|Commander Andy Reeves, XO NIOC Yokosuka Japan|
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Executive Officer's role in Command Excellence
The XO investigates matters affecting the discipline and conduct of the crew and makes recommendations concerning these matters to the CO. The XO usually approves or disapproves liberty lists and leave requests. If the XO is unable to carry out the duties of the office, the next senior line officer assigned to the normally assumes the duties.