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Old 06-08-2004, 08:09   #3
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'S' identifies a staff section in a battalion or brigade. Divisions, corps, major commands (MACOMs), and armies use 'G' identifiers, while joint commands use 'J'. The coding generally follows this convention:
  • S(or G or J)-1: Personnel
  • S-2: Intelligence
  • S-3: Operations
  • S-4: Logisitics
  • S-5: Future Operations/Civil Affairs
  • S-6: Communications
  • S-8: Resource Management

Soldiers sometimes use the codes as slang to identify a job or task, such as calling the 18C the team S-4, as he's often responsible for keeping track of team equipment and supplies, as well as 'procurement'.
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