|Higher Rank:|| Chief Diplomatic Officer|
Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer
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A Diplomatic Officer is responsible for participating in operations of the Diplomatic Corps Detachment aboard Federation starships, starbases, and planetary installations. They must be familiar with a variety of fields including history, religion, politics, economics, and military in order to understand how those factors affect potential diplomatic relations.
He or she must be equally flexible and demonstrate initiative, agility, depth, synchronization, and improvisation to provide responsive legal services as well as diplomatic advise on current status of an alien species both aligned and non aligned to the Federation.
It is typically rare for small ships to carry more than one diplomatic officer aboard (if any), who will usually serve as the Chief Diplomatic Officer, even when there are no other counselors to be the 'chief' of.