United States Army Infantry School

United States Army 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

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It is made up of the following components:

For new recruits specializing in infantry, the ITB conducts fourteen weeks[4] 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.

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[11] and its commandant.
No. Image Name Start End
1 Major General Charles S. Farnsworth[12] 1920
Major General Stephen Odgen Fuqua[13] 1929
Major General John W. Foss[14] 1985
47 Major General Benjamin Freakley[15] 2003 2005
48 Major General Walter Wojdakowski[16] 2005 2008
49 Major General Michael Barbero[16] 2008 2009[17]
50 Major General Michael Ferriter[18] 2009 2009
51 Brigadier General Bryan Owens[19] 2009 2011
52 Brigadier General Walter Piatt[20][21] 2011 2012
53 Brigadier General David B. Haight[22] 2012 2013
54 Colonel Robert E. Choppa[23] 2013 2014
55 Brigadier General James E. Rainey[24] 2014 Current


  1. ^ http://www.army.mil/article/106404/192nd_Infantry_Brigade_discontinued/
  2. ^ 198th BDE welcomes new battalion
  3. ^ 198th Infantry Brigade
  4. ^ 14-Week One Station Unit Training
  5. ^ BOLC II
  6. ^ http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/rtb/
  7. ^ Henry Caro NCO Academy
  8. ^ Maneuver Senior Leaders Course
  9. ^ Advanced Leaders Course
  10. ^ Warrior Leaders Course
  11. ^ "Office of the Chief of Infantry". United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. United States Army. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Emerson, William K. (2004). Marksmanship in the U.S. Army: A History of Medals, Shooting Programs, and Training. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 101.  
  13. ^ Michael Robert Patterson (9 January 2008). "Stephen Odgen Fuqua". Arlington National Cemetery Website. Michael Robert Patterson. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Army's chief of infantry will take over Ford Bragg". Star-News. Associated Press. 26 December 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lieutenant General Benjamin C. Freakley". ArmyEdSpace.com. United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Bennett, Doraine (2008). "A Retrospective: MG Walter Wojdakowski, Chief of Infantry, August 2005 – November 2008". Infantry Bugler (National Infantry Association): 8–9.  
  17. ^ Little, Vince (5 June 2009). "CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning". The Bayonet. United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  18. ^ Sitter, Bridgett (22 September 2009). "Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor". MCOE Public Affairs. United States Army. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  19. ^ Little, Vince (8 June 2011). "Chief of Infantry bids farewell to Benning". The Bayonet. United States Army. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  20. ^ Benning Welcomes new Chief of Infantry. BenningTV. 2011. Event occurs at 0:02:24. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  21. ^ Little, Vince (3 August 2011). "Post hails new chief of Infantry". News Archive. United States Army. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  22. ^ Ben Wright (2 August 2012). "Fort Benning announces new commanders for Infantry and Armor Schools". Columbus  
  23. ^ "New Infantry chief takes command". The Bayonet. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Fort Benning welcomes new infantry chief and commandant". Columbus  

See also


External links

  • Infantry School homepage
  • . Army Infantry School.SU
  • Official site of the Infantry Training Brigade

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