If you have a working mic, I can help square you away. I'll be on SoD 2 tomorrow, from around 5 to 10 p.m. EST. Add Mad Dog Kelso as your X-Box Live friend, look for me tomorrow, and we'll get you straightened out.My leader is a sheriff.
I've had a couple people also confirm that your leader doesn't have to be a Trader in order to get the Red Talon prestige trader, and yet I still get the message of Red Talon being unavailable after everything that I've tried.
My last option is to re install the game this weekend and if that doesn't work, I'll delete my save game data and start over.
Edit: I don't mind playing Daybreak, but I'd like it if they would increase the number of waves, introduce more and better unlocks like a CLEO/military grade signal booster (8 outposts), CLEO logistics package (upgrade to staging area), Red Talon Armorer condensed storage (small slot mod +20 ammo storage), new CLEO assault rifle, CLEO LAMG and CLEO revolver.