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In military jargon to "drive lead" is to be an occupant in the first (or lead) vehicle in a convoy. Due to the prevalence of roadside IED's in current theatres the function of driving lead is often considered extremely dangerous.
Staff Sergeant: So who wants to volunteer to drive lead?
Everyone Else: *silence*
by Noble Two August 04, 2010