Departments & Positions
Command (Primary Manifest)
The Command department is ultimately responsible for the ship and its crew, and those within the department are responsible for commanding the vessel and representing the interests of Starfleet.
Commanding Officer Ultimately responsible for the ship and crew, the Commanding Officer is the most senior officer aboard a vessel. S/he is responsible for carrying out the orders of Starfleet, and for representing both Starfleet and the Federation. Executive Officer The liaison between captain and crew, the Executive Officer acts as the disciplinarian, personnel manager, advisor to the captain, and much more. S/he is also one of only two officers, along with the Chief Medical Officer, that can remove a Commanding Officer from duty. Second Officer At times the XO must assume command of a Starship or base, when this happens the XO needs the help of another officer to assume his/her role as XO. The second officer is not a stand alone position, but a role given to the highest ranked and trusted officer aboard. When required the Second Officer will assume the role of XO, or if needed CO, and performs their duties as listed, for as long as required. Chief of the Boat The seniormost Chief Petty Officer (including Senior and Master Chiefs), regardless of rating, is designated by the Commanding Officer as the Chief of the Boat (for vessels) or Command Chief (for starbases). 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 noncommissioned officer leadership, management, and supervisory training.
The COB/CC works with the other department heads, Chiefs, supervisors, and crewmen to insure 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.
Mission Advisor Advises the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer on mission-specific areas of importance. Many times, the Mission Advisor knows just as much about the mission as the CO and XO do, if not even more. He or she also performs mission-specific tasks, and can take on any roles that a mission requires him or her to do. Concurrently holds another position, except in rare circumstances. Yeoman The Yeoman is for Petty Officers 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 and otherwise Officer who the Yeoman is assigned to. File work, and sensitive message transport are but two examples of the Yeoman's possible duties. The Yeoman assists the Officer or CO in day-to-day duties that the Officer or CO would otherwise not have the time to do. When assigned to Officers, Yeoman operate out of the Senior Officer's Complex/Yeoman's Office's on Deck 6.
Flight Control (Primary Manifest)
Responsible for the navigation and flight control of a vessel and its auxiliary craft, the Flight Control department includes pilots trained in both starship and auxiliary craft piloting. Note that the Flight Control department does not include Fighter pilots.
Chief Flight Control Officer Originally known as helm, or Flight Control Officer, CONN incorporates two job, Navigation and flight control. A Flight Control Officer must always be present on the bridge of a starship. S/he plots courses, supervises the computers piloting, corrects any flight deviations and pilots the ship manually when needed. The Chief Flight Control Officer is the senior most CONN Officer aboard, serving as a Senior Officer, and chief of the personnel under him/her. Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer Originally known as helm, or Flight Control Officer, CONN incorporates two job, Navigation and flight control. A Flight Control Officer must always be present on the bridge of a starship. S/he plots courses, supervises the computers piloting, corrects any flight deviations and pilots the ship manually when needed. The Assistant Chief Flight Control Officer is the second senior most CONN Officer aboard and reports directly to the Chief Flight Control Officer. Flight Control Officer Originally know as helm, or Flight Control Officer, CONN incorporates two job, navigation and flight control. A Flight Control Officer must always be present on the bridge of a starship, and every vessel has a number of Flight Control Officers to allow shift rotations. S/he plots courses, supervises the computers piloting, corrects any flight deviations and pilots the ship manually when needed. Flight Control Officers report to the Chief Flight Control Officer. Shuttlebay Manager The Shuttlebay Manager is responsible for pre and post flight checks of all support craft involved in away missions. Once a support craft has been brought to the flight line, it is his/her duty to ensure that it is mission capable. Upon returning from a mission, he/she must inspect the support craft and prepare a report on any maintenance that is required.
He/she is also responsible for the placement of support craft in order to allow for maximum efficiency of the shuttlebay.
Chief Support Craft Pilot All small spacecrafts aboard a starship, starbase or a facility (Shuttles, Runabouts, Transports, Captain's yacht, Patrol Vessels etc.) but excluding fighters are flown by Support Craft Pilots. This is often the proving ground for pilots until they earn a berth on a starship as a Flight Control Officer.
The Chief Support Craft Pilot reports to the Chief Flight Control Officer.
