JLBC Platoon Leader


JLBC Cadet Corps

JLBC: Leadership Roles

JLBC Platoon Leader

The Platoon Leader has a platoon of cadets for whom they are directly responsible. The job is primarily one of JLBC leadership, training, and discipline. JLBC Platoon Leaders also have the opportunity and privilege to be role models, coaches, and counselors.

The Platoon Leader:

• Keeps the Company Commander apprised of the status of

the platoon at all times

• Organizes and maintains an effective chain of command

• Works closely with PS to manage Cadets on a one-on-one

basis and knows their Cadets’ strengths and weaknesses

• Inspects the platoon at formations

• Establishes platoon standards

• Responsible for Cadet readiness, including physical fitness, 201 files, behavior, and conduct

• Knows all cadet regulations and ensures that all members of the platoon also know and follow

them

• Enforces orders from superiors whether you agree with them or not; however, if you think an

order is wrong, discuss it with the chain of command or the instructors, as necessary

• Develops a spirit of teamwork to instill respect, obedience, and cooperation in the unit

• Develops leadership through coaching, training, counseling, and mentorship

• Knows all phases of drill; able to supervise/conduct platoon drill and if you are the senior officer

present in a formation, be able to conduct company drill

• Promotes cadet attainment and mastery of basic CACC knowledge

• Sets high standards of personal appearance and conduct for yourself and your Cadets

• Tries to resolve all leadership, training, and disciplinary problems, seeking the advice and

the assistance of the Company Commander, Company XO, or First Sergeant if needed

• Aids or provides counseling to personnel in the platoon, especially when requested by the Squad

Leader or the Platoon Sergeant, and when necessary for the performance or disciplinary reasons

• Knows how to receive and give orders

JLBC First Sergeant

JLBC Cadets The First Sergeant serves as the senior enlisted advisor of a company and has to command leadership responsibilities. The First Sergeant handles the leadership of Cadets, specifically the NCO development.

The First Sergeant:

• Maintains accountability of all Cadets

• Reports to the Company Commander

• Recommends Cadets for special assignments

within the unit

• Manages promotions among Cadets

• Manages disciplinary issues among Cadets

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