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I think the term "gatekeeper" would be a good substitute here.


Many military expressions don't translate well to civilian or corporate life. SNAFU and FUBAR are two of the expressions, "got your six" is another one, but most other terms don't get into the common vernacular unless they trickle into the entertainment media. Basically, if you've seen it on TV, it's a safe bet that it will be recognized. Other ...


Part of a managers role is to be a buffer and primary point of contact between his/her team and the rest of the World.


Well there is nothing wrong with "provides top cover" or just "provides cover", but also: "...has our backs..." "...runs interference..." "...protects his team..." To name a few others.

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