San Luis Obispo
3.3.2 Initiative segment says: "Give one command to each CO Staff you did not activate in the preceding segment" - I've been always playing it like that - if you don't activate 1st SGT or XO - they get just one command each. But then I flipped over to 4.1.1. Obtaining commands where it says: "If not activated during the Activation Segment, the CO HQ, PLT HQ and CO Staff have an Impulse in the Initiative Segment. Draw an Action Card. The number in the star icon (beneath the helmet icon) is the number of available commands."
You've been playing correctly. 3.3.2 is correct, and 4.1.1 confused the hell out of me too when I came across it.