At my paygrade, there is a distinct possibility that I will be placed in a Team Leader slot at my new assignment. Outside of "read FM 21.8," which I am already doing, what advice can my RP comrades offer for an upcoming Team Leader in an Infantry Unit??
Posted >1 y ago
Always be next to your guys, doing what they're doing. For example, if your guys have to be in the motorpool doing maintenance, don't be one of those NCOs that makes an excuse to not be there (I've seen it so much). If there is a shitty detail, be there with them doing it. Always remember what leaders did that annoyed the hell out of you, and not do those things. Never have that mentality of "I had to do it, they should too", bullshit, do what you can to have your guys avoid doing dumb stuff. Stand up for your guys. That will make them respect you, and it will build your credibility.
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