Within ATCAG, members will need to fill a variety of roles. Each role require specialized skills and equipment. Listed below are the roles, skills, duties, and equipment needed on missions.
The team lead is responsible for basic planning (with the help of the team). This includes method of insertion into the AREA OF OPERATIONS, recon positions, actions on the objective, status of team members during operations, and extraction methods. He is also responsible for successfully carrying out the current mission.
The autorifleman brings firepower. This person will carry a weapon that can lay down heavy fire on the objective. The autorifleman will often provide overwatch for the team from an advantage point. He carries a large amount of ammunition and can usually fire hundreds of rounds downrange a minute.
The rifleman role is the basic foot soldier of the team. He man carry a wide variety of weapons based on the mission type. The rifleman does whatever needs to be done. He may provide rear security for a recon team, he may be called upon to move through a village or town clearing house to house.
In addition to roles of a rifleman, the AT rifleman is responsible for destroying vehicles using a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher system. He will carry a launcher and at least one rocket.
A medic is a rifleman with medical skills. He travels with the team and performs as a rifleman. The medic is responsible for keeping the team alive. He carries a medical kit in addition to rifleman gear. He is considered one of the most important teammates to protect.
The Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) is a specialized soldier. The JTAC is a rifleman who has the ability to communicate with aircraft, helos, and artillery batteries. In addition to performing general rifleman duties, the JTAC can call in close air support, medevac choppers, or extraction helos. The JTAC works closely with the team leader to bring in air support as needed.
The pilot’s primary role is to deliver and extract a team to and from the area of operations. The pilot can perform aerial recon duties, close air support, and deliver supplies and equipment. The pilot is also responsible for refuel, repair and field maintenance of their aircraft.
The team’s explosives specialist is responsible for the proper use of high explosives that may be required during a mission. The explosives specialist is a rifleman and has all of the duties and responsibilities of a regular soldier.
The main role of the Intel Specialist is to provide intelligence to the team leader through special equipment. The Intel specialist may lead a recon team on the objective or he may use an UAV to observe the objective from above. He is also a rifleman and once actions on the objective starts he will likely work side by side with other members.
A team Engineer is a repair specialist. He can repair basically any vehicle that the team uses as transportation. An engineer can also disarm explosives. He is primarily a rifleman with specialized skills making him very useful.
In our unit, a member in the role of a DM or sniper will perform several major roles. Rather than just taking out targets from a distance, our DM or sniper team, the sniper and his scout will perform recon on the area of operations. The DM along with his scout will generally act as “eyes” for the team operating within a target area. Clearing paths of contacts and advising safe routes of travel for the team.
The Scout Sniper is the second soldier of a sniper team. A Scout Sniper has several important responsibilities. A scout sniper’s primary role is to provide security for a Designated Marksman/Sniper while in a hide. The scout’s secondary role is to perform as a spotter for the sniper. A scout will also act as a member of a recon team. During a sustained operation the sniper and scout can trade roles.
At ATCAG we encourage everyone who plays on our server to use TFAR. There are certain roles or positions that require TFAR. These include the Team Leader, JTAC, Intel Specialist and Pilot role assignments. If you are on our server but do not have TFAR installed please do not jump into those slots.
You can find the address to our teamspeak on our homepage and on our map in-game.
We also use basic uniform and loadouts for teams based on the mission profile.