Staff Duty NCO during the duty hours is it really necessary? If you ever walk around your Battalion HQ you will see people in just about every office. With that in mind why is an NCO and one /two runners needed to be their a complete 24-hours. I know when I have BN Staff Duty I spend more time at my Motor Pool office or company then I do at the staff duty desk. So my question is should the NCO report in the morning to relieve the off coming NCO then leave a contact number? So that they could conduct his or her daily duties and be called if there is an emergency like the SDOIC? Then return after the close of business to complete the rest of the shift at Battalion?