MIL How many people in a basic infantry unit?

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  1. TheNewMonaro

    TheNewMonaro New Member

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    I was watching Over There and they seem to be running around the place with 5 people the whole time... is this usual for a US infantry section (or whatever you call the basic unit)?
     
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    http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/squad.shtml
     
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    That sounds more like it. :cool:
     
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    dead wrong.

    fire team = 4, 2 fire teams+squad leader = squad, 4 squads = platoon, 3 or more platoons = company
     
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    That's roughly equal to an Aussie unit, makes sense to me.
     
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    What rank commands a squad?
     
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    Diesel66 My standards for women is like rent-a-centers stan OT Supporter

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    Staff Sergeant supposed to Sgt possibly
     
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    yup SSG ideally but SGT can too
     
  11. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    in the marine corps it's 3 3 3 3.
     
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    oh my bad. sorry EYOB
     
  13. Accord

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    There's only 3 people on a fire team in the Marine Corps? :dunno:

    Mabye I read that wrong.
     
  14. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    the leader doesn't really count. in boot camp you're taught the basis of marine corps small unit leadership, and which is what makes marines more adept and efficient than any other branch supposedly, is based on threes.

    three fireteam members to a fireteam with one fireteam leader.

    three fireteams in a squad with one squad leader.

    three squads in a platoon with one platoon leader.

    three platoons in a company with a company leader unit (co. gunny and co. commanders).

    three companies in a regiment with a regiment leader unit.

    three regiments in a battalion.
     
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    Thanks :cool:
     

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