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An NCOIC in the Air Force is the Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of a work center, duty section, work detail or other small element of enlisted airmen. NCOICs can be any Non-commissioned Officer, from the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5), through the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). NCOICs are in charge of passing on the orders of the commander or OIC (Officer in Charge) to the people they supervise, delegating duties and assigning work, and handling personnel issues that may arise with their airmen. NCOICs also act as liaisons between their airmen and other offices on base, handling any issues at the lowest level before passing them on to other agencies. An NCOIC is appointed verbally or on an appointment letter by the Commander of their unit.