Chief Operations Officer

Lieutenant David Harnden



  • Maintain an active membership on the ship and in the Federation®.
  • Have completed the required courses of study provided by the Federation® for the purpose of authorizing promotion to that rank (Commanding Officer course, Officer Candidate course, and Staff Officer course)
  • Hold the minimum rank of Lieutenant in the Federation® and no more than one rank below the Executive Officer
  • Maintain that position until the Commanding Officer calls for a vote for replacement. The procedure to be as set forth in Change of Command (section 1.3).
  • Function as the third in command and provide a leadership role when and if the CO and XO are unable to do so.
  • Serve as the ship’s Chief Financial Officer, having the responsibility of providing an accurate record of all funds.
  • The Operation Officer reports to the Executive Officer.