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I believe we also need to understand that just because you have attained rank, that does not mean that you can lead. My reason for wanting to go through this course was to develop the skills necessary to lead. It amazes me that there are hundreds of courses for firearms and building clearing tactics, yet there are very few that address developing leaders. Just because you have the certificate to teach does not make you an instructor. In the same right, just because you have the rank does not make you a leader. Too often people are give stripes and bars with no true idea how to accomplish the goal of leadership. A simple set of expectations by you direct supervisor and a pat on the back, then you are off. We need to concentrate more on developing those officers prior to the day they take the rank.