Assistant Chief Operations Officer
|Assistant Chief Operations Officer|
|Higher Rank:||Chief Operations Officer|
|Lower Rank:||Operations Officer; Boatswain; Quartermaster; Transporter Specialist;|
|Command:||Assistant Department Head|
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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.