7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

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The 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (7 RAR) is a mechanised infantry battalion of 1st Brigade, Royal Australian Army.

Structure

Headquarters

The Headquarters of the 7 RAR is made up of a Commanding Officer (Lieutenant Colonel), an Executive Officer (Major), and a Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 1).

The Headquarters is primarily responsible for out of game administration of the unit.

Alpha Company

The Alpha Company of the 7 RAR is the primary mechanised infantry company.

The company headquarters is made up of an Officer Commanding (Major), an Executive Officer (Captain), and a Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2).

  • Alpha Company, 1st Platoon (A 1-1)
  • Alpha Company, 2nd Platoon (A 1-2)
  • Alpha Company, 3rd Platoon (A 1-3)
  • Alpha Company, Maneuver Support (A 1-0M)

See Infantry Platoon for the structure of the platoons.

Support Company

The Support Company of the 7 RAR provides us with all our specialist infantry capabilities.

The company headquarters is made up of an Officer Commanding (Major), an Executive Officer (Captain), and a Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2).

Mortars Platoon

The Mortar Platoon provides 7 RAR with light in-direct close fire support.

The platoon has a Platoon Commander (Lieutenant), and if at full strength, a Platoon Sergeant (Sgt) making up its headquarters.

A section consists of 3 loaders, and 3 gunners. (3 Mortars in total). It will generally have no more than once section raised at any one time.

Snipers and Reconnaissance Platoon

The Snipers and Reconnaissance Platoon provides 7 RAR with accurate fire support at ranges exceeding 900m, along providing specialised surveillance.

The platoon has a Platoon Commander (Lieutenant), and if at full strength, a Platoon Sergeant (Sgt) making up its headquarters.

  • Sniper Team - The sniper team will consist of a Spotter/Team Leader (Cpl), and a Sniper (Pte) bearing an SR-98 Sniper Rifle.
  • Surveillance - The surveillance section is a 5 person team that has thermal, and extended ranged imagery capabilities. They generally will attach to an infantry section or platoon command.

Commanding officers

The following officers commanded 7 RAR:

  • Lieutenant Colonel L.Thompson (July 2018 - Present)

Executive officers

The following officers served as XO of 7 RAR:

  • Major J.Volki (July 2018 - Present)

Regimental Sergeant Majors

The following soldiers served as RSM of 7 RAR:

  • Warrant Officer Class One T.Shweeps (July 2018 - October 2018)
  • Warrant Officer Class One A.Harris (October 2018 - Present)