SB SAIKAI Table of Organization

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Starbase Saikai Table of Organization



The contents of this table are largely based upon the like document created by D'Maris Coffman for use with USS QUASAR.

The section detailing the Combat Information Center group was written by Scott Freligh for the CIRCE.


This document sets out the Table of Organization (TO), i.e. the organizational structure, of SB SAIKAI. It is concerned entirely with the role playing aspects of the station. Information about the administration and mechanics of this writing group may be found in the Style Guide (which will soon be placed on the new web site).

With that in mind, a few additional remarks are relevant. With that in mind, a few additional remarks are relevant. First, SB SAIKAI is the command station of Tactical Squadron 49 (TACRON-49), a part of SILVER Fleet in the ASR universe. As such, the station is assigned escort vessels which serve to screen it from attackers and to perform scouting and surveying functions in the nearby space. The TACRON is also tasked with patrolling the border around SAIKAI.

Second, the material below was taken from a variety of contemporary sources. One in particular are the web pages of the United States Navy's Atlantic Fleet, particularly the USS Cowpen. The original author (D'Maris Coffman) has made every effort to extrapolate this to the 25th century and Trek technology, drawing both on her own knowledge and the best of ASR practice.

Comments, critiques, concerns, clarifications, etc. are most welcome, particularly if your character happens to be in charge of the department involved.


NOTE: Need to write a thing of the Operational Cycles that more meets a station that doesn't have the three distinct phases.

Officer-in-tactical (mission) command: The officer-in-tactical command is the officer responsible for the overall mission. In ASR, this is most usually the unit CO. However, this may change to the Commander of the TACRON, who is stationed aboard. Anyways, the Commanding Officer is always in charge of everything that has to do directly with the station, though he is answerable to the Officer in tactical command for his part in the mission.



Being the home of TACRON 49, the station plays host to any of the command staff that is in charge of the entire task force. This includes the TACRON commander, as well as the commander for the TACRON's Marine units.

Commander, Tactical Squadron 49

This officer is in charge of the entire TACRON, answering directly to SILVER Fleet Command.

Usually Occupied by a CDOR (O-7)


There are 5 Line senior officers aboard the station. The Commanding Officer (CO), Executive Officer (XO), Operations Manager (OPS), Combat Information Center Officer (CIC), and the Command Master Chief (CMC). These 5 represent the chain of command aboard SAIKAI.

Commanding Officer (CO)

The commanding officer (CO) is ultimately responsible and accountable to his superiors for the station. During primary and intermediate training cycles, the CO reports to the Type Command. During this period, the operations and logistics groups concentrate on maintaining combat readiness, keeping systems up-to-date, and for training of personnel, as well as ongoing projects (sciences). During the operational phase (where the station has mission orders), the CO is responsible for the station's role in the mission.

When a commanding officer of the station also serves as officer-in-tactical command for a given mission, the CO is responsible for ensuring that all Star Fleet assets under his purview (including escorts and support craft). If there is a flag officer or other senior officer aboard who is the officer-in-tactical command, the CO is accountable to said officer for his station's role in the mission, but remains the absolute authority in matters pertaining to the station itself.

Onboard the Station, the CO is referred to by his rank. The Station is not a ship, and he does not get the curteosy title of Captain.

The commanding officer answers directly to the Task Force Commander.

Usually Occupied by a CAPT (O-6)

Executive Officer (XO)

The executive officer (XO) is responsible above all else for the day-to-day operation of the station. The XO is also the professional development officer and assists department heads in facilitating training of all line officers. The XO designs and administers all watch officer exams, certifications and qualifying exams as they relate to shipboard operations and command. The XO is also responsible for the ship's routine and for keeping crew discipline. All department heads report to the XO. Regardless of his rank, he is senior to all naval officers who are part of the ship's permanent complement.

Usually occupied by a CDR (O-5)

Operations Manager (OPS)

The operations manager (OPS) is the senior member of the shipboard operations group which consists of three departments: operations, combat systems (tactical), and navigation/astrogation. In this capacity, the operations manager also allocates ship's resources and coordinates interdepartmental projects, including those which involve engineering or sciences. OPS also has a permanent place in the senior officer watch rotation. Because of the complexities of this job, this is usually the third most senior officer aboard, and as a result acts as the Second Officer as well.

