Commander is a Starfleet rank, designated as "0-5" on the Starfleet Organisational Table, Immediately Senior to Lieutenant Commander and Junior to Captain.
Commanders often serve as Executive Officers, Operations Officers, and Chief Engineers aboard larger starships. Commanders may also command smaller or less capable starships.
Commanders also serve as Fleet Staff Officers or on the staff of an Admiral.
As described by the Starfleet Field Manual's protocols for uniforms and insignias, the insignia for a Commander shall be Three (3) circular gold pips arranged in a line on the officer's right collar on all uniforms.
Like that of Captain, the insignia for Commander is descendant from ancient Naval insignias for Commander, most often three gold stripes on the officer's uniform or shoulder boards.
Notable Commanders Edit
CDR Thomas Jonathan Phaserman, Commander, Trojan Horse Fighter Wing; Lima Fleet Intelligence Director.
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