Cadet Staff Organization
The following is a brief description of the roles and responsibilities of our cadet battalion staff. The information is a combination of realistic duties related to position, and our current roles as cadet staff within our battalion.
FM 101-5 - Staff Organization and Operations
FM 4-93.51 - Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the Division Support Battalion (chapter 3 - Headquarters)
BC Battalion Commander MSIV CDT Stutts
Makes all final decisions. Attends cadre staff meetings. Ensures the PMS’s intent is followed. Is ultimately responsible for everything the BN does.
XO Executive Officer MSIV CDT McCants
The principal officer; assistant to the BC. Coordinates all Primary and Special staff. Runs the staff meetings. Ensures all staff is functioning efficiently and promptly. The BC delegates a great deal of responsibility relating to direct staff coordination to the XO. Ensures the BC's guidance is being implemented in all planning and training. Develops and monitors staff operating policies.
CSM Cadet Sergeant Major MSIV CDT Smith
Principal advisor to the BC regarding all "enlisted" cadets (MS I, II, & III). Enforces the standard in execution, appearance & bearing, and in operating procedures, primarily with the MS III's and below. The only "enlisted" member of the battalion staff. Maintains morale and welfare of the BN.
CO (Spartan) Spartan Company Commander MSIV CDT TBA
The Spartan CO is responsible for the Spartan Company. Essentially, acts as the BC would for a smaller group. Is directly accountable to the BC.
CO (Panther) Panther Company Commander MSIV CDT TBA
The Panther CO is responsible for the Panther Company. Essentially, acts as the BC would for a smaller group. Is directly accountable to the BC.
CO (Phoenix) Phoenix Company Commander MSIV CDT TBA
The Phoenix CO is responsible for the Phoenix Company. Essentially, acts as the BC would for a smaller group. Is directly accountable to the BC.
S1 Personnel Officer MSIV CDT Jamison
S1 maintains the manning roster, BN contact roster, and is the main distributor of information to the staff. Advises the BC in all personnel related matters. Ensures the standard for evaluations is being reflected in the blue and yellow cards.
S2 Intelligence/Recruiting Officer MSIV CDT Williams
S2 provides weather forecasts for upcoming events. The S5 aids the Recruiting Officer with recruiting/retention events.
S3 Operations & Training Officer MSIV CDT Garrity
Advises the BC in all planning, training, operations, and security of the BN. Supervises all implementation of plans and orders. Sets and reviews the standard operating procedures. S3 is responsible for all operations orders and planning. S3 also aids in the coordination of all special projects. The S3 must develop and maintain the task organization for all operations. The S3 runs the training meetings (IPRs). Prepares contingency plans.
S4 Logistics Officer MSIV CDT Dukes
S4 provides technical supervision for all support operations. S4 coordinates with the cadre supply personnel. The S4 is responsible for procurement and set up of all equipment necessary for training. Issuance of all OCIE goes through the S4. All classes of supply fall under the jurisdiction of the S4 (including food plans). Develops movement plans for all modes of transportation.
S5 Civilian-Military Operations Officer MSIV CDT TBA
S5 serves as a link between military operations and civilian personnel. All public relations are taken care of by the S5, including advertising, press releases, interviews, and anything else similar. The S5 aids the Recruiting Officer with recruiting/retention events.
*We currently have an S5 for each of the university cadets are attending within the BN.
S6 Signal Officer MSIV CDT TBA
S6 is responsible for all tasks related to communications and electronics (technology). Conducts network management and maintenance, to include equipment. Maintains the BN local area network (computers). Maintains the BN web site. Maintains all social networks. Advises the commander and staff on all communications matters.
PTO Physical Training Officer MSIV CDT TBA
PTO designs the physical training calendar. Facilitates APFT. Maintains a duty roster for MS III PT monitors. Responsible for coordinating with MS III leadership to ensure appropriate planning of all physical training sessions. Must be the resident expert when it comes to BN PT execution.