Army ROTC Leadership Organizational Positions

Vista123

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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!
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USArmor

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Vista 123

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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afrotc16

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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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