I’ve been learning the rules to a board game that allows the player to be the CO of a Rifle company. The designer takes it for granted that the reader has some experience in the military so I’ve had to do some foot work learning about it.
As I understand it the command hierarchy is:
PL LT’s (in order of seniority)
PL SGs (in order of seniority)
Ok, what I don’t understand is the combat role of 1st SG. He is attached to the CO and is considered to be on his personal staff yet he is below the rank of the lieutenants commanding the platoons. He can’t personally command them to do anything. If hes simply transmitting the CO’s orders why have him at all? A runner could do that.