The Detachment Executive Officer (XO) is the second in command and directs the Staff Officers in the BC's guidance. The XO assumes command and commander responsibilities in the Battalion Commanders absence. Specific duties are:
1.Coordinates the efforts of the battalion staff in planning, coordination and execution of Battalion events.
2. Passes pertinent data, information and insight from the staff to the commander and from the commander to the staff.
3. Remains knowledgable of the current status of staff actions.
4. Responsible for the safety and risk assessment of all battalion events.