A platoon is a military unit typically composed of more than two squads/sections. Platoon organization varies depending on the country and the branch, but typically a platoon consists of around 15 to 30 soldiers. A platoon is often led by a lieutenant, and is the smallest military unit typically led by a commissioned officer. In some armies, platoon is used throughout the branches of the army. In others, such as the British Army, platoons are associated with the infantry. In a few armies, such as the French Army, a platoon is specifically a cavalry unit, and the infantry use “section” as the equivalent unit. A unit of several platoons is often called a company.