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Study Guide › Chain of Command

  1. What is Sergeant's Business ?
    To train and lead soldiers

  2. What is a Sergeant ?
    A leader

  3. Explain the Chain of Command
    The succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised

  4. Define Responsibility
    Being accountable for what you do

  5. How does the Chain of Command support the NCO support channel ?
    By legally punishing those who challenge a sergeant's authority

  6. Define Duty.
    Duty is a legal or moral obligation to do what should be done without being told to do it

  7. What is the role of the CSM ?
    Senior Enlisted Advis or to the Battalion commander

  8. How does a Commander exercise command ?
    Through subordinate commanders

  9. When was the position of Sergeant Major of the Army established ?
    4 July 1966

  10. Is the CSM in the Chain of Command ?
    No (but he supervises the NCO support channel)

  11. What are key elements of command ?
    Authority and Responsibility

  12. What is the NCO Support Channel ?
    It is the channel of communication that reinforces the Chain of Command

  13. What must a Sergeant have in order to accomplish Sergeant's Business ?
    The Skill, ability and Leadership to train soldiers for combat and lead them into combat

  14. Who is the only member of both your chain of command the your NCO support channel ?
    Your first line supervisor, section, squad or team leader


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