Sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions

If you’re looking for sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions, this information is for you.

The Company Commander is responsible for everything that happens (or fails to happen) in their unit. They are the CEO of the unit. Some of their most common duties and responsibilities include mission planning, collective training, setting the “tone” and vision of the organization, unit morale, Soldier discipline, and unit readiness.

What I’d like to do today is give you a few examples of a Company Commander Job Description. You can use any of these job descriptions as a basic shell for your OER or OER Support Form. Of course, you might need to tweak them based upon what type of unit you lead. If nothing else, this is a good starting point.

sample army company commander job descriptions

Sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions

I’ve provided my sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions from different officer branches, just to give you some helpful ideas. Let’s get started.

Armor Company, Company Commander Job Description

Serves as Company Commander of a Tank Company, part of a Tank Battalion in a Mechanized Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Primary responsibilities include prepare unit for combat, maintain a high level of unit readiness, and provide battle focused training. Plans, supervises and assesses all unit training. Develops policies and procedures within unit. Responsible for recruiting and retention within unit. Responsible for the health, welfare, morale and discipline of 98 Soldiers. Serves as primary hand receipt holder for million in property and equipment. Enforces Army Standards in the unit.

Finance Corps, Company Commander Job Description

Lead and manage a Finance Corps company, responsible for financial management, budgeting, and fiscal operations within the unit. Direct and oversee the work of approximately [number] of soldiers and officers within the company. Plan, execute, and supervise financial operations, including budget allocation, expenditure tracking, and fiscal accountability. Ensure compliance with financial regulations, policies, and procedures set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Army regulations. Manage financial resources, including funds, accounts, and assets, to support the unit’s mission requirements. Oversee the procurement process, manage contracts, and coordinate with higher command for financial support. Develop and implement training programs to enhance financial literacy and proficiency within the unit. Conduct training sessions on financial management, accountability, and compliance to improve the financial acumen of soldiers. Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, statements, and briefings for higher command, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and compliance with established financial guidelines. Mentor, counsel, and evaluate personnel under command, fostering professional growth and development. Uphold military standards, discipline, and welfare of the company.

Forward Support Company, Company Commander Job Description

Serves as Company Commander of a Forward Support Company, part of a Light Infantry Battalion in an Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Ultimately responsible for the ability of the company to fight and win in combat. Responsible for planning and executing individual training of the Soldiers and collective training of the company towards full mission readiness in support of the battalion combat service support missions and state emergency missions. Is also responsible for sustaining mission readiness of materials and MTOE property valued at over $4 million. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of a National Guard armory totaling over 80,000 square feet of office and shop space. And responsible for the health, welfare, training and professional development of Soldiers assigned to the company. Enforces the highest standards in Soldier appearance, morale, discipline and safety.

Horizontal Engineer, Company Commander Job Description

Serves as Company Commander of a Horizontal Engineer Company, part of an Engineer Battalion in a Heavy Brigade Combat Team. Overall responsible for the health, welfare, training and morale of 150 Soldiers. Plans, resources, and assesses collective training for unit. Develops policies and procedures for unit. Ensures unit is physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to conduct their wartime mission. Maintains accountability and operational readiness for 120 different types of MTOE property valued at $11.2 million. On order, responds to state and federal contingency missions.

Infantry, Company Commander Job Description

Lead and manage an infantry company consisting of approximately 100 soldiers. Plan, coordinate, and execute combat operations in various environments. Train and mentor soldiers in tactical skills, weapons proficiency, and physical fitness. Ensure readiness through regular drills, exercises, and evaluations. Maintain discipline, morale, and welfare of the company. Liaise with higher command, staff, and other units to achieve mission objectives. Responsible for equipment maintenance, logistical support, and resource management. Uphold military standards, regulations, and safety protocols.

