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John List
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I absolutely agree that it is unnecessary for one to hold a title to be a leader. There are natural born leaders and those whom develop themselves as leaders. A good leader enables the development of the men/women around him and develops unifying goals that everyone can get behind. The leaders I have seen are usually good communicators and enjoy watching and helping those around him achieve their personal goals and team goals; essentially becoming a better version of themselves. Experience, intelligence, aptitude, communication, and will are various components that make a leader, not a title. I have witnessed young officers lead veteran Officers and vice versa. I have also witnessed brass that have never been leaders but hold a title.