Coordinating Staff Officer
Definition/Scope: (ATTP 5-0.1) Coordinating staff officers are the commander’s principal ssistants who advise, plan, and coordinate actions within their area of expertise or a warfighting function. Collectively, through the COS or XO, coordinating staff officers answer to the commander. Commanders may designate coordinating staff officers as assistant chiefs of staff, deputy chiefs of staff, chiefs of a warfighting function, or staff officers. Coordinating staff officers also exercise planning and supervisory authority over designated special staff officers as designated. See ATTP 5-0.1 for examples of coordinating staff officers.
Narrower Terms:Chief of fires
Related Terms:Army special staff