Corporal (Section/Squad Leader) - Leads one of the three infantry sections and is responsible for manoeuvring, organizing, and looking after his section. The Corporal receives orders from the platoon commander, and then passes these orders down to the members of his squad and decides on the best way to complete them. The section leader may be equipped with an under-barrelled grenade launcher and can double as the grenadier for his squad. A section leader typically has two fire teams at his disposal, a rifle team and a weapons/support team.
Lance Corporal (Team leader) - Second in command of one of the three infantry section, and is responsible for manoeuvring, organizing and looking after a fire-team. If the corporal is killed or incapacitated, the lance corporal assumes the role of squad leader. The squad leader receives orders from the team leader and relays them down to his fire-team. A rifle team is responsible for directly engaging the enemy while a weapons/support team is responsible to suppressing the enemy and assisting the rifle team in their goal.
Combat Life Saver - The CLS is the first medically trained unit who can treat wounds beyond the abilities of an ordinary soldier. A CLS is also able to look after and stabilize heavily wounded troops while they wait for a medevac. Generally part of the weapons team.
Auto-rifleman - Carries a light automatic weapon used for suppressing enemy positions and supporting other members of the squad. Generally part of the weapons team.
Ammo Bearer - Functions as an ordinary rifleman, but also carries spare ammunition for the Auto-rifleman and other member of his section. The Ammo Bearer should generally stay close to the weapons specialist he may be working with, ready to assist. Generally part of the weapons team.
AT Rifleman - Functions as an ordinary rifleman, but also carries an anti-tank rocket launcher which he will employ at the squad leaders direction. Generally part of the weapons team.
Grenadier - Carries a grenade launcher used for suppressing, marking and engaging enemies. Grenadiers also carry smoke rounds which can be vital to platoon coordination. Generally part of the rifle team.
Rifleman - Carries a general assault rifle, responsible for closing with and engaging the enemy with his rifle and grenades. Generally part of the rifle team.
Engineer/Mortar Gunner - Carries tools that the ordinary soldier would not have including wirecutters, toolkits, defusal kits, mine detectors and more. Builds and designs fortifications and trenches along with the platoon leader. Depending on the mission the engineer may be tasked with operating a mortar to support the rest of the platoon.
Explosive Specialist - Carries demolitions equipment that can be used to destroy objectives. May also carry defusal and detection equipment.
JTAC - (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) Directs and observes close air support (CAS) and other means of direct or indirect fire support (e.g. Artillery). All units must request fire support through the JTAC who will relay it to the relevant support providers and observe their effect on target. JTACs generally join the platoon HQ element (Oracle).
Helicopter Pilot - Fly’s or co-pilots either transport or CAS helicopters. When in a helicopter the pilot has he final say, his word can overrule even the platoon commanders if he deems an order unsafe or impossible. Co-pilots assist the pilot in every task other than flying, including radio communication, navigation and observation.
Helicopter Crewman - Operates door guns, radios, rappeling, navigation or any other tasks outside of the direct control of the aircraft.
Vehicle Crewman - Operates armoured vehicles. Are any of the three main roles (Driver, Gunner or Commander) depending on the members class.
Fixed Wing Pilot - Fly’s a F/A 18 E or F fighter jet or A-10C. A fighter pilots role is to support the units on the ground by removing all hostile air assets and responding to fire missions called by the JTAC.
UAV Operator - UAV Operators generally act as intelligence and give potentially vital information to the command elements in a mission. Most of the time UAV operates act as surveillance and observation assets but there are times when UAVs can target enemy positions or fortifications.
Para jumper -PJs are para rescue specialists. PJs respond to CASEVAC requests and Evac seriously wounded troops. Once they have reached a medical facility the PJs will continue to work on the patient until they are fully functional again. PJs require a full and comprehensive understanding of the ACE3 medical system.
Sniper - Operates in teams of two. Tasked with providing reconnaissance, over-watch or supporting ground forces, sometimes they can take on sabotage or ambush roles. Snipers must have good initiative as they often operate without an officer’s direct guidance.
Spotter - A spotter assists the sniper in providing balistic calculations and correcting shots. Spotters must carry an assualt rifle in order to respond to close in contact. If they wish a sniper rifle can also be carried in their backpack/gunbag.
PLATOON LEADER - The platoon leader is responsible for accomplishing the platoon's mission. He is responsible for positioning and employing all assigned and attached crew-served weapons. He must also know how to employ supporting weapons.
a. He leads the platoon in support of company and battalion missions.
b. He informs his commander of his actions at all times.
c. He plans missions with the help of the platoon sergeant, squad leaders, and other key personnel.
d. He stays abreast of the situation and goes where he is needed to supervise, issue FRAGOs, and accomplish the mission.
e. He requests support for the platoon from the company commander to perform its mission.
f. He directs the platoon sergeant in planning and coordinating the platoon's CSS effort.
g. During planning, he receives on-hand status reports from the platoon sergeant and squad leaders.
h. He reviews platoon requirements based on the tactical plan.
i. He develops the casualty evacuation plan.
j. During execution, he checks the work of the platoon sergeant and the squad leaders.
k. He ensures the soldier's load is reasonable.
PLATOON SERGEANT - The platoon sergeant is the senior NCO in the platoon and second in command.
a. He supervises the logistics, administration, and maintenance activities of the platoon.
b. He organizes and controls the platoon alternate CP.
c. He trains the crews and employs the platoon's machine guns IAW the platoon leader's orders.
d. He receives the squad leaders' requests for rations, water, and ammunition. He works with the company XO and first sergeant to request resupply. He also directs the routing of supplies and mail.
e. He maintains platoon strength information, consolidates and forwards the platoon's casualty reports.( DA Forms 1155 and 1156) and receives replacements.
f. He monitors the morale, discipline, and health of platoon members.
g. He commands task-organized elements in the platoon during tactical operations. This can include, but is not limited to, quartering parties, security forces in withdrawals, support elements in raids or attacks, and security patrols.
h. He coordinates and supervises company directed platoon resupply operations.
i. He ensures that ammunition and equipment are evenly distributed. (This is a critical task during consolidation and reorganization.)
j. He ensures that the casualty evacuation plan is complete and executed properly by directing the platoon's aidman, and aid and litter teams.
SQUAD LEADER - The squad leader is responsible for the squad.
a. He controls the maneuver of his squad and its rate and distribution of fire.
b. He exercises his command through the fire team leaders.
c. He manages the logistical and administrative needs of his squad. He requests and issues ammunition, water, rations, and special equipment.
d. He maintains accountability of his soldiers and equipment.
e. He completes casualty feeder reports and reviews the casualty reports completed by squad members.
f. He supervises the maintenance of the squad's weapons and equipment.
g. He conducts inspections of his soldiers, their weapons and their equipment.
h. He keeps the platoon sergeant and platoon leader informed on his squad's supply status and equipment readiness.
i. He ensures that supplies and equipment are internally cross-leveled.
j. He designates and supervises special teams to include: Enemy POW and Aid & Litter teams.
k. He ensures compass and pace count duties are assigned.
TEAM LEADER - The team leader is a fighting soldier who leads by personal example and helps the squad leader as required.
a. He controls the movement of his fire team
b. He controls the rate and placement of fire by leading from the front and using the proper commands and signals.
c. He maintains accountability of his soldiers and equipment
d. He ensures his soldiers maintain the unit standards in all areas
e. He is responsible for one Automatic Rifleman, one Rifleman, and one Grenadier
f. He ensures that his Specialty Teams are trained to standard