What are the Duties of a Platoon Sergeant in Defence?

What is a Platoon Sergeant? In many militaries, a platoon sergeant is the senior enlisted member of a platoon, who advises and supports the platoon’s commanding officer in leading the unit. Outline of Duties in Defence (i.e. in the field) There are three steps to the duties of a Platoon Sergeant in defence: Preparation: Know… Read More

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Household Division & Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses

The following is a list of Household Division and Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses (HDPRCC) (as at April 2019): Course Duration Infantry Potential Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) Course 6 Weeks Pre-Section Commanders’ Battle Course (SCBC) and Pre-Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course (PSBC) 2 Weeks Sniper Pre-Course 2 Weeks Sniper Operators’ Course (SOC) 11 Weeks Sniper Re-Test Week… Read More

British Army Infantry Division Training Team Model

Historically, a performance gap was identified between soldiers in their normal unit employment and the start standard required for the Section Commanders’ Battle Course (SCBC) and the Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course (PSBC). This had led to poor performance on those courses. The Platoon Sergeant is the second in command of an infantry platoon, comprising of up to… Read More