Chief of staff was a title given to a senior member of a service organization or agency. This individual was usually responsible for overseeing the various branches of the service.

In 2293, General Chang was Chancellor Gorkon's chief of staff. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2365, Elizabeth Vallis served as Prime Minister Wilson Granger's chief of staff at the Mariposa colony. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")

In 2366, Ki Mendrossen served as Ambassador Sarek's personal chief of staff. (TNG: "Sarek")

In 2373, a changeling impersonating General Martok served as Chancellor Gowron's military chief of staff. (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising")

The designation of Martok as chief of staff was not in dialogue, but originated in the script.

Starfleet chiefs of staff Edit

The chief of staff had an office at Starfleet Command's Fleet Operations Center, San Francisco, Sol Sector. (ENT: "Demons", directories; VOY: "Non Sequitur", set artwork)

In 2372, Weyoun made a proposal to Captain Benjamin Sisko that the Dominion would make him absolute ruler of the Federation, with "no President or Starfleet chief of staff." (DS9: "To the Death")

The following individuals served as Starfleet chief of staff:

The "staff" Chiefs of staff headed might be the Starfleet General Staff mentioned in the script of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan but later cut.
In an early written version of "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", the heads of the various departments on board the USS Enterprise were referred to as "Chiefs of Staff". However, Kellam de Forest, in a series of research notes (dated 11 May 1966), suggested changing this reference to "section chiefs" because "Chiefs of Staff" seemed too militaristic, de Forest commenting, "'Chiefs of Staff' implies head of the Army, Navy, and Air Force."

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