Officer Billets

Source: 2012 Candidate Regulations

Candidate Company Commander

The Candidate Company Commander is the senior-ranking candidate billet in the company. He/she will wear the insignia of a captain. The candidate Company Commander is responsible for the internal functioning of the company.

Post

The Candidate Company Commander will have no designated post and will move about the company area,  OCS, or training areas as required to ensure proper supervision of the company. The Candidate Company Commander will liaise with the Company Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Company Duty Officer as directed. During hikes or administrative moves, the Candidate Company Commander will be positioned at the head of the company with the Company Commander During formations, the Candidate Company Commander will position him/herself as shown in the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual (MCO P5060.20 w/Change I, Chapter 10). The Company Commander will attend all scheduled instruction.

Specific Responsibilities

(1) Ensure that all details involving the operations of the company are properly coordinated and completed. The Candidate Company Commander is responsible for everything the company does or fails to do.
(2) Be familiar with the duties of ALL subordinate billet holders and, while utilizing the candidate chain of command, properly supervise them in the execution of their duties.
(3) Comply with, and carry out, the training schedule
(4) Maintain a company log book with a chronological record of events and action taken.

(a) Entries will be made in the Candidate Company Commander’s own handwriting using ballpoint pen and black ink.
(b) No erasures will be made. Corrections will be made by neatly drawing a single horizontal black line through the incorrect entry, initialing it. and entering the correct information.

(5) Prior to the start of the training day, report the number of officer candidates available for training to the Company Commander (or the Company Duty Officer if the Company Commander is unavailable). Know the names, location, and status of those officer candidates not available for training. Remain aware throughout the day of the status of all Officer candidates not in training.
(6) Report to the Company Commander at least twice a day for instructions/guidelines and to the Company Executive Officer as directed. If the Company Commander is not in the immediate area, i.e., alter hours, report to the Company Duty Officer.
(7) Report to the staff Company Duty Officer for instructions prior to the start of the training day and as required throughout the day.
(8) Supervise the conduct of all company formations.
(9) Be present at all meal formations, inspect the food for quality and quantity, ensure that all junior Officer Candidates have eaten first; make appropriate log entries and report all meal discrepancies to the Company Duty Officer.
(10) Report the company to all Officer instructors
(11) Supervise subordinate billet holders in the preparation and evacuation of all bivouac sites.
(12) Sound liberty as directed by the Company Commander.
(13) Evaluate the performance of the Candidate Company Executive Officer. Candidate Company First Sergeant, and all Candidate Platoon Commanders on an evaluation report.

Candidate Company Executive Officer

The Candidate Company Executive Officer is second in command of the candidate company. The Candidate Company Executive Officer is responsible to the Candidate Company Commander for the internal functioning of the candidate company headquarters. Candidate Company Executive Officers must keep themselves fully informed of all activities and be prepared to assume the duties of the Candidate Company Commander. They will wear the insignia of a first lieutenant.

Post

The Candidate Company Executive Officer will have no designated post, but will move about the company area, OCS, or training areas as required, to ensure proper supervision of subordinates. During hikes or administrative moves, position themselves at the rear of the company, with the Company Executive Officer. During formations, position themselves as shown in the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual (MCO P5060.20, Chapter 9). The Candidate Company Executive Officer will attend all scheduled instruction.

Specific Responsibilities

(1) Assist the Candidate Company Commander in the performance of his/her duties and be prepared to assume those duties in the absence of the Candidate Company Commander.
(2) Be familiar with the duties of ALL subordinate billet holders and, while utilizing the candidate chain of command, properly supervise them in the execution of their duties.
(3) Report to the Company Executive Officer twice daily for special instructions.
(4) Supervise the activities of the candidate company headquarters in garrison and in the field ensuring they meet all designated responsibilities.
(5) Hold a rifle count with the Duty Officer one half of an hour prior to taps.
(6) Prior to the start of the training day, hikes, and at every stop in a hike, report the number of officer candidates available for training to the Company Executive Officer. Know the names of those officer candidates not available for training and their location. Remain aware throughout the day of the status of all officer candidates not in training.
(7) Ensure that the company area of responsibility is well policed and that all maintenance discrepancies are reported to the Company Executive Officer.
(8) Ensure that those officer candidates requiring routine medical attention attend sick call.
(9) Ensure that the Candidate Company Gunnery Sergeant has set up the company guard detail.
(10) Evaluate the performance of the Candidate Company Gunnery Sergeant on an evaluation report.

Candidate Platoon Commander

When assigned, the Candidate Platoon Commander is the senior-ranking candidate billet in his/her platoon. They will wear the insignia of a second lieutenant. He/she will exercise the control and supervision necessary to effectively control subordinate leaders and ensure the proper internal functioning of the platoon. Each Candidate Platoon Commander is responsible to the Candidate Company Commander for the functioning of his or her platoon.

Post

There is no designated post for the Candidate Platoon Commanders. They will position themselves where they can most effectively carry out their duties and where they can best control their platoon. They must keep the Candidate Company Commander aware of their location. During hikes or administrative moves, they should position themselves at the head of the platoon with the Platoon Commander. During formations, they will position themselves as shown in the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual (MCO P5060.20, Chapter 9). The Candidate Platoon Commander will attend all scheduled instruction.

Specific Responsibilities

(1) Ensure that all details involving the operation of the platoon are properly coordinated and completed. They are responsible for everything the platoon docs or fails to do.
(2) Be familiar with the duties of ALL subordinate billet holders and properly supervise them in the execution of these duties, utilizing the candidate chain of command.
(3) Report to the Platoon Commander at least twice a day for instructions.
(4) Prior to the start of the training day, report the number of officer candidates available for training to the Platoon Commander. Know the names, location, and status of those officer candidates not available for training. Remain aware throughout the day of the status of all officer candidates not in training.
(5) Be present at all chow formations, ensuring that all junior Officer candidates in your platoon have eaten first, and give a verbal report to the Candidate Company Commander concerning the quality and quantity of the food.
(6) Prior to the start of a hike, report to the staff Platoon Commander the number of Officer candidates present for the hike, those not present, and the reason why. Keep the Platoon Commander advised of the status of all officer candidates throughout the hike, particularly during and after breaks.
(7) Evaluate the Candidate Platoon Sergeant and Candidate Squad Leaders utilizing the peer billet evaluation report.

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