Commanding Officer (CO)

This person is in command and is ultimately responsible for a starship and its crew. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, he or she will hold a grade of no less than Captain (CAPT), as well as previously commanded another starship.

 

Command Master Chief (CMC)

This is the senior enlisted person onboard the starship, reporting directly to the CO. An honored position, it is held by only the most experienced of enlisted specialists. He or she acts as the liaison between the body of enlisted personnel and the CO.  

 

Executive Officer (XO)

The first officer is responsible for the administration and routine operation of the ship. The XO typically leads away missions, particularly during dangerous conditions. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, he or she will hold a grade of no less than Commander (CDR).

 

Navigation/Administration Department (NAV/ADM)

Because of the small size of the divisions, they have been consolidated to form a larger department, under the management of the Navigator. Where applicable, he or she may be assisted by a separate ANav and NAV DivO.

Department Head: Navigator (Nav or Gator)

Assistant Department Head: Assistant Navigator (ANav)

 

Navigation Division (NAV)

Navigation Division is responsible for the safe piloting of the ship and is manned by Flight Control Officers, of which, one may serve as the Division Officer.

Division Officer: Flight Controller (Conn)

 

Administration Division (ADM)

Administration operates the XO’s office, which deals with issues ranging from personnel to public relations. The Admin Officer is typically either a commissioned officer serving a tour in that position or a Yeoman Chief Petty Officer.

Division Officer: Administration Officer (Admin)

 

Legal Division (LAW)

In matters concerning legal issues, the LegO can provide consultation to personnel. This officer may either be Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer or commissioned officer serving a tour in that position.

Division Officer: Legal Officer (LegO)

 

Operations Department (OPS)

Operations Department is responsible for the sensory and tactical equipment of the vessel. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the Operations Manager will hold a grade of no less than Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), as well as act as the ship’s second officer.

Department Head: Operations Manager (Ops)

Assistant Department Head: Assistant Operations Manager (AOps)

 

Communications/Computer Division (COM)

This division maintains the communications, as well as information systems. Specialists in this area are trained in Communication Systems Technology and Computer Technology.

Division Officer: Communications Officer (CommO)

Operations Division (OPS)

This division maintains the ship’s sensors, but they are also capable of repairing small, hand-held electronic devices. Specialists in this area are trained in Electronics Technology and Small Equipment Systems Technology.

Division Officer: Electronics Officer

 

Tactical Division (TAC)

This division operates and maintains the ship’s weapon systems. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the Tactical Officer will hold a grade of no less than Lieutenant (LT), as well as act as the Chief of Security. Specialists in this area are trained in Starship Weaponry Technology and Deflector Shield Technology.

Division Officer: Tactical Officer (TacO)

 

Security Division (SEC)

This division is comprised of personnel which act as Masters-At-Arms (MAA), to enforce good order and discipline aboard ship, as well as defense on away missions. The DivO is typically either a security officer serving a tour as MAA or a Master-At-Arms Chief Petty Officer, and he or she usually reports directly to the CO and XO, as other Department Heads do. Specialists in this area are trained in Personal Weapons Technology.

Division Officer: Master-At-Arms (MAA)

 

Engineering Department (ENG)

Despite automation, Engineering is typically the largest department, due to the maintenance required for nearly every system on most starships. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the Chief Engineer (Cheng) will hold a grade of no less than Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), as well as act as the ship’s third officer. The Cheng may also be advised by the Main Propulsion Assistant, and the Damage Control Officer may also have a Damage Control Assistant. These may either be Warrant Officers or Limited Duty Officers (LDO)*, having gained more technical expertise and being promoted from enlisted specialists.

Department Head: Chief Engineer (ChEng)

Technical Advisor: Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA)

 

Propulsion Division (PRO)

This division is responsible for the warp and impulse engines, as well as reaction control systems (RCS). They also maintain the warp core and matter/anti-matterpods. Specialists in this area are trained in Warp Drive Technology.

