The Squad Leader is an individual that leads the Squad, this entails also leading his own fireteam.
His role is combat leadership of the whole squad in accordance with the Platoon Leaders intent and direction.
He leads from the front since this allows him to coordinate his fireteams while acting as the example that his squad members will follow.
He is well versed in small unit tactics and he utilizes his squad to its maximum potential.
Another highly important role of his is communicating with the platoon leader and other squad leaders, and in case of the platoon leader being incapacitated, the squad leader is to take over command of the platoon.
When not deployed on missions, Squad Leaders are tasked with the Maintaining, Participation, and Progression of their Squad.
The primary weapon of the Squad Leader is an assault rifle with an attached UGL such as a M4 or M4A1 with a M203 or M320, or a AKM or AK-74 with an attached GP-25 or GP-30.