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52. TRANSPORTATION PLATOON. a. Composi- tion. (1) The transportation platoon consists of-

(a) ters).

Platoon command group (Platoon headquar-

  • (b)

    Three battalion sections.

  • (c)

    Headquarters company section.

  • (d)

    Antitank company section.

  • (e)

    Cannon company section.

  • (f)

    Maintenance section.

    • (2)

      The personnel and vehicles of the transport-

ation platoon, together with the medical detachment vehicles and their operating personnel, constitute

the regimental

trains.

b. Command

group.

(1)

The

command

group

comprises the entire platoon headquarters, consist- ing of the following personnel:

(a) Platoon leader (regimental motor transport officer).

  • (b)

    Second-in-command.

  • (c)

    Motor sergeant.

  • (d)

    Ammunition sergeant.

  • (e)

    Platoon truckmaster.

  • (f)

    Truck driver.

    • (2)

      The regimental motor transport officer is

responsible to the service company commander for the administration, inspection, and training of the platoon; for the mechanical condition of its vehicles;

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