Division Officer: Propulsion Officer

Electrical Division (POW)

This division is responsible for the transfer of power generated by the engines to its systems throughout the ship. Specialists in this area are trained in Astronautics.

Division Officer: Electrical Officer

Auxiliary Division (AUX)

This division is responsible for the maintenance of the ship’s mechanical systems, including utilities, turbolifts, replicators, and transporters. Specialists in this area are trained in Mechanical Engineering.

Division Officer: Auxiliary Officer (AuxO)

Repair Division (REP)

This division is responsible for maintaining damage control equipment, as well as leading damage control parties, from various repair lockers throughout the ship, during alert status. In the event of General Quarters (GQ), the DCO will coordinate damage control efforts from either Auxiliary Control (primary hull) or the Battle Bridge (secondary hull). Specialist in this area are trained in either Damage Control Procedures or Astronautics.

Division Officer: Damage Control Officer (DCO)

Technical Advisor: Damage Control Assistant (DCA)

 

Science Department (SCI)

On an explorer-type starship, such as an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, Science Department plays a significant role in defining the missions in which the vessel will conduct. While Exploratory Division will task a starship with its duties, it is the responsibility of the Science Officer, working in conjunction with the Operations Manager, to allocate resources for conducting research and experiments.

Department Head: Science Officer (Sci)

 

Life Science Division (BIO)

This division is responsible for conducting research on new forms of life. Specialists in this area are trained in Botany and Zoology.

Division Officer: Life Science Officer

 

 

Physical Science Division (PHY)

This division is responsible for conducting research in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science. Specialists in this area are trained in Chemistry.

Division Officer: Physical Science Officer

 

Planetary Science Division (GEO/HYD/MET)

This division is responsible for conducting research on newly discovered planets. Specialists in this area are trained in Geology.

Division Officer: Planetary Science Officer

 

Space Science Division (AST)

This division is responsible for conducting research on celestial bodies and phenomena. Specialists in this area are trained in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Division Officer: Space Science Officer

 

Social Science Division (SOC)

This division is responsible for conducting research on newly discovered civilizations. Specialists in this area are trained in archeology.

Division Officer: Social Science Officer


 

Medical Department (MED)

On an explorer-type starship, such as an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the Medical Department must be able to meet not only the demands of its own crew, but in catastrophes, also be prepared to assist in mass casualties. For an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will hold a grade of no less than Lieutenant Commander (LCDR), as well as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

Department Head: Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

 

Medical Division (MED)

Where applicable, a doctor other than the CMO will act as a DivO for MED. He or she will oversee the medical staff in Sickbay, including nurses and medical technicians. Specialists in this area are trained in General Medicine.

Division Officer: Medical Officer (Med)

 

Psychology Division (PSY)

The ship’s Counselor, holds a degree in Psychology, and administratively falls under MED, however he or she typically reports directly to the CO and XO, as other Department Heads do. Specialists in this area are trained in Psychology.

Division Officer: Counselor (Psy)

 

Supply Division (SUP)

Because of its small size, Supply, if it even exists on a starship, is typically only a division. It is responsible for managing cargo, the ship’s store, barber shop, stewards, and manual food preparation. The DivO is typically either a supply officer or a Supply Chief Petty Officer, and he or she usually reports directly to the CO and XO, as other Department Heads do.

Division Officer: Supply Officer (SuppO)

 

Ground Forces Platoon (PLT)

It is a rare honor for Ground Forces personnel to be assigned to Deep Space Exploratory Corps, as they usually fall under Tactical Command. On an explorer-type starship, such as an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser, the compliment is limited to one platoon, under the command of an ENS or LTJG. This is a deliberate contrast to Ground Forces assigned to Starfleet Tactical, serving aboard frigate-type starships, where the compliment is no less than one or two companies. The platoon augments Security Division, when necessary, and it is capable of conducting special operations, at the discretion of the ship’s CO. The Platoon Leader reports directly to the CO and XO, as other Department Heads do.

Division Officer: Platoon Leader (Plt)

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