Executive Officer (XO) Duty Descriptions

Army Recruiting Executive Officer

The individual serves as the Company Executive Officer in the United States Army Recruiting, responsible for planning and resourcing for the company. They schedule events and collaborate with Centers of Influence (COIs) and community leaders in their area of operation (AO). Their role includes arranging all necessary assets for events and coordinating with external civilian entities to create a conducive recruiting environment. Additionally, they manage the company’s administrative tasks, assist the Company Commander with property management, and are responsible for the health, welfare, mentorship, and guidance of the company’s soldiers.

14A Executive Officer in Basic Training TRADOC Environment

As the Company Executive Officer, the individual is responsible for planning and resourcing for over 200 trainees becoming soldiers every nine weeks in a Basic Training TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) environment. They schedule vehicle maintenance and dispatch, arrange training ranges and land, and coordinate with outside civilian entities to establish a Dining Facility (DFAC) schedule and ensure an adequate supply of meals ready to eat (MREs) for the company. Additionally, they schedule maintenance for carbines, coordinate training requirements, and oversee the health, welfare, mentorship, and guidance of the supply sergeant and supply clerk.

91A Maintenance Company Executive Officer

The individual serves as the Executive Officer of a Maintenance Company. Their responsibilities include establishing and enforcing section procedures, supervising section leaders during the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and ensuring coordinated maintenance and training plans. They work closely with the Maintenance Control Officer, Supply Sergeant, and Automotive Chief Warrant Officer to maintain materiel readiness and prepare for inspections. Additionally, they facilitate information flow, enforce planning timelines and standard operating procedures, and act as the Company Commander in their absence.

Civil Affairs Battalion Executive Officer

As the Executive Officer of the 437th Civil Affairs Battalion, the individual serves as the principal assistant to the Battalion Commander and staff integrator. They manage logistical, administrative, and fiscal aspects of the battalion, communicate as a liaison between the commander, staff, and subordinate units, and ensure the well-being of soldiers and their families. Developing subordinate leaders through professional development programs and maintaining accountability are key responsibilities of this role.

Brigade Executive Officer

The individual serves as the Brigade’s Executive Officer, responsible for establishing and enforcing staff procedures, coordinating the staff during the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and ensuring effective information flow between the staff and the Commander. They supervise the main Command Post (CP) operations, enforce planning timelines, and ensure the adequacy of logistics for the brigade. This role focuses on supporting the Commander’s intent, maintaining standing operating procedures, and overseeing the brigade’s deployment and logistics.

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