Battalion commanders are in charge of an armor battalion consisting of several companies, usually around 56 armored vehicles and several hundred men. They plan training exercises or missions and instruct company commanders on mission assignments and objectives. They coordinate battle plans with other combat, intelligence and support units.
Armor Staff Officer
Armor staff officers assist their battalion commander in administration and management duties. They manage a specialized function such as logistics or operations for a battalion or headquarters staff and advise senior commanders on armor operations and readiness. They also resolve unit supply, maintenance, or personnel problems. They may also teach armored vehicle training courses.
Company commanders lead an armor company consisting of several platoons, around 16 armored vehicles. They develop and carry out training plans, field exercises and battle plans to support battalion objectives. They explain plans and exercises to platoon leaders and assign unit objectives.
Platoon leaders train and lead an armored assault vehicle platoon of 4 vehicles and 12-16 soldiers and inspect vehicles, troops, barracks, and equipment. They also plan daily conditioning programs for their platoon and lead the in combat training exercises. Platoon leaders direct the care and maintenance of vehicles, radios, and other equipment assigned to their unit.