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    Here is where you will find the roles in an infantry section and their responsibilities when it comes to the rest of the section or squad.  As well as how they operate as part of a larger unit.

    Squad Leader

    The Squad Leader plays a crucial role in coordinating and leading their squad effectively during combat operations. The responsibilities of a Squad Leader include:

    • Command and Control: The Squad Leader is responsible for giving orders and directions to their squad members during missions. This involves assessing the situation, determining objectives, and issuing clear and concise commands to achieve the mission goals.
    • Tactical Planning: Before and during missions, the Squad Leader must develop and adapt tactical plans based on the mission parameters, terrain, enemy locations, and available resources. This includes determining movement routes, establishing rally points, and coordinating with other squads or elements within their team.
    • Communication: Effective communication is essential for successful operations. The Squad Leader must maintain constant communication with their squad members, as well as with other elements within their team, such as other squads, the platoon leader, or higher command. This involves using in-game communication tools such as voice chat or radio channels.
    • Leadership: The Squad Leader sets the example for their squad members by demonstrating leadership qualities such as decisiveness, initiative, and professionalism. They must motivate and inspire their squad members to perform at their best, even under stressful and challenging circumstances.
    • Situational Awareness: The Squad Leader must maintain a high level of situational awareness at all times, continuously monitoring the battlefield, enemy movements, friendly positions, and potential threats. This allows them to make informed decisions and adjust their plans as necessary to achieve mission success.
    • Support and Coordination: The Squad Leader coordinates with other elements within their team, such as supporting units, vehicles, or air assets, to achieve mission objectives. This may involve requesting fire support, medical assistance, or logistical support as needed.
    • Training and Development: The Squad Leader is responsible for training and developing their squad members to improve their skills and effectiveness in combat. This includes conducting pre-mission briefings, debriefings, and providing feedback and guidance to squad members to enhance their performance.

    This role requires a competency test to be performed to be able to be filled in game, you can do that here: Squad/Fireteam Leader Competency

    Fireteam Leader

    The Fireteam Leader is typically responsible for leading and coordinating a small group of soldiers within a larger squad. The roles and responsibilities of a Fireteam Leader include:

    • Leadership: The Fireteam Leader is responsible for leading their fireteam effectively during combat operations. This involves providing guidance, direction, and support to their team members to ensure they accomplish their objectives efficiently.
    • Tactical Planning: The Fireteam Leader assists the Squad Leader in developing and executing tactical plans specific to their fireteam's objectives. This includes determining movement routes, coordinating fire and manoeuvre tactics, and ensuring the team's actions align with the overall squad strategy.
    • Communication: Effective communication is essential for coordination and situational awareness. The Fireteam Leader maintains constant communication with their team members, as well as with the Squad Leader and other elements within the squad, using in-game communication tools such as voice chat or radio channels.
    • Situational Awareness: The Fireteam Leader must maintain a high level of situational awareness, continuously assessing the battlefield, enemy movements, friendly positions, and potential threats. This allows them to make informed decisions and adjust their tactics as necessary to achieve mission success.
    • Support and Coordination: The Fireteam Leader coordinates with other fireteams within the squad, as well as with supporting units, vehicles, or air assets, to accomplish mission objectives. This may involve requesting fire support, medical assistance, or logistical support as needed.
    • Weapon Employment: Depending on the mission requirements and the composition of the fireteam, the Fireteam Leader may also be responsible for coordinating the employment of the team's weapons effectively. This includes directing the use of small arms, grenades, machine guns, or other specialized weapons systems to suppress enemy positions and achieve fire superiority.
    • Training and Development: The Fireteam Leader plays a role in training and developing their team members to improve their skills and effectiveness in combat. This includes conducting pre-mission briefings, debriefings, and providing feedback and guidance to enhance the performance of individual team members.

