Well, a leader has to be a good squad member: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4083
plus, he have to constantly seek new members and kick inactives. stipulate goals to reward the officer badge and try to make solid connections outside the game.
Among my first squads,i wandered among some were you would need many hours to receive troops. JayJack is an exemplary leader, whos online several times a day and clean squad from inactives, always searching for new members.
Please, tell us more details about how is your squad going?