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  • Platoon Leadership

    Standard Operating Procedures

    Karmakut Liberation

    SECTION 1: Platoon Leadership Elements

    1. Purpose of Platoon Leader:
      • Designated under callsign Assassin 1-6Assassin 2-6.
      • Platoon Leader is responsible for all Assassin Squads in their Platoon.
        • Platoon Leader manages Squad attachments for Heavy Weapons Squad units in their Platoon.
      • Responsible for tactically coordinating Assassin Squads movement and positioning in an Area of Operations designated by Company Commander.
      • Platoon Leader coordinate calls for fire through Support Elements with Platoon JFO when present.
      • Platoon Leader tasks and receives ground-based ISR through Platoon Phantom when present.
      • Platoon Leader is relied upon to call for resupply which may be coordinated through Company Command, Platoon JFO, or Ogre if available.
    2. Purpose of Platoon Executive Leader:
      • Designated under callsign Assassin 1-7Assassin 2-7.
      • Platoon Executive Leader is responsible assisting Platoon Leader in performing their responsibilities.
    3. Purpose of Platoon JFO:
      • The Joint Fire Observer (JFO) is designated under callsign 1-8, 2-8.
      • Platoon JFO is responsible for the direction of Support Elements: Logistics (Stalker), CAS (Reaper, Demon) and Artillery fire support (Savage).
        • Platoon JFO works with Platoon Phantom. (See Phantom SOP)
      • JFO is also responsible for establishing safe LZs and coordinating reinserts, resupplies, and supply crate movement by air.
      • JFO is does not have direct leadership control of the Platoon.
    4. Purpose of Platoon Medic:
      • Designated under callsign Assassin 1-9Assassin 2-9.
      • Platoon Medic is responsible for all Medic callsigns in their Platoon and coordinating safe Casualty Collection Points (CCPs).

    SECTION 2: Operations

    1. Operating as Platoon Leader:
      • Platoon Leaders must monitor Long Range - Company Net 030.000, and Platoon Net 031.000, and Short Range 160.000. {2nd Platoon: Platoon Net 032.000 and Short Range 260.000}
      • Platoon Leaders are relied upon to mark Assassin Squads hold points, support by fire positions, and lines of routes for strategic movements.
      • Platoon Leader must have a good understanding of how to use simple map tools to recognize terrain features such as defilade, mountainous terrain, hills, elevation, distance, etc to help ensure strategic plans.
      • Platoon Leader must have full knowledge of all SOPs.
      • Even though a Platoon Leader can be in a hot Area of Operations it is imperative that they be in as safe a position as possible to keep tasking and cohesion for the Assassin Squads.
      • Platoon Leaders must NEVER be on the front lines leading assaults.
    2. Operating as Platoon Executive Leader:
      • Platoon Executive Leaders must assist the Platoon Leader in their responsibilities and ensure their own safety so that the Platoon may be coordinated in the Platoon Leader's absence until they are available again.
    3. Operating as a Platoon TACPs:
      • Platoon TACPs must monitor Long Range 080.000 and Short Range 160.000 or 260.000 based on PL.
      • Short Range internal frequency within TACP's will be 310.000 or 320.000 based on PL.
      • TACPs will coordinate call for fire missions on Net 081.000 or 082.000 depending on platoon you are slotted in.
      • TACPs are not a direct combat unit and must prioritize asset control over combat involvement.
      • TACPs operate as a two-person team (x-8 and x-8 Alpha) per Platoon.
      • X-8s have the capability of forward observing (JFO), air traffic control, and close air support (JTAC).
        •  Close air support (CAS) duties include:
          • Designating battle positions and reference points
          • Assigning aircraft to engagement zones
          • Maintaining and communicating status of airspace
          • Providing grid reference and laser designation to deploy munitions
      • While x-8s maintains tactical control over the airspace in the AO, it is still the responsibility of pilots to ensure the safety of their airframe.
      • X-8s must be familiar with all rules of engagement for Air and Artillery assets, and Platoon Phantom units they interact with.
    4. Operating as Platoon Medic:
      • Platoon Medic must monitor Long Range SAR net 039.000, Long Range 031.000 and Short Range 160.000 at all times no exceptions. {2nd Platoon Long Range SAR net 039.000, Long Range 032.000 and Short Range 260.000}
      • Platoon Medics are not combat units and should only be in combat to defend themselves.
      • There must be the Platoon Leader {x-6, x-7} slotted for that Platoon Medic to be in the field.
      • It is the responsibility of the Platoon Medic to make sure all slotted Medics in their Platoon are monitoring SAR net 039.000.
      • Platoon Medic is responsible for making sure all Medics in their Platoon have enough medical supplies to aide all elements needing medical attention.
        • If resupplies are needed the Platoon Medic must relay this information to Platoon Leaders to organize resupply.
      • The Platoon Medic should assume command if both Platoon Leadership members are unconscious. Platoon Medic is responsible for stabilizing leadership, working with Squad Leads to get support to deal with the situation, and halt the Platoon's push.
      • The only time a Platoon Medic should be on the front lines is if providing medical assistance if called upon.

    SECTION 3: Platoon TACPs- Controlling Support Elements

    1. Internal Control:
      • Platoon x-8s follow priority missions designated by Assassin 6-6 and Assassin 1-6, 2-6
        • Assassin 6-6 and Assassin 1-6 may override priority and ROE. (Assassin 6-6 overrules all)
      • X-8s and all Support Elements must monitor TAD net 080.000. Assets will then be tasked to associated Platoon TAD net 081.000, 082.000 for the duration of that mission.
    2. Air Traffic Control:
      • X-8s are responsible for evaluating possible safe landing zones (LZ) in response to environment and hostile threat concerns and provide LZ briefs for inbound rotary assets.
        • LZ briefs should include:
          • Ingress/egress direction
          • Obstructions/terrain  
          • Direction of threats (if any) and distance
    • X-8s will monitor the status of Air units to ensure the safety of the assets, promoting communication and awareness of hostile threats.
    • All aircraft must remain within the map boundaries
    • X-8s will task CAS assets considering the following guidelines:
      • CAS assets may be assigned various battle positions to operate from as reference points:
        • Hold Point (HP) - A safe location outside of engagement range for all CAS assets to loiter at prior to target assignment.
        • Battle Point (BP) - A location for standoff assets to engage from distance within weapons range.
        • Ingress Point (IP) - A designated entry point for a linear gun or rocket attack runs for strike assets.
      • While we do not enforce the use of full 9 Line reports, calls for CAS must include the following information at a minimum:
        • Location of target (Grid reference, map markers)
        • Target type (be as specific as possible)
        • Munitions type
        • Distances to nearest friendlies or civilian targets
        • Readback for Confirmation

    SECTION 4: Platoon Leadership Elements Disclaimer

    1. Disclaimer:
      • Platoon Leadership roles are permission-based and must be applied for.
      • Platoon Leaders are not administrators and must follow the Server Rules and Standard Operating Procedures, failure to do so may result in loss of perms and/or further administrative actions.
      • 2 strikes equals a loss of Platoon Leadership Elements permissions. {you may later reapply again for reinstating of permissions at the review of Community Staff}
        • Admin Team may remove your permissions at any time if they feel you are not performing well enough as a leader.
      • Platoon Leadership roles bridge together several important elements of the Company. If you do not feel capable in the roles, seek out guidance from other permission holders in the Server and Discord, and utilize the Training Server to practice with the equipment available. Several community resources are available in: Resources
      • Platoon Leaders (x-6) can authorize danger-close fire missions. (Company Command can overrule)

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