If you’re looking for a sample Company Commander Job Description you are definitely in the right place.
You’re probably well aware that Company Commanders have lots of duties and responsibilities.
Ultimately, they are responsible for everything that happens (or fails to happen) in their unit.
Some of their most common responsibilities include mission planning, collective training, setting the “tone” and vision of the organization, Soldier morale, Soldier discipline, unit readiness and much more.
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.
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Company Commander Job Description # 1
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.
Enforces the highest standards in Soldier appearance, morale, discipline and safety.
Company Commander Job Description # 2
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 $32 million in property and equipment.
Enforces Army Standards in the unit.
Company Commander Job Description # 3
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.
Company Commander Job Description # 4
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.
If none of these Company Command Job Descriptions 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 3-4 good examples, you should be able to cut and paste from the descriptions what you like and create your own job description.
If you have a sample 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.