Roles in the Corps: AAV Officer
Overview of the responsibilities and role of the Amphibious Assault Vehicle Officer.
Editors note: On June 27, 2016, infantryman was renamed infantry Marine.
The Tank Officer brings firepower to the battlefield, commanding Marines in M1A1 tanks and providing recommendations for the tactical employment of tank units to unit commanders. Typically, the Tank Officer spends the first 14 months as a Tank Platoon Commander and is stationed at either of the two active duty tank battalions, ready for deployment.