Category:Senior Chief Petty Officer
|Senior Chief Petty Officer|
Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) is the eighth enlisted rate in Starfleet, ranking above Chief Petty Officer and below Master Chief Petty Officer, and is a non-commissioned officer. They are referred to as Senior Chief in most circumstances. The rank insignia is a grey plate with three chevrons and two dots.
Advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer is similar to that of Chief Petty Officer. It carries requirements of time in service, superior evaluation scores and peer review. It is the first promotion that is based entirely on proven leadership performance where test scores do not play a part. A Chief Petty Officer can only advance if a board of Master Chiefs approve, convened every year around March. As with Chief Petty Officers, a Senior Chief Petty Officer takes on more administrative duties.
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