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RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEAM LEADERS
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• Set the example at all times.
• Know the number, names, and personal information on all assigned personnel.
• Assist team members with matters related to JROTC activities (when possible) and refer them
to the squad leader for assistance if they are unable to handle/resolve an issue.
• Be thoroughly familiar with individual and squad drill; inspect team members during formations
and class assemblies to ensure they know what is required of them.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF SQUAD LEADERS
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• Set the example at all times.
• Know the number, names, and personal information on all assigned personnel.
• Counsel/assist squad members with matters related to JROTC activities and help them to find
solutions to other matters (when possible); refer them to the platoon sergeant or platoon leader
for assistance if they are unable to handle/resolve an issue.
• Develop responsibility and leadership in team leaders and be the first person that they turn to for
assistance and advice.
• Form the squad correctly. Make an accurate report by name of those persons present and absent
during common hour activities, company platoon/formations, and other cadet battalion activities.
• Be thoroughly familiar with individual, squad, and platoon drill. When conducting drill,
instruct/demonstrate the movement, allow time for individual performance, then supervise team
leaders and squad members to ensure they perform properly.
• Inspect their team leaders and squad members at all times; ensuring they know what is required
of them.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PLATOON SERGEANT
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• Set the example at all times.
• Form the platoon when prescribed by the platoon leader; submit absentee reports to the company
first sergeant.
• Assist the platoon leader in supervising the squad leaders while maintaining a close relationship
with them.
• Develop a spirit of teamwork within the platoon.
• Learn the names of everyone in the platoon and use their names when addressing them.
• Provide assistance/counseling to personnel in the platoon, especially when requested by the
platoon leader or a squad leader.
• Assist the platoon leader in training the platoon.
• Be completely informed of all platoon matters in order to assume control of the platoon in the
absence of the platoon leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PLATOON LEADER
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• Keep the company commander apprised of the status of the platoon at all times.
• Establish and maintain command and control of the platoon at all times. Organize and maintain
an effective chain of command.
• Provide assistance/counseling to personnel in the platoon, especially when requested by a squad
leader or the platoon sergeant, and/or when necessary for performance or disciplinary reasons.
• Conduct an inspection of the platoon at formations.
• Use the chain of command to accomplish tasks; work mainly with the platoon sergeant and the
squad leaders.
• Know all cadet regulations and ensure that all members of the platoon also know and follow
them.
• Enforce the orders from superiors whether you agree with them or not; however, if you think an
order is morally or ethically wrong, discuss it with your chain of command and, if necessary, your
instructor staff. Do not complain or gripe in the presence of subordinates. Develop a spirit of
teamwork so as to instill respect, obedience, and cooperation in the platoon.
• Know all phases of drill and ceremonies; be able to supervise and conduct platoon drill and, if you
are the senior officer present in a formation, be able to conduct company drill.
• Set high standards of personal appearance and conduct for yourself. Remember, the platoon
leader sets the example for the platoon to follow.
• Make an effort to resolve all leadership, training, and disciplinary problems at your level; however,
if you cannot solve a problem, seek the advice and/or assistance of the company commander,
company executive officer, or first sergeant.

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