As the Platoon Sergeant of our Rifle Team, it is my responsibility to train our team and prepare them for all of the shooting tasks they are going to face. As a team, we focus mainly on Air Rifle shooting; however, we're becoming more heavily focused on BRM utilizing the M16. The Rifle Team Commander and myself design a training program which will transfer the skills attained from shooting the air rifles to the M16.
Since this is my first command position (I am only a Sophomore) I have learned a lot about the planning process the Army has for training its soldiers. This experience will only be greater next year when I will be the Commander of the Rifle Team. Every opportunity I get to take control will better equip me for my future duties as a Platoon Leader.