Theatre Command Roles
Description of Starfleet Central Command
Starfleet Central Command, which was established in 2412, is responsible for all Starfleet Operations within the Alpha & Beta Quadrants. Under peacetime operation, the Central Commander supervises the commands over the Alpha Quadrant and Beta Quadrant Commanders, the Sector Quad Commanders, the Sector Block Commanders, the Sector Commanders and the ships, starbases, outposts, facilities, marine units and aerospace formations. Central Command reports directly to the office of the Commander in Chief of Starfleet, through the Chief of Staff.
A command of this level is referred to as a "Theatre Level Command", meaning that they are responsible for all aspects of command in a given geographical area. In the event of hostilities, the Theatre Commander assumes all responsibility for the management of the conduct of the war.
The Theatre Commander is overall responsible for the management of Starfleet Central Command. The holder holds absolute authority over naval, marine and aerospace assets in their theatre of operations.
Theatre Deputy Commander
The Deputy Commander supports the Commander in the execution of their duties, whilst being responsible for certain aspects of the command. For example, the Commander might focus on operations happening in one part, and task the deputy to focus their attention on another area. The Deputy holds absolute authority within the theatre of operations, answering only to the Theatre Commander.
Theatre Command NCO
The Theatre Command NCO is the most senior NCO in the theatre of operations. Responsible for liaising with other non-commissioned officers, to make sure that enlisted affairs are being managed efficiently. This role takes over a lot of the burden of managing every enlisted person from the two senior commanders.
Theatre Command Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff is responsible for the management and supervision of the Theatre Command Staff under the two senior commanders. The CoS makes sure that all staff billets are filled, that the administration of the command is maintained, and supervises the staff under his watch.
The Chief of Staff acts with the authority of the third most senior figure in Starfleet Central Command, and takes such mundane items off the two seniors desk as the issuance of supplies to certain areas, the authorization of the deployment of military supplies (this does not cover medical supplies, which are under the Medical Director's supervision), and the authorization of allocation of personnel.
Theatre Command Liaison Staff
Theatre Command has assigned to it four main liaisons -
These four positions are responsible for working with their respective areas to make sure that Central Command instructions are followed, and that any concerns from their area are dealt with by Central Command staff.
Each position, usually staffed by at least an O6, will have their own support staff and their own Chief of Staff. Nominally, the liaisons do not report to the TCCoS, but their staffs answer directly to the TCCoS. The liaisons do work with the Theatre Command Chief of Staff on a daily basis, holding meetings with the CoS, who will summarise everything and bring it to the attention of one of the two senior commanders. If the issue is serious enough, the liaison will have access to talk to either the Commander or Deputy Commander directly without reference to the Chief of Staff.
Theatre Command Non-Liaison Staff
There are a few departments that do not merit a full liaison level officer, but do have attache`s assigned. These are:
These officers are responsible for their own areas of expertise, and act as a conduit between Central Command and the respective agencies, and will speak with the authority of their respective agency. These officers report to the Chief of Staff.
Theatre Command Medical Director
The Medical Director is the only exception to the non-liaison staff, being a dedicated position in their own right. The medical director is responsible for the oversight of all medical assets within Central Command's sphere of influence.
The Medical Director administratively reports to the Chief of Staff.
The Medical Director is responsible for the allocation of medical resources, due to the nature of the position. When it comes to medical decisions, the Medical Director answers only to the Theatre Commander and the Surgeon General.