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Anthony Kies
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I believe that more so than not, as unfortunate as it seems our leaders do not hold a title. So to answer the question it would be a no. Holding a title such as Lieutenant is given to you from another higher ranking person. This is where you would hope that you were selected because of your leadership abilities but as we see in many different professions sometimes the best leaders are those who hold no title. The biggest driving force to our multi-jurisdictional tactical team is just that. Many operators who hold no rank yet present themselves to the rest of the department in a way that they are respected leaders and do what they can to help others and minimize complaining with in the organizations.