STARFLEET Personnel are divided into three color coded divisions and these divisions are broken down into departments. These Divisions serve various purposes on the ship and each Department has duties to which they are responsible. Each Department has a Department Head who serves on the Senior Staff.
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COMMAND: Command is color coded red and include Admiralty, Captains, Executive Officers (First Officers), Tactical Officers, Flight Controllers (or helmsmen) adjutants (administrative assistant) and sometimes in ordnance departments. Officers of the Command are trained in leadership and tactical training allowing them to decisively take action in organizing and mobilizing STARFLEET crews to perform missions.
OPERATIONS: Operations is color coded gold and includes the Chief Operations Officer, as well as Operation Officers.
The Operations Department includes the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Communications Officer, and Operation Officers.
The Chief Operations Officer is the Event Coordinator for the Chapter. They are in charge of managing the setup of various events. Operation Officers are the Event Committee and assist with various tasks including, but not limited to, decorating and setup.
The Chief Communications Officer is in charge of the Monthly Newsletter, managing the Facebook Page, creating flyers, pamphlets and creating various recruiting material for the Chapter.
ENGINEERING: Engineering is color coded gold and includes the Chief Engineering Officer and Engineering Officers.
The Engineering Department includes the Chief Engineering Officer who is in charge of managing the Engineering Teams and assigning tasks. Engineers are the doers of STARFLEET, they build and design, and as such need to have a working knowledge of circuitry and preferably some level of coding. They also keep the Chapter up to date with news articles on the latest technological advancements.
Many Engineering Officers tend to stay Non-Commissioned Officers (NonComms) but are still as vital as Commissioned Officers. They carry out the tasks assigned to them and they too should have some understanding of circuitry or coding and be willing to get their hands dirty building setups and props for the Chapter.
SCIENCE: Science is color coded teal and includes the Chief Science Officer and Science Officers.
The Science Department includes the Chief Science Officer who is in charge of managing their Science Teams. The Chief Science Officer should have knowledge of Astronomy. The Chief Science Officer is encouraged to host events for Constellation Workshops and Stargazing to teach the community basic Astronomy.
The Chief Science Officer is in charge of keeping the Chapter up to date with the latest Astronomical News. Science Officers are responsible for assisting with workshops and star parties.
MEDICAL: Medical is color coded teal and includes the Chief Medical Officer, Ship’s Counselor, and Medical Officers.
The Medical Department includes the Chief Medical Officer. Their responsibility is to train their Medical Staff in CPR and First Aid. The Chief Medical Officer can also plan events to teach the community CPR and First Aid as well as plan Blood Drives. The Chief Medical Officer is encouraged to be involved in STARFLEET Medical and to ensure the Chapter stays up to date with news articles on medical breakthroughs. The Medical Team consists of Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers alike.
First, they must become trained in CPR and First Aid. They are in charge of the First Aid Kits when at events. Their job is to watch for signs of fatigue/heat stress and to render aid when needed. Walking the floor at conventions, you could be the person to save a life. CPR training allows you to give CPR to those who need it. Texas, like many states, has a Good Samaritan Law to protect you from legalities for helping.
SECURITY: The Chief Security Officer is in charge of locating Emergency Exits and Restrooms at events. They work with the Chief Operations Officer to identify the possibility of theft at booths and how to mitigate the opportunity. They also work with the Chief Operations Officer to plan Phaser (laser tag, or paint ball) War Game events. The Chief Security Officer is in charge of Internal Investigations within the Chapter; they handle the disputes. The Chief Security Officer is encouraged to share articles concerning Law Enforcement in the news and safety.
During events Security Officers are in charge of walking the floor and specific locations while handing out recruitment cards to the public.