Role: Executive Officer (XO)
The XO’s role shifts slightly depending on the style of leadership used by the Commander.
Often XO’s are in charge of the logistics prior to a mission and the day-to-day schedule while at MDRS. The XO needs to be able to deal fairly and justly with all crewmembers and support the Commander’s decisions in overall mission planning.
An XO should have prior logistic skills and experience in small group leadership.