Being a combat officer is more than just being a field commander, it's more than just calling shots in battles. You are not only representing your community and the clan you're a member of, but you are also making it clear that you intend to put the clan and it's players before yourself. As a combat officer it becomes your responsibility to provide the clan and it's members with the resources they require and sound tactics/strategy to improve the capabilities of the clan within skirmishes and clan wars. Being a combat officer means you are aware that your purpose is to help players progress in their teamwork and to help gain industrial resources for the clan through activities such as skirmishes and advances. It's a position with a handful of responsibilities which are not necessarily mandatory, but are definitely beneficial to the community. Combat officers should strive to improve the teamplay within their communities and help earn industrial resources by putting the clan before themselves.