The 42nd Air Assault Regiment Arma2 Realism Unit

PVT - Private (E-1)

E-1 / PVT - This rank is the probationary title given after someone has been successfully interviewed and recruited but before they complete any training.  Their responsibility is to follow the orders given to them and to pay attention.  Ultimately gaining a working knowledge of both operational tactics and techniques of the 42nd.  (Rifleman)

 

 

PV2 - Private Second Class (E-2)

E-2 / PV2 - This rank is typically awarded at the completion of basic training and after the soldier has passed their probationary period.  Their responsibility is to continue to learn and grow with the unit, following the orders of those in leadership positions above them.  (Rifleman)

 

PFC - Private First Class (E-3)

E-3 / E-4 | PFC / SPC - A solid grasp of fire team tactics leads one to fill roles above the standard rifleman. These ranks represent a level of skill that assists the growth of the new recruits with experience and teamwork. They benefit the fire team by fulfilling more advanced roles within the team.  (Automatic Rifleman, Grenadier, Designated Marksman, AT-Specialist, etc.)

SPC - Specialist (E-4a)

E-3 / E-4 | PFC / SPC - A solid grasp of fire team tactics leads one to fill roles above the standard rifleman.  These ranks represent a level of skill that assists the growth of the new recruits with experience and teamwork.  They benefit the fire team by fulfilling more advanced roles within the team.  (Automatic Rifleman, Grenadier, Designated Marksman, AT-Specialist, etc.)

CPL - Corporal (E-4b)

 E-4 / CPL - The Assistant Team Leader (ATL) is the right hand of the "TL", responsible for training his men and knowing their capabilities and how to lead the fire team when Team Leader is unavailable.  As the lowest rank of leadership, a Corporal should always strive to give the soldiers under him his knowledge and experience to enhance the team as a whole.

SGT - Sergeant (E-5)

E-5 / SGT - The Team Leader is responsible for all aspects of the fire team including weapon load-outs, training, and employment of his team.  He is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the team's mission.  The Team Leader commands the fire team with experience, dedication, and calm calculation under any circumstances.  This is probably the most important leadership position in the unit.

SSG - Staff Sergeant (E-6)

E-6 / SSG - The Squad Leader is responsible for the employment and coordination of his squad (2 fire teams).  He conducts squad training and works with the Platoon Sergeant to identify areas to sustain and improve.  Communication and a calm, professional, and collected attitude with the ability to coordinate multiple elements is key.

SFC - Sergeant First Class (E-7)

E-7 / SFC - The Platoon Sergeant is the senior enlisted member of the platoon responsible for the oversight of squad training, conducting platoon level training, developing his NCO's leadership abilities, and the well being of his men.  He is responsible for coordinating platoon medics, friendly med-evacs, and platoon ammo / cross loading.  He works closely with his Platoon Leader to develop a training program and deals with both promotions, awards, and disciplinary issues.  He is the go-to person in the platoon for any questions or concerns and should always present himself as a consummate professional.  He is a solid base of knowledge for his soldiers and a model for his men; the person all members of the platoon should emulate.

 

MSG - Master Sergeant (E-8a)

Principal NCO at the battalion level, and often higher. Not charged with all the leadership responsibilities of a 1SG, but expected to dispatch leadership and other duties with the same professionalism.

1SG - First Sergeant (E-8b)

 Principal NCO and life-blood of the company: the provider, disciplinarian and wise counselor. Instructs other SGTs, advises the Commander and helps train all enlisted Soldiers. Assists Officers at the company level.

SGM - Sergeant Major (E-9a)

SGMs experience and abilities are equal to that of the CSM, but the sphere of influence regarding leadership is generally limited to those directly under his charge. Assists Officers at the battalion level.

CSM - Command Sergeant Major (E-9b)

Functioning without supervision, a CSM’s counsel is expected to be calm, settled and accurate—with unflagging enthusiasm. Supplies recommendations to the commander and staff, and carries out policies and standards on the performance, training, appearance and conduct of enlisted personnel. Assists Officers at the brigade level.