Support Craft Pilot All small spacecrafts aboard a starship, starbase or a facility (Shuttles, Runabouts, Transports, Captain's yacht, Patrol Vessels etc.) but excluding fighters are flown by Support Craft Pilots. This is often the proving ground for pilots until they earn a berth on a starship as a Flight Control Officer. They report to the Chief Support Craft Pilot.
Strategic Operations (Primary Manifest)
The Strategic Operations department acts as an advisory to the command staff, as well as a resource of knowledge and information concerning hostile races in the operational zone of the ship, as well as combat strategies and other such things.
Chief Strategic Operations Officer The Chief Strategic Operations Officer is responsible for coordinating all Starfleet and allied assets in within their designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis (in the absence of a dedicated tactical department) and intelligence gathering (in the absence of a dedicated intelligence department). Assistant Chief Strategic Operations Officer The Assistant Chief Strategic Operations Officer is the second ranked officer in the Strategic Operations department. He or she answers to the Chief Strategic Operations Officer. He or she is responsible for coordinating Starfleet and allied assets within a designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis and intelligence gathering. Strategic Operations Officer The Strategic Operations Officer is part of the Strategic Operations department. He or she answers to the Chief Strategic Operations Officer. He or she is responsible for coordinating Starfleet and allied assets within a designated area of space, as well as tactical analysis and intelligence gathering.
Security & Tactical (Primary Manifest)
Merging the responsibilities of ship-to-ship and personnel combat into a single department, the security & tactical department is responsible for the tactical readiness of the vessel and the security of the ship.
Chief Security/Tactical Officer 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 Officer/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.
The Chief of Security role can also be combined with the Chief Tactical Officer position.
Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer The Assistant Chief Security Officer is sometimes called Deputy of Security. S/he assists the Chief of Security in the daily work; in issues regarding Security and any administrative matters. If required the Deputy must be able to take command of the Security department. Security Officer There are several Security Officers aboard 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. Tactical Officer The Tactical Officers are the vessels gunmen. They assist the Chief Tactical Officer by running and maintaining the numerous weapons systems aboard the ship/starbase, and analysis and tactical planning of current missions. Very often Tactical Officers are also trained in ground combat and small unit tactics. Security Investigations Officer The Security Investigations Officer is an Enlisted Officer. S/He fulfills the role of a special investigator or detective when dealing with Starfleet matters aboard ship or on a planet. Coordinates with the Chief Security Officer on all investigations as needed. The Security Investigations Officer reports to the Chief of Security. Brig Officer The Brig Officer is a Security Officer who has chosen to specialize 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. Master-at-Arms 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.
Operations (Primary Manifest)
The operations department is responsible for keeping ship systems functioning properly, rerouting power, bypassing relays, and doing whatever else is necessary to keep the ship operating at peak efficiency.
Chief Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer has the primary responsibility of ensuring that ship functions, such as the use of the lateral sensor array, do not interfere with one and another. S/he must prioritize resource allocations, so that the most critical activities can have every chance of success. If so required, s/he can curtail shipboard functions if s/he thinks they will interfere with the ship's current mission or routine operations.
The Chief Operations Officer oversees the Operations department, and is a member of the senior staff.
Assistant Chief Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer cannot man the bridge at all times. Extra personnel are needed to relive and maintain ship operations. The Operations Officers are thus assistants to the Chief, fulfilling his/her duties when required, and assuming the Operations consoles if required at any time.
The Assistant Chief Operations Officer is the second-in-command of the Operations Department, and can assume the role of Chief Operations Officer on a temporary or permanent basis if so needed.
Operations Officer The Chief Operations Officer cannot man the bridge at all times. Extra personnel are needed to relive and maintain ship operations. The Operations Officers are thus assistants to the Chief, fulfilling his/her duties when required, and assuming the Operations consoles if required at any time.
The Operations Officer reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
Quartermaster The Quartermaster specializes in distributing supplies and provisions to personnel aboard the vessel. In addition, the Quartermaster controls all physical assignments to quarters throughout the vessel. Boatswain Each vessel and base has one Warrant Officer (or Chief Warrant Officer) who holds the position of Boatswain. The Boatswain (pronounced and also written "Bosun" or "Bos'n") trains and supervises personnel (including both the ship's company or base personnel as well as passengers or vessels) in general ship and base operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Operations personnel; sets the agenda for instruction in general ship and base operations; supervises auxiliary and utility service personnel and daily ship or base maintenance; coordinates all personnel cross-trained in damage control operations and supervises damage control and emergency operations; may assume any Bridge or Operations role as required; and is qualified to temporarily act at Operations if so ordered.
