Militia 1.0.5: NCO Corps

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Please read this post on the Militia 1.0.1: Parish Militia.
Please read this post on the Militia 1.0.2: Militia Squad.
Please read this post on the Militia 1.0.3: Regiments and Brigades.
Please read this post on the Militia 1.0.4: Seven Clans Star Council.


An important quality of the modern services is the establishment of an NCO Corps. This preserves institutional knowledge and promotes a professionalism of the enlisted sector. When enlisted can be promoted into the NCO Corps, starting with E-5: Sergeant, all that knowledge gained is preserved, as current NCOs train new Sergeants. The NCO Corps also reflects the day-to-day leadership and management of human resources.

The top sergeant of a Squad tends to be an E-6: Staff Sergeant. The top sergeant of a FireTeam is an E-5: Sergeant. The top NCO of a Platoon is an E-7: Sergeant First Class. Then the top NCO of a Company, is a true top, E-8: First Sergeant. And so for Battalion and above, we have an E-9: Sergeant Major.

Important to establish such an NCO Corps is the training Sergeants are put through, starting with PLDC: Platoon Leadership Development Course [1][2][3][4]. There are a sequence of such courses to train E-5 up to E-9. There is also the option of becoming a Mustang, an NCO who attends OCS: Officer Candidate School and gains a commission as an officer.


Lt. Col. Robert Withers, Cdr 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Blue Clan
email: ltcol-withers@callistohouse.club


  1. Callisto House Leadership Development Course – http://www.callistohouse.club/callisto-house-leadership-development-program/
  2. PLDC Acadamy (Tennessee National Guard) – https://tsg3.us/pldc_school.html
  3. Introduction to Army Leadership – https://tsg3.us/tnsg_lib/pldc_school/basic_nco/lesson_4.pdf
  4. Solving Problems and Making Decisions – https://tsg3.us/tnsg_lib/pldc_school/off_basic/st_7000_materials/lesson_5.pdf

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