    This role requires a competency test to be performed to be able to be filled in game, you can do that here: Squad/Fireteam Leader Competency

    Squad Medic

    The squad medic (also known as Combat Life Saver or CLS, Corpsman or Medic) is essential for the well-being and effectiveness of the squad in combat situations. The responsibilities of a squad medic include:

    • Medical Support: The primary role of the squad medic is to provide medical assistance to injured squad members. This includes administering first aid, stabilizing wounded soldiers, and treating injuries to the best of their ability given the resources available.
    • Casualty Assessment: The squad medic assesses the severity of injuries sustained by squad members and prioritises treatment based on the urgency of medical needs. They must quickly identify life-threatening injuries and provide immediate care to stabilize casualties.
    • Medical Equipment Management: The squad medic is responsible for managing and maintaining medical supplies and equipment within the squad. This includes carrying essential medical supplies such as bandages, morphine, and epinephrine, as well as medical equipment such as medkits and medical instruments.
    • Evacuation Coordination: In situations where casualties require evacuation to a higher level of medical care, such as a field hospital or medical evacuation point, the squad medic coordinates with other squad members or higher command to facilitate the evacuation process safely.
    • Casualty Collection Point (CCP): The squad medic may establish and operate a Casualty Collection Point (CCP) to centralize medical treatment and triage for injured squad members. This allows for more efficient medical care and better organization of resources during combat operations.
    • Communication: The squad medic communicates with the squad leader and other squad members to provide updates on casualty status, request assistance if needed, and coordinate medical support during missions.
    • Training and Preparedness: The squad medic undergoes specialized medical training to ensure they are proficient in providing emergency medical care in combat situations. They also conduct regular training exercises with the squad to practice medical procedures and improve readiness.
    • Self-Protection: While providing medical assistance, the squad medic must remain mindful of their own safety and take precautions to avoid becoming injured themselves. This may include seeking cover during combat, coordinating with other squad members for protection, and prioritising treatment based on the level of danger.

    This role requires a competency test to be performed to be able to be filled in game, you can do that here: Medical Competency

    Squad Designated Marksman

    The Squad Designated Marksman (SDM) fulfils a specialised role within the squad, providing accurate long-range precision fire support to enhance the squad's combat effectiveness. The roles and responsibilities of a Squad Designated Marksman include:

    • Enhanced Marksmanship: The SDM is equipped with a designated marksman rifle (DMR) or a rifle with optics optimised for mid to long-range engagements. Their primary role is to provide accurate and sustained fire support to the squad at extended ranges.
    • Target Engagement: The SDM engages enemy targets beyond the effective range of standard infantry weapons but within the operational range of their designated marksman rifle. They prioritize engaging enemy combatants, weapon crews, and other high-value targets to suppress and neutralize threats to the squad.
    • Support Manoeuvre Elements: While operating within the squad, the SDM provides overwatch and fire support to manoeuvre elements during combat operations. They cover the squad's movements, provide suppressive fire, and engage enemy positions to facilitate the advance or withdrawal of friendly forces.
    • Fire Support Coordination: The SDM coordinates with the squad leader and other team members to provide effective fire support as part of the squad's overall tactics and strategy. They communicate target locations, engage enemy positions, and adjust fire as necessary to support squad objectives and mission requirements.
    • Marksmanship and Target Identification: The SDM possesses advanced marksmanship skills and is trained to accurately engage targets while minimizing collateral damage. They also assist in target identification, distinguishing between friendly and enemy forces to prevent fratricide.
    • Flexibility and Adaptability: The SDM must be adaptable and able to transition between providing precision fire support and assisting with other squad tasks as needed. They remain integrated with the squad, ready to respond to changing battlefield conditions and mission requirements.
    • Team Integration: Despite their specialised role, the SDM works closely with other members of the squad, including the squad leader, fireteam leaders, and automatic riflemen, to achieve mission success. They contribute to the squad's overall effectiveness through teamwork, communication, and cooperation.