The Boatswain reports to the Chief Operations Officer.
Transporter Specialist The Transporter Chief is responsible for all transports to and from other ships and any planetary bodies. When transporting is not going on, the Transporter Chief is responsible for keeping the transporters running at peak efficiency.
The team assigned to the Transporter Chief is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Transporter Chief reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Engineering (Primary Manifest)
The engineering department has the enormous task of keeping the ship working; they are responsible for making repairs, fixing problems, and making sure that the ship is ready for anything.
Chief Engineering Officer The Chief Engineer is responsible for the condition of all systems and equipment on board a Starfleet ship or facility. S/he oversees maintenance, repairs and upgrades of all equipment. S/he is also responsible for the many repair teams during crisis situations.
The Chief Engineer is not only the department head but also a senior officer, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and maintenance of the duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Engineering Officer The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in the daily work; in issues regarding mechanical, administrative matters and coordinating repairs with other departments.
If so required, the Assistant Chief Engineer must be able to take over as Chief Engineer, and thus must be versed in current information regarding the ship or facility.
Engineering Officer Engineers are the backbone of the Engineering Corps and are responsible for, under the guidance of the Chief Engineer, maintaining and repairing the vessel. Communications Specialist The Communications Specialist is a specialized engineer. Communication aboard a ship or facility takes two basic forms, voice and data. Both are handled by the onboard computer system and dedicated hardware. The vastness and complexity of this system requires a dedicated team to maintain the system.
The Communications Specialist is the officer in charge of this team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned to the team by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Communications Specialist reports to the Asst. and Chief Engineer.
Computer Systems Specialist The Computer Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. The new generation of Computer systems are highly developed. This system needs much maintenance and the Computer Systems Specialist was introduced to relieve the Science Officer, whose duty this was in the very early days.
A small team is assigned to the Computer Systems Specialist, which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Computer Systems Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Damage Control Specialist The Damage Control Specialist is a specialized Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist controls all damage control aboard the ship when it gets damaged in battle. S/he oversees all damage repair aboard the ship, and coordinates repair teams on the smaller jobs so the Chief Engineer can worry about other matters.
A small team is assigned to the Damage Control Specialist which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Damage Control Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer.
Matter/Energy Systems Specialist The Matter / Energy Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. All aspect of matter energy transfers with the sole exception of the warp drive systems are handled by the Matter/Energy Systems Specialist. Such areas involved are transporter and replicator systems. The Matter/Energy Systems Specialist is the Officer in charge of a small team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Matter/Energy Systems Specialist reports to the Assistant and Chief Engineer. Propulsion Specialist Specializing in impulse and warp propulsion, these specialists are often specific to even a single class of ship due to the complexity of warp and impulse systems. Structural/Environmental Specialist The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is a specialized Engineer. From a small ship/facility to a large one, all requires constant monitoring. The hull, bulkheads, walls, Jeffrey's tubes, turbolifts, structural integrity field, internal dampening field, and environmental systems are all monitored and maintained by this officer and his/her team.
The team assigned to the Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Assistant and Chief Engineer. The Structural and Environmental Systems Specialist reports to the Asst and Chief Engineer.
Science (Primary Manifest)
From sensor readings to figuring out a way to enter the strange spacial anomaly, the science department is responsible for recording data, testing new ideas out, and making discoveries.
Chief Science Officer The Chief Science Officer is responsible for all the scientific data the ship/facility collects, and the distribution of such data to specific section within the department for analysis. S/he is also responsible with providing the ship's captain with scientific information needed for command decisions.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Assistant Chief Science Officer The Assistant Chief Science Officer assists Chief Science Officer in all areas, such as administration, and analysis of scientific data. The Assistant often take part in specific analysis of important data along with the Chief Science Officer, however spends most time overseeing current project and their section heads. Science Officer There are several general Science Officers aboard each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief Science Officer and his Assistant. Assignments include work for the Specialized Section heads, as well as duties for work being carried out by the Chief and Assistant. Astrometrics Officer Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Astrometrics Section. This role entails the maintaining, correction and production of new stellar maps. Has close ties with the the Physicist and Stellar Cartographers. Alien Archaeologist/Anthropologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Alien Culture Section. This role involves the study of all newly discovered alien species and life forms, from the long dead to thriving. Their knowledge also involves current known alien species. Has close ties to the Historian.
