Squadron Leader is a military rank usually given charge of a squadron. It is almost always associated with members of a starfighter corps, most notibly the Imperial Starfighter Corps. These are often seasoned officers with moderate resposibility.
In Imperial Service Edit
Template:Rank plate In the Imperial Starfighter Corps, a Squadron Leader generally commanded a squadron. A typical squadron would consist of 12-24 ships, 20-50 officers, and 30-90 enlisted. They were addressed as commander. If a squadron had more than one Squadron Leader, one would be appointed Squadron Commander and the other Executive Officer. If appointed as a staff officer they would act as an assistant to a Wing Commander.