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15. PERSONNEL. a. In each Special Service Company there
are four athletic technicians-one for each platoon.
(1) Each athletic technician is familiar with TM 21-220
and should be able to play, coach, and officiate most of these
(2) Special Service Company technicians are trained and
equipped to furnish assistance to special service officers in
the planning and directing of athletic programs in the field.
(3) The athletic technician is trained to service and repair
the athletic kit (Kit "A-I") carried by his service section
and in addition to such duty he may be required to repair
the athletic kits (Kit "A") turned in by tactical units to
oversea supply depots.
b. Immediately upon being ordered to a new area, the
athletic technician will make himself familiar with the terrain
and all conditions which may affect the athletic program.
c. When so directed, the athletic technician will assist
special service officers in the actual planning of the program.
(1) In general, the athletic program will give emphasis to(a)
(b) Recreational sports and games.
(c) Athletic activities that will further the physical conditioning
of troops in keeping with the policies as laid down
by the commanding officer of the troops being serviced.
(2) The program should be adjusted to the terrain, climate
and weather, and to the conditions of the troops to be serviced.
d. The athletic technician is familiar with the reference
and source books included in Kit "A-I."
e. Improvised athletic facilities should be freely used when
16. EQUIPMENT. a. Each company going overseas has an
athletic kit (Kit "A") which is issued at the port of embarkation.
The Special Service Company, in addition to Kit "A,"
has four specially designed athletic kits (Kit "A-I"; one
for each platoon.) Kit "A-I" supplements Kit "A."
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