Commander-in-Chief

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The Commander in Chief of Starfleet, is by law the highest ranking military officer overall in the Federation Armed Forces, and the principal military adviser to the Federation President. S/he oversees the operations of Starfleet, the Starfleet Marine Corps, the First Contact Office (FCO), Federation Naval Patrol, and several other programs.

The Commander-in-Chief outranks all respective heads of each service branch, and leads the meetings and coordinates the efforts of Starfleet.

The Commander-in-Chief is essentially responsible for being, along with the chief military advisor to the Federation President, the person who is responsible for deciding what direction and policies Starfleet partakes.