This is your ordinary soldier or GI (Government Issue) that you will use often in the game. You will get four of them for free at the start of a regular deployment or Proper Planning. They are quite random in their attributes; they often will start with very random rifle and morale, but some medals can increase their rifle skill and morale. They cost 3 TP and start with a Springfield rifle (but there is a medal to have them start with an M1 Garand). That's right. Hes your average, everyday G.I. Joe. There's nothing special about them, and that is what makes them awesome. This unit lacks a real weakness because he is your average, but has 2 strong attributes. He is upgradable, making him adaptable to any situation or strategy. The second strength is his ability to rank up fairly well. While other, more specialized units rank up "okay". he can easily reach above 80 rifle and morale without aid, making him a real Kraut-killer. They also aren't as hard on your budget compared to other troops when it comes to the initial buy.
Like all troops, Soldiers can have some serious rifle skill once they rank up, and when they are equipped with a Rifle Grenade and a Springfield, they can launch grenades extremely quickly. This makes the soldier highly effective at killing enemies due to the rapid fire, high accuracy, and high damage Springfield as well as the additional firepower from explosives. Soldiers can prove useful early in the game for keeping the Germans pinned whilst starting your strategy, especially if they have decent rifle skills. As they tend to be less of a bullet magnet than Spec Ops, a Soldier is able to stay alive relatively longer. While many have chosen the Spec Ops over the normal soldier, both can be viable for killing some Krauts.