    Engineer

    the engineer plays a crucial role within a squad, providing specialised skills and support to enhance the squad's capabilities in various situations. The roles and responsibilities of an engineer within a squad include:

    • Demolitions and Explosives Handling: Engineers are trained in handling explosives and demolition charges. They can deploy explosive charges to breach obstacles, destroy enemy emplacements, or create defensive barriers. This includes setting up and detonating charges with precision to achieve tactical objectives.
    • Obstacle Clearance: Engineers are responsible for clearing obstacles and obstacles in the squad's path, such as barricades, wire obstacles, and minefields. They use specialized equipment such as mine detectors, mine-clearing line charges, and portable breaching tools to clear paths for the squad's movement.
    • Field Fortifications and Construction: Engineers can construct field fortifications and defensive positions to enhance the squad's defensive capabilities. This includes building sandbag emplacements, setting up concertina wire obstacles, and constructing makeshift bunkers or fighting positions to provide cover and protection for the squad.
    • Repair and Maintenance: Engineers are skilled in repairing and maintaining vehicles, equipment, and weapons systems within the squad. They can conduct field repairs on damaged vehicles, weapons, and equipment to keep them operational during missions, ensuring the squad's continued combat effectiveness.
    • Route Clearance and Route Planning: Engineers assess and clear routes for the squad's movement, identifying and neutralising potential threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and booby traps. They also assist in planning routes to avoid hazardous areas and minimize exposure to enemy fire during movement.
    • Supporting Specialised Equipment: Engineers may operate specialised equipment such as armoured engineering vehicles, combat engineering vehicles, or mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles equipped with mine-clearing and route-clearance systems to support the squad's mission objectives.
    • Construction and Repair of Infrastructure: In certain missions, engineers may be tasked with constructing or repairing critical infrastructure such as bridges, roads, or buildings to support friendly forces or civilian populations. This may involve using heavy equipment and construction materials to complete engineering tasks under combat conditions.
    • Counter-IED Operations: Engineers play a key role in detecting, disarming, and neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) deployed by enemy forces. They use specialised equipment such as mine detectors, bomb disposal robots, and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) tools to safely handle and dispose of explosive threats.

    This role requires a competency test to be performed to be able to be filled in game, you can do that here: Engineer Competency

    Autorifleman

    The Autorifleman (Also known as the Machinegunner) plays a crucial role within a squad, providing sustained and suppressive firepower to support the squad's manoeuvres and achieve mission objectives. The roles and responsibilities of an Autorifleman within a squad include:

    • Fire Support: The primary role of the Autorifleman is to provide suppressive fire against enemy positions to allow the squad to manoeuvre and engage the enemy effectively. They use their weapon, typically a light machine gun (LMG) or squad automatic weapon (SAW), to lay down sustained fire on enemy positions and suppress enemy fire.
    • Area Denial: The Autorifleman uses their weapon to deny enemy movement in specific areas by saturating the area with firepower, making it difficult for the enemy to advance or reposition. This helps to control the battlefield and prevent the enemy from gaining a tactical advantage.
    • Covering Fire: During squad movements, the Autorifleman provides covering fire to protect squad members as they advance or withdraw from positions. They lay down suppressive fire to keep the enemy's heads down and reduce the risk of casualties while the squad manoeuvres.
    • Target Suppression: The Autorifleman suppresses enemy firing positions to prevent them from effectively engaging friendly forces. By keeping the enemy pinned down and unable to return accurate fire, they create opportunities for other squad members to manoeuvre and engage the enemy.
    • Fire Maneuver: The Autorifleman works closely with other members of the squad, such as the Squad Leader, Fire Team Leader, and Riflemen, to coordinate fire and maneuver tactics. They provide suppressive fire while other squad members flank or assault enemy positions, allowing the squad to maintain momentum and gain a tactical advantage.
    • Ammunition Management: The Autorifleman carries a significant amount of ammunition for their weapon to sustain fire support during prolonged engagements. They must manage their ammunition supply effectively to ensure they have enough rounds to support the squad's operations without running out of ammo at critical moments.
    • Situational Awareness: The Autorifleman maintains situational awareness at all times, scanning the battlefield for enemy movements, potential threats, and friendly positions. They communicate important information to the squad leader and other team members to assist in decision-making and planning.
    • Weapon Maintenance: The Autorifleman is responsible for maintaining their weapon in good working condition to ensure reliability and effectiveness during combat operations. They conduct regular checks and maintenance on their weapon to prevent malfunctions and address any issues promptly.

