It's been so long since I did military RP that I was a bit fuzzy on the details, completely skipped companies altogether. Good to know that.
And yeah, 84 is the limit unless you're working with another player. A bit unfortunate, certainly, but it'd be a little ridiculous if one man started running around with about 500 NPCs on his tail, mowing down anything that glanced at them sideways.
Guess the only thing for it is to get yourself a Sergeant in that kind of situation. Kind of like you would in the real deal.