Infantry Drills

7-5: Squad Leader

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7-5. Squad leader sustainment duties include:

  • Ensuring Soldiers perform proper maintenance on all assigned equipment.
  • Ensuring Soldiers maintain personal hygiene.
  • Compiling personnel and logistics reports of the platoon and submitting them to the platoon sergeant as directed or in accordance with unit SOP.
  • Obtaining supplies, equipment (except Class VIII), and mail from the platoon sergeant and ensuring proper distribution.
  • Cross-leveling supplies and equipment throughout the squad.

Note. It is vital the squad leader ensures all squad members carry their own improved first aid kit to sustain survivability.

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