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The Tactical Officer is an officer stationed at the console that controls a ship's weaponry and shields.

On Starfleet vessels, the tactical officers job is to maintain weapon and shield readiness along with executing firing solutions. These solutions can range from a low intensity phaser beam or to plot a torpedo firing pattern. Security chiefs frequently doubled as tactical officers, though the two roles weren't required to be filled by the same person. (TNG: "Pen Pals", "Masks")

Aboard Federation starships in the mid-23rd century, these duties were handled, at least to a large degree, by the helm officer and sometimes by the navigator. (TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver")

On a Klingon vessel, this crewmember is called the Weapons Officer.

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