Battalion Staff - Duties and Responsibilities

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This is the Document Release Information
Article Number: 7CAV-R-013
Scope: 7th Cavalry Battalion Staff - Role and Responsibilities
Version: Version 1.1
Effective Date: 11 APR 19
Last Modified Date: DDMMMYYYY
Approving Authority: Regimental Commanding Officer
Point of Contact: Regimental Chief of Staff



Role of Battalion Staff

The role of the Battalion Staff is to execute the vision of the Regiment respective to the Military Occupation Specialties assigned to the Battalion. The Battalion Staff is comprised of the following:

  • Battalion Commander
  • Battalion Executive Officer
  • Battalion Sergeant Major

Responsibilities

The following is a list of basic responsibilities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, merely the base on which to start.

  • Responsible for the ongoing health and morale of the Battalion in all respects.
  • Be available to the troopers of the Battalion at all times when online.
  • Admin game servers as required.
  • Perform administrative duties associated with the Battalion, i.e. reports, discipline.
  • Train and directly supervise company staff.
  • Other duties as required.

Battalion Sergeant Major ICS

Daily Duties (When Online)

  • Take Care of Troopers - When on TeamSpeak be available to talk to people. Make an effort once daily (when online) to meet with members of Company staffs for the purpose of:
    • Developing working relationships with Staff
    • Identifying key problems
    • Answering questions
    • Supporting Company Staff
  • Discharges - Monitor discharge requests as they occur for issues that may be popping up in a specific area. Follow up as required.
  • Approve promotion requests that require Battalion Approval (MSG promotions, Officers below the rank of LTC.)
  • Approve transfer requests between companies as required.
  • Review all Negative Counseling Statements as they occur for correctness and awareness of specific issues.
  • Work as part of the Battalion Staff team to ensure all companies are running effectively and work with each Company and the rest of the Staff to come up with plans to address any issues or shortcomings.
  • Counseling - Issue appropriate counselling measures as required to ensure understanding and compliance with all rules, regulations and minimum expectations.
  • Pass information both up and down the chain of command in an accurate and timely manner as required.

Weekly Duties

  • Section Practice - Ensure you are attending one Squad / Section practice a week within the Battalion.
  • Report Follow up - Follow up with Company Staff on any issues on the Company Reports.
  • Assign New Troopers - work with RTC to process new graduates. Assign Company staff to contact troopers on their behalf to get them assigned to their respective companies.
  • AWOL List - post the AWOL list weekly no later than Wednesday evening.
  • AWOL Discharges - post AWOL discharges weekly no later than Sunday evening.
  • Performing administrative duties and paper work associated with the battalion such as PAF's, forum backsides.
  • Monitoring and updating the ADR.
  • Proceeding and completing LOA's, ELOA's, and discharges.

Monthly Duties

  • Compile and work with your Battalion Staff for monthly Battalion Report and report during Command Staff Call
  • Leadership Development - Spend time with a different Company First Sergeant on a monthly basis and spend time with them ensuring they understand our vision and their part in it. Support them as required.
  • Attend the mandatory Command Staff Call monthly.
  • Required to attend the Quarterly Regimental Meeting.

Additional Duties/Notes

  • It is strongly recommended that the Battalion Sergeant Major should be part of the Non Commisioned Officer Academy as an instructor and be able to instruct both Phase one and two of the syllabus.
  • Assist Company Staff and Battalion Staff in choosing their quarterly ‘of the Quarter’ award.

Battalion Commander and Executive Officer ICS

Daily Duties (When Online)

  • Take Care of Troopers - When on TeamSpeak be available to talk to people. Make an effort once daily (when online) to meet with members of Company staffs for the purpose of:
  • Developing relationships
  • Identifying key problems
  • Answering questions
  • Supporting Company Staff
  • Discharges - Monitor discharge requests as they occur for issues that may be popping up in a specific area. Follow up as required.
  • Approve promotion requests that require Battalion Approval (MSG Promotions, Officers below the rank of LTC.)
  • Approve transfer requests between companies as required.
  • Post discharges and ELOA's for Battalion members as they occur in a timely manner.
  • Review all Negative Counseling Statements as they occur for correctness and awareness of specific issues.
  • Work as part of the Battalion Staff team to ensure all companies are running effectively and work with each Company and the rest of the Staff to come up with plans to address any issues or shortcomings.
  • Counseling - Issue appropriate counselling measures as required to ensure understanding and compliance with all rules, regulations and minimum expectations.
  • Pass information both up and down the chain of command in an accurate and timely manner as required.
  • Other duties as may be required.

Weekly Duties

  • Section Practice - Ensure you are attending one Squad / Section practice a week within the Battalion.
  • Report Follow up - Follow up with Company Staff on any issues on the Company Reports.

Monthly Duties

  • Leadership Development - Spend time with a different Company Commander on a monthly basis and spend time with them ensuring they understand our vision and their part in it. Support them as required.
  • Attend the mandatory Command Staff Call monthly.
  • Required to attend the Quarterly Regimental Meeting.