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S-3 DUTY DESCRIPTIONS
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OPERATIONS SERGEANT, DAYS
Serves as the Operations NCOIC of a deployed Corps Support Battalion with an assigned strength of over 1,400 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V; provides technical and doctrinal advice to the S3 and commander; assists the Battle Captain with rehearsals and execution of actual battle drills; responsible for the supervision of 6 NCOs and 1 enlisted Soldier; Assist and supervises the Plans NCOs in the MDMP; prepares the TOC for orders, drills, briefs, and rehearsals; receives and appropriately handles and distributes FRAGOs, Red Cross messages and Serious Incident Reports (SIRs); supervises and ensures the commanders update briefing (BUB) is rehearsed and allocates time to brief the commander(s) and staff

ADDITIONAL DUTIES
BN Historical Clerk
BN Customs Border Clearance Agent
Health and Welfare Inspector
Safety Officer

OPERATIONS SERGEANT, DAYS
Operations Sergeant in a deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, comprised of nine companies and an assigned strength of 1,443 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI; principal enlisted advisor to the Battle Captain; coordinates battle space assets and tracks movements of Combat Logistic Patrols (CLPs); collects and reports line of sight communication data used for optimizing real world VHF-FM networks; ensures timely reporting of sensitive items, serious incidents and training statistics; responsible for the health and welfare, training and operational readiness of six NCOs and one Soldier; performs duties as the Battle Captain in his absence

FLIGHT/OPERATIONS NCO
Serves as the Flight Operations NCO of a deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion with an assigned strength of over 1,400 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI; coordinates flights critical to the movement of personnel and equipment throughout Iraq and Kuwait; inspects redeploying unit personal bags, equipment and shipping containers while performing duties as a Customs Border Clearance Agent; monitors all communication systems in a Tactical Operation Center and disseminates information critical to current operations, enemy intelligence and personnel accountability; assumes duties as the network control station in the event that brigade headquarters is compromised

RADIO TELEPHONE OPERATOR (RTO)
Serves as the Radio Telephone Operator of a deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion with an assigned strength of over 1,400 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI; maintains the critical link between the companies and battalion leadership; receives processes, disseminates and tracks critical information in a timely and accurate manner; records all actions of the staff using a DA Form 1594 (Staff Journal); updates charts and overlays; takes spot reports, messages and relays messages; responsible for taking immediate action upon receipt of Commanders Critical Information Requirements (CCIR) or Essential Elements of Friendly Information (EEFI)

TRAINING NCO
Serves as the Training NCO of a deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion with an assigned strength of over 1,400 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI; responsible for the supervision of 3 NCOs; manages and disseminates Fragmentary and Operation Orders received from brigade to staff sections and subordinate units; develops taskings based on unit capabilities and assets; oversees and tracks training requirements for 9 subordinate companies; responsible for coordinating weekly training meetings for the Command Sergeants Major and First Sergeants; resources and facilitates theater specific and professional development schools for the battalion trains Combat Logistic Patrols on current enemy Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP's) and Counter-Improvised Explosive Device recognition and mitigation.

FORCE PROTECTION NCO
Serves as the Force Protection NCO of a deployed Combat Sustainment Support Battalion with an assigned strength of over 1,400 Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VI; responsible for the overall protection and security of two dining facilities that have a daily average of 20,000 patrons; supervises a separate guard force for the Post Exchange and surrounding businesses; supervises force protection elements and mitigates related risks and weaknesses within the battalion's area of responsibility; coordinates and supervises small arms range operations for 9 subordinate companies; responsible for ordering ammunition, targetry, and supplies to support future range operations.



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