Occupations in this career field focus on the planning and execution of military tactics in a combat situation.
Combat operations occupations refer to those specialties, such as infantry, artillery, and special forces, that operate weapons or plan and execute special missions during combat situations. They normally specialize by the type of weapon system or combat operation.
These personnel maneuver against enemy forces, and position and fire artillery, guns, and missiles to destroy enemy positions. They may also operate tanks and amphibious assault vehicles in combat or scouting missions. When the military has difficult and dangerous missions to perform, they call upon special forces teams.