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No. Generally speaking there is no requirement to hold a title to take a leadership position. Unfortunately there is also no requirement for the holder of a title to be a leader. A person who demonstrates good leadership traits and possesses subject matter experience can overcome title obstacles and get the job done. SWAT specific, our collateral duty team checks its department rank at the door. Our most tactically competent leaders regardless of rank are placed in leadership positions and it has served us well.