EP051: Platoon Leader/Platoon Sergeant Relationship

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The relationship between a platoon leader and platoon sergeant can be instrumental in the career of a new lieutenant. A typical platoon leader has very little military experience where the platoon sergeant has around a decade’s worth of experience and knowledge. Yet, the platoon leader is ultimately responsible for everything that happens or fails to happen. Successfully navigating this dynamic to build a strong relationship can prove challenging, but can pay dividends if done successfully. In this episode of the Leaders Huddle we discuss the Platoon Leader/Platoon Sergeant relationship.

Key lessons:

  1. Successful relationships require both parties to actively participate
  2. Leaders continually learn and develop others
  3. NCOs can truly impact an officer’s career for years after the relationship

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Firstie: A college senior at West Point

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Host: CPT Chad Plenge
Guests: SFC Chgward Williams
Editor: CPT Chad Plenge