|5-Man Squad Leader|
|Rank||5-Man Squad Leader|
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A 5-man Squad Leader, Go-chou (japanese), or Wuchang (chinese) is the leader of a 5-man unit called Go (japanese) or Wu (chinese). He gives command over 4 other people and is hereby a first command level. It is the 2nd lowest level possible, the Infantry soldier being the lowest. Next rank would be 10-man Squad Leader. A Go is usually comprised of at least 2 experienced fighters to stabilize that squad.
The "Juugo" system was devised in 399 B.C., by Qin chancellor Shou Ou as a means of organizing troops. "Go" refers to the number five.
The military has a vast carrier options, so each branch has a unique perspective. Although the leadership remains almost the same every branch and require the same qualities. Its a first level of command. Commanding 4 people is great starting level because it size is small, so the pressure is relative small. It teaches you to command and higher-ranking officers can see if you have the insight and the capability to lead you quad effectively while not risking too much. If the squad leader is bad only that team of five will die and not the entire unit.
It is impossible for the commander of the unit to give orders to each member specifically. Having squad leaders is here by a must. The commander gives a basic order, the squad leaders divide that order in steps and gives each member of his squad specific tasks. That's why the squad leader need to have experience. In order to constrapulate what the order is and divide it in smaller tasks. Not to be underestimated keeping the morale as high as possible, usually by rewarding and praising, if need be punishing poor performing squad members. They need to be on constant watch and make it so that every member of the squad is ready to move on moments notice. The main part of the job is to keep the members of the squad alive while carrying out the order. They also need to teach Infantry soldiers how the army operates.
Its a great rank to gain experience. It test the person in a variety of ways. It test how that person deals with the stress of being in command over other people. The higher-ranking officers can see how that person deals with a variety of situations. Most important of all being capable of making live and death decisions. This rank is not only to gain experience but to give as well. By teaching others will give other more experience and will force you to know as much as possible.
Because of previous gained experience that person has learned some basic skills. Being effective communication, organizational skills, time management, teaching discipline, and a weighted decision-making process.
On the battlefield, a squad of five men would form a "Go" and is led by their "Gochou" or squad leader. The Go may be the smallest unit in the Qin Army, but these five men will always move together and share the same fate.
While being sometimes underestimated, this rank is very well suited for gaining experience and climb up in rank. Stay long enough to learn as much as possible, but not too long, otherwise you might lose some opportunities.