running is good, and you will do a lot of it. But you will also do high intensity workouts and rucking a lot as well. You need cardio and strength. Don't focus on one aspect of fitness.


Also, I get that you want all the cool courses, etc but I wouldn't put to much thought into them. Either you get them, or you don't. Maybe you get them quickly or maybe in a few years if you get the opportunity. Either way, you still have a lot ahead of you before you are even eligible for those courses.


When you eventually get into battalion(assuming you pass your courses) your priority should be learning the job of a rifleman, etc. After that, getting onto the next available Weapon Det course, etc.
 

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LightFighter said:
Running is good, and you will do a lot of it. But you will also do high intensity workouts and rucking a lot as well. You need cardio and strength. Don't focus on one aspect of fitness.


Also, I get that you want all the cool courses, etc but I wouldn't put to much thought into them. Either you get them, or you don't. Maybe you get them quickly or maybe in a few years if you get the opportunity. Either way, you still have a lot ahead of you before you are even eligible for those courses.


When you eventually get into battalion(assuming you pass your courses) your priority should be learning the job of a rifleman, etc. After that, getting onto the next available Weapon Det course, etc.

Definitely agree and truth be told I may not even make it into the CAF but just would like to know what's possible and what may lie ahead for me. Thanks for your advice
 

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FortYorkRifleman said:
Definitely agree and truth be told I may not even make it into the CAF but just would like to know what's possible and what may lie ahead for me. Thanks for your advice

Welcome to the hardest job in the world.  :nod:

The best advice is to work your a** off all the time, everywhere, and you just might make it into an infantry battalion. A lot of those who try, don't.

Then you can start thinking about other stuff.
 

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daftandbarmy said:
Welcome to the hardest job in the world.  :nod:

The best advice is to work your a** off all the time, everywhere, and you just might make it into an infantry battalion. A lot of those who try, don't.

Then you can start thinking about other stuff.

I'll give it my all. I can't predict the future and don't know whether I'll make it in but regardless I am behaving, eating, training like I got the call for Basic.
 

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daftandbarmy said:
Welcome to the hardest job in the world.  :nod:

The best advice is to work your a** off all the time, everywhere, and you just might make it into an infantry battalion. A lot of those who try, don't.

Then you can start thinking about other stuff.

Would you mind elaborating on that? I know Infantry DP1 is tough but do many people not make it?

 

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Nice little video for a Sunday afternoon.

http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/parachute/24106.aspx
 

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Thank you. This is the post of my life.

You win.

Michael O'Leary said:
The links below are the result of searching the Infantry (and occasionally other) boards for relavant threads. Suggestions for additions can be made to the moderator.


General search subjects include:

  • Soldier and the Infantry
  • Soldier Qualification
  • Infantry Officer
  • BIQ
  • Platoon Support Weapons Training
  • JTF-2
  • Snipers
  • Pathfinders
  • Para
  • Infantry Tactical Training
  • The Canadian Commando Course (article)
  • US Army Ranger Course
  • Unarmed combat
  • Infantry weapons (C7, etc.)
  • LAV III
  • Riot Control
  • Combat Boots



Soldier and the Infantry

Average Day For Infantry?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1897.0
Miscellaneous (PRes)  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/16013.0
Attrition Rates within the Infantry  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1811.0
Advice (for new soldiers going away for training) - http://army.ca/forums/threads/17724.0
Is Infantry a Good Choice for the Army?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/13245.0.html
why the infantry? any help please  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/17975.0.html
Placement choice  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/13587.0.html
A few general questions  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/12843.0.html
How is the Canadian Army in terms of Combat operations?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/18507.0.html
Average Day For Infantry?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1897.0.html
Comparing the Regiments (PPCLI, RCR, and R22eR) and their bases  -- http://army.ca/forums/threads/25214.0.html
Infantry of Tomorrow  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/23394.0.html
Travelling and Tours  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/23995.0.html
What sort of things do infantry do when they are just reservists?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1821.0.html
The infantry: Seeking to dispel some rumours  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/21978.0.html
why should i join the infantry?  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/28222.0.html
Retention / Attrition in the Infantry - Ideas???  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/25244.0.html

Infantry Officer

Infantry Officer  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/22903.0.html
which trade?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/12811.0.html
Infantry Officer - 2005 Posting Preference  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/26707.0.html
Training of Infantry Officers  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/25788.0.html
Life as an Army officer  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1155.0.html

Soldier Qualification

Soldier Qualification Location  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1913.0
Soldier Qualification Course (Questions & Answers)  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/23622.0.html

BIQ

Infantry MOC Training (Res)  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1915.0
What is reserve BIQ like?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2065.0
Infantry QL3  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1968.0
Basic Training Compared to Combat School    --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1990.0

Platoon Support Weapons Training

PSW Course Content?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2029.0
Infantry Rifle Company Wpns Dets  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2037.0.html

JTF-2

Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2)  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/25658.0.html
Why the sarcasm Re: JTF2?  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/29786.0.html
Note this post - http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/29786/post-241889.html#msg241889
JTF-2 (official site)  --  http://www.forces.gc.ca/dcds/units/jtf2/default_e.asp
JTF-2 FAQ (official site)  --  http://www.forces.gc.ca/dcds/units/jtf2/pages/faq_e.asp

