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3rd Feb '17 1:47:25 AM Doug86
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' brings us one of the most famous examples, Lieutenant Uhura. In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse and the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]] she is also a [[CunningLinguist xenolinguistics expert]].

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' brings us one of the most famous examples, Lieutenant Uhura. In the StarTrekExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse and the [[Film/StarTrek 2009 film]] she is also a [[CunningLinguist xenolinguistics expert]].
28th Dec '16 5:34:06 AM LordInsane
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** There is a clear evolution of the comm officer role over the chronology -- in ''Enterprise'' it is a science officer position, with Sato being recruited because of her linguistics expertise in the sense of 'the scientific study of language' and her primary focus being in translation (and helping develop the nascent universal translator). By ''TOS''/2009 film series it is an operations officer position, with Uhura's primary focus (even if she is an expert in languages) being in the handling of transmissions to and from the ship and the equipment for doing so. By ''TNG'' it isn't even a formal bridge officer position -- neither Worf nor Harry Kim were actually called communications officers, they just handled the hailing frequencies open/being hailed bit as part of their general duties.
30th Oct '16 9:41:44 AM nombretomado
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* One of the crew specialties in {{GURPS}} {{Traveller}} ''Starships''.

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* One of the crew specialties in {{GURPS}} {{Traveller}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} ''Starships''.
8th Sep '16 8:16:09 AM Veanne
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* An important position on the airships of ''Literature/SkiesUnbroken'', since comm officers handle the (equivalent of) sonar along with the communications proper, and this is essential in a WorldInTheSky. Nem, the WaifProphet KindHeartedCatLover of Kor's crew is also a [[TheSmartGirl cryptologist]].
26th Jul '16 4:54:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Against DangerouslyGenreSavvy enemies, he can expect to [[ShootTheMageFirst draw fire]], especially if he has one of the bigger backpack radios. You can't [[GondorCallsForAid call for]] [[TheCavalry help]] if nobody alive can use the communications equipment. If TheRadioDiesFirst, they can be expected to be hard at work trying to fix it, or helplessly declaring that it can't be done.

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Against DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy enemies, he can expect to [[ShootTheMageFirst draw fire]], especially if he has one of the bigger backpack radios. You can't [[GondorCallsForAid call for]] [[TheCavalry help]] if nobody alive can use the communications equipment. If TheRadioDiesFirst, they can be expected to be hard at work trying to fix it, or helplessly declaring that it can't be done.
7th Jun '16 1:54:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Sten}} seems to like communications officers, as they figure prominently in his command staffs in multiple books, and he even promotes one to Captain.

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* {{Sten}} Literature/{{Sten}} seems to like communications officers, as they figure prominently in his command staffs in multiple books, and he even promotes one to Captain.
24th Mar '16 8:48:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cpl. Fife is this during his first battle in ''TheThinRedLine''.

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* Cpl. Fife is this during his first battle in ''TheThinRedLine''.''Literature/TheThinRedLine''.
8th Mar '16 10:41:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GenerationKill'': Cpl. Ray Person, the best RTO in Bravo Company. That said, since he was also Bravo 2-1's driver, Sgt Colbert ended up filling this role for the vehicles' occupants most of the time, communicating with Lt. Fick and relaying new information to the men riding with him.

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* ''GenerationKill'': ''Series/GenerationKill'': Cpl. Ray Person, the best RTO in Bravo Company. That said, since he was also Bravo 2-1's driver, Sgt Colbert ended up filling this role for the vehicles' occupants most of the time, communicating with Lt. Fick and relaying new information to the men riding with him.
7th Jan '16 6:10:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpaceQuest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation'', Flo performs this function. Given that the game is a clear parody of ''StarTrek'', this is ''all'' she does. Since the SCS ''Eureka'' only has a crew of four (with the position of the ScienceOfficer left open), the rest of the bridge duties are done by Droole who appears to be a tactical/pilot/navigation/garbage officer.

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* In ''SpaceQuest V: Roger Wilco - The Next Mutation'', ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVTheNextMutation'', Flo performs this function. Given that the game is a clear parody of ''StarTrek'', this is ''all'' she does. Since the SCS ''Eureka'' only has a crew of four (with the position of the ScienceOfficer left open), the rest of the bridge duties are done by Droole who appears to be a tactical/pilot/navigation/garbage officer.
12th Dec '15 4:21:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[XWingSeries Wraith Squadron novels]], this is Jesmin Ackbar's specialty. In addition to her experience with the actually communications gear, she is skilled at cryptography and codes, and is able to twice alert Wraith Squadron to forces attempting to ambush them by picking up supposedly encrypted low-power transmissions that the enemy thought were safe to use. After [[spoiler: her death in ''Wraith Squadron'']], Runt begins cross-training to pick up the slack.

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* In the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron novels]], this is Jesmin Ackbar's specialty. In addition to her experience with the actually communications gear, she is skilled at cryptography and codes, and is able to twice alert Wraith Squadron to forces attempting to ambush them by picking up supposedly encrypted low-power transmissions that the enemy thought were safe to use. After [[spoiler: her death in ''Wraith Squadron'']], Runt begins cross-training to pick up the slack.
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