The Squad Leader class is a class type in Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.
Squad leaders have access to both semi-automatic rifles and sub machine guns, giving them wide range of combat capabilities. They are also given pistols as secondary weapons. In addition, squad leaders are one of only two classes (along with the Commander class) to spawn with smoke grenades.
Squad leaders are responsible for coordinating attacks by giving directions, marking artillery coordinates, and throwing smoke grenades to conceal troop movement. Aside from that, any player type can spawn on squad leaders, meaning that they can take part in the action immediately upon spawning if the squad leaders are in a good position.