Answers to the Chief Science Officer and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Biologist Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Biology Section. This role entails the study of biology, botany, zoology and many more Life Sciences. On larger ships there many be a number of Science Officers within this section, under the lead of the Biologist. Language Specialist Specialized Communications Officer in charge of the Linguistics section. This role involves the study of new and old languages and text in an attempt to better understand and interpret their meaning.
Answers to the Chief and Assistant Chief Communications Officer (if present) or the Chief and Assistant Chief Science Officer.
Stellar Cartographer Specialized Science Officer in charge of the Stellar Cartography bay. This role entails the mapping of all spatial phenomenon, and the implications of such phenomenon. Has close ties with the Physicist and Astrometrics Officer.
Medical & Counseling (Primary Manifest)
The medical & counseling department is responsible for the mental and physical health of the crew, from running annual physicals to combatting a strange plague that is afflicting the crew to helping a crew member deal with the loss of a loved one.
Chief Medical Officer The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the physical health of the entire crew, but does more than patch up injured crew members. His/her function is to ensure that they do not get sick or injured to begin with, and to this end monitors their health and conditioning with regular check ups. If necessary, the Chief Medical Officer can remove anyone from duty, even a Commanding Officer. Besides this s/he is available to provide medical advice to any individual who requests it.
Additionally the Chief is also responsible for all aspect of the medical deck, such as the Medical labs, Surgical suites and Dentistry labs.
S/he also is a department head and a member of the Senior Staff and responsible for all the crew members in her/his department and duty rosters.
Chief Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems.
The Chief Counselor is considered a member of the Senior Staff. S/he is responsible for the crew in his/her department. The Chief Counselor is the Counselor with the highest rank and most experience.
Assistant Chief Medical Officer A starship or facility has numerous personnel aboard, and thus the Chief Medical Officer cannot be expect to do all the work required. The Asst. Chief Medical Officer assists Chief in all areas, such as administration, and application of medical care. Medical Officer Medical Officer undertake the majority of the work aboard the ship/facility, examining the crew, and administering medical care under the instruction of the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Chief Medical Officer also run the other Medical areas not directly overseen by the Chief Medical Officer. Surgeon Doctors of the federation still specialize and mostly, the Chief Medical Officer position is usually held by a general practitioner. While simple surgery is part of their training, some doctors on larger vessels and starbases prefer to have a surgeon on staff. Counselor Because of their training in psychology, technically the ship's/facility's Counselor is considered part of Starfleet medical. The Counselor is responsible both for advising the Commanding Officer in dealing with other people and races, and in helping crew members with personal, psychological, and emotional problems. Counselor's Aide The Counselor's Aide helps keep all the matters of the Counseling Department in order. S/he assigns appointments for anyone needing them, and assists the Counselors with anything that they may need. Head Nurse The Head Nurse oversees all the Nurses currently aboard, ensuring they are assigned to tasks and working as required in their area. Additionally the Head nurse performs the normal duties of the nurse, assisting the Duty Medical Officer in sickbay. Nurse Nurses are trained in basic medical care, and are capable of dealing with less serious medical cases. In more serious matters the nurse assists the medical officer in the examination and administration of medical care, be this injecting required drugs, or simply assuring the injured party that they will be ok. The Nurses also maintain the medical wards, overseeing the patients and ensuring they are receiving medication and care as instructed by the Medical Officer. Morale Officer Responsible for keeping the morale of the crew high. Delivers regular reports on morale to the Executive Officer. The Morale Officer plans activities that will keep the crew's morale and demeanor up. If any crew member is having problems, the Morale Officer can assist that crew member.
Intelligence (Primary Manifest)
The Intelligence department is responsible for gathering and providing intelligence as it becomes possible during a mission; during covert missions, the intelligence department also takes a more active role, providing the necessary classified and other information.
