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What is the difference

Post by jayphailey » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:02 am

Between Operations and Command?

I was plotting out Starfleet departments and This question caught my eye.

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Post by JM1776 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:40 am

They wear different colored shirts!
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Post by jayphailey » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:16 am

Why? What do they do that's different?

Just what falls under the operations Department anyway?

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Post by Bry_Sinclair » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:53 pm

This is just what is in my head.

Command covers authority of a ship / station. Including the CO, XO, shift commanders, administrations staff.

Operations would be resouce allocation, cargo handling, transporters, hanger bay staff (ie the shuttlebay manager and maintenance staff, not the pilots as they would come under Flight Control), and computer monitoring.

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Post by Craz » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:32 pm

Command is exactly that. The two or three highest officers aboard a ship. Those who also wear the colors of Command are the flight operations and intelligence departments, along with the diplomatic corps of Starfleet(if they wear uniforms).

Operations, however, deals with everything that has to do with shipboard operations; security, tactical, and engineering, and the janitors(I believe we'll still have janitors in the 24th century). The folks who do the dirty laundry of the ship.
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Post by RichMerk » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:17 pm

Command = the Brains
Operations = the Brawn

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Post by JM1776 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:38 pm

Sciences might say that Command is the mouth, and reserve brain status for itself. :)
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