So you just received orders assigning you as the executive officer. Here are some suggestions for making the most of your tour.
Whether you will serve as executive officer (XO) at sea or ashore, on a big deck, greyhound, or gator, congratulations! You have signed on to one of the most challenging and demanding assignments in the Navy. Your work will shape the future operations and capabilities of our fleet. Do not underestimate the powerful impact your tour will have on the lives of the men and women who really count: our officer and enlisted sailors at sea.
The following suggestions are based on our experiences ashore and at sea. Your situation probably will differ, but these hints might make your tour more enjoyable and productive.
Philosophies for Success