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The '''Executive Officer''' (abbreviated to '''XO''') is the second in command aboard a [[Colonial Fleet (RDM)|Colonial Fleet]] vessel and is responsible for administrative duties and the detailed management of affairs, giving the commanding officer time to deal with broader issues.
  
:''"If the crew doesn't hate the XO, then he's not doing his job."'' --[[Saul Tigh]]
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The rank normally held by the executive officer of a battlestar is Major or Colonel, though an officer of any rank can fill this billet.
  
The '''executive officer''' (more commonly known as the XO) is the second in command aboard a [[Colonial Fleet (RDM)|Colonial Fleet]] vessel and is responsible for administrative duties and the detailed management of affairs, giving the commanding officer time to deal with broader issues.
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== Executive Officer, battlestar ''{{RDM|Galactica}}'' ==
 
 
The rank normally held by the executive officer of a battlestar is major or colonel, though an officer of any rank can fill this billet.
 
 
 
== Executive Officer, battlestar ''[[Galactica]]'' ==
 
  
 
:''For a complete history of ''Galactica's'' XOs see: [[Senior Staff of Galactica#Executive Officer|Senior Staff of Galactica]]''
 
:''For a complete history of ''Galactica's'' XOs see: [[Senior Staff of Galactica#Executive Officer|Senior Staff of Galactica]]''
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*Colonel [[Jurgen Belzen]] (shot by Admiral [[Helena Cain|Cain]] for disobeying an order in "[[Razor]]")
 
*Colonel [[Jurgen Belzen]] (shot by Admiral [[Helena Cain|Cain]] for disobeying an order in "[[Razor]]")
 
*Colonel [[Jack Fisk]] ("[[Razor]]"  to "[[Resurrection Ship, Part II]]")
 
*Colonel [[Jack Fisk]] ("[[Razor]]"  to "[[Resurrection Ship, Part II]]")
*''Comannder Fisk's  XOs is unknown. A [[List of Deleted Scenes (RDM)#Black Market|deleted scene]] from "[[Black Market]]" shows Captain [[Renner]] as Fisk's XO. However, he doesn't appear in the aired episode and is never mentioned again in the series. This makes his canonical status questionable.''
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*''Commander Fisk's  XO is unknown. A [[List of Deleted Scenes (RDM)#Black Market|deleted scene]] from "[[Black Market]]" shows Captain [[Renner]] as Fisk's XO. However, he doesn't appear in the aired episode and is never mentioned again in the series. This makes his canonical status questionable.''
*''No Executive Officer is mentioned for 'Commander [[Barry Garner]], during whose stint [[Lee Adama]] effectively performed that position's duties, probably without holding the office.''<ref>While [[Lee Adama]] is assigned to ''Pegasus'' in "[[The Captain's Hand]]", it is doubtful that he was the official XO at that time. According to dialogue he is only sent over to keep an eye on Garner and assess the situation but Garner doesn't even consider him part of the crew. Moreover, according to a [[List of Deleted Scenes (RDM)#The Captain's Hand|deleted scene]], his father sends him there over concerns about Garner and the performance of the crew, while being undecided on whether to make him the ship's XO or not.</ref>
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*''No Executive Officer is mentioned under Commander [[Barry Garner]], during whose stint [[Lee Adama]] effectively performed that position's duties, probably without holding the position.''<ref>While [[Lee Adama]] is assigned to ''Pegasus'' in "[[The Captain's Hand]]", it is doubtful that he was the official XO at that time. According to dialogue he is only sent over to keep an eye on Garner and assess the situation but Garner doesn't even consider him part of the crew. Moreover, according to a [[List of Deleted Scenes (RDM)#The Captain's Hand|deleted scene]], his father sends him there over concerns about Garner and the performance of the crew, while being undecided on whether to make him the ship's XO or not.</ref>
 
*Major [[Kendra Shaw]] (an indeterminate amount of time during "[[Razor]]")
 
*Major [[Kendra Shaw]] (an indeterminate amount of time during "[[Razor]]")
 
*Lieutenant [[Anastasia Dualla]] ("[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]" to "[[Exodus, Part II]]")
 
*Lieutenant [[Anastasia Dualla]] ("[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]" to "[[Exodus, Part II]]")
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
*Executive Officer, in the military context, is used in several branches of armed forces worldwide (army, naval, marine, air force). Certain forces, such as the British Army use the formal title "Second-in-Command" (2i/c) rather than XO.
 
*Executive Officer, in the military context, is used in several branches of armed forces worldwide (army, naval, marine, air force). Certain forces, such as the British Army use the formal title "Second-in-Command" (2i/c) rather than XO.
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*It should be noted that when chosen to become the XO, [[Kendra Shaw]] is promoted to the rank of Major, presumably the minimum rank required to hold this billet. However, we later see [[Anastasia Dualla]] acting as Executive Officer with the rank of Lieutenant after the settlement of [[New Caprica]], although this might have to do with having only a skeleton crew assigned to the ship.
  
 
==See Also==
 
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The Executive Officer (abbreviated to XO) is the second in command aboard a Colonial Fleet vessel and is responsible for administrative duties and the detailed management of affairs, giving the commanding officer time to deal with broader issues.

The rank normally held by the executive officer of a battlestar is Major or Colonel, though an officer of any rank can fill this billet.

Executive Officer, battlestar Galactica

For a complete history of Galactica's XOs see: Senior Staff of Galactica

Executive Officer, battlestar Pegasus

Notes

  • Executive Officer, in the military context, is used in several branches of armed forces worldwide (army, naval, marine, air force). Certain forces, such as the British Army use the formal title "Second-in-Command" (2i/c) rather than XO.
  • It should be noted that when chosen to become the XO, Kendra Shaw is promoted to the rank of Major, presumably the minimum rank required to hold this billet. However, we later see Anastasia Dualla acting as Executive Officer with the rank of Lieutenant after the settlement of New Caprica, although this might have to do with having only a skeleton crew assigned to the ship.

See Also

References

  1. While Lee Adama is assigned to Pegasus in "The Captain's Hand", it is doubtful that he was the official XO at that time. According to dialogue he is only sent over to keep an eye on Garner and assess the situation but Garner doesn't even consider him part of the crew. Moreover, according to a deleted scene, his father sends him there over concerns about Garner and the performance of the crew, while being undecided on whether to make him the ship's XO or not.