ASSUME ACTING COMMANDER DUTIES
1. As the senior NCO in the detachment you will be required to assume the duties of the commander
when he is absent from the unit. This situation might be for an extended period of time when there
is no EOD officer assigned.
2. Assumption of command:
a. An NCO can exercise temporary command under the following conditions:
(1) Absence of the commander and no other officers in the unit.
(2) Disability of the commander and no other officers in the unit.
(3) Death of the commander and no other officers in the unit.
b. In making out the DF for assumption of command, the order will cite AR 600-20, Para 3-4a, as
c. As a temporary commander you will not, except in urgent cases, change or cancel the standing
orders of the permanent commander without authority from the next higher commander.