Chief Intelligence Officer Responsible for managing the intelligence department in its various facets, the Chief Intelligence officer often assists the Strategic Operations officer with information gathering and analysis, and then acts as a channel of information to the CO and bridge crew during combat situations. Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer Responsible for aiding the Chief Intelligence Officer in managing the intelligence department in its various facets, often assisting the Strategic Operations officer with information gathering and analysis. Intelligence Officer Responsible for gathering intelligence, an Intelligence officer has the patience to read through a database for hours on end, and the cunning to coax information from an unwilling giver. S/he must provide this information to the Chief Intelligence officer as it becomes needed. Infiltration Specialist The Infiltration Specialist is trained the arts of covert operations and infiltration. They are trained to get into and out of enemy instillations, territory, etc. Once in, they can gather intel, or if needed plant explosives, and even in times of war capture of enemy personnel. The Infiltration Specialist reports to the Chief Intelligence Officer. Encryption Specialist This NCO takes submitted Intelligence reports and runs them through algorithms, checking for keywords that denote mistyped classification and then puts the report into crypto form and sends them through the proper channels of communication to either on board ship consoles or off board to who ever needs to receive it. The Encryption Specialist reports to the Chief Intelligence Officer.
Marine Detachment (Primary Manifest)
When the standard security detail is not enough, marines come in and clean up; the marine detachment is a powerful tactical addition to any ship, responsible for partaking in personal combat, from sniping to melee.
Marine Commanding Officer The Marine CO is responsible for all the Marine personnel assigned to the ship/facility. S/he is in required to take command of any special ground operations and lease such actions with security. The Marines could be called the 24th century commandos.
The CO can range from a Second Lieutenant on a small ship to a Lieutenant Colonel on a large facility or colony. Charged with the training, condition and tactical leadership of the Marine compliment, they are a member of the senior staff.
Answers to the Commanding Officer of the ship/facility.
Marine Executive Officer The Executive Officer of the Marines, works like any Asst. Department head, removing some of the work load from the Marine CO and if the need arises taking on the role of Marine CO. S/he oversees the regular duties of the Marines, from regular drills to equipment training, assignment and supply request to the ship/facilities Materials Officer.
Answers to the Marine Commanding Officer.
First Sergeant The First Sergeant is the highest ranked Enlisted marine. S/He is in charge of all of the marine enlisted affairs in the detachment. They assist the Company or Detachment Commander as their Executive Officer would. They act as a bridge, closing the gap between the NCO\'s and the Officers.
Answers To Marine Commanding Officer.
Marine Serving within a squad, the marine is trained in a variety of means of combat, from melee to ranged projectile to sniping.
Starfighter Wing (Primary Manifest)
The best pilots in Starfleet, they are responsible for piloting the starfighters in ship-to-ship battles, as well as providing escort for shuttles, and runabouts.
Group Commander The Group Commander is in charge of all things related to his group's fighters, generally a responsibility of over 96 starfighters. As well, the group commander is responsible for all the personnel assigned to the group on the ship/facility, and ensuring that maintenance work is carried on the craft by Engineering.
The Group Commander reports to the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer and is a member of the Senior Staff.
Wing Commander The Wing Commander is in charge of all things related to his wing's fighters, generally a responsibility of between 48 and 72 starfighters. As well, the wing commander is responsible for all the personnel assigned to the flight on the ship/facility, and ensuring that maintenance work is carried on the craft by Engineering.
Reports to the Group Commander. If the Wing Commander is the senior starfighter pilot assigned to the starship, starbase or facility they report to the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer and is a member of the Senior Staff.
Squadron Leader The Squadron Leader is in charge of all things related to his squadron's fighters, generally a responsibility of up to 24 starfighters. As well, the squadron leader is responsible for all the personnel assigned to the squadron on the ship/facility, and ensuring that maintenance work is carried on the craft by Engineering.
Reports to the Wing Commander. If the Squadron Leader is the senior starfighter pilot assigned to the starship, starbase or facility they report to the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer and is a member of the Senior Staff.
Flight Leader The Flight Leader is in charge of all things related to his flight's fighters, generally a responsibility of up to 8 starfighters. As well, the flight leader is responsible for all the personnel assigned to the flight on the ship/facility, and ensuring that maintenance work is carried on the craft by Engineering.
Reports to the Squadron Leader. If the Flight Leader is the senior starfighter pilot assigned to the starship, starbase or facility they report to the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer and is a member of the Senior Staff.
Fighter Pilot Specialized pilot, trained in all areas and aspects of fighter combat. They are also familiar with runabouts, shuttles and transports.
To be a fighter pilot the pilot must hold a rank from within the Warrant Officer Ranks or commissioned ranks.
Reports to the Flight Leader.
