family of army/military, colonels, and a general. I signed as an infantry 11b I have a high school diploma no college. I am 5'8 170lbs in peak shape and am working down my 6 minute miles runs. Other than prepare physically what can I expect from this MOS and can anyone give any additional advice. I do a lot of reading on this subject and would appreciate any additional insight. I plan on making the military a career and wonder whether enlisting as 11b is a good starting point, I also have hte option of waiting several years and trying ROTC. I don't know what I'm better off doing. I sometimes question the danger I am putting myself in, IED's leading to deaths every weak it is frightening. Are all infantrymen thinking of this and at leaast slightly concerned when they enlist or am I not cut out. Do I have any say in where I am deployed or what unit I am placed with. Are there preferred units to deploy? Is it common for an army infantry squad to be sent on a mission in combat with mainly new recruits (no previous combat veterans). Do they send new recruits on more dangerous missions because they are more dispensable?