Amphibian Tank Crewman (3736) Enlisted Personnel

As member of crew of an amphibian tank used in the attack of enemy positions to establish beachheads and in other like operations, performs one or more of the following duties: Drives the vehicle to secure maximum fire effect without undue exposure to enemy fire. Operates radio to maintain communication with other elements. Fires the weapons of the vehicle, including cannon and machine guns, to destroy enemy personnel, lines of communication, vehicles, pill boxes, and other targets, and to protect the vehicle against attack. Inspects and checks engines, oil levels, innerphone headset communication, radio, vehicle operating equipment, turret mechanism, tracks, bogie wheels, ammunition, and weapons. Cleans and services .30- and .50-caliber machine guns and cannon, and bore-sights cannon.
Must have sufficient knowledge of the tactical employment and operation of amphibian tanks to be able to anticipate commands, take advantage of available cover on land, and maneuver to secure best fields of fire.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Ammunition Handler
  • Assault Gun Crewman
  • Cannoneer
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Radio Tender
  • Tank Commander
  • Tank Driver
  • Tank Gunner