Posted on Nov 7, 2013
CPT Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Officer
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My answer: Team leader
(Squad leader if Platoon is not big enough to have team leaders)



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SGT Parachute Rigger
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Do we have to place a label or title on the person who is the leader. They are the one who gets every one to do the job no matter what it is that needs to be done . They have the ear of the troops they are a part of . The CO may pass down the orders . But this person in the team gets the job done even when they do not have title of leader.
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PO1 Cleve Ikaika Waiwaiole
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I'd have to agree. (Mainly E-5, sometimes rare-breed E-4) squad leader / team leader. They are the middle men. They take the shit that rolls downhill. They please their troops and the brass. They are the ones micromanaged when responsibilities are "passed" onto them. Mission/people/pride ooora!
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1SG Cameron M. Wesson
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CPT (Join to see) Lorenzo... I would agree with you. The team leader (or SL if no teams) is the most challenging leadership position. It is a young soldiers first shot at leadership and it is normally as a leader amongst people that were your peers only days, weeks, months before. While some might argue that a platoon leaders job is tough... and it is... I would submit that they have a subordinate mentor... the PSG... and a number of SL... to help them along.

BTW... I just left Cambridge after a month at MIT last week.... it is a beautiful town and I look forward to visiting again in June.
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