Troop Command Ranks Explained - United Task Force (UNITAF) - Arma 3



Troop Command Ranks

Troops are units containing 2-3 sections, containing anywhere from 20 to 63 personnel, with a target size of 35. Troops are headed by a 2-person team comprised of a Lieutenant and a Sergeant First Class or Master Sergeant as a Troop Sergeant who support the Section Commanders and NCOs under them.




SFC
Sergeant First Class (SFC)

The Sergeant First Class or SFC is a rank held by a Troop Sergeant, paired off with a Lieutenant in order to support them in the administration of the persons under their units command. As the most senior NCO in the troop, the SFC acts as second in command and is the primary assistant and advisor to the troop commander. Their primary responsibility is the training and administration of the personnel under the units command. The troop sergeant takes charge of the platoon in the absence of the troop commander.

A troop will typically not commence Troop Sergeant selection until it's size meets the middle threshhold. It is possible for a SFC to be promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (MSG) after a suitable period of time in grade with good conduct.

SFCs as Senior NCOs form a key part of training staff, frequently instructing or supervising training as well as leading in a variety of roles, such as Team, Squad an Platoon level.

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 both in and 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.



Current Statistics
Average Age on Promotion: 272 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 183
Average Combat Hours: 372.43
Average Practice Hours: 145.01


Current Sergeant First Classs


Prior/Previous Sergeant First Classs
MSP Luke

Grade: E-7
Level: Troop Command
Type: SNCO
Min Subs: 20 (2 Sections)
Max Subs: 63 (3 Sections)

MSG
Master Sergeant (MSG)

The Master Sergeant rank closely parallels that of the Sergeant First Class in duties and responsibilities. Promotion to MSG can be gained by an experienced or seasoned Troop Sergeant, with a period of time and good conduct in grade.

Like their SFC counterparts, MSGs take on senior training and field leadership roles.

The Master Sergeant is in regular contact with a large number of personnel and generally has more administrative duties. The MSG is responsible for the continued successful development of both corporals and sergeants as well as the soldiers in their Troop, not withstanding their duties as a Senior NCO in the task force.

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 both in and out of game, but to provide their valued feedback and input.

As a Senior NCO (SNCO) they continually demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity and a willingness to not only volunteer their leadership, but to provide their valued feedback and input both in game and out.

 





Grade: E-8
Level: Troop Command
Type: SNCO
Min Subs: 35 (2 Sections)
Max Subs: 63 (3 Sections)

2Lt
Second Lieutenant (2Lt)

As the entry-level rank for Officers the Lieutenant leads platoon-size elements as the Troop Commander consisting of the Troop Sergeant and the sections under their command. Along with their Troop Sergeant, the Lieutenants role is to support the Section Commanders of the unit in their support of the platoons men.

As the Troop Commander, the Lt is ultimately responsible for all persons in the platoon, and has the final say in personnel matters.

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 their units and are responsible for a large number of personnel.

Current Statistics
Average Age on Promotion: 420 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 258
Average Combat Hours: 545.20
Average Practice Hours: 198.92


Current Second Lieutenants


Prior/Previous Second Lieutenants
SPC Zero

Grade: O-1
Level: Troop Command
Type: Junior Officer
Min Subs: 20 (2 Sections)
Max Subs: 63 (3 Sections)

1Lt
First Lieutenant (1Lt)

2nd Lieutenants are typically promoted to 1st Lieutenants after a suitable time of service and good conduct in the previous grade, although generally the rank is reserved for a more seasoned or experienced Lt. Otherwise the role and responsibilities remain the same as that of all Lt's, as outlined for the 2Lt above.

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 their units and are responsible for a large number of personnel.

Current Statistics
Average Age on Promotion: 399 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 266
Average Combat Hours: 565.60
Average Practice Hours: 191.98


Current First Lieutenants

Retired First Lieutenants
1Lt Ben (Ret.)


Grade: O-2
Level: Troop Command
Type: Junior Officer
Min Subs: 20 (2 Sections)
Max Subs: 63 (3 Sections)


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