Recently we received the following message: The short answer is, yes, there is a different standard of treatment and accountability for our XO. He has over a decade of service to this organization, has built entire departments from the ground up, developed several processes which are still used to this day. The XO does exactly what I ask him to do, his job is to advise me and act in my stead should I not be able to function as the CO. He is in that position because I believe he is the best person to replace me should something happen to me and I am unable to serve as CO. His work schedule does not afford him the time to make many of the meetings, and if he were in any other capacity he would have been removed, but his position does not require him to be there. Man, if I had a nickel for every time I have made an exception due to work schedules. "But General, I really would like to work in this department that does not do much as a primary billet because of my work schedule" Dear citizens....this is not a democracy. GEN.Kleinman will serve as XO as long as I am CO or he decides to retire. You may not think so, but he has earned that right.