During the interview on my AOSB briefing, I was posed this question. "So Mr Humour, why does the army need officers? Why can't we make do with SNCOs leading troops?" With plenty of umming and ahhring, I resorted to shrugging my shoulders. I don't think he was too pleased with that answer. The thing is, if I had said what I originally wanted to say which was officers are smarter than SNCOs and would come up with a better plan. Wouldn't that just make me seem like a douchebag with no respect for their years of experience? If I had said, "well officers have better man management skills", that would suggest that SNCOs are incapable of organising a platoon which we all know isn't true. So what is the DS's answer to this question?