Thanks for the info Max, Your correct, $2500 per month is not much for an income in this country where $30,000 a year isnt even Middle Class income. Shamefully, our Garbage Pickup people in New York City make more than 11B30 is making as an E-6/ SSG.
"I respect the labour of a military of any country. we don`t decide anything... we are neither good nor bad.. we just do what we are made for. It is only politicans who may be good or bad, stupid or clever", You said a mouthful Comrade! Sadly, too many in our own Nation have no respect for our military or the dangerous jobs they do for us every day.
You guys have some of the same problem children to deal with that we do, just much closer to your border. The little Hitler in North Korea probably doesnt like Russia anymore than he likes the US and Iran isnt a friend to anyone but Iran. We both have the same Elephant in the room, China to keep watch on but probably neither of us can stop them if they want to start moving into new territories.
The duties for leaders are a bit different according to branch and Job. In my Anti Armor TOW Platoon we had a total of 10 Lower Enlisted, 5 Non Commissioned Officers and one Commissioned Officer.
- Sgt (E5) is in charge of a squad that has a gunner and a driver (E-1 through E-4),
- Staff Sgt (E6) is in charge of a Section (2 Squads)
- Sgt First Class (E7) is in charge of all enlisted and NCO's in the platoon (2 Sections) (Mostly Logistical)
- 2nd or 1st Lt (O2, O1) is in charge of the The Platoon and Command Vehicles (Mostly Tactical)
The Commissioned Officer has the highest rank but the Platoon Sgt usually has the most experience and generally runs the Platoons daily Soldier activities and ensures supplies and equipment are always on hand. The Commissioned Officer often plans and commands the Battle but not much else. TOWs were a smaller Infantry Platoon but we packed an amazing amount of fire power in 4 Gunships and 2 Command Wheeled Vehicles.