OIC - Officer in Charge

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What is an OIC in the Air Force?

OIC - Officer in Charge

An OIC, or Officer in Charge, is the senior officer in charge of a detail or duty section in the Air Force. This title is given to officers who have not been officially appointed as commanding officers, but are still in charge of a group of airmen. An Officer in Charge can be any commissioned officer, regardless of rank. While commanding officers are appointed on official orders by the Air Force, when the officer has not been officially appointed commanding officer, the designation of OIC allows them some of the same benefits and responsibilities of commanding officers without the orders. OICs are verbally appointed by their respective commanders. An officer can be in charge of lower-ranking officers, non-commissioned officers and junior enlisted airmen.



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