Lesson l/Learning Event 2
Command Sergeant Major. The battalion command sergeant major is the senior
NCO of the unit. The command sergeant major should be the source of most of
the guidance received by the first sergeant, and should be the battalion
commander's source of information and advice on all matters pertaining to
soldiers. In the maintenance realm of responsibility, the command sergeant
major sets the example for all other soldiers by--
Attending scheduled maintenance periods.
Ensuring that the unit first sergeants and staff NCOs, as well as
first-line supervisors, attend and participate in scheduled maintenance
Checking maintenance operations continually, from the operator through
the battalion motor sergeant, and correcting where applicable.
corrective action through the NCO chain.
Knowing the units' personnel gains, losses, strengths, and weaknesses
and advising the battalion commander accordingly.
principal assistant and advisor to the battalion commander.
supervises the details of operation and administration, thereby enabling the
commander to devote maximum time to new or unusual problems. The XO keeps
abreast of the logistical and tactical situations and future plans and is
constantly prepared to assume command in the absence of the commander. The
responsibilities of the XO in the maintenance field are--
Supervising plans and reviewing periodic and special reports to be
submitted to higher headquarters.
Serving as battalion logistics readiness officer.
Directing staff analysis of the maintenance situations.
Recommending changes to the maintenance program.