With all the talk about safety, you have a Soldier or NCO stay awake for over 24 hours then get behind the wheel of a car and drive home. I always let the Soldier get some sleep and then the officer and myself would trade off sleeping. It made no sense to have 3 people awake for 24 hours!
The most simple answer is this. First, the CQ as well as the SDNCO is NOT supposed to sit on the Fourth Point of Contact all night. The CQ/SDNCO is supposed to make rounds checking the security of everything within the limits of his post, including the Arms Room, Supply Room and Motorpool. Second, if one is asleep on "His Shift" and the other falls asleep, then no one is on duty. It is only one night, if you think about it, how many nights do you stay out till 0300 or 0400 at a party or club. It is not a question of Why, it is a question of why are you asking.
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