Huh, What’s a Squad Leader?
We know, we know – we picked an odd name. However, the term Squad Leader has a specific definition in militaries around the world – more notably the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, British Army, and Royal Marines. A Squad Leader usually has 9-15 direct reports and is responsible for all aspects of their lives. Beyond making all tactical decisions in combat, a Squad Leader is responsible for their general well-being while on and off duty, physical fitness conditioning, professional training and development, living conditions while abroad and stateside, and approves all major financial decisions.
We’ve essentially adopted the military’s definition. For us, a Squad Leader is a veteran (preferred) who has successfully transitioned back into their community. These veterans lead passionate, wholehearted, and honest lives both within the context of their career and in their homes. Squad Leaders at our organization understand how to help veterans become successful members of their community through personal and professional mentorship. Squad Leaders are charged with mentoring the future of our communities.