File leader

the soldier at the front of any file, who covers and leads those in rear of him.

See also: File

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GARDAI struggling to repay debts because of public sector pay cuts could be vulnerable to corruption, a rank and file leader warned yesterday.
I'm glad Luisa's in this new position because she has always been about the development of rank and file leaders, particularly of women and immigrants.
The comments were criticised by rank and file leaders who claimed previous service at lower ranks was vital for chiefs.
To negotiate control over on-the-job hazards and the right to retire after 30 years of exposure to such difficult conditions, workers elected a team of honest rank-and file leaders, an act which immediately raised the ire of the company, the CTM, and the government.