Infantry

Romans 10:13-15

13 For whomsoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
(Isaiah 52:7)

 

Infantry is the branch of an army that fights on foot. In the natural, the Infantry is the oldest branch of the military armed forces. Infantrymen are land-based soldiers and are specifically trained to engage the enemy face-to-face. Because of this role, in the natural, they historically suffer the greatest level of casualties in combat. Here, training for the Infantry will focus on the following:

 

  1. Greater Emphasis on Discipline
  2. Spiritual Strength & Fitness
  3. Spontaneous Sustained Aggression


Although reduced in relative numbers, because of advancements in military technology, the Infantry still remains as the backbone of modern armies, and is today more lethal than ever before. In order for the Infantry to be effective, reliance is placed on organized formations in battle. These closely  knit formations allow officers to retain control and maintain discipline amongst the ranks.

The advantage that the Infantry has is its ability to access and maneuver in terrain that may be otherwise inaccessible. In order for the Infantry to operate successfully, there must be a common standardized guide to action. This common frame of reference for military operations is developed by linking the following:

  1. Biblical Theory (Protestant Theology)
  2. Historical Experience (Testimony)
  3. Experimentation
  4. Practice
  5. Initiative and Creative Thinking

Revelation 12:11

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

The Infantry ultimately is the primary force of inflicting damage on the enemy. It is also the main force that determines whether any given tactical position can be occupied, and ensures that control of any region is maintained. Attack operations are the primary role of the Infantry, with the objective being to advance into enemy held territory and to dislodge the enemy.In general, the military operations of the Infantry are listed below:

 

  1. Attack
  2. Defend
  3. Patrol
  4. Pursue
  5. Escort
  6. Maneuver
  7. Surveillance
  8. Reserve
  9. Construction
  10. Raid/Hostage Rescue
  11. Urban Combat

Infantrymen must be vigilant at all times and closely monitor the positions of team-mates and leaders while being on the look out constantly for the enemy. This behaviour needs to be instinctive and simultaneous.

 


II Timothy 4:5

5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
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