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    I hope this I'm posting this in the right area. But I've heard that upon joining a squad most infantry will be issued the M249 SAW as sort of a "right of passage." I'm really curious if this is true or not, and if not, which gun is actually issued?

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    The FM for Infantry platoons specifies, from most junior to senior:

    Rifleman (M-16 or M-4)
    Grenadier (M-4\M203)
    Gunner (M249)
    Team Leader (M-4)
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    We dont use guns....

    Weuse weapons.
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    Okay that makes more sense.

    I know they aren't call "guns" I just couldn't think of a better term at the moment. Thank you for the correction though.

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    Also, you do not join a squad but will get assigned to a unit/company. In that formation, there are platoons, squads and teams. Your leadership will then assign you to your position in the unit. You will then be part of a team and squad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    Also, you do not join a squad but will get assigned to a unit/company. In that formation, there are platoons, squads and teams. Your leadership will then assign you to your position in the unit. You will then be part of a team and squad.
    But in call of duty you can totally join a squad and pick the "gun" you want....
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    Thanks Sharkey. I was a bit confused about the whole structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPclk2006 View Post
    But in call of duty you can totally join a squad and pick the "gun" you want....
    lol. Or joining the junior varsity football squad

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    Thanks Sharkey. I was a bit confused about the whole structure.
    No problem. I been in for 22 years and still get confused at times lol
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    MP there's really no need to get hostile or anything.

    And i appreciate the understanding Sharkey lol
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    If that upset you then you're going to have a rough time in the Army lol. He was making a joke, nothing hostile about it.

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