Commanding Officer

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The commanding officer of a starship, starbase, or installation is the highest authority of a particular assignment. He or she is responsible for the actions and safety of the crew under his or her command.

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Starfleet

In Starfleet, the commanding officer of an installation or starship is the highest-ranking officer and ultimate authority for crew assigned to that particular posting. Starfleet Command provides a general outline of the minimum rank an officer can hold as commanding officer for a specific vessel according to the vessel's size and armament.

Hull Class Minimum Rank
Dreadnought Captain
Battleship Captain
Battlecruiser Captain
Carrier Captain
Escort Carrier Captain
Heavy Cruiser Captain
Supermax Freighter Captain
Superman Transport Captain
Tactical Cruiser Commander
Light Cruiser Commander
Heavy Freighter Commander
Heavy Transport Commander
Medium Destroyer Lieutenant Commander
Destroyer Lieutenant Commander
Frigate Lieutenant Commander
Medium Freighter Lieutenant Commander
Medical Corvette Lieutenant
Corvette Lieutenant
Transport Lieutenant
Auxiliary Starship Lieutenant (JG)

Bajoran Defense Force

Navy

Hull Class Minimum Rank
Dreadnought Captain
Battleship Captain
Battlecruiser Captain
Carrier Captain
Heavy Cruiser Captain
Escort Carrier Commander
Tactical Cruiser Commander
Light Cruiser Commander
Medium Destroyer Commander
Destroyer Commander
Fast Destroyer Lieutenant-Commander
Frigate Lieutenant-Commander
Medical Corvette Lieutenant-Commander
Corvette Lieutenant-Commander
Fast Frigate Lieutenant
Auxiliary Starship Sublieutenant
Heavy Freighter Sublieutenant
Medium Freighter Warrant Officer
Light Freighter Warrant Officer
Transport Warrant Officer

Militia

Unit Size Minimum Rank
Division (10,000+) Brigadier
Regiment (2,000+) Colonel
Battalion (300+) Major
Company (80+) Lieutenant
Platoon (15+) Second Lieutenant
Squad (8+) Master Corporal
Fireteam (3+) Corporal
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