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Commanding officer, also known as a C.O. is an officer who has command responsibility for a post - such as an installation, station, or a ship in both the United Earth Starfleet as well as the Federation Starfleet.

For most starship commands, a commanding officer will usually hold the rank of Captain, however this is not always the case. Individuals from the rank of Lieutenant all the way up to Admiral have been known to hold the post of commanding officer.

In 2364 the Bluegill parasites attempted a takeover of Starfleet, which was detected by a number of Starfleet officers. Learning of this possible conspiracy, Captain Jean-Luc Picard had Lt. Commander Data review all Starfleet orders for the past six months. In the course of his review, Data learned that there was among other things an uncustomary shuffling of commanding officers, with these new C.O.'s having frequent contact with the highest levels of Starfleet Command. (TNG episode: "Conspiracy")

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  • Captain Willard Decker commands the Enterprise during a three-year refit, but never commands her on active duty

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  • Admiral Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise during the V'Ger incident

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  • Captain Spock commands the Enterprise as a training vessel
  • Admiral Kirk assumes command of the Enterprise to investigate a disturbance at station Regula I
  • The Enterprise is destroyed over the Genesis Planet

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  • Captain Demora Sulu takes command of the Enterprise-B

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  • Captain Picard is victorious at the Battle of Maxia, but the Stargazer is destroyed

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  • Captain Bateson and the USS Bozeman are released from the temporal causality loop

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  • Captain Chakotay takes command of Voyager

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
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Captain Jacob Keyes, Commanding Officer of the UNSC Pillar of Autumn
The Commanding Officer is a billet position filled by officers that are in command of a particular duty, such as commanding a UNSC starship or leading a Marine unit. The status of commanding officer is duly applied to all commissioned officers who hold lawful command over a military unit, ship, or installation. Before a Naval officer is given control of a starship, they usually are given the rank of Captain .

In the Navy, commanding officer is the official title of the commander of a ship, but they are usually referred to as "the Captain" regardless of their actual rank, or informally referred to as "Skipper"[1]. However, there have been Navy COs that held the rank of Commander, such as Captain Keyes before his promotion to Captain during the Battle of Sigma Octanus IV[2]. Marine Commanding Officers are issued orders by a higher ranking Naval Commanding Officer if on-board a starship. [3] Marine Battalion COs (known as Battalion Commanders) are usually Lieutenant Colonels, though Majors can fill this position if a Lieutenant Colonel is unavailable. Marine Platoon Commanders are usually First Lieutenants, and Company Commanders are usually Captains.

Commanding officers may be of any commissioned rank. Usually there are more officers than command positions available, and time spent in command is generally a key aspect of promotion, so the role of commanding officer is highly valued, and in theory only goes to the best officers. In a unit, the commanding officer is often assisted by an Executive Officer (XO) or Second-in-Command (2i/c), who handles personnel and day-to-day matters. Larger units may also have staff officers of various responsibilities. Commanding officers are one of many billet positions that are allowed into Officer's Quarters.

In the UNSC Army, the commanding officer of a platoon is referred to as a Platoon Leader. The commanding officer of a company is referred to as a Company Commander, the commanding officer of a battalion is referred to as a Battalion Commander, and the commanding officer of a brigade is referred to as a Brigade Commander. At the division level and higher, however, the commanding officer is referred to as the Commanding General, as these officers are normally general-grade officers.

Known Naval Commanding Officers

NOTE: The list is incomplete.

Known Marine/Army Commanding Officers

NOTE: This list is incomplete.

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  1. Halo:Combat Evolved Captain Keyes (O.S.): "Bridge to Cryo 2, this is Captain Keyes. Send the Master Chief to the bridge immediately." / Tech Chief Thom Shephard: "Captain, we'll have to skip the weapons diagnostics and I-" / Captain Keyes (O.S.): "On the double, crewman." / Tech Chief Thom: "Aye aye sir. {Pause} The Skipper seems jumpy, we'd better get moving. We'll find your weapons later."
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ST Expanded

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Captain James T. Kirk, one of Starfleet's most celebrated COs of the 23rd century.

A commanding officer (or CO) is an officer in command of a military unit. The term can generally be used to refer to an officer who outranks another officer.

Notable commanding officers

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010
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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Within military organizations, the commanding officer (often abbreviated to C.O.) was the officer in charge of a military unit. Typically the commanding officer had ultimate authority over the unit, and was usually given wide latitude within the bounds of military law. In this respect, commanding officers have significant responsibilities, duties and powers.

A commanding officer may have been of any rank of commissioned officer; usually there were more officers than command positions available, and time spent in command, referred to as seniority, was generally a key aspect of promotion; therefore the role of commanding officer was highly valued, and in theory only goes to the best officers.

In most militaries, the commanding officer was often assisted by an executive officer (also abbreviated as X.O.), whose job it was to handle personnel and day-to-day non-combat operations. Larger units, such as large capital-class warships, also played host to a whole collection of staff officers.

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  • Galaxy Guide 3: The Empire Strikes Back, Second Edition

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