Squad on Linux
In military terminology, a squad is a sub-subunit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon.
In military terminology, a squad is a sub-subunit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition (Australian Army, Canadian Army, and others), this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies, a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams. == Presentation == Standard NATO symbol – squad (7 or 8 – 12 soldiers) – in NATO armed forces: two single dots (●● squad in general); respectively a lying rectangle with two dots above (squad as single sub-unit) on military maps The equivalent to squad is the Gruppe, a sub-unit of 8 to 12 soldiers, in the German Bundeswehr, Austrian Bundesheer and Swiss Army. == Organization == === Germany === ==== Wehrmacht ==== During World War 2 the German Wehrmacht infantry squad or Gruppe was mainly a general purpose machine gun (GPMG) based unit. The MG 34 or MG 42 GPMGs were normally used in the light machine gun role.