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Thread #58054   Message #917064
Posted By: Rapparee
24-Mar-03 - 10:46 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
Or, in the US Army, the guidon bearer (pronounced "guide-on"). First position in the right file.

The US Army currently uses four squads of ten people each for a platoon: two fire teams (or sections), one of 5 and one of 4, plus the squad leader. Three "rifle" or work platoons, plus a headquarters platoon of varying size, make up a company. Four companies to a battalion.

Usually. Sections can be added or subtracted, special missions can do special things, etc.