Tactical Systems Operator The Tactical Systems Operator (or TSO) is responsible for operating all offensive and defensive systems in fighters which have two operators. This frees the pilot to handle only the operation of the aerospacecraft. Most TSOs are also trained as pilots, for circumstances when the main pilot of the fighter is incapacitated or killed but the craft is still servicable. The TSO answers to the Flight Leader, and is generally subordinate to the Fighter Pilot operating his/her craft.
Because of the location of the TSO's seat in most fighters, the position is sometimes known as the 'back seater'.
Cultural Division (Primary Manifest)
The Cultural Division is a first-of-its-kind division, devised by Starfleet, to fit the unique role of the Poseidon as an Academy training vessel. It oversees the education of all cadets in the social sciences, aiming to prepare them for the complex cultural interactions both within and beyond Federation Space. The Cultural Division also operates a Chaplaincy and assists in any diplomatic affairs the ship may need to conduct during its tour of duty.
Chief Cultural Officer The Chief Cultural Officer oversees all Academy Training Operations on the USS Poseidon and all manner of affairs that transpire within the Cultural Division. The Chief Cultural Officer acts as both Chief Diplomatic Officer and Chief Chaplain, requiring an extensive degree of training and background for any Starfleet Officer to serve within the position. Assistant Chief Cultural Officer The Assistant Chief Cultural Officer is the Chief Cultural Officer's number one, acting as both adviser and assistant for all matters within the Cultural Division. They also act as assistant within all academy operations on the ship, as well as Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer and Assistant Chief Chaplain. Diplomatic Officer The Diplomatic Officer of each vessel/base must be familiar with a variety of areas: history, religion, politics, economics, and military, and understand how they affect potential threats. A wide range of operations can occur in response to these areas and threats. These operations occur within three general states of being: peacetime competition, conflict and war.
S/he must be equally flexible and demonstrate initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and improvisation to provide responsive legal services to his/her Commanding Officer aiding in official functions as prescribed by protocol, performing administrative duties, and other tasks as directed by the Chief Cultural Officer and/or Assistant Chief Cultural Officer as well a diplomatic advice on current status of an Alien Species both aligned and non aligned to the Federation.
The Diplomatic Officer may also be called upon by the Commanding Officer to assist with any disputes the USS Poseidon may encounter itself in, offering their legal and expert guidance to work the strings of diplomacy to assist in solving those disputes.
Diplomatic Corpsman The Diplomatic Corpsman is a special position reserved for enlisted officers who wish to study diplomacy, and aid the department in its mission. Their duties consist of, but are not limited to, aiding the Diplomatic Officer in the construction of various legal documents, researching diplomatic archives, attending and aiding in the preparation for diplomatic functions, and other tasks as prescribed by the Chief Cultural Officer and/or Assistant Chief Cultural Officer. These individuals are qualified to undertake some of the responsibilities of a Diplomatic Officer, as their training are far less in-depth. They are, however, able to, and adequately trained to function as a paralegal when such services are required by a vessel/base's crew.
Additionally, the Diplomatic Corpsman can act as Media Relations Officer to the Press as well as Translation Specialist if their qualifications and academic training permit.
Academic Teaching Officer The Academic Teaching Officer acts as the Principle to all Cadets onboard the USS Poseidon. Their responsibility is to ensure the proper management of courses for Cadets on board, as well as personally supervising Cadets as they gain valuable experience that will inevitably assist with their graduation from Starfleet Academy. The Academic Teaching Officer reports directly to the Assistant Chief and Chief Cultural Officer. Chaplain The Chaplain is an especially empathic and considerate individual who specializes in understanding the spiritual needs of their flock. Chaplains are individuals who usually come from a Councilor or Spiritual background, and typically study and read up on the religions of the Federation to better understand the needs of the crew. A Chaplain may be dedicated personally to any of a thousand faiths, but traditionally they utilize those experiences to enhance others experience rather than convert others to their faith. Chaplain can be undertaken by any enlisted personnel or civilian, and usually provide advisement to superior officers such as the Captain. They operate out of the Chapel/Theatre on Deck 6 and also have the responsibility of directing and supervising the ships theatre for the entertainment of the crew. Sermons in the Chapel/Theatre are entire non-denominational and non-centralized to any specific faith. Assistant Chaplain The Chaplain's Assistant is either a civilian, enlisted, commissioned or non-commissioned individual whose task it is to provide assistance to the Chaplain in their duties on board the USS Poseidon. It is a voluntary position and can be held by anyone on board. Civilian Affairs Officer The Civilian Affairs Officer is a Starfleet Officer assigned by the Commanding Officer to oversee Laundry, Cleaning and Recreational Staff such as Gardeners and Gym Instructors that work dutifully to keep the ship working and clean. These staff are typically civilian in nature, but can be enlisted or assigned as a secondary position from any Officer or Enlisted Personnel. Lounge Manager The Lounge Manager operates the Recreational Lounge/Bar found on Deck 5. Their job is to ensure the safe and productive operation of the lounge along with ensuring cleanliness and adequate food. Lounge Managers also have the responsibility of ensuring the safe and clean operations of the Officer's Observation Lounge and Officer's Lounge on Deck 3 and the Crew Mess/Lounge and Forward Observation Lounge on Deck 6. In terms of command, the Lounge Manager is responsible for all other Chef's and Bartenders on board the ship.
