The Chief of Security, Chief Security Officer, or Security Chief, is in charge of the safety for everyone on board their assigned vessel. It is a Lieutenant position below Lieutenant Commander and above Ensign. The Chief of Security, however, has the right to initiate Directive 38 which overrides all other positions on board the Vessel, even the Captain. This is only supposed to be done in situations of dire importance when the superiors are unable to lead, doing so without the necessary prompt can lead to discharge from service.
The Chief of Security is usually seen working on the Bridge along with the Commanders and Captain. However, they also have their own office adorned with cameras viewing high traffic spots around the entire ship.
Chiefs of Security[edit | edit source]
- Alara Kitan: Former Chief of Security of the Exploratory-class USS Orville, joined in September 2419. Currently on indefinite leave to her homeworld of Xelaya as of late 2420.
- Tharl: Served as interim Chief of Security aboard the Orville in light of the departure of Alara Kitan.
- Talla Keyali: Current Chief of Security of the Orville, joined in late 2420.