UNIT ORGINIZATION POLICY

2-1. Overview

This is an overview of the Third Infantry Division Gaming Unit's Organization structure with associated ranks for each position.

 

2-2. Battalion Structure

======== Battalion HQ ========

Battalion Commander: LTC.png
Position: Infantry Officer - M4A1

Battalion Executive Officer:MAJ.png
Position: Infantry Officer - M4A1

Battalion Command Sergeant Major:SGM.png
Position: Non-Commissioned Officer - M4A1

 

======== HHC HQ ========

Company Commander:CPT.png
Position: Officer - M4A1 

Company Readiness NCO:MSG.png
Position: Non-Commissioned Officer - M4A1

 

2-3. Infantry Company

======== Company HQ ========

Company Commander:CPT.png
Position: Infantry Officer - M4A1

Company XO:1LT.png
Position: Infantry Officer - M4A1

Company 1SG:1SG.png
Position: First Sergeant - M4A1

Company RNCO:SSG.png
Position: Readiness Non-Commissioned Officer - M4A1

Company CNCO:SSG.png
Position: Communications Non-Commissioned Officer - M4A1

Company Forward Observer:SGT.png
Position: Forward Observer - M4A1

Company Medic:SGT.png
Position: Senior Line Medic - M4A1

 

======== Platoon HQ ========

Platoon Leader:2LT.png
Position: Infantry Officer - M4A1

Platoon Sergeant:SSG.png
Position: Platoon Sergeant - M4A1

Platoon RTO:CPL.png
Position: Radio Telephone Operator - M4A1

Platoon FO:CPL.png
Position: Forward Observer - M4A1

Platoon Medic:CPL.png
Position: Medic - M4A1

 

======== Infantry Squad ========

Squad Leader:SGT.png1IC
Position: Squad Leader - M4A1

 

======== First Fireteam ========

Fireteam Leader: CPL.png2IC
Position: Fireteam Leader - M4A1

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Automatic Rifleman - M249

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Grenadier - M4A1 M203

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Combat Life Saver - M4A1

 

======== Second Fireteam ========

Fireteam Leader: CPL.png3IC
Position: Fireteam Leader - M4A1 M203

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Automatic Rifleman - M249

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Grenadier - M4A1 M203

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Combat Life Saver - M4A1

 

======== Weapons Squad ========

Squad Leader: SGT.png1IC
Position: Squad Leader - M4A1

 

======== First Fireteam ========

Fireteam Leader: CPL.png2IC
Position: Fireteam Leader (Javelin Gunner) - M4A1/FGM-148

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Ammo Handler - M4A1

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: M240B Gunner - M240B

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Assistant Gunner - M4A1

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Rifleman/AT - M4A1/AT4

 

======== Second Fireteam ========

Fireteam Leader:CPL.png 3IC
Position: Fireteam Leader (M240B Gunner) - M240B

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Assistant Gunner - M4A1

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Javelin Gunner - M4A1/FGM-148

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Ammo Handler - M4A1

Fireteam Member:SPC.png
Position: Rifleman/AT - M4A1/AT4


 

 

2-4. Combat Aviation Brigade

======== 3rd CAB ========

Flight Commander: CPT.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Flight Executive Officer: CW3.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

======== Airframe 1 (CAS) ========

Pilot:CW2.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Co-Pilot:WO1.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

======== Airframe 2 (RECON) ========

Pilot:CW2.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Co-Pilot:WO1.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

======== Airframe 3 (TRANSPORT) ========

Pilot:CW2.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Co-Pilot:WO1.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Crew Chief:CPL.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Door Gunner:SPC.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

======== Airframe 4 (HEAVY TRANSPORT) ========

Pilot:CW2.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Co-Pilot:WO1.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

Crew Chief:CPL.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Door Gunner:SPC.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

======== Airframe 5 (MEDEVAC) ========

Pilot:CW2.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Co-Pilot:WO1.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Flight Medic:CPL.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

Flight Medic:SPC.png
Position: Pilot - M4A1

 

2-4. Staff Shops (S-Shops)

Staff Shops are our administration branches that support the administrative, operational and logistical needs of the unit. They contain several Duty Military Occupational Specialties (DMOS) within them which cater for specific needs of the unit from server maintenance to recruiting & retention.

 

2-4.A S1 - Personnel

S-1 is the Personnel Branch that manages the Recruiting & Retention of personnel within the 3rd Infantry Division. It’s run by the Personnel Officer who is normally a Captain (O-3).

Personnel Officers Duties

  • Oversee Evaluation Reports - To make sure they are accurate and turned in on time. The S1 ensures the OER and NCOERs are done, proofread for errors, conducted and processed to the soldier's personnel file.
  • Manage the Battalion Awards Program - They make sure that the unit's awards program in place, that soldiers are getting recognized, that the awards are in compliance with the pertinent regulations, and that they are processed in a timely manner.
  • Advise the Battalion Commander on Personnel issues. - A good S1 keeps the “old man” informed about personnel issues, specifically “personal” issues such as family issues, or anything else that the Battalion Commander might need to get involved in.
  • Establish Policies and procedures concerning personnel issues - They write SOPs and policy letters about anything human resources related.
  • Plan and oversee Unit Social Events - The S1 ensures that all events, such as ceremonies, retirement farewell, Pub a thons are done correctly, in accordance with the Commander’s intent.
  • Oversee and manage Personnel Records - Ensures each company manages its records the right way and they manage some files at battalion level.
  • Supervise all NCOs and soldiers within the S1 Section, normally 3-15 soldiers - The S1 normally has one or  OIC/NCOIC working directly for them, along with a few other NCOs and soldiers.
  • Recruiting and Retention Office - Maintains Battalion recruitment programs, works closely with S2(PAO) on recruitment drives, and oversees all Recruiters(79R) to ensure all processes of job functions are in compliance.
 

