Light Mortar Crewman (607) Enlisted Personnel

Sets up, aims, and fires a 60-mm mortar to place explosive or toxic gas shells upon enemy positions.
Emplaces mortar and sights in on aiming stake. Adjusts mortar for elevation and deflection. Uses firing tables to determine necessary charge and adjusts charge of mortar shell by removing necessary number of increments to give correct auxiliary propelling force. Fires weapon by dropping shell into mortar to strike firing pin.
At supervisory level, is responsible for control and coordination of mortar crews and tactical employment of mortars.
Must be able to estimate range and deflection rapidly and accurately.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Ammunition Bearer
  • Mortar Assistant
  • Mortar Gunner
  • Mortar NCO

Suitable Substitutions