Lesson l/Learning Event 2
Squad Leader. The squad leader is the link between the platoon sergeant and
the personnel in the squad.
He assists the platoon sergeant in matters
relating to maintenance, discipline, training, welfare, and control of
personnel assigned to his squad. He is responsible for the accountability
of his personnel at all times. The squad leader ensures that his personnel
comply with the maintenance SOP and is responsible for ensuring that his
vehicles and equipment are scheduled for maintenance when necessary and are
always in an operational condition.
Motor Sergeant. The unit motor sergeant is the noncommissioned officer-in-
charge (NCOIC) of the maintenance section. He assists the motor officer in
all matters relating to discipline, training, welfare, and control of the
people assigned to the maintenance section. The motor sergeant supervises
and assists the unit's maintenance personnel and equipment operators/crews
in the proper performance of unit maintenance on organizational vehicles,
similar unit items.
The motor sergeant's responsibilities include the
Controlling the daily dispatching of unit vehicles and equipment.
operation and maintenance.
Instructing and assisting less skilled personnel
Assisting motor pool personnel in the correct interpretation and
application of instructions contained in appropriate technical manuals,
technical bulletins, lubrication orders, modification work orders, and other
publications and directives pertaining to the maintenance of vehicles and
Planning and organizing work schedules and
downtime for maintenance with the using section.
Drafting and implementing the unit shop operations SOP.