An intelligence officer bears responsibility for gathering and receiving intelligence for a centralized organization. This officer can serve aboard starships, space stations or even outposts or colonies. When they serve aboard starships, the duties and responsibilities of intelligence officers also include protecting their commanding officers from assassination attempts and against mutinies, barratries, and/or piracies. During his tenure commanding the original USS Enterprise, James T. Kirk turned many enemies against him, and it is not known how he managed to avoid falling permanent victim to any of these potential threats to his command without having any known intelligence officers among his complement or command crews.
Worf and Julian Bashir both were intelligence officers aboard Deep Space 9 during their tenure there, with the latter accepting the post for a brief time in late 2373 while the earlier served aboard the IKS Rotarran. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior", "Soldiers of the Empire")
Aboard the RRW Bloodwing Tovan tr'Khev acted as de facto intelligence officer, using a network of underworld contacts he had developed while working on Hfihar as a security officer. (Bait and Switch: "Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha, Part II")
Notable Intelligence officers[edit | edit source]
- Garavashan ch'Rimosi was the intelligence officer aboard the USS Prometheus. (Star Trek: Prometheus)
- James Faron was chief intelligence officer on the USS Valley Forge for four years in the late 23rd century. During his tour of duty, Valley Forge was ostensibly doing charting surveys near the Neutral Zone. In truth, the ship was involved in classified missions. (Starship Deimos)
- Daniel Radke served as the intelligence officer of the USS Cantabrian and USS Cantabrian-A. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions)
- Christopher Thomas Robinson served as the USS Sovereign's intelligence officer in the middle-to-late 2370s. (Starfleet International)