JLBC Simulated Combat Squad Leader and Team Lead Roles


JLBC SQUAD LEADER – The JLBC squad leader directs team leaders and leads by personal example. He has authority over his JLBC cadet subordinates and overall responsibility for those subordinates' actions. JLBC Centralized management enables JLBC cadets to act decisively while maintaining troop discipline and unity. Under the fluid conditions of close combat, the squad leader accomplishes assigned missions without constant guidance from higher headquarters. The JLBC squad leader is the senior JLBC Infantry Cadet responsible for everything the squad does or fails to do. He is responsible for the care of the squad's Cadets, weapons, and equipment and leads the team through two team leaders.

During operations, the JLBC squad leader—

The JLBC cadet squad leader is expected to be a subject matter expert on JLBC simulated battle operations and JLBC drills.

The JLBC cadet squad leader is expected to be a subject matter expert on the squad's organic weapons employment and employment of supporting assets.

Is the subject matter expert for Knows weapon effects, surface danger zones, and risk estimate distances for all munitions.

Uses control measures for direct fire, indirect fire, and tactical movement effectively.

Controls the JLBC squad's direction and its rate and distribution of fire (including the call for and adjust fire).

Fights the close fight by fire and training with two fire teams and available supporting weapons.

Selects the fire team's general location and temporary sector of fires in the defense.

Communicates timely and accurate situation reports (SITREPs) and status reports including—Size, activity, location, unit, time, and equipment (SALUTE) spot reports (SPOTREPs).

Status to the JLBC platoon leader (including JLBC squad location and progress, enemy situation, enemy killed in action [KIA], and security posture ).

Group of ammunition, casualties, and equipment to the JLBC platoon sergeant.

Employs digital mission command systems available to the JLBC squad and platoon.

Operates in all environments, including the urban environment.

Conducts troop-leading procedures.

Assumes duties as the JLBC platoon sergeant or platoon leader as required.

Understands the mission and commander's intent two levels up (JLBC platoon and company).


Enables JLBC squad leader in maintaining JLBC troop discipline and unity and in acting decisively. Under the fluid operation conditions of simulated close combat, the JLBC squad leader accomplishes assigned JLBC missions using initiative without needing guidance from higher JLBC headquarters. The JLBC team leader's position on the battlefield requires immediacy and accuracy in his actions, and the JLBC cadet is a JLBC fighting leader who leads by example. The JLBC cadet is responsible for all his team does or fails to do and for caring for the JLBC team's Cadets, weapons, and equipment.

During operations, the JLBC team leader—

The JLBC team leader is a subject matter expert for all the team's weapons and duty positions and all JLBC squad battle drills.

Leads JLBC cadets team in fire and movement.

Controls the direction of the JLBC cadets team and its rate and distribution of fire.

Employs digital JLBC mission command systems available to the JLBC squad and platoon.

Ensures security of the JLBC team's area of operations.

Assists the JLBC squad leader as required.

Is prepared to assume the duties of JLBC squad leader and platoon sergeant.

Enforces field discipline and preventive medicine measures.

Determines JLBC cadets team's combat load and manages its available classes of supply as required.

Understands the mission two levels up (JLBC squad and platoon).

When maneuvering the JLBC team, the team fights using one of three techniques. This includes:

Individual movement techniques. This is the lowest level of movement.

Buddy JLBC team fire and movement.

JLBC Fireteam fire and movement (maneuver).



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