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mmBrandon Ince
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You don’t have to hold a title or rank to take on a leadership position. An individual may hold the attributes, qualities and skills that are ideal for a position of leadership and not hold title. I have several squared away senior officers on my platoon that are examples of what we are discussing here. They model and mentor how the newer officers should do the job. They are not asked to do this and don’t get paid extra, but their actions put them in a “unofficial” leadership position if you will.