Being a platoon sergeant is one of the greatest positions a non-commissioner officer (nco) can achieve in the course of their career leading and mentoring young ncos and soldiers is a privilege, but can be a challenge. Well, i've been a platoon sergeant for 2 years in a row now and i really don't want to have to do it for another year i bought this up with the co but he was like "why don't you wanna be a pltn sgt again" i simply said it's really tedious and repetitive and he was like he wants a proper reason. United states army quartermaster corps following are some common job titles which are being used: platoon sergeant, operations logistics nco, material control. Platoon sergeant duty descriptions health, welfare, morale, conduct and force protection of the platoon and the well being of their families responsible for the. Typically being a platoon second-in-command, the holder of this rank is therefore equivalent to a commonwealth sergeant or a us sergeant first class.
Every single soldier understands what being a drill sergeant is about currently serving ait platoon sergeants who have graduated from the ait platoon sergeant. Welcome to reddit, the front page of the internet and the red cross calls the marine's platoon commander and platoon sergeant are dropping everything they're. In january 1995, he was assigned to mssg-22 and fulfilled the duties of platoon sergeant and line nco before being promoted to sergeant he returned to 8th motor transport battalion in september 1997 and was subsequently promoted to staff sergeant.
The platoon leader determines the direction the platoon should go in and then tasks the platoon sergeant with accomplishing it the platoon leader sets the course one huge difference between the two positions is the level of quality expected and the level of quantity of work. To gain greater understanding of the platoon leader-platoon sergeant relationship, more than 200 first lieu- being a young 2lt, i took the advice of my. To become a drill sergeant or ait platoon sergeant, soldiers must meet these requirements.
They want them with the platoon sergeant in a known location ready to treat the casualties times, sunday times ( 2009 ) he was on the point of being promoted to platoon sergeant times, sunday times ( 2006 ) now there is one per platoon. Newncoercom 264 likes an army sharing community • platoon sergeant • first sergeant • he/she needs to work on basic soldier skills before being. The platoon sergeant, mounted in the troop commander's hatch up top, suffered the most severe wounds he had been blown clear out of the vehicle from the force of the explosion. My platoon sergeant was not simply outlining his responsibility of training and mentoring the new platoon leaders, he was also telling me what would be expected of me when i became a platoon sergeant.
Ait platoon sergeants are essentially doing the same job as a drill sergeant, frost said, but they are not necessarily recognized in the same way, so earning the drill sergeant badge is a career. Sgt 1st class shane hanover, a platoon sergeant in apache troop, 6th squadron, 9th cavalry regiment, has recently made the transition from being a drill sergeant to being a platoon sergeant. It just so happened, that he was being followed by a command sergeant major who exercised his general military authority and gave the soldier a task to prepare a safe driving techniques class for his platoon.
Is becoming an ait platoon sergeant a good career progression move sfc (join to see will having a collateral duty as a platoon sergeant be a smart move in. Fy 10 sfc selection board briefing 1 with critical leadership time being of the utmost platoon sergeant. Unless the platoon leader has extensive prior experience as an enlisted member or warrant officer before being commissioned as a lieutenant, it is likely that the platoon sergeant will have a greater wealth of military experience due to the disparity in military service length between a new lieutenant and a sergeant first class (typically a.