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In Star Fleet, an enlisted crewperson is one who has not completed the four-year Star Fleet Academy course. In most cases, enlisted crewmen sign up directly to a ship or posting, and receive basic training, as well as any specific courses required for their position. As with "commissioned officers" (Star Fleet Academy graduates), there is a rank structure amongst enlisted crew. The term "non-commissioned officer" refers specifically to any enlisted personnel given authority over other personnel. In Star Fleet, this could refer to any Petty Officer.
Its predecessor, the Earth Star Fleet, also had a hierarchy of enlisted positions.
Other structures, such as the Klingon Defense Force and the Bajoran Militia, also have enlisted men and women in their ranks, but it is unclear as to how they differ from their standard officer ranks.
All commissioned officer ranks, from Ensign upward, outrank all enlisted in the chain of command. However, in certain cases, non-commissioned officers can exercise authority over commissioned officers. For example, Chief Petty Officers such as Chief O'Brien wield influence far beyond their place in the rank structure, due to their extensive experience and skill, and are expected to mentor junior officers as well as other non-commissioned officers.
Enlisted personnel may be promoted to receive a commission, but must pass necessary examinations and/or attend Star Fleet Academy.
- Naval Terminology Used on FedSpace
- Master Chief Petty Officer
- Senior Chief Petty Officer
- Chief Petty Officer
- Petty Officers (specialists 1st, 2nd and 3rd class):
- Crewman (1st, 2nd and 3rd class)
- The Star Trek Encyclopedia refers to these ranks with the non-canonical designation "ables'man". Some modern systems refer to crewman 2nd and 3rd class as "apprentice" and "recruit", respectively.
|Star Fleet Positions|
|Crew Positions||Tactical Officer • Engineering Officer • Security Officer • Medical Officer • Science Officer|
|Officer Positions||Chief Tactical Officer • Chief Engineer • Chief of Security • Chief Medical Officer • Chief Science Officer • First Officer • Commanding Officer|
|Flag Positions||Group Commander • Division Commander • Commander in Chief|
|Academy Positions||Academy Instructor • Admissions Officer • Testing Officer • Evaluations Officer • Commandant (Academy) • Superintendent (Academy)|
|Other Positions||Game Moderator • Game Moderator Administrator • Inspector General • Creative Director • Content Manager • President|