Army Training Cavalry Scout ( MOS 19D)

Initial Training Overview:

Initial Training in this MOS is primarily conducted through One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which combines basic training and job training into one single course of instruction. OSUT for 19D, Calvary Scout is 16 weeks at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Additional Training Information:

Specific formal training opportunities for this MOS, including advanced training courses available at specific points of the soldier's career, can be found on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) Web Site.


During Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT), the Army limits a soldier's personal freedom, using a "Phase System," which grants increased freedom, based upon phase of training. For details, see Army Training Phase Restrictions.

Training Details:

Job training consists of One Station Unit Training for 16 weeks at Fort Knox Kentucky. Armor OSUT is 15 weeks, plus one additional week for duties specific to the Calvary Scout. In additiion to basic soldiering skills learned in the basic training portion of OSUT, Calvary Scouts are trained in the following skills: Secure and prepare ammunition on scout vehicles, load, clear and fire individual and crew-served weapons, perform navigation during combat, serve as member of observation and listening posts, gather and report information on terrain, weather and enemy disposition and equipment, collect data to classify routes, tunnels and bridges, and employ principles of concealment and camouflage.