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A platoon is typically the smallest military unit led by a commissioned officer. The platoon leader is usually a junior officer —a second or first lieutenant or an equivalent rank.
The officer is usually assisted by a platoon sergeant. Rifle platoons normally consist of a small platoon headquarters and three or four sections Commonwealth or squads US.
In some armies, platoon is used throughout the branches of the army. In a few armies, such as the French Army , a platoon is specifically a cavalry unit, and the infantry use "section" as the equivalent unit.
According to Merriam-Webster , "The term was first used in the 17th century to refer to a small body of musketeers who fired together in a volley alternately with another platoon.
The meaning was a group of soldiers firing a volley together, while a different platoon reloaded. This suggests an augmentative intention.
Since soldiers were often organized in two or three lines, each firing its volley together, this would have normally meant platoons organised so that intention half or a third of the company is firing at once.
The platoon was originally a firing unit rather than an organization. The system was said to have been invented by Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in On 1 October , under a scheme by General Sir Ivor Maxse , the regular battalions of the British Army were reorganised from the previous eight companies to a four-company structure, with each company having four platoons as separate units each commanded by a lieutenant with a platoon sergeant as his deputy.
Each platoon was divided into four sections , each commanded by a corporal. In the Australian Army , an infantry platoon has thirty-six soldiers organized into three eight-man sections and a twelve-man maneuver support section, with a lieutenant as platoon commander and a sergeant as platoon sergeant, accompanied by a platoon signaller and sometimes a platoon medic full strength of forty men.
A section comprises eight soldiers led by a corporal with a lance corporal as second in command. Each section has two fireteams of four men, one led by the corporal and the other by the lance corporal.
Each fireteam also called a "brick" by Australian soldiers has one soldier with an F89 Minimi LSW and the other three armed with F88 Steyr assault rifles.
One rifle per fireteam has an attached 40mm grenade launcher; one of the grenadiers is the lance corporal.
Fireteam bravo has a HK 7. More recently, the designated marksman of each Australian fireteam has been issued the HK in Afghanistan and possibly afterwards.
The platoon may also have three MAG 58 general-purpose machine guns, one M2 Browning heavy machine gun or a Mk 19 grenade launcher at its disposal.
In the British Army , a rifle platoon from an infantry company consists of three sections of eight men, plus a signaller radio operator , a platoon sergeant a sergeant , the platoon commander either a second lieutenant or lieutenant and a mortar man operating a light mortar full strength of 27 men and one officer.
This may not be the case for all British Infantry units, since the 51mm mortars are not part of the TOE [ clarification needed ] post-Afghanistan.
Each section is commanded by a corporal lance sergeant in the Foot Guards , with a lance corporal as second-in-command and six riflemen divided into two four-man fireteams.
Support weapons platoons such as mortar or anti-tank platoons are generally larger and are commanded by a captain with a colour Sergeant or WO2 as 2ic.
Some sections are seven-man teams — particularly in the case of the Warrior within armored regiments, as it only seats seven soldiers. An armoured "platoon" is known as a "troop".
In the Bangladesh Army, infantry regiments have platoons commanded a captain, assisted by one or two lieutenants or combination of lieutenants and Junior Commissioned Officers and at least two sergeants.
These platoons are equipped with at least one heavy machine gun , rocket launcher or anti-tank gun , with the crews of these weapons commanded by a corporal.
In addition, there are at least two light machine guns , each commanded by a lance corporal. Each soldier is armed with an automatic or semi-automatic rifle and all commissioned officers carry a side arm.
In the Canadian Army , the infantry Platoon Commander is a second lieutenant , lieutenant or a junior captain assisted by a platoon warrant who holds the rank of warrant officer , but can be a Sergeant.
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Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran who also served as the film's technical advisor. The film score was by Georges Delerue. During a scene in the "Underworld", the soldiers sing along to " The Tracks of My Tears " by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles , which was also featured in the film's trailer.
Platoon was released in the United States on December 19, and in the Philippines  and the United Kingdom in March , with its release in the latter receiving an above 15 rating for strong language, scenes of violence, and soft drug use.
It was released again on VHS in by Polygram Filmed Entertainment who briefly held the rights to the film through its purchase of the Epic library.
Factory on Blu-Ray. The site's critical consensus reads, "Informed by director Oliver Stone's personal experiences in Vietnam, Platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no-holds-barred performances from Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.
Roger Ebert gave it four out of four stars, calling it the best film of the year, and the ninth best of the s. The movie crowds you; it doesn't leave you room for an honest emotion.
Although the film was the subject of critical acclaim, it received some criticism for its depiction of African-American soldiers in Vietnam.
Wallace Terry , a black journalist who spent a two-year tour in Vietnam and wrote a Time cover story in called The Negro in Vietnam , which concerned the experiences of African American troops during the war, publicly criticised the film in an interview with Maria Wilhelm of People magazine, calling its depiction of black troops "a slap in the face".
In the interview, Terry noted that there were no black soldiers depicted as officers, and the three notable black soldiers in the film were all portrayed as cowards.
He further went on to criticise the film for perpetuating black stereotypes , stating the film "barely rises above the age-old Hollywood stereotypes of blacks as celluloid savages and coons who do silly things.
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