From: Millar, Maj, OC A Coy
To: A Coy
Subject: UNIT UPDATE JULY 2018
Due to upcoming Wednesday night commitments I will, with immediate effect, hand over operational planning and leading of the company in the field to Silbot who is promoted to the rank of Captain. While I am staying on in overall command of the unit, this measure is necessary to avoid delays to operational start times.
It is also an overdue measure for myself to get some time back for RL as I have, for the last 2 years, treated my stint as commander of both 1 Platoon and then A Company as a second job, devoting large amounts of time into providing the content, writing orders with associated J2 material and driving the unit on, something which has in the past, and continues to do so, provided me with a great deal of satisfaction.
I will still be pushing the unit on as far as professionalism and training are concerned. SCBC and PSBC courses are all coming up in late summer, early autumn and I am/will be writing future campaigns for us to get our teeth into.
With Silbot stepping up there is a cascade of vacancies throughout the ranks. Sgt Macdonald is promoted to Lt Macdonald and regains command of 1 Platoon, something he did excellently for a spell when I moved up to 2IC of A Company.
Cpl Griffin is promoted to A/Sgt Griffin and will assume the role of Platoon Sgt and 2IC of 1 Platoon, climbing onto that steep learning curve for the most difficult of jobs.
That leaves 1 Platoon with a number of NCO vacancies which becomes Lt Macdonald's first task as IC A/1. For all those selected to become leaders within the unit remember that it's not just about having the stripes, the job comes with in and out of game responsibilities, tasks which are essential for us to keep doing what we do. The NCO cadre within 16AA is the solid foundation on which everything else is built, without it we might as well be playing Squad.
Please all give the new appointees all the support you can so we can continue to get the job done.