604 - MACHINE GUN CREWMAN

604 - MACHINE GUN CREWMAN  
[MG CREWMAN]

Loads, aims, fires, cleans, and maintains, a .30 cal. or .50 cal. machine gun to provide automatic direct, indirect, or overhead fire in ground operations in support of tactical units breaking through enemy defense, harassing enemy troops and positions, and in defense against enemy aircraft, light armored vehicles, and enemy counterattack.

 

May perform supervisory duties incident to the control, coordination, and tactical employment of one or more machine guns and their crew members. Must be capable of field stripping, assembling, reducing stoppages of, and performing minor maintenance on weapon. Must be capable of making rapid and accurate range estimations, and of determining the speed of moving targets.

Must know safety precautions pertaining to overhead fire. Should be proficient in the use of hand weapons, such as rifle, automatic rifle, carbine, pistol, bayonet, and hand grenade. Should be proficient in the techniques of hand-to-hand combat.

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