The Commanding Officer or Captain is head of the Command Staff, being first in command or leader of a Starship or Space Station, and usually holds the rank of Captain or above (although there can be exceptions).
In-character, a CO is responsible for the execution of Starfleet policies, as well as the interpretation of Federation law as it applies to the situations in question. As head of a sim, a CO usually writes the sim plots and guides the crew toward a desired outcome by delegating responsibilities to the XO and to the various departments. The CO is also entrusted with the well-being of his or her sim and provides a fun simming environment for the players, resolving conflicts when necessary.
List of COs in Star Trek seriesEdit
- James T. Kirk (TOS)
- Jean-Luc Picard (TNG)
- Benjamin Sisko (DS9)
- Kathryn Janeway (VOY)
- Jonathan Archer (ENT)