STAFF SERGEANT GRADE 3 The requirement for all Staff Sergeant Candidates are: Appointment to Squad Leader by unit commanding officer. ( Based on the 1944 Infantry Battalion TO&E) Completion of the Grade 3 test and Proficiency with FM-7-10, FM-7-20, FM 7-40, FM 21-100, FM 22-5, Squad Organization and Tactics and Leadership thereof.
Tests are given in three Phases, Phase-1, The historical fact relating to The Infantry Squad leader. Phase-2, Military Drill & Ceremony and Manual of Arms ( successfully Instructed to Troops ). Phase-3, Technical Knowledge of equipment, weapons and Squad Tactics and Land Navigation. Knowledge of duties and responsibilities of the squad leader. Q&A Given by NCO Cadre
Example: 1. Squad Leadership, Tactics and Deployment of personnel. 2. Land Navigation, Compass & Map. 3. Command voice , Authenticity Appearance, squad movements & Squad Command ability.
Where to find Information, A. The FM 7-40,, FM 22-5 & FM 26-5 B. A Practical application of Drill and Ceremony from the "NEW Infantry Drill Regulation" United States Army dated 1941. C. Proficiency with squad weaponry. Instructing and educating Both the public and troops.. D.http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_21.htm#p520 for Required Historical Knowledge.
REMINDER: 1. Rank and Grade testing during training events only: A. January Training Event's: Testing for Corporal available for qualified Troops. B. April Training Event's: Testing for Sergeant (Assistant Squad Leader/ 1944 TO&E) Testing for Sergeant available for qualified Troops. C. July Training Event's: Testing for Staff Sergeant (Squad Leader / 1944 TO&E) Testing for Staff Sergeant Available for qualified Troops. D. October Training Event's: Testing for Private First Class, Required for all Privates with a minimum of 365 days in the Yankee Division Historical Re-enactment Group.
2. Technician Grades (T/3, T/4 & T/5) Testing Based upon Knowledge Skills and Abilities: A. WWII Military Vehicle Owner/Driver's - January Training Events. B. Communications Equipment Owners and Operator's - April Training Events C. Technical Operations & Preparations Specialties - July Training Events D. Heavy Weapons Owner/Operator's - October Training Events
Note: The availability of Grades and Ranks within the organization is ultimately up to the unit Commander. *Positions will be filled by the direction of the Unit Commander.