Usually occupied by a CDR (O-5) or a LCDR (O-4)

Combat Information Center Officer (CIC)

The combat information center officer is responsible first and foremost for the combat information center (which is on Deck 8). The purpose of the CIC is two-fold: in multi-ship combat, the CIC keeps track of what is happening. The TAC officer is too busy with how the ship performs in combat to spare attention for the big picture. Second, the CIC officer is the clearinghouse for orders from the officer-in-tactical command (see above) of the engagement. The CIC of a battlecruiser thus is responsible for coordinating its combat maneuvers and status with the other ships in the force, including the officer-in-tactical-command of the force. Because of the great responsibility of this post, the Combat Information Officer is part of the Command Staff, and is usually the 4th most senior officer aboard.

Usually occupied by a LCDR (O-4)

Command Master Chief

The Command Master Chief (CMC) is the highest-ranking non-commissioned officer on board SB SAIKAI. His job is to act as a liaison between the rest of the ship's command group and the enlisted personnel. As such, this task is always given to the senior-most enlisted person on board. As a general rule of thumb, this person is a career officer, possibly on the verge of earning a warrant commission, and well-respected by his fellow enlisted personnel. While not technically in the chain of command, this position acts as a well trusted advisor to the Commander.

Usually occupied by a MCPO (E-9)


SAIKAI has many more departments than your normal starship, coorisponding to the many more departments aboard. With the 15,000 Star Fleet Personnel that keep SAIKAI running, there's many more functions that can happen. The Operations Manager and Combat Information Center are covered above. The rest are listed below, and the Departments are filled out in another section.

Chief Engineering Officer (ENG)

Engineering, second only to Operations in size aboard a starship, is tasked solely with the maintenance and repair of SAIKAI herself. This includes both hardware and software repair and upgrades. All departments within Engineering report in to the ENG, who in turn reports directly to the XO. Also, they are in charge of maintaining the ships, and repairing all embarked craft. When neccessary, they also help repair any Star Fleet vessels docked at the station.

The ENG is charged with running the Engineering Department, and ultimately making sure that the Station does not fall apart.

Usually Occupied by a LT (O-3), or LCDR (O-4)

Chief Science Officer (SCI)

Instead of being a Scientist, the Chief Science Officer is actually more of an administrator. They coordinate the Science and Research that goes on the station, providing the research projects with both space and supplies. Though this is considered part of the staff group, the Chief Science Officer is not outside the chain of command, and if things go wrong, can take command of the station.

As a result of being more of an administrator, the Chief Science Officer may not even be the senior most person in his command. This can be a good station for a young officer to prove themselves.

Usually Occupied by a LT (O-3) or a LTJG (O-2)

Chief Medical Officer (MED)

The Chief Medical Officer holds the task of making sure the Star Fleet personnel aboard the station are healthy enough to take whatever that comes after them.

The Chief Medical Officer is outside the normal chain of command, because they have the power, under certain circumstances, of removing the Commanding Officer. As a result, the Chief Medical Officer is outside the normal succession of command and should never take command of the station.

Usually Occupied by a CDR (O-5) or a LCDR (O-4)

Station Counselor (COU)

Much like the MED is responsible for the physical health of the station, the COU is responsibile for the mental health of the station. They can remove the captain, if need be, from command, and as a result should not take command of the station. In the absence of a Protocol Officer, they may also act as the Protocol Officer.

Usually Occupied by a LCDR (O-4) or a LT (O-3)

Tactical Officer (TAC)

The tactical officer (TAC) is in charge of the combat systems department. This department is in charge of the defence of the ship from external threats. It is responsible for all general maintenance and handling of the weapons sys tems, fire control computers, targeting systems, electronic countermeasures, and other combat systems aboard ship. As this department isn't all that big, this can be an excellent place for a young officer to prove themselves.

The combat systems department is also responsible for the training of personnel who man the local fire control stations for all weapon, electronic counter measures (ECM), electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM), and point defence systems.

Note: While much of the fire control is normally handled remotely, ship's weapons systems are capable of operating under local control. This allows the ship to continue to fight even if links between the bridge and weapons stations are severed. Local control is not as efficient or effective as centralized control, especially in the case of ECM and point defence systems, but it can be the difference between life and death if the bridge is hit.)

Usually Occupied by a LT (O-3) or a LTJG (O-2)

Chief Security Officer (SEC)

The chief security officer and the men assigned to him are responsible for the internal discipline of the crew. The SEC works closely with the Marine Officer to insure the security of the ship and away missions. They also coordinate their efforts with the Director of the Civilian Security Service (CSS) to maintain order on the entire station, and he coordinates with the Marine Commanding Officer for areas that need to be protected.

If there is no SECIS on board, the Chief Security Officer may be in charge of investigating any crime that involves Star Fleet Personnel on board the station.

