18 Sep 2396
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Tactical

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 Tactical Officer is the vessels gunman. S/he is responsible for the ships weapon system, and is also the COs tactical advisor in Star Ship Combat matters. Very often Tactical Officers are also trained in ground combat and small unit tactics. The Chief Tactical Officer should be aware of current Diplomatic situations and up to date on the latest technological capabilities of all threat alien races, and even the capabilities of allied alien species.

There is much more to tactical than simply overseeing the weapons console on the bridge. Tactical maintains the weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, maintaining and reloading photons magazines. Tactical planning and current Intelligence analysis (if no Intelligence operatives are aboard) is also overseen by the tactical department. On some vessels the Chief of Security is also the Department head of Tactical. If s/he is, all Tactical personnel fall into the Security Department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant JG (LTJG)*

Assistant Chief Tactical Officer

The Assistant Tactical Officer is called Deputy of Tactical. S/he assists the Chief Tactical Officer in the daily work; in issues regarding tactical and any administrative matters. There is much more to tactical than simply overseeing the weapons console on the bridge. Tactical maintains the weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, maintaining and reloading photons magazines. Tactical planning and current Intelligence analysis (if no Intelligence operatives are aboard) is also overseen by the tactical department. As and if required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Tactical department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Gunner's Mate

The Gunner's Mate trains and supervises Tactical crewmen in tactical operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Tactical personnel; supervises ordnance inventory, preparation, and deployment; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief Tactical Officer if so ordered. The Gunner's Mate reports to the Deputy of Tactical.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: None*