WARRIOR TASKS - Skill Level 1


Warrior Task 1 - Qualify with Individual Assigned Weapon

Warrior Task 2  - Operate a M240B Machine Gun

Warrior Task 3 - Operate a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon

Warrior Task 4 - Operate a M2 Cal. 50 Machine Gun

Warrior Task 5 - Employ Claymore Mine and Hand Grenades


Warrior Task 8 - Perform Voice Communications (SITREP - SPOTREP - 9-Line MEDEVAC)

Warrior Task 9 - Use Visual Signaling Techniques


Warrior Task 10 - Perform Movement Techniques During an Urban Operation

Warrior Task 11 - Engage Targets During an Urban Operation


Warrior Task 12 - Determine Location on Ground (Terrain Association, Map & GPS)

Warrior Task 13 - Navigate From One Point to Another (Dismounted)

Warrior Task 14 - Move Over, Through, or Around Obstacles (Except Minefields)


Warrior Task 15 - Move under Direct Fire

Warrior Task 16 - React to Indirect Fire (Dismounted & Mounted)

Warrior Task 17 - React to Direct Fire (Dismounted & Mounted)

Warrior Task 18 - React to Unexploded Ordnance Hazard

Warrior Task 19 - React to Man-to-Man Contact (Combatives)

Warrior Task 20  - React to Chemical or Biological Attack / Hazard

Warrior Task 21  - Decontaminate Yourself and Individual Equipment Using Chemical Decon Kits

Warrior Task 22  - Maintain Weapons and Equipment

Warrior Task 23 - Certify as a Combat Lifesaver

Warrior Task 24 - Perform Field Sanitation and Preventative Medicine Field craft  

Warrior Task 25 - Select Temporary Fighting Position

Warrior Task 26 - Maintain Situation Awareness / Every Soldier as a Sensor

Warrior Task 27 - Assess and Respond to Threats (Escalation of Force)

The below listed warrior tasks are FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY AND REQUIRE AN AKO PASSWORD

Warrior Task 28 - Understand Personnel Recovery Responsibility

Warrior Task 29 - Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detect and Defeat

Warrior Task 30 - Maintain Battle-Focused Physiclal and Mental Readiness

Warrior Task 31 - Perform Detainee Operations at Point of Capture

Warrior Task 32 - Perform Sniper Countermeasures
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Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills

What are they?
Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBD) are fundamental combat skills in which all Soldiers – regardless of rank, component, or military
occupational specialty -- must maintain proficiency to fight and win on the battlefield. They are the foundation upon which combat training
builds and are the primary focus of tactical training for both officers and enlisted Soldiers during initial military training (IMT).

Warrior Tasks are selected common individual Soldier skills deemed critical to a Soldier’s basic competency. Examples include weapons
training, tactical communications, urban operations, and combat lifesaving.

Battle Drills are group/collective skills designed to teach a unit to react and accomplish the mission in common combat situations. Examples
include react to ambush, react to chemical attack, and evacuate wounded personnel from a vehicle.

What has the Army done?
WTBD increase the relevance of training to current combat requirements and enhance the rigor in training. The driving force behind the
change was lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and comments from OIF/OEF
veterans. The WTBD continue to evolve to meet the needs of the operational Army. For example all Soldiers graduating from BCT and OSUT
are certified in combat lifesaving.

BCT and OSUT train all WTBD.

In Advanced Individual Training (AIT), selected WTBD [urban operations, react to man-to-man contact, convoy operations (convoy live-fire for
OD, TC, QM, MI, SC), advanced rifle marksmanship, and rifle qualification if the AIT is longer than 23 weeks] are reinforced. Additionally, AIT
school commandants may retrain any of the WTBD they deem critical to specific specialties.

Currently there are 32 Warrior Tasks and 12 Battle Drills being taught.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?
The Army conducts an annual review of WTBD to maintain relevance to current operations. Army Warrior Training, the program that replaced
common task testing, focuses on WTBD training for all military personnel throughout the Army.

Why is this important to the Army?
As combat situations can occur anywhere on the battlefield, it is important that all Soldiers possess fundamental combat skills. WTBD
produce Soldiers who are better prepared to fight on today's battlefield and immediately upon arrival to their first unit of assignment.

Also refer to FM 7-0 and FM 7-1 for more training information
The following is a list of the current Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills:
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