Assistant Operations NCO Duty Descriptions

42A50 Current Operations NCOIC

Serving as the Current Operations NCOIC for the Demobilization and Transitioning Operation Center, one provides guidance and support to deployed units and transient individual soldiers. They act as a liaison between demobilizing units and Fort Hood enterprises, conducting In-Progress Reviews (IPR) calls with deployed units. The NCOIC updates the flight tracker, prepares and distributes the Commander’s Extract Report and Division West Report daily, and tracks demobilization requirements. They also draft and process Exception to Policy (ETP) requests, conduct analysis and assessment of information, and advise the command team on demobilization updates. Additionally, they monitor all traffic, update weather and road conditions, and answer RFIs from units. The NCOIC is responsible for the welfare, management, and development of 10 NCOs.

Assistant Operations Sergeant

Serving as the Assistant Operations Sergeant for an OCONUS-based Airborne Infantry Battalion with 814 personnel, one is responsible for battalion-level staff coordination. They assist in developing, issuing, and executing Battalion and Brigade OPORDs and taskings. The NCO provides technical advice, training management, and readiness assistance to all battalion units. They maintain and organize all taskings and orders and supervise the maintenance and accountability of the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) and additional equipment valued at over $600,000.

19D Operations Assistant

Serving as an Operations NCO in a rapidly deployable Reconnaissance and Surveillance Troop assigned to the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BFSB), one is responsible for carrying out the commander’s plans and programs for accomplishing the troop’s missions. They are responsible for the health, welfare, accountability, morale, discipline, and professional development of eleven soldiers. The NCO is also responsible for supervising the maintenance of eight tactical vehicles and organic equipment valued in excess of $4,000,000.

S3 NCO of Future Operations of a 248-bed Combat Support Hospital

As the S3 NCO of Future Operations for a 248-bed Combat Support Hospital, one coordinates battalion activities that are between four and six weeks of execution. They facilitate the transition between Plans and Current Operations and coordinate with other S3 staff to ensure a common operating picture (COP). The NCO allocates resources during plans and operations and ensures units provide necessary support requirements when and where required. They also plan tactical troop movements, including route selection, priority of movement, timing, security, bivouacking, quartering, staging, and preparing movement orders.

Assistant Operations NCO (Multiple Instances)

In the various instances mentioned, the Assistant Operations NCO assists in different aspects of operations. They may recommend task organizations and assign missions to subordinate elements, determine requirements and allocate training resources, conduct training inspections and evaluations, maintain unit readiness status, assist in the Military Decision Making Process to produce timely orders, coordinate operational activities, maintain key and ammunition control, monitor traffic and update information, provide help desk coverage, and assist in the preparation of training support packages and command briefings.

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