A Platoon Leader is the commissioned officer in charge of a platoon, His/Her direct superior is the Company Executive Officer. This person is usually a junior officer — a Second Lieutenant or First Lieutenant, or an equivalent rank. He/Her is usually assisted by one (1) or more Platoon Sergeant(s).
The platoon leader is responsible of the following duties;
- Reviewing platoon reports from platoon under his command.
- Transmitting various reports to the Company Commander.
- Relay information transmitted to him from the chain of command to the personnel under his command.
- Perform administrative duties and paper work associated with his platoon. (ex: NCS, commendation)