Usually Occupied by a LT (O-3) or a LTJG (O-2)

Marine Commanding Officer (MCO)

Though not technically in line of command for the station, the Marine Commanding Officer is in charge of the Batallion of Marines that are directly assigned to the station. Their direct superior is the Regiment Commander in the chain of command for the Marines of the 49th. He is also answerable to the Executive Officer of the station for any matter that relates to the station. In reality, they are treated as another department on the station. Since they are not in the direct chain-of-command for the station, they are not eligible to take command no matter what.

Usually Occupied by a LCOL (O-5) or a MAJ (O-4)

Judge Advocate General (JAG)

The Judge Advocate General is in charge of the Office of Legal Services on board the station. They are charged with providing legal services not only to the station commander, but also to the crew of the station. This includes providing the Prosecution and Defense for any court marshall that happens on the station, but also help service members in the drafting of legal documents. Further, the JAG is often called upon to provide the Station Commander with any legal advice that is needed. As SAIKAI is the permentant home of a multitude of ships, a lot of courts martial are performed for the entire Task Force.

Usually Occupied by a LCDR (O-4) or a LT (O-3)

Director, Office of Starfleet Security & Criminal Investigative Services (SECIS)

The Director of this office represents the investigative wing of both Security and the JAG corps. Though they are the investigative arm of both Security and JAG, they are also outside the chain of command on either of these two divisions. They investigate any crime involving Star Fleet Personnel aboard the station. They can be either Civilian, or they can be a sworn officer.

If an Officer, usually occupied by a LT (O-3)

Diplomatic Services Officer (DIPLO)

Also acting as the Protocol Officer aboard the station, the Diplomatic Services Officer is the liaison to any of the various diplomats aboard SAIKAI. They also act as the Protocol Officer for any official dinner or diplomatic situation on board of SAIKAI.

Director, Office of Starfleet Intelligence (OSFI)

The Intelligence Officer is responsible for running the intelligence operations out of SB SAIKAI. Though they also have the duty of reporting any pertentant information to the CO.

Commander, 368th Space Combat/Assault Group (CAG)

The CAG is responsible for all the fighters, and the pilots on board. He is responsible for the combat air patrol for the station traffic zone, patrols within the Caude system, fighter escort duty, and coordination for the wing detachments to outlying areas of the sector. He will also rally the fighters in defense of the station in situations where the station is under attack. Much like the Marines, they act as a ship-born department, but also have higherups within the Space Combat unit to answer for. When assigned to the station, they act as basically another department aboard the station.

Usually Occupied by a CDR (O-5) or a LCDR (O-4)


This lists some of the major civilians on the station that the crew will interact with. In reality, the station is basically a small city on a major trade route.

Director, Civilian Security Services (CSS)

The Civilian Security Services represent the other wing of security on the station. They are responsible for patrolling the strickly civilian sectors of the station, and dealing with any crimes on the station that involve only civilians on the station.


Because of both the Commerce that goes through the station, the consulates from various Galatic Powers have offices here. The people running these offices, while not being the Official Ambassador to the Federation, are Ambassadors under them. They answer to their superiors on Earth, ultimately, and eventually to their home nations. There is also a Federation delegation here as well.


The watch rotation consists of six four-hour watches which cycle every twenty-four. Each overall watch has two watch officers, one senior and one junior. There are subsidiary watches at OPS, TAC, and NAV, as well as ENG and SEC. While department heads may participate in the watch rotation as junior watch officers, they only takeover their primary bridge consoles doing alerts.


The departments are grouped into command, operations & support, engineering, flight operations, medical, and intelligence groups. These distinctions are most important during the training phases. They also reflect the uniform colors employed aboard the SB SAIKAI. During operational phases, these groups become less important as the entire ship comes mission-focused. Since this is mainly talking about the station, this will be

ON the station, the Marines are treated as if they were a regular department, and are ultimately answerable to the CO and XO of the vessel; as such, their specifics will be dealt with towards the end of this document.


The Command Group is primarily concerned with the Offices of the Commander, and the Executive Officer. All persons within the command group will wear Red.


The Operations Group wears yellow piping on their uniforms.


Personnel within Engineering wear Orange on their Uniforms.

Chief Engineering Officer (ENG)

See Senior Officers Section

Typically a LCDR (O-4) or a LT (O-3)

Assistant Chief of Engineering (aENG)

The Assistant Chief of Engineering is the second in command of the Engineering Group. They are in charge of the entire department, and all shifts, working with the Department Head to manage the entire department. If the Chief Engineer is either off the station, or incompasitated, the Assistant Chief Engineer takes over the department.

