Originally Posted by MrMate
As I said earlier. The only real officers on a ship are deck and engine officers. But a systems manager should have officer status as he is in a management position.
I'd have thought that they'd be "Real Officers", on the basis that they maintain the ships computer systems, including those on the Bridge.
Where as the hotel managers, etc have no input nito ship operations, the IT Administrator still has to maintain bridge systems, etc.