Billets and Organization

Every semester, a Midshipman is selected to be the new BNCO, or Battalion Commander, who serves as the top position in the battalion that a student midshipmen may obtain. The BNCO uses his or her discretion in choosing the candidates in their command board. Members are chosen through merit and traits that would be suitable for their upcoming officer role. Directly at the BNCO’s disposal is the Battalion Executive Officer (BNXO) who is responsible for overseeing the administrative aspects of the command, in addition to staff members who assist in the unit’s smooth operation. A notable feature of the unit is its division into two companies, Alpha and Bravo, which are each managed by a Company Officer, in order to ensure accountability on every level. Those without billets still can play a vital role in the battalion, often studying under the wing of an appointed midshipman or taking up a squad leader position.

Fall 2023 Updated Command Board

Battalion Commander
  1. Develops the semester drill schedule in association with the Operations Officer and guidance from the Unit Staff. 
  2. Serves as a liaison between Army and Air Force.
  3. Provides guidance and direction to the battalion staff and Company Commanders to ensure the proper execution of all battalion activities and the drill schedule. 
  4. Represents the battalion at joint or University functions. 
Battalion Executive Officer
  1. Supervises and coordinates the efforts of the battalion staff to properly support battalion activities.  
  2. Serves as a liaison with the Unit XO to ensure the efficient and proper functioning of the battalion. 
  3. Deals with minor disciplinary infractions.
  4. Conducts staff meetings.
  5. Directs the efforts of subordinates in the name of the BNCO when appropriate.  
Alpha and Bravo Company Commanders
  1. Plans and executes events related to milestones such as service selection. 
  2. Matches personnel with mentors NLT 4 weeks into the start of the semester. 
  3. Maintains records of mentorship meetings. 
  4. Compiles results of mentorship to determine the effectiveness of the mentorship program at the end of each semester. 
  5. Reports operations to the BNCO on a monthly basis. 
Operations Officer
  1. Prepares event notices and other reports and directives. 
  2. Maintains and disseminates the battalion schedule. 
  3. Serves as a liaison with Army and Air Force representatives as required for joint activities and functions. 
  4. Sends out briefs for the entire semester to appointed personnel at the start of each semester. 
Assistant Operations Officer
  1. Assists OpsO in all of the duties listed in the OpsO description. 
  2. Maintains a weekly Plan of the Week (POW) schedule that accurately reflects the events of each week. 
Training Officer
  1. Advises the battalion chain of command on Physical Readiness Program matters. 
  2. Maintains responsibility and oversight for command physical training (PT) and FEP. 
  3. Compiles PT plans into a memo to be sent out to the battalion via email on a weekly basis. 
  4. Assists Unit Staff with conducting the PFA.
Comptroller
  1. Briefs the battalion and unit staff on the account balance, the current budget, projected account budget and required dues payments by personnel during staff meetings. 
  2. Drafts a battalion budget. 
  3. Collects wardroom dues. 
  4. Reimburses personnel for pre-approved purchases. 
Welfare Officer
  1. Plans and executes events related to milestones such as service selection. 
  2. Matches personnel with mentors NLT 4 weeks into the start of the semester. 
  3. Maintains records of mentorship meetings. 
  4. Compiles results of mentorship to determine the effectiveness of the mentorship program at the end of each semester. 
  5. Reports operations to the BNCO on a monthly basis. 
Supply Officer
  1. Briefs the BNCO and BNXO on inventory and orders on a weekly basis. 
  2. Orders and stocks supplies for the wardroom, wardroom shop, and supplies cabinet. 
  3. Quantitatively tracks the selling of unit merchandise to MIDN, family, and alumni. 
Administrations Officer
  1. Tracks an accurate count of members within the unit by creating a Command Recall list made public to all. 
  2. Manages the battalion Microsoft Teams where information can be electronically stored. 
  3. Monitors, compiles and sends out emails using the battalion’s email account, with daily emails being sent out NLT 1730, unless time-sensitive information is pertinent, which needs to be approved by the BNCO before disseminating. 
  4. Tracks an accurate count of study hour completion on a weekly basis to the BNCO. 
  5. Briefs the battalion on study hour policies and procedures and monitoring tutor movement. 
  6. Briefs, disseminates, and compiles FITREP reports at the end of each semester in a timely manner, and in turn sending final FITREPs to unit staff. 
Public Affairs Officer
  1. Updates the unit’s website and Facebook account within 48 hours of event completion. 
  2. Coordinates photography and videography at events as directed. 
  3. Creates and publishes a command board to be physically placed in the quarterdeck at the end of the previous semester. 
Recruiting Officer
  1. Gauges the potential interest of students. 
  2. Maintains and updates recruiting records and equipment. 
  3. Reports operations to the BNCO on a monthly basis. 
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