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Security

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 he or she is 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.

Chief of Security (CoS) / Tactical (CSTO)

The Chief Security Officer is called Chief of Security. Her/his duty is to ensure the safety of ship and crew. Some take it as their personal duty to protect the Commanding/Executive Officer on away teams. She/he is also responsible for people under arrest and the safety of guests, liked or not.

S/he also is a department head and a member of the senior staff, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters. Security could be called the 24th century police force. On some vessels the Chief of Security is also head of the tactical Department. Whilst on others s/he isn't. If s/he is, all Tactical personnel fall under the operation of the Security Department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant JG (LTJG)*

Deputy Chief of Security (DCoS)

The Assistant Security Officer is called Deputy of Security. S/he assists the Chief of Security in the daily work; in issues regarding Security and any administrative matters. As and if required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Security department. Where Tactical is also part of the Security department, the deputy assumes the majority of its control freeing up the Chief of Security to maintain the Security department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Chief Master-At-Arms (CMAA)

The Master-at-Arms trains and supervises Security crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Security personnel; supervises weapons locker access and firearm deployment; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief of Security if so ordered. The Master-at-Arms reports to the Chief of Security.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: Chief Petty Officer (CPO)*

Security Guard

There are several Security Officers aboard of each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief of Security and his/her Deputy and mostly guard sensitive areas, protect people, patrol, and handle other threats to the Federation.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None

Brig Guard

The Brig Officer is a Security Officer who has chosen to specialise in a specific role. S/he guards the brig and its cells. But there are other duties associated with this post as well. S/he is responsible for any prisoner transport, and the questioning of prisoners. Often Brig Officers have a good knowledge of forcefield technology, and are experts in escaping such confinements.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None

V.I.P. Bodyguard

VIPs are sometimes difficult people to get along with. They want this and that, and want it as soon as they ask for it. So a VIP Bodyguard has not only to guarantee for the safety of the person s/he guards, but must also be good at organising the requests from VIPs. More than once s/he has to be diplomatic about what s/he has heard while staying in the vicinity of there VIP guests. As with brig Officers, VIP Bodyguards are specialist Security Officers, and when not serving a VIP most Bodyguards partake in normal Security duties.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None