In military terminology, a squad is among the smallest of military organizations[1] and is led by a non-commissioned officer.[2] NATO and U.S. doctrine define a squad as an organization "larger than a team, but smaller than a section."[3][4] while U.S. Army doctrine further defines a squad as a "small military unit typically containing two or more fire teams."[5] In American usage, a squad consists of eight to fourteen soldiers,[6] and may be further subdivided into fireteams.

A squad of Romanian Land Forces soldiers with CBRN gear during a military exercise

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