Civilian Affairs (Primary Manifest)
Civilians play an important role in Starfleet. Many civilian specialists across a number of fields work on occasion with Starfleet personnel as a Mission Specialist. In other cases, extra ship and station duties, such as running the ship's lounge, are outsourced to a civilian contract.
Chef Chief's are responsible primarily for the preparation of food for visiting dignitaries, offering their culinary expertise to please guests on board the ship and present a good image for diplomatic events. When no diplomatic function is being held, the Chief operates typically out of the Officer's Galley on Deck 3 and the Recreational Lounge/Bar on Deck 5. Chef's are special in that they do not answer to anyone else directly other than the CO or XO, and may operate even in the Crew Mess should they feel the situation permits. Chief's can specialize in other positions, usually as gardeners, when not preparing food. Bartender Bartenders operate under the authority of the Lounge Manager within the Recreational Lounge/Bar found on Deck 5, as well as wherever else needed on the ship. Their job is to provide excellent service to the crew of the ship, along with visiting guests and dignitaries, as well as ensuring the safe and clean operation of the bar. Bartenders can be individuals who specialize in other civilian departments, such as Cleaning Attendants or Gardeners. Usually, however, Bartenders time is almost entirely spent behind the bar within some lounge on the ship. Laundry Attendant Laundry Attendants assist the crew by utilizing the ships laundry department on Deck 9. Their tasks include the gathering of soiled garments, the washing of garments, and the professional handling and return of garments to the appropriate departments. Laundry Attendants usually are individuals who also operate as Cleaning Attendants, but there are exceptions. Laundry Attendants report directly to the Lounge Manager. Cleaning Attendant Cleaning Attendants operate in conjunction with Laundry Attendants to provide a clean and healthy living environment on the ship, including the important task of cleaning the Heads (restrooms) on the ship. As with Laundry Attendants, Cleaning Attendants are centralized and operate from the Laundry Department on Deck 9. Cleaning Attendants usually are individuals who operate also as Laundry Attendants, but there are exceptions. Cleaning Attendants report directly to the Lounge Manager. Gardener Gardener's on board the ship are typically specialized Botanists who understand the delicate ecology of plant-life in space, and assist the ships enlisted botanists in maintaining the delicate life-balance of the Arboretum on Deck 6. They also have the responsibility of tending to the garden located in the Arboretum, deciding which edible fruits or vegetables to plant or harvest, and assist the ships Chef's with acceptable foodstuffs during diplomatic events. Gardeners usually specialize in multiple positions, thought exceptions exist. Gym Instructor The Gym Instructor is a civilian or enlisted personnel who dedicates their time to instructing crew on the proper ways to healthy exercising, dieting, and other known methods of maintaining a proper body. They operate out of the Gymnasium on Deck 5, and oversee and assist crewmen and women daily with their exercise routines if prompted - usually with a set schedule already in place beforehand. Gym Instructors usually specialize in other fields, such as Gardener, but dedicating themselves to assisting others in healthy living is its own merit as well. Civilian Civilians aboard the U.S.S. Poseidon make up almost all of the Civilian Affairs department on board the ship. When a civilian does not have a role, however, they are simply classified under this position and are traditionally free to move about in non-sensitive areas. Civilians more often than not are passengers, but some are permanent residents due to relations with crew, or their positive influence on the ship as a whole as well as their unique contributions. Passenger Passengers are traditionally individuals who have booked in advance passenger from one point in the Federation to another, sometimes farther. Since the U.S.S. Poseidon will frequently be traveling between points, passengers have been allowed and quarters are traditionally placed along Deck 3.