Light Machine Gunner (604) Enlisted Personnel

Loads, aims, cleans, maintains, and fires a light machine gun to provide automatic direct fire against enemy personnel and light armored vehicles.
Estimates ranges and sets sights. Field-strips weapon with combination tool to replace worn or damaged parts or to reduce stoppages.
At supervisory level, is responsible for control and coordination of machine gun squads and tactical employment of weapons.
Must be capable of making rapid and accurate range estimation and determining the speed of moving targets. Must be able to use hand weapons, such as rifle, automatic rifle, carbine, pistol, bayonet, trench knife, and hand grenades. Must be proficient in the techniques of hand-to-hand fighting.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Ammunition Bearer
  • Machine Gun NCO

Suitable Substitutions