Pegawai memerintah [[Kompeni]], biasanya berpangkat [[Kapten]], dirujuk sebagai [[
company commander]] ( or the [[ battery ( artillery)| battery]]/ troop commander for [[ artillery]]/[[ cavalry]]). The commanding officer of a [[ battalion]] ( or [[ squadron (army)|squadron]] of [[ cavalry]]), is usually a [[ lieutenant colonel]]. The commanding officer of a [[ brigade]], a [[ Colonel (United States)|colonel]], is the [[ brigade commander]]. At the [[ Division ( military)| division]] level and higher, however, the commanding officer is referred to as the [[ general officer| commanding general]], as these officers hold [[ general|general officer]] rank.
Although holding command in the same sense as other officers, the individual in charge of a [[platoon]], the smallest unit of soldiers led by a [[commissioned officer]], typically a [[lieutenant|second lieutenant]], is referred to as the [[platoon leader]], not the platoon commander. This officer does have command of the soldiers under him but does not have many of the command responsibilities inherent to higher echelons. For example, a platoon leader cannot issue [[non-judicial punishment]].
[[Non-commissioned officers]] may be said to ''have charge of'' certain smaller military units. They cannot, however, hold ''command'' as they lack the requisite authority granted by the [[head of state]] to do so.
[[Warrant officer (United States)|Warrant officers]] in the [[United States armed forces]] are single career-track officers that can, and occasionally do, hold command positions within certain specialty units, i.e. [[Special Forces (United States Army)|Special Forces]] and [[United States Army Aviation Branch|Army Aviation]]. However, warrant officers usually do not command if a commissioned officer is present; normally they serve as [[executive officer]] ([[second-in-command|2IC]]).