What is squad?

  • (noun): A cooperative unit.
    Synonyms: team
    See also — Additional definitions below


In military terminology, a squad is a small military unit led by a non-commissioned officer (NCO) that is subordinate to an infantry platoon. In countries following the British Army tradition (Australian Army, Canadian Army, and others) this organization is referred to as a section. In most armies a squad consists of eight to thirteen soldiers, and may be further subdivided into fireteams.

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Rat-Man (comics) - The Secret Squads
... The First Secret Squad, a league of extraordinary individuals who fought crime during peacetime and in the Second World War, inspired a generation's dream for justice and helped control the Nation ... The Second Secret Squad was made by genetically engineering the DNA of unborn babies, who were then trained to become a new Secret Squad and control the Nation ... They were trying to emulate the older squad, and thus have similar names and costumes ...
Keighley Cougars - 2013 Squad
2013 Keighley Cougars squad First team squad Coaching staff 1 Craig Moss 2 Gavin Duffy 3 Richie Barnett 4 Danny Lawton 5 Paul White 6 Danny Jones 7 Scott Leatherbarrow 8 Andy Shickell 9 ...
Onslaught (DC Comics) - Roster - Team One (Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #1-2)
... Chimera - She was actually Suicide Squad member Nightshade ... of the Black Lantern Corps alongside several fallen Suicide Squad members ...
Onslaught (DC Comics) - Roster - Team Two (Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #17-19)
... Koshchei The Deathless - Jeff Bright, former member of the original Suicide Squad ... by the Bronze Tiger he joins the Suicide Squad ...
Squad - Other Military Uses
... A squad can also be an ad hoc group of soldiers assigned to a task, for example, a firing squad ... Forces Manual of Drill and Ceremonial defines a squad as "a small military formation of less than platoon size which is adopted to teach drill movements ... belief in the CF that these stages are called "squads" ...

More definitions of "squad":

  • (noun): A smallest army unit.

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    Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
    Eldridge Cleaver (b. 1935)