Squad Leader Defined : A Squad Leader’s job is to guide and direct their Operators (6 to 12 Airsoft Operators), make and enforce the rules. During combat, squad leaders are responsible for the very lives of their Operators, directing them through tactical decisions for the squad, and every step of the battle. The operators lives depend on the Squad Leaders decisions and how well they handle themselves under pressure.
How to become a Squad Leader
During their time as rifleman, Operators are observed for a special blend of infantry skills, experience, toughness, intelligence, selflessness and communication skills by their Commanders. Time is the teacher, sometimes they’re baptized by fire, but most have time to build a foundation. A majority of the time a Squad Leader is chosen by their upper command.
Some of the traits of a good Squad leader:
- Organizational skills
- Communication skill (verbal, radio, hand signals)
- Field savvy (experience)