2-4.B S2 - Intelligence

S-2 is the Intelligence Branch that manages the Collection, Analysis and Coordination of information for utilization by combat elements within the 3rd Infantry Division. It’s run by the Intelligence Officer who is normally a Captain (O-3).

Intelligence Officer’s Duties

  • Planning Intelligence Operations - It is the duty of the S2 Army officer to plan intelligence collection operations. S2 officers have several resources for the job. Satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) capture image intelligence. Signal Intelligence Collectors capture enemy radio communications. Common Ground Station (CGS) Analysts use radar to track enemy vehicles and Human Intelligence Collectors question enemy combatants and civilians. The S2 determines which collection tool is best for the job and implements it accordingly. S2 officers also obtain information from sources in other Army units. For example, it is not uncommon for an S2 to use information gathered from infantry patrols and field artillery Fire and radar systems to round out the battlefield picture.
  • Disseminating Intelligence Information - Collecting intelligence is only half of the battle. S2s also have a duty to disseminate intelligence to the relevant decision makers of the unit. After intelligence is collected, soldiers on the S2’s staff analyze it and generate reports. One of the most important documents that the S2 staff generates is the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) report. The IPB report provides an ongoing assessment of the location and capabilities of enemy forces, the disposition of friendly forces and potential areas of security weaknesses. This report is submitted regularly to the commanding officer, executive officer and S3 (operations) officer. These officers use the IPB to determine future operational missions and training exercises.
  • Analyzing the Area of Operations -The S2 has a duty to not only gather information about enemy forces, he must also gather information about the unit’s area of operation (AO). Understanding the AO where the unit lives and works is crucial for the safety of all soldiers. This analysis includes understanding the local terrain, weather, civilian population and infrastructure. This information can also be passed along to other units. All AO data is kept in an intelligence database that is maintained by the S2 staff.
 

2-4.C S3 - Operations

S-3 is the Operations Branch that manages the Training, Planning & Readiness of the 3rd Infantry Division. It’s run by the Operations Officer who is normally a Major (O-4).

Operation Officer’s Duties

  • Training - Force Improvement Group  work closely with S3 to create  lists of tasks that both individuals and the unit should be able to perform. They use this list when grading unit performances during exercises as in battle drills during pre mobilization before deployment.
  • Operational Planning - Writes the standard operating procedures (SOP) for situations that may come up during combat. They also generate the orders for specific combat actions such as directing a subordinate company to secure a hill. Finally, S3s evaluate performance in the form of After Action Reports.
  • Unit Readiness - Readiness is comprised of more than just administrative functions, the S3 should be concerned about training readiness as well as complete the big picture.
 

2-4.D S4 - Logistics

S-4 is the Logistics Branch that manages the Training, Planning & Readiness of the 3rd Infantry Division. It’s run by the Operations Officer who is normally a Captain (O-3).

Logistics Officer Duties

  • Planning Unit Movements - Oversees and plan convoys, and administration / tactical movements which includes resources and coordinating.
  • Managing the Budget - Track spending on what the unit pays for and how much funding is needed each month, manage monthly donations/ raffle drawings and make sure the unit fund were balanced and kept the Battalion Commander briefed as to what was going one.
  • Advise the Commander on Logistical issues - These include server performance and server maintenance being conducted weekly/ monthly.
  • Base Maintenance - Oversees profile request updates, server management on a day to day basis (restarting servers, maintaining configuration files, updating servers) and managing the Map Development Team.
  • Combat & Image Documentation - Oversees uniform requests and ensure monthly inspections are being completed by unit leaders (Squad Leaders/ Platoon Sergeant) on subordinate units for uniforms are in compliance.
  • Corp of Engineers - Oversees and Maintain and supervise unit operations and infrastructure, maintain website and server installations and updates, maintain database data and updates, maintain unit email, maintain unit game server management software (TCAdmin),  maintain unit teamspeak, perform routine maintenance on unit server to improve efficiency and perform routine maintenance on unit game servers.
  • Ensure Battalion has resources for training -Maintains resources and ensures that they are available for training events.
 

2-4.E S6 - Communications

S-6 is the Communications Branch that manages the Signals, Networks, Security and Maintenance of all Communications within the 3rd Infantry Division. It’s run by the Communications Officer who is normally a Captain (O-3).

Communication Officer’s Duties

  • Advise the Commander/Staff on Communication Issues - Selection of unit position areas (PAs), from a communications standpoint, Communications and automation planning, operations, priorities, security, training, and rehearsals.
  • Plan, manage, and direct communications operations - Coordinate integration of battalion communications systems into those of a supported maneuver. Coordinate with signal units for communications support. Supervise operator and organizational maintenance of communication equipment and Manage all frequency allocations and assignments while working and training unit RTOs (radio telephone operator).
  • Unit to Unit Communications - Works closely with S2(PAO) on coordinating unit to unit meetings, trainings and joint ops.
  • Public Affairs Office - Maintains units image, unit news and newsletters, organizing unit public events (Pub A Thons), maintains units social media and prepares briefings for battalion events.