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 Twelve Colonies.

Commanding Officer

Ultimately responsible for the ship and crew, the Commanding Officer is responsible for carrying out the orders of Fleet Command, and for representing both the Colonial Fleet and the Twelve Colonies.

Executive Officer

The liaison between commander and crew, the Executive Officer acts as the disciplinarian, personnel manager, adviser 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. This is a very serious and last resort option which could lead to charges for mutiny and treason if the action is judged to be unlawful.

Chief of the Boat

The most senior 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 fleet bases). 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.

Officer of the Watch

The Officer of the Watch is responsible for the smooth operation of the CIC. When the CO or XO is present they direct the ship's operations as per their orders and when neither is present, they command the ship's operations.


In the Colonial Fleet, the Master-At-Arms is a senior rating who serve as a military police force onboard fleet installations and vessels. Where marines are responsible for security, the MA is primarily responsible for law enforcement and criminal investigation.

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