A team leader uses team members to defend
or attack. The team leader makes decisions based on his
or her orders and on the battlefield situation. They
determine which house to clear, how to approach a danger
area, when to use smoke or grenades etc. The team
members have to understand how to work together so that
every move isn’t being controlled by the team leader.
SOP is the way the team members do things every time.
For example an SOP could be that team member A uses the
sniper rifle to watch open doors and windows while the
team leader and member B cross the open space. Then when
it is secured team member A moves to a new hide position
under cover of the leader and member B. In this way the
leader just says cover to team member A and everyone
knows what to do.
By having a solid SOP covering most
situations the team leader can concentrate on tactics
and direct the team with simple commands knowing exactly
what each member will be
i.e. “Ghost covering fire Bld #2 --
2nd floor, Fox clear Bld #2 first floor” all
team members would know what was going to