Fugleman (fyoo-guh l-muh n), noun
1. A person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager
2. (Formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills
Fugleman comes from the German word Fl?gelmann which literally means "flank man."
As with the Marquesans to-day, they had a fugleman, or leader, in all songs, who introduced the subject in a prologue, and occasionally gave the cue to a change.
?Frederick O'Brien, Mystic Isles of the South Seas, 1921
We then greeted it with three cheers, I myself acting as fugleman, and the tidings sped down the column on the wings of the wind.
?Jacob Dolson Cox, Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume II, November 1863-June 1865