What is squad?

  • (noun): A smallest army unit.
    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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Onslaught (DC Comics) - Roster - Team One (Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #1-2)
... Chimera - She was actually Suicide Squad member Nightshade ... member of the Black Lantern Corps alongside several fallen Suicide Squad members ...
Squad - Other Military Uses
... A squad can also be an ad hoc group of soldiers assigned to a task, for example, a firing squad ... The Canadian 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 ... the manual has given rise to a prevalent belief in the CF that these stages are called "squads" ...
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 ... 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 instead of the Shadow ... They were trying to emulate the older squad, and thus have similar names and costumes ...
Onslaught (DC Comics) - Roster - Team Two (Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #17-19)
... former member of the original Suicide Squad ... After being captured by the Bronze Tiger he joins the Suicide Squad ...
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 ...

More definitions of "squad":

  • (noun): A cooperative unit.
    Synonyms: team

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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)