Infantry Drills

1-90: Platoon Master Gunner

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1-90. The platoon master gunner serves as the technical expert on gunnery and turret weapon systems. He serves as section leader for Alpha section.

1-91. During combat or field exercises, the platoon master gunner—

  • Advises the platoon leader and platoon sergeant concerning BFV weapons effects, capabilities, and safety.
  • Advises the platoon leader about fire control measures and preparation.
  • Serves as the lead technical trainer for the mounted element under the routine supervision of the platoon sergeant.
  • Helps the platoon leader set up the gunnery task for training.
  • Performs services on the 25-mm Bushmaster chain gun.

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