Typically a LT (O-3) or a LTJG (O-2)

Engineering Heads

On each shift, there is an Engineering Head, who supervises the shift under the ENG and aENG. They are in charge of everything that happens within the department on their shifts. Each Engineering Head handles 2 shifts and there are 3 of them within the Department. The chain of command through engineering puts whoever is on duty as third in charge of the Department.

Typically a LTJG (O-2) or ENS (O-1)

Engineering Chief Petty Officer

The Engineering Chief is the Senior Most Enlisted person within the Engineering department. They handle the leadership and professional development of their Non-Commissioned officers, manage the promotable enlisted within the department. They are also the first step in an non-judicial punishment for any enlisted man within the department.

Typically a MCPO (E-9)

Emergency Response (R)

The Emergency Response Team is responsible for responding to all Disasters within the Station, and doing Emergency Repairs within the station. Those repairs are then followed up by a specialist who comes within the next couple of days. As a result, this team is fairly small, and is on call most nights. This team specializes in controlling systems that are out of control.

Typically led by an ENS (O-1)

Emergency Diagnostics (D)


The Medical Office is in charge of the well being of the station and the crew. It is further broken down into 2 offices: Medical and Counseling. Each one of these is considered an independent department on the station. Their added responsibility is the ability to forcefully take someone off duty if the situation warrants it. As a result of this responsibility, unless major calamity happens, No Medical Officer is eligible for command. Medical Officers wear Sky Blue Piping.

Medical Office

The Medical Office is in charge of the physical well being of the station. The Station's Chief Medical Officer runs this office.

Chief Medical Officer

See Senior Staff Section Usually Occupied by a LCDR or CDR

Head Nurse

The Head Nurse is in charge of patient care, and all the nurses on the station. He is the officer to whom the nurses report. He report directly to the chief medical officer, though the nurses report to the attending physician in charge of a given shift. Usually Occupied by a LT or LCDR

Counseling Office

Just as the Medical Office is in charge of the physical well being of the station, the counseling office is in charge of the psychological well being of the station. The Station's Counselor runs this office.


Science Officers wear Royal Blue Piping.


The Flight Operations group is concerned with all the embarked craft on the station. They wear Charcoal Grey piping on their uniforms.

368th Space Combat/Assault Group

The 338th Space Combat/Assault Group is responsible for patroling the space around the station, keeping the station safe from threats from outside the station. In combat, these

Commander, 368th Space Combat/Assault Group (CAG)

The CAG is responsible for all the fighters, and the pilots on board. He is responsible for the combat air patrol for the station traffic zone, patrols within the Caude system, fighter escort duty, and coordination for the wing detachments to outlying areas of the sector. He will also rally the fighters in defense of the station in situations where the station is under attack. Much like the Marines, they act as a ship-born department, but also have higherups within the Space Combat unit to answer for. When assigned to the station, they act as basically another department aboard the station.

Usually Occupied by a CDR (O-5) or a LCDR (O-4)


The Intelligence division is a bit misnamed. Though it does include the Intelligence Division, it also includes the JAG corps, and SECIS, as well as the Diplomatic Liaison Office. The Intelligence Division wears White Piping on their Uniforms.

Intelligence Office

JAG Office

The JAG Office handles anything that requires legal advice during the day. This can range from explaining the finer points of a treaty to the station commanders, to advising people on rules of engagement when away on missions. This can also be everything from writing up wills for the crewmen stationed aboard the station, or a passing through ship. The JAG Office on the station handles all the legal advice that keeps Star Fleet running. When a court martial happens, the JAG office handles the prosecution and defense of the crewman.

SECIS Office

SECIS is the Investigative Arm of Star Fleet. Any crime that is committed on either a Star Fleet Ship, or involving Star Fleet Personnel falls under the jurisdiction of SECIS. Much like the relationship between the cops and the Prosecutor, SECIS hands over whatever evidence they have to JAG to determine if they want to persue it towards court martial. It is made up of both Civilian and Star Fleet Personnel, and generally operates outside the normal chain of command. As a result of this, SECIS personnel are not generally eligible to take command of the station.

Diplomatic Liaison Office

The Diplomatic Liaison Office is in charge of relaying the concerns of the Consulates on the station to the commander of the station. They also act as the Protocol Officer, when hosting diplomatic events.


