What is G3?

#1
Just been reading the greatest threads thread (eh?) and there is one regarding G3 snobbery. What is G3? Sorry for being a slow grenade and possibly posting in the wrong forum (again!)

S.A.M.
 
#4
Just really confuse you

A G3 is a 7.62 rifle made by H&K
 
#6
In the US Army G-3 is responsible for Operations and Training at division level up to HQ DA/ Army Staff.

J-3 is the Joint Staff version.
In the USAF its A-3 and USN its N-3.
 
#7
G1 Personnel & Discipline
G2 Intelligence
G3 Operations
G4 Combat Service Support/Logistics

it goes all the way down to G9 and incorporates training, finance, civ/mil liason and all that good stuff that falls into pure staf work. G is the designation used for the Army, A for RAF, N for RN, and J for joint ops. So if you are the SO2 G4 (Plans) DLog it means you are a Major in a staff job at Director Logistics HQ that deals with logistic planning.

The full list of designations can be found by clicking HERE

As for G3 snobbery, it's just the inf grunts trying to impress by sugesting that because they didn't do well enough at school to avoid being consistently shot at they they are somehow superior to the rest of us.
 
#8
Jst to add to Wooperts' excellent post, this is the lastest iteration of G1-9 staff branches:

G1 – Personnel and Administration
G2 – Intelligence and Security
G3 – Operations
G4 – Logistics
G5 – Plans and Policy
G6 – Communications and Information Systems
G7 – Doctrine and Training
G8 – Resources and Finances
G9 – Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC)

Note that the main changes from previous versions are the creation of a wholly separate 'Training' branch (which has lead to the creation of truly bizarre SO2/3 posts such as SO3 G2/G7 IM); and the effect this re-org will have on staff post nomenclature generally i.e. only one title is required for evey post, as Woopert alludes to above. In effect, the line between Ops and Plans for every discipline has become blurred.

Re: G3 snobbery - Woopert's summation is masterly, if a trifle condescending! :oops:
 
#9
G3 snobbery - generally applied by pish and vinegar new captains who have a basic understanding of the Mission and Concept of Ops paras in O groups, but whose eyes glaze over in co-ord instructions and lose focus entirely in service support, leaving them exposed to 'lacks an understanding of the integrated all arms battle' comments in OJARs. Characterised in the guise of numerous ex-infantry toffs (called Giles) who now work for merchant banks because it 'all got a bit difficult when I got promoted to be honest' and numerous RLC subbies (called Wayne) left at an empty rolling replen RV with no-one coming to them because no-one wrote down where it was. And by massive f~ck-ups at the SPOE and tailbacks out of Umm Qasr.
 
#10
"generally applied by pish and vinegar new captains who have a basic understanding of the Mission and Concept of Ops paras in O groups, but whose eyes glaze over in co-ord instructions and lose focus entirely in service support......


F'kin Amen stabtastic.

We should invent a new phrase G4 snobbery - but the Inf and Cav wouldn't get it........
 
#11
theloggie said:
We should invent a new phrase G4 snobbery - but the Inf and Cav wouldn't get it........
I believe that the mantra being taught at LWS is that 'CSS is a G3 function' so in a way, you're already getting your wish! :D
 
#12
Speaking as an infantryman who works with the world of G4.

Logistics is the interface between G3 and reality.

No matter how good the plan, how whizzo super the tactical and strategic thinking or how concise and word perfect the staffwork, if you aint got the kit, ammo and fuel you are up the famous creek minus useful implement of propulsion.
 
#15
mushroom said:
I went to school before the reformers improved our educational system.
I understand a lot of infantry officers passed the entrance requirement to go to "Reform School" :lol:
 
#16
The members of G4 must be toffs with G4 snobbery, surely. I mean, all that opera n stuff they sing abaht? And G3? That was a rumour. One of them won't be going solo yet will he? And the name might not change to G3 anyway - cos the Thompson Twins had three people in it.

(just to confuse the poor chap who started this thread)


Rommel- 'any fool can command an army; it takes a soldier to adminster one'
 
#17
What ever happened to 'A' & 'Q' ?
 
#19
Calypso said:
Jst to add to Wooperts' excellent post, this is the lastest iteration of G1-9 staff branches:

G1 – Personnel and Administration
G2 – Intelligence and Security
G3 – Operations
G4 – Logistics
G5 – Plans and Policy
G6 – Communications and Information Systems
G7 – Doctrine and Training
G8 – Resources and Finances
G9 – Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC)

:
Pardon my ignorance is this new list form Project Roberts?
 
#20
WH,

You are clearly a very sad man with no life. You don't happen to work in either Warminster, Upavon or Wilton do you? :D
 

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