Army ROTC Leadership Organizational Positions

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  1. Vista123

    Vista123 5-Year Member

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    Just curious---
    Can someone explain or point out a good reference (I've had no luck with Google on this) the organizational system & responsibilities within the duties of the ROTC Cadets.
    IE: Battalion Commander, XO --->
    Is this consistent within all Battalions or change depending on the Battalion?
    There is probably a handy dandy chart somewhere but I cant find it.

    Thanks!
    Vista 123
     
  2. USArmor

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    If you search for ROTC handbook at most universities you will find what you need. In general, see below for a list of positions and responsibilities:

    MSIV POSITIONS

    BATTALION COMMANDER (BN CDR):

    · Commands and controls the battalion.

    · Uses staff to manage battalion activities.

    · Responsible for health, welfare, morale, and discipline of the battalion.

    · Provides training objectives for subordinate commands.

    · Disseminates command guidance/issues orders.

    · Executes the orders of the PMS and cadre.

    · Inspects and ensures orders and policies are followed.

    BATTALION EXECUTIVE OFFICER (XO):

    · Supervises all tasks assigned to the staff.

    · Directs the efforts of special staff officers.

    · Ensures staff is rendering assistance to subordinate commands.

    · Supervises the implementation of risk management.

    · Serves as Battalion Commander in his/her absence.

    · Ensure the class room is prepared for the Battalion Orders Process

    · Ensure all required cadets in leadership positions are at the Battalion Orders Process and ON-TIME.

    BATTALION PERSONNEL OFFICER (S-1):

    · Monitors unit strength and reports attendance to cadre.

    · Supervises morale support activities including recreational and fitness activities.

    · Supervises awards program.

    · Supervises administration of discipline.

    · Advises the commander on personnel and administration policies.

    · Sponsorship of MS II with MS I.

    BATTALION OPERATIONS OFFICER (S-3/AS3):

    · Prepares monthly/weekly training schedules.

    · Develops Mission Essential Task List (METL).

    · Supervises the execution of training.

    · Determines requirements and priorities for the allocation of resources.

    · Prepares, Coordinates, Authenticates, Publishes, and Distributes OPORDs, WARNOs, FRAGOs.

    • Compiles training records and reports such as After Action Reviews (AARs).
    BATTALION LOGISTICS OFFICER (S-4):

    · Coordinates the use of all classes of supply.

    · Determines maintenance requirements.

    · Coordinates transportation requirements.

    · Coordinates the distribution of TA-50 and personal clothing.

    · Coordinates field sanitation requirements.

    MS III Positions

    COMPANY COMMANDER (CO):

    · Commands and controls the company.

    · Executes tactical officer/NCO instructions.

    · Executes the daily training plan.

    · Disseminates information/issues orders.

    · Exercises command through the chain of command.

    · Inspects and follows-up on instructions.

    · Accepts responsibility for all unit actions.

    FIRST SERGEANT (1SG):

    · Accounts for personnel; prepares personnel reports.

    · Conducts company formations.

    · Issues orders/instructions through the NCO chain of command

    · Ensures personal appearance standards are met by all Cadets.

    · Conducts drill and ceremonies at the company level.

    · Supervises and controls field mess provisions.

    · Supervises maintenance and control of equipment through the NCO chain.

    · Supervise sponsorship of MS II with MS I.

    PLATOON LEADER (PL):

    · Commands and controls the platoon.

    · Executes the CO's instructions/orders.

    · Conducts troop leading procedures and renders reports to the chain of command.

    · Inspects and follows-up on instructions.

    · Prepares and issues Platoon Orders.

    · Controls tactical movements.

    · Conducts platoon offensive, defensive and patrolling operations.

    PLATOON SERGEANT (PSG):

    · Controls and accounts for personnel and equipment.

    · Ensures personal appearance of Cadets meet standards.

    · Supervises the issue of equipment, rations, and ammunition to the squads of the platoon.

    • Conducts platoon formations.
    · Conducts drill and ceremonies at the platoon level.

    · Performs duties directed by the Platoon Leader.

    · Conducts pre-combat inspections.

    · Supervises occupation of assembly areas, defensive positions and patrol bases.

    · Assists the PL in tactical movements/battle drills; assists in the conduct of the platoon attack/defense.

    • Conducts re-supply/redistribution activities.
    · Supervises construction of individual and crew-served fighting positions.

    · Supervises and controls maintenance and turn-in of equipment.

    SQUAD LEADER (SL):

    · Controls and accounts for personnel and equipment.

    · Ensures personal appearance of his Cadets meet standards.

    · Supervises distribution of equipment, rations, and ammunition.

    · Controls squad formations and movements.

    · Conducts troop leading procedures.

    · Prepares and issues Squad Orders.

    MSII POSITIONS

    TEAM LEADER (TL):

    · Controls and accounts for personnel and equipment.

    · Ensures personal appearance of his Cadets meet standards.

    · Supervises distribution of equipment, rations, and ammunition.

    · Controls team formations and movements.

    · Conducts troop leading procedures

    · Assists the squad leader.
     
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  3. Vista123

    Vista123 5-Year Member

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    THANKS!!!!
     
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    Just be aware that every unit is different and the cadet organizational structure can change significantly depending on leadership.
     
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