- This article is about the general concept of Executive Officer in the RS.
- For the officer who is second-in-command of the RS, see Rebel Squadrons Executive Officer.
The executive officer is the individual in a unit designated as second-in-command by the Commanding Officer. He or she will be expected to act as CO when the normal CO cannot act. The XO also is usually the person who replaces the CO if the CO resigns, accepts a higher position, and so on.