    Rifleman Anti-Tank

    The Rifleman Anti-Tank (AT) plays a crucial role within a squad, specializing in engaging and neutralizing enemy armored vehicles and other high-value targets. The roles and responsibilities of a Rifleman Anti-Tank within a squad include:

    • Anti-Armour Operations: The primary role of the Rifleman Anti-Tank is to engage and destroy enemy armoured vehicles, such as tanks, armoured personnel carriers (APCs), and armored fighting vehicles (AFVs), using anti-tank weapons and munitions.
    • Weapon Proficiency: The Rifleman Anti-Tank is trained in the operation and employment of anti-tank weapons systems, such as rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), or shoulder-launched anti-tank missiles (ATGMs). They are proficient in aiming, firing, and effectively employing these weapons against armored targets.
    • Target Identification: The Rifleman Anti-Tank is responsible for identifying and prioritizing enemy armored threats on the battlefield. They assess the type, size, and vulnerability of enemy vehicles to determine the most appropriate anti-tank weapon and engagement technique.
    • Fire Control: The Rifleman Anti-Tank exercises fire control discipline to ensure accurate and effective engagement of enemy armored targets. They take into account factors such as range, target movement, and ballistic trajectory to achieve hits on target and maximize lethality.
    • Support Manoeuvre Elements: The Rifleman Anti-Tank provides fire support to manoeuvre elements within the squad by neutralizing enemy armour threats and creating opportunities for friendly forces to advance or manoeuvre into position. They engage enemy vehicles to suppress enemy movements and facilitate friendly manoeuvrability.
    • Ammunition Management: The Rifleman Anti-Tank carries a limited supply of anti-tank munitions and must manage their ammunition effectively to ensure they have sufficient firepower to engage enemy armor threats throughout the mission. They coordinate with squad leaders and other team members to resupply ammunition as needed.
    • Concealment and Camouflage: The Rifleman Anti-Tank operates with a focus on concealment and camouflage to avoid detection by enemy forces. They utilize natural terrain features and cover to hide their position while preparing to engage enemy armored targets.
    • Situational Awareness: The Rifleman Anti-Tank maintains situational awareness at all times, scanning the battlefield for enemy armored threats, potential ambush sites, and friendly positions. They communicate important information to the squad leader and other team members to assist in decision-making and planning.

    Rifleman

    Riflemen serves as a versatile and essential member of the squad, contributing to various aspects of combat operations. The roles and responsibilities of a Rifleman within a squad include:

    • Fire Support: The Rifleman provides direct fire support to suppress enemy positions and engage enemy combatants effectively. They utilize their standard-issue rifle or carbine to lay down accurate and sustained fire on enemy targets, helping to control the battlefield and maintain fire superiority.
    • Manoeuvre and Assault: The Rifleman participates in squad manoeuvres and assaults, advancing on enemy positions, clearing buildings, and securing objectives alongside other squad members. They work as part of a team to manoeuvre tactically and overcome enemy resistance during offensive operations.
    • Security and Overwatch: The Rifleman contributes to the squad's security by providing overwatch and maintaining perimeter security during halts or defensive operations. They keep watch for enemy movements, provide early warning of threats, and assist in establishing defensive positions to protect the squad.
    • Equipment and Ammunition Management: The Rifleman carries essential equipment and ammunition to sustain combat operations throughout the mission. They manage their gear efficiently, ensuring they have an adequate supply of ammunition, grenades, and other essential items to support squad objectives.
    • Casualty Evacuation and Aid: In the event of casualties, the Rifleman assists in casualty evacuation and first aid under the direction of the squad medic. They provide cover and support during medical treatment and evacuation procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of injured squad members.
    • Reconnaissance and Intelligence: The Rifleman assists in reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering tasks, observing the battlefield, reporting enemy movements, and gathering information to support squad decision-making and planning.
    • Communication: The Rifleman maintains communication with squad members and leadership using radio or voice chat to relay information, receive orders, and coordinate actions effectively during combat operations.
    • Adaptability and Flexibility: The Rifleman must be adaptable and able to perform a variety of tasks based on the squad's needs and the evolving situation on the battlefield. They remain versatile and ready to assist with any mission requirements, whether it involves offensive, defensive, or support tasks.
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    Travisty

      

    Thank you, This is a great read and has all the information of each role. very clear and easy to follow. 

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