Originally Posted by long island leprechaun
As I said earlier, there are 238 different positions that are considered "combat," not just grunt infantry. So when you say "situations like this," I don't think you're considering the whole range of possibilities.
Infantry, armor and artillery. There are sub designations within each. Rifleman, mortarman, machine gunner etc.
If you are in an infantry company- you are able to perform ALL the tasks in that unit except perhaps lead it.
Artillery is the same. A gunner starts as an ammo handler and moves up.
Every person in a unit (including officers) are expected to be able to handle ammo as necessary.
Now there are jobs in Signal and Enginneers. MP, Transportation, supply, intelligence, Air defense, finance etc etc
A woman can be a pilot - including a gunship pilot. But that is actually not considered a combat arm - strange.