Battalion Command Ranks Explained - United Task Force (UNITAF) - Arma 3
Battalion Command Ranks
The Battalion is currently the largest administrative unit in UNITAF, it oversees all of the companies and the headquarters element. It is headed up by a Colonel, the highest ranking officer in UNITAF and is supported by a Sergeant Major, the most senior NCO.
Command Sergeant Major (CSM)
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) is the highest and most senior NCO rank attainable in the task force. Reporting directly to the Task Force Commanding Officer (TFCO) the Command Sergeant Major fills a unqiue leadership position in that they have oversight in any area assigned to them by the Commanding Officer
The CSM also monitors the entire NCO support channel at all levels, and reports back directly to the command structure with anything requiring their attention, Providing the Commanding Officer with valuable information about the day-to-day operations of the unit.
SNCOs support the officers of UNITAF in the undertaking of the duties of their command. Long serving members who continually demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity and a willingness to not only volunteer their leadership out of game, but to provide their valued feedback and input.
Coupled with the aforementioned, these members consistently show a willingness to volunteer their time and efforts in leading the various administrative duties of UNITAF.
Level: Battalion Command Type: CNCO Min Subs: 140 (2 Coys) Max Subs: 560 (4 Coys)
Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol)
The Lieutenant Colonel is a battalion level senior officer, the LtCol will fill one of two possible roles in Command Staff, either as a Executive Officer (Battalion or Task Force) or as a Commanding Officer (Battalion or Task Force)
Depending on their role, the LtCol may report to a Colonel, and be supported by a Command Sergeant Major as they command the Companies of the Battalion or Task Force.
While they may not have a intricate day-to-day involvement in the operations of their unit, the LtCol will take particular interest in the selection of future leaders and training and development of the people under their command. As well as spending a considerable amount of time working to improve the unit.
In either case, LtCol has a large number of personnel under their command, in their role of Executive or Commanding officer they are responsible for the entirety of UNITAF, and therefore has a great many responsibilities.
Senior Officers are responsible for ensuring that UNITAF continues to be a healthy, engaging and exciting. They have full responsibility for the leadership and smooth running of the organisation.
Level: Battalion Command Type: Senior Officer Min Subs: 140 (2 Coys) Max Subs: 280 (3 Coys)
The Colonel is the current highest attainable rank in UNITAF, it's reserved for the Task Force Commanding Officer (TFCO) in scenarios whereby the active task-force strength exceeds 3 companies of active personnel.
Senior Officers are responsible for ensuring that UNITAF continues to be a healthy engaging and exciting. They have full responsibility for the leadership and smooth running of the organisation.
Level: Battalion Command Type: Senior Officer Min Subs: 280 (2 Coys) Max Subs: 560 (4 Coys)