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Chain of Command / NCO Support Channel

List of positions within the Chain of Command and the NCO Support Channel that you should be well aware of while in Basic Combat Training

Chain of Command

1. Your chain of command has legal responsibility for your training, discipline, and overall welfare. It includes the NCO directly over you (your first-line supervisor), to your company, battalion, brigade, and division commanders, to the civilians charged with authorizing Army actions and supplying us, all the way up to our Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States.

2. The list below is to remind you of the people in your chain of command. Memorize their names and ranks/positions.

    1. First Line Supervisor
    2. Company Commander
    3. Battalion Commander
    4. Brigade Commander
    5. Division/Post Commander
    6. TRADOC Commander
    7. Chief of Staff of the Army
    8. Secretary of the Army
    9. Secretary of Defense
    10. President of the United States

NCO Support Channel

1. The NCO support channel, while not directly a part of your chain of command, is often just as important, and includes the NCOs (PSG, 1 SG, CSM) who play a vital role in whatever unit you are a part of.

2. The list below is to remind you of the people in your NCO support channel. Memorize their names and ranks/positions.

    1. Platoon Sergeant
    2. First Sergeant
    3. Battalion CSM
    4. Brigade CSM
    5. Division/Post CSM
    6. TRADOC CSM
    7. Sergeant Major of the Army