The Marines on the station are outside the command, but for purposes of the station act as another department. The Marine CO answers to the XO for all matters regarding the station. There are 2150 Marines on board SAIKAI at any one moment. However, only 1630 of them are in direct command of the Regimental Commander. The other 520 are there to support the Marines stationed on board the ships of the 49th.

Flag Staff

The Flag Staff occupies a small force onboard SAIKAI. They are in charge of all Marines on SAIKAI, as well as the Marines stationed aboard the Station. This comprises of basically an entire Division spread between the ships, and as a result, the Divisional Headquarters are stationed at SAIKAI in the Flag Office section. The 520 Marines stationed in this unit include the Divisional headquarters, as well as various brigade, regimental, and battalion headquarters supporting the ships of the 49th. They would be answerable to the Corp commander, in charge of the entire fleet Marines.

Divisional Commander is usually a MGEN (O-8) or a BGEN (O-7)

Regimental Staff

The Regiment of Marines stationed onboard SAIKAI consists of 1630 Marines, when at full strength. This Regiment is divided into 3 Brigades, as well as a Support and Headquarters Company maintaining the Regimental Headquarters.

Regimental Commander (MCO)

Though usually occupied by a Colonel, the Regimental Commander answers to a few different people on board. For anything that happens aboard the staff, the Regimental Commander is in charge of all Marines directly assigned to SB SAIKAI.

Usually Occupied by a COL (O-6)

Regimental Executive Officer (MXO)

The Regimental Executive Officer is the second in command of the Marines.

Usually Occupied by a LCOL (O-5)

Command Sergeant Major

The Command Sergeant Major is the senior enlisted advisor to the commanding officer and carries with it certain ceremonial functions such as caring for the unit's colors (flag). Additionally, they serve as monitors of, and advocates for, the enlisted men in the command.

Usually Occupied by a SGTM (E-9)

Support and Headquarters Company

The Support and Headquarters Company has the job of keeping the Regiment of Marines on the move, supplied, and well informed. These various jobs allow the Regiment to operate as an independent unit. While the Regimental Commander, and all the command staff are assigned to the Support and Headquarters Company, they do not command that company, nor are they in the direct chain-of-command for that company. This company has it's own commander who answers to the Regimental Commander and Executive Officer.

Usually commanded by a LTM (O-3)

Battalion Staff

The Regiment is organized into 3 Battalions, each with a 15-man Battalion staff. This includes the Battalion Commander, the Battalion XO, and other support staff. Each one of these Battalion, if fully manned, has 490 men.

Battalion Commander

Usually Occupied by a LCOL (O-5) or a MAJ (O-4)

Battalion Executive Officer

Usually Occupied by a MAJ (O-4) or a LMAJ (O-3)

Battalion Sergeant Major

The Battalion Sergeant Major is responsible for the enlisted men in the Battalion much like the same that the Command Sergeant Major is responsible for the men in the regiment.

Usually Occupied by a SGTM (E-9)

Company Staff

Each Battalion is further broken down into 3 Companies each, comprising of 160 men each. This again has a Company CO, and a Company XO, as well as a Company Master Sergeant.

Company Commander

Usually Occupied by a LMAJ (O-3)

Company Executive Officer

Usually Occupied by a 1LT (O-2)

Company Master Sergeant

The Company Master Sergeant is the senior-most enlisted person in the company.

Usually Occupied by a MSGT (E-8)

Platoon Staff

Each Company is divided into 4 Platoons, comprising of 35 men each.

Platoon Lieutenant

The lowest rank of Officer in the Marine Corps is the Platoon Lieutenant.

Usually Occupied by a 2LT (O-1)

Platoon Sergeant

The Platoon Sergeant is the senior-most enlisted man in the Platoon. They also act as the Platoon XO.

Usually Occupied by a SSGT (E-6)

Squad Staff

Each Platoon is further broken down into 3 squads, comprising of 10 men each.

Squad Leader

Each Squad is commanded by the Squad Leader. This guy is ultimately under command of the squad.

Usually Occupied by a SGT (E-5)

Squad Corporal

The Squad's second-in-command is the Squad's Corporal

Usually Occupied by a CPL (E-4)

Fireteam Staff

Each Squad is broken down into 2 fireteams of 4 men each

Team Leader

The Fireteam Leader is the leader of the 4 soldiers.

Usually Occupied by a LCPL (E-3)


The basic unit of assault, the Rifleman is your basic gunman. Equipped with a Phaser Rifle, they generally provide suppressing fire.

Usually Occupied by a PVT (E-1)


The Grenadier is the heavy-weapons member of the Fireteam.

Usually Occupied by a PFC (E-2)