26 Jan 2396
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Command

Ranks listed are the ideal for that position. An individual possessing one rank below the rank listed may hold that position in an 'acting' capacity until they are promoted or replaced.

Key:

* This position may only be held by an officer.

* This position may only be held by an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

* This position is discretionary, and may not be found on all vessels and outposts.

Commanding Officer (CO)

Every Starfleet facility or vessel has a single commanding officer responsible for the safety of his/her crew and the success of their missions. S/he has final accountability for any actions taken by his/her crew, and Starfleet goes to great lengths to prepare a Commanding Officer for the job ahead, including the interpretation and execution of Starfleet rules and regulations.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Commander (CDR)*

Executive Officer (XO)

Besides leading a facility when the Commanding Officer is unable to, the Executive Officer often assists the Commanding Officer and serves as liaison with the crew. She/he oversees a vessel's/facility's day-to-day operations and advises the Commanding Officer on important matters as they arise.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR)*

Second Officer (2O)

At times the Executive Officer must assume command of a starship or base, when this happens the Executive Officer needs the help of another officer to assume his/her role as Executive Officer. The second officer is not a stand alone position, but a role given to the highest ranked and/or trusted officer aboard. When required the Second Officer will assume the role of Executive Officer, or if needed Commanding Officer, and perform there duties as listed, for as long as required.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None**

Third Officer (3O)

Aboard some vessels/facilities the appointment of a third officer is undertaken to further elevate the work load on the command team. This appointment usually occurs on larger vessels/faculties where the duties of the command team can be more complex, however it is not unheard for smaller vessel to appoint such an individual. The third officer role is not a standalone position, but a title granted to one of the most trusted officers onboard the vessel.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None**

Chief of the Boat (CoB)

Like the 2nd Officer role, this is not a stand alone position. The senior most NCO regardless of rating, is designated by the Commanding Officer as the Chief of the Boat (for vessels) or Command Chief (for facilities). In addition to his or her departmental responsibilities, the COB/CC performs the following duties: serves as a liaison between the Commanding Officer (or Executive Officer) and the enlisted crewmen; ensures enlisted crews understand command policies; advises the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer regarding enlisted morale, and evaluates the quality of non-commissioned officer leadership, management, and supervisory training.

The COB/CC works with the other department heads, Chiefs, supervisors, and crewmen to ensure discipline is equitably maintained, and the welfare, morale, and health needs of the enlisted personnel are met. The COB/CC is qualified to temporarily act as Commanding or Executive Officer if so ordered.

A Senior Chief Petty Officer may be called a Senior Chief of the Boat (SCOB) or Command Senior Chief (CSC). A Master Chief Petty Officer may be called a Master Chief of the Boat (MCOB) or Command Master Chief (CMC).

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)**

Quartermaster

The Quartermaster trains and supervises crewmen in bridge operations, repairs, and protocols and sets the agenda for instruction in general ship and starbase operations for the Boatswain¹s Mate; maintains the vessels/facilities log, the vessels/facilities clock, and watch and duty assignments for all bridge personnel; may assume any bridge (i.e. CONN) or Operations role (i.e. transporter) as required.

The Quartermaster is also responsible for helping any Officer or NCO who has questions regarding any function of the vessel/facility, giving advise on how to obtain the desired information or directing them to the correct individual. In addition, the Quartermaster oversees the various assigned yeoman. Ensuring that they are assigned as required to the various Departments.

Quartermasters ensure that all officers and crew perform their duties consistent with Starfleet directives. The Quartermaster reports to the Executive Officer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: Chief Petty Officer (CPO)**

Captain's Yeoman

The Captain’s Yeoman position is for NCOs who wish to continue as administrators. It is technically a non-Mate position. Use of this position is completely at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. File work, and sensitive message transport are but two examples of the Yeoman’s possible duties.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: Crewman (CMN)**