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The Assistant Squad Leader's job is to:

JLBC Cadet Corps

JLBC: Leadership Roles

The Assistant Squad Leader's job is to:

• Set the example as a good cadet and help the rest of the squad be

good cadets as well

• Leads the squad when the Squad Leader is not present and helps

the Squad Leader when they are present

• As a peer, the Assistant Squad Leader knows the cadets in their

squad better than anyone and uses that knowledge to help them

when they are struggling.

• Hone their skills to perform well when assigned to a squad

leader or other leadership position

Another entry-level position for a sharp cadet is the JLBC Guidon Bearer. While not a leadership position, it is an honor to be the Guidon bearer for a unit. This JLBC Cadet stands in front of the company alongside the JLBC commander (or the JLBC commander's representative) and is the rallying point for Cadets to fall into formation when the order is given. The Guidon Bearer leads by example and should be the unit's sharpest JLBC junior Cadet.

JLBC Squad Leader

A good Squad Leader is responsible to their Platoon Leader/Sergeant for their squad's appearance, conduct, training, and discipline. Working with the Assistant Squad Leader, they ensure that each squad member learns and does what is expected and maintains high standards of behavior.

A Squad Leader:

• Helps cadets learn what they need to know to

both pass the class and do well on inspections

and tests

• Practice drills with the squad until they are


• Helps their squad get their uniforms in order

• Coaches their squad to perform well when the

the squad is tested (inspections, AGIs, drill comps,


• Sets the example for those they lead

• Trains the Assistant Squad Leader

• Knows the names and contact information of all assigned squad members

• Counsels and assists squad members with JLBC Cadet Corps matters or helps them find solutions to other issues when possible, referring to the platoon sergeant/leader if unable to handle/resolve

an issue

• Forms the squad correctly

• Makes an accurate report by the name of those persons present and absent during common activities, company platoon/formations, and other cadet battalion activities.

• Conducts uniform inspections of squad members and reports uniform needs up the chain of command

• Is thoroughly familiar with individual, squad, and platoon drills

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