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.




MSG
Master Sergeant (MSG)

A Troop Sergeant is a senior Sergeant in the Organisational Chain of Command. As second-in-command of a Troop a large administrative unit containing typically up to 35 personnel. The Troop Sergeant supports the Troop Commander in the administration, development and support of the Troops personnel. Due to the discretion of the Troop Commander, the role of a Troop Sergeant can vary.

Troop Sergeants support the Troop Commander in communicating with and reguarly supporting the Section Commanders of the troop with their duties, as well as helping to develop other NCOs and SNCOs and Officers. Troop Sergeant is a Sergeant First Class (SFC) or E-7 rank, and therefore falls into the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer group, coming with its own responsibilities and privileges. The rank as any other, belongs to the office and not the holder. Typical operational duties of Troop Sergeants are Senior or Cheif Instructors, Squad Leaders, Platoon Leaders and on occasion Mission Support.



Current Statistics
Average Age on Promotion: 272 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 197
Average Combat Hours: 406.30
Average Practice Hours: 153.97


Current Master Sergeants


Prior/Previous Master Sergeants
SPC Luke

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

1SG
First Sergeant (1SG)

A Troop Sergeant is a senior Sergeant in the Organisational Chain of Command. As second-in-command of a Troop a large administrative unit containing typically up to 35 personnel. The Troop Sergeant supports the Troop Commander in the administration, development and support of the Troops personnel. Due to the discretion of the Troop Commander, the role of a Troop Sergeant can vary.

Troop Sergeants support the Troop Commander in communicating with and reguarly supporting the Section Commanders of the troop with their duties, as well as helping to develop other NCOs and SNCOs and Officers. Troop Sergeant is a Sergeant First Class (SFC) or E-7 rank, and therefore falls into the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer group, coming with its own responsibilities and privileges. The rank as any other, belongs to the office and not the holder. Typical operational duties of Troop Sergeants are Senior or Cheif Instructors, Squad Leaders, Platoon Leaders and on occasion Mission Support.






Grade: E-8
Level: Troop Command
Type: SNCO
Min Subs: 40 (2 Troops)
Max Subs: 126 (3 Troops)

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: 272
Average Combat Hours: 580.65
Average Practice Hours: 205.38


Current Second Lieutenants


Prior/Previous Second Lieutenants
SP3 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: 275
Average Combat Hours: 587.60
Average Practice Hours: 196.43


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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