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Jason Cannon
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Title notwithstanding, one of the most basic ways to lead, which can be accomplished by the most junior officer, is to lead by example. Be the example in how you treat people, in your firearms skills, your knowledge of current case law, your decision making, how you handle yourself in a high stress situation and your professionalism. Those that do hold the title and are in a position to delegate sub tasks will find those that can be trusted and have the requisite skills to complete a task and can assign a leadership role for the purpose of completing the assigned task.