Maintenance Company, Company Commander Job Description

Serves as Company Commander of a Maintenance Company, part of a Forward Support Battalion in an Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Plans, resources and assesses all unit training. Develops policies and procedures for unit. Responsible for health, welfare, morale and discipline of 110 Soldiers. Provides maintenance support to over 3,000 Soldiers and 378 pieces of equipment. Responsible for counseling and leader development. Sets goals and vision for organization. Responsible for property book valued at $2.3 million. Enforces Army standards in unit.

role of the company commander

Military Police, Company Commander Job Description

Lead and manage a military police company responsible for law enforcement and security. Plan and execute security operations, patrols, and access control. Train and supervise military police personnel in law enforcement procedures and tactics. Ensure compliance with military laws, regulations, and standards. Coordinate with civilian authorities and local communities as necessary. Conduct investigations and manage incidents within the area of responsibility. Maintain discipline, welfare, and readiness of the company. Manage logistical support and resources for the unit.

Signal Corps, Company Commander Job Description

Lead and manage a team of highly skilled personnel specializing in communication, information systems, and network operations. Responsible for the operational readiness and effectiveness of the company. Oversee training programs ensuring proficiency in operating and maintaining communication equipment, cybersecurity protocols, and network systems. Plan and execute signal operations to establish and maintain reliable communication networks, coordinating with higher command and support units, managing resources, and ensuring compliance with military standards and cybersecurity measures. Mentor personnel, foster a cohesive team environment, and uphold the Signal Corps’ mission of providing secure and efficient communication support to military operations.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, these are my sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions.

If none of these work for you, you can check with your current Battalion S1 to get additional examples. Or, you can reference the previous commander’s OER Support Form. It’s also a good idea to ask three or four of your peers for a copy of their job description. If you can find several good examples to get you started, you should be able to come up with a description that works for you.

If you have a sample Army Company Commander Job Description from your OER, or from your unit, please share it with the rest of our community. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

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17 thoughts on “Sample Army Company Commander Job Descriptions”

  1. Chuck Holmes

    All of you reading this post should check out my Company Commander Training Course on Amazon. It’s more than 4 hours of audio training covering what you need to do to be a successful Company Commander.

  2. The company commander is like the coach of a team. You will be praised if things are going well, and you will the one standing tall before the man if things go wrong. So make sure you are involved in your command. I've seen a few commanders get too walled off from the unit (or reality) and don't notice when something start to slip i.e. discipline, training.
    Stay involved and stay on top of your people. Stop problems when they are minor and before they spiral out of control.

  3. These are some great Company Commander Job Descriptions. At the end of the day the Company Commander is responsible for:

    Unit Training
    Mission Planning
    Health, Welfare and Morale of Soldier
    Soldier Discipline
    Leader Development
    Unit Readiness

    There are many ways to word the job description as long as it includes those things.

  4. A good Company Commander will:

    1. Ensure unit readiness
    2. Focus on collective training
    3. Establish a counseling program
    4. Serve as the senior trainer
    5. Maintain unit’s equipment
    6. Establish SOPs
    7. Develop subordinates
    8. Account for property

    I think that’s a good starting point.

  5. Here are some key things a Company Commander does.

    1. Plans missions
    2. Leads the Troop Leading Procedures
    3. Establishes policies and procedures
    4. Writes OPORDs
    5. Develops subordinates
    6. Signs for unit’s property
    7. Handles discipline and UCMJ issues

  6. The Company Commander job description sounds really tough, but interesting. I couldn’t imagine being a 25 year old person in charge of 100+ people. I’m a 40+ year old in corporate America and I only supervise two people.

    1. Lonnie,

      You’d be surprised at what you could handle. When you are in the job, it is easier than it sounds. Yes, it’s still tough, but most COs do a good job.


  7. Stephen D.Pizzuti

    I think being a Company Commander would be an awesome job. Where else can someone 25 to 30 years old get that much responsibility. At my employer in the civilian world, you would have to be in your late 50s or early 60s to be in charge of 100 or more people.

  8. Thank you for providing these various descriptions for Company Commander. This is also helpful to have this information for your non-military resume. A someone who used to review resumes and hire people, information like this would certainly help me value more what all was involved with a position such as Company Commander.

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