One automatically becomes a Rifleman upon the completion of his basic training. He is primarily equipped with an assault rifle.
His primary role is direct engagement of enemy forces, but depending on the individual players qualifications, the Rifleman will often fluidly switch to other roles such as Anti-Tank Rifleman, Ammo bearer, Grenadier or Assistant Auto Rifleman. The Rifleman is well suited to these role switches because his loadout is generally light and easily adaptable.
The primary weapon of the Rifleman is an assault rifle such as a M4, M4A1, AKM, AK-74.