The eyes and the ears of the United States Army Unit in the Field is the Army Cavalry Scout.
He serves at the primary source of information for his commander. When intelligence and information about the enemy is required, it is the job of the cavalry scout to obtain it. The Cavalry Scout is a position that is very important in Today?s Army. As a Calvary Scout you will learn about various explosives, mines and weaponry. When information and intelligence about the enemy is required, it is the job of the Cavalry Scout to obtain it.
As a Scout you will be the informational eyes and ears for your Commander. The Scout is often called to direct fire of various weapons onto enemy positions. It is also a job requiring strength and stamina as living heavy objects and performing difficult physical tasks is part of the job. The job of Cavalry scout requires a person to undergo repeated stress and difficult situations. Senior Cavalry Scout will at times be called on to oversee maintenance of tracked or wheeled scout vehicles. Training never really stops for the Cavalry Scout, they are always working to maintain a very high level of mission readiness and battle preparedness. A person, who wishes to be an Army Cavalry Scout should be able to participate successfully as a team member. A Cavalry Scout who advances in rank will have the opportunity to supervise and direct other soldiers, and to be in charge of scout vehicle recovery operations, as well as scout vehicle crews. The Scout uses materials to report, follow, observe and track the movement of the enemy in the field. A senior Army Cavalry scout can be also used as a brigade level or Squadron level Combat Ops advisor to a senior level commander. The Candidate for Cavalry Army Scout has to be in physical and mental top condition and be ready to have the ability and the willingness to face danger and accept challenges encountered.
The US Army Calvary Scout will work to serve as an observation post member, and gather and report information on the enemy in the field. He works to perform various navigational duties during combat. He collects and gathers information and data on routes, tunnels, classifies and records it. He works to lead various fire crews and to secure ammunition.