Company Headquarters - Company headquarters includes the personnel necessary to assist the company commander in performing his tactical, administrative, and supply duties.
It is divided into the Command Group and the Administration Group.
Administration group.--Supply sergeant and armorer-artificer; mess sergeant, cooks, and cooks' helpers; company clerk.
- Our Company Command Post (Pictured) is completely authentic as well as being fully functional. Our BC1000 and Handy Talkie radio systems are used during displays and battle reenactments.
Rifle platoon.--The rifle platoon consists of a platoon headquarters (command group) and three rifle squads.
The platoon leader is responsible for the training, discipline, control, and tactical employment of the platoon.
The platoon sergeant is second-in-command. He assists the platoon leader in controlling the direction and rate of movement in the advance. During all operations he takes post as directed by the platoon leader.
The platoon guide (a sergeant) prevents straggling and enforces orders concerning cover, concealment, and discipline. His position is usually in rear of the platoon.
The light machine-gun section consists of a section headquarters and two light machine-gun squads.
The 60-mm mortar section consists of a section headquarters and three mortar squads.
Each squad consists of a squad leader, gunner, assistant gunner, and ammunition bearers.
In addition to individual weapons, each light machine-gun squad is equipped with one light machine gun and each mortar squad is equipped with one 60-mm mortar.