Snipers

Becoming a Sniper  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2009.0
Legit question about snipers  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1982.0
.50 cal sniper rifle  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1809.0
Are there snipers in the reserves?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/18030.0.html
CF Snipers...  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/21748.0.html

Pathfinders

What do Pathfinders do?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1887.0
pathfinders?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2054.0
Pathfinder prerequisites  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1899.0
Canadian Army Pathfinder course  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1802.0
Pathfinder  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1789.0

Para

Infantry Parachute Companies, and Airborne after the loss of the CAR.  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/22492.0.html
Recce and Para courses  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1898.0.html
Para's in combat  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1880.0
Jump  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/24510.0.html
Percentage of Reg force Infantry soldiers that are basic parachutist qualified?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/23747.0.html
Joining a Parachute Company  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/28251.0.html
Battleschool [and getting to a Para Coy]  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/256.0.html

Infantry Tactical Training

Thinking about the Section Attack --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/18270.0.html
Infantry Sections - 1964 to 2004  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/20878.0.html
I need some clarification on some Infantry Dismounted Attack Doctrine  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/22720.0.html

The Canadian Commando Course (article)

The Canadian Commando Course  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/645.0

US Army Ranger Course

Ranger Course  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/606.0.html
Canadian's attending US Army Ranger School? --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/17883.0.html

Unarmed combat

Hand to Hand Combat  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/2041.0.html
Unarmed Combat  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/19978.0.html
Martial Arts  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/516.0
Combatives for infantry? --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/18088.0.html

Infantry weapons (C7, etc.)

C6 and C9  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/16399.0
C6 - Who makes the C6?? --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/17621.0.html
C7 sights - http://army.ca/forums/threads/20038.0.html
C7 - AK74 vs C7  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/24175.0.html
C7 - assault rifles  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/16344.0
C7 - Final C7A2  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/16172.0
C7 - Infantry Rifles Unsuitable For Many Modern Missions  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1785.0
C7 vs C9  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/2001.0
ELCAN Scope  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/986.0
Infantry.....what Do You like About it? And what is your weapon of choice?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1947.0
Mortars  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1910.0
Light Mortars  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/26627.0.html
Target practice  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1958.0


LAV III

Who crews the LAV III? What are the dismount drills?  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/21132.0
LAV III Integration Within the Infantry  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/1747.0
Difference between Mech and light bns  --  http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/26016.0.html

Riot Control

Riot Control  --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/18159.0.html

Combat Boots

Combat Boots: Use, Maintenance & Other Stuff --  http://army.ca/forums/threads/22096.0.html
 

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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if you get taught some kind of basic amphibious assault during battle school or not?
 

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Patricias said:
I was just wondering if you get taught some kind of basic amphibious assault during battle school or not?

This may help,

Why Not Canadian Amphib/Marine Capability? (merged)
https://army.ca/forums/threads/23675.0;nowap
17 pages.
 
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Patricias said:
Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if you get taught some kind of basic amphibious assault during battle school or not?

They used to do some training on the Assault boats(think large rafts).  I don’t believe it’s still done on BIQ/DP1 though.  Depending on the training schedule at battalion, you may do some training in and around water.

 

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Pickle Rick said:
They used to do some things on the Assault boats(think large rafts).  I don’t believe it’s still done on BIQ/DP1.  Depending on the training schedule at battalion, you may do some training in and around water.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace (repeat several times) :)
 

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Alright, thanks for the info. In my opinion Canada should add that in, since it is a necessary skill.  I'm guessing that I won't get taught how to use a mortar anymore  :'( since they were handed over to the artillery. I'm curious to know the longest distance pack march is in battle school, although theres probably varies course to course.
 
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Patricias said:
In my opinion Canada should add that in, since it is a necessary skill. 

It may not be covered at Battle school anymore, but don’t be under the impression it isn’t conducted at all at the unit level and on other courses.


Patricias said:
I'm guessing that I won't get taught how to use a mortar anymore  :'( since they were handed over to the artillery.

You won’t learn mortars at battle school, however the 81s are coming back to the battalions.

Patricias said:
I'm curious to know the longest distance pack march is in battle school, although theres probably varies course to course.

Probably 13km
 

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Pickle Rick said:
You won’t learn mortars at battle school, however the 81s are coming back to the battalions.

Well that's exciting. When are they going to transfer back to infantry? (I couldn't find anything online.)
 

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Humphrey Bogart said:
Things are starting to become right in the world again  :nod:

Along with wireless TOW and whatever the PC name is for Assault Pioneers is now  ;D

Patricias said:
Will they be teaching mortar use in battle school come April?

I don't know if they teach 60mm mortar at present in battle school. Seems to come and go.  81mm mortar as far as I'm aware will remain a separate course taught to soldiers after they get to battalion.
 

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Jarnhamar said:
whatever the PC name is for Assault Pioneers is now  ;D

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Patricias said:
Will they be teaching mortar use in battle school come April?

The 81mm course will be taught in battalion, it won’t be given to everyone though; just like the other Combat Support specialities.
 
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