Right now, the first person to enter a squad is its leader. If someone dies, the new leader is basically random, and gets no indication that they're now the leader. This means it's very easy for someone who doesn't know much about being a squad leader to end up as one by accident. So, I propose that you should have to specifically enter a command to become squad leader -- for instance, when you join a squad, if it doesn't currently have a leader there could be a 'become leader' button. Similarly, if your squad's leader dies, leadership doesn't automatically go to another person -- instead, someone has to open up the squad-command menu or whatever and hit 'become leader'. The first person to do one of these things is the squad leader. No, you can't steal leadership from someone else, and yeah, this could result in silly things like people racing to become squad leader first -- but I think it's far, far better than what we have now. At least this way, anyone who becomes squad leader will want to be squad leader, and will presumably know how to use the tools.