The Battalion Commander is a very honorable position. The BNCO is in charge of the entire ROTC program (in the school for the most part) and supervise everybody in the battalion, from new cadets to high positioned staff members. This position requires a lot of dedication and leadership potential, but is a very fruitful and rewarding position. For people not in ROTC, think of the BNCO as the principal of the ROTC program.
Battalion Executive Officer
The Battalion Commander cannot run everything at once. That is why they require an assistant, a second in command, the Battalion Executive Officer (BNXO). They take orders from the BNCO and execute the orders give and makes sure everybody performs the command in a well executed manner. For those not in ROTC, think of them as a vice principal of the ROTC program.
Battalion Command Sergeant Major
The adjutant does a very great job of organizing papers and work all at once. For people not in ROTC, you can think of them like teacher assistants. They make up tests and perform a lot of the grading in ROTC.
S-2: Intelligence and Security Officer
Like all organizations, they need order. They need people to enforce their laws. This is where S-2 comes in. You may think that they are a pain, but they do an important job of keeping "the range" (place where cadets and anyone can hang out) and ROTC in general under control.
S-3: Operations and Training Officer
S-3 is in charge of training the cadets in ROTC. They teach us how to "drill" (moving a unit from one place to another in an orderly passion). Why do we drill? It teaches us to how project our voice when commanding, and how to listen to commands when given. Believe it or not, by drilling you increase your listening and interpretation skills.
(OPSGM) Operation Sergeant Major
S-4: Logistics and Supply Officer
S-4 delivers essential supplies. If you need a uniform or a uniform part, S-4 is the place to go.
S-5: Public Relations Officer
This is considered one of the "favorites" of ROTC. S-5 represents the public relations part of ROTC. In other words, this section does its best to make ROTC as fun and cooperative as possible. They also create special, fun events called "S-5 events". During those events, we meet people, have fun, eat and play games such as icebreakers. No, you do NOT have to be in ROTC to join one of these events; everyone in school is able to. Bring some friends!
S-6 Technology and Communication Officer
The Finance Officer is in charge of the finance or money in the program. They make sure we are able to afford our supplies and events (given from S-5) and makes sure we are well profited.