Support Operations Officer (SPO) is the principal staff officer for coordinating logistics and combat health support to supported units. He provides the technical supervision for the combat service support mission of the support command. He is the key interface between the supported unit and support command providing the support. SPO responsibilities:
- Advises the commander on support requirements versus support assets available.
- Coordinates external support requirements for supported units.
- Synchronizes support requirements to ensure they remain consistent with current and future operations.
- Plans and monitors support operations and makes necessary adjustments to ensure support requirements are met.