A Captain can’t be expected to do all the work alone – that’s why he needs Bridge officers to oversee tactical, communications, engineering, and various other tasks related to running a starship. Bridge Officers in STO can be obtained by completing the “New Officer” mission or via the in-game auction house called the Exchange. Like equipment, Bridge Officers also come in varying rarities depending on their abilities. A Science Officer with the innate ability to cure bleeding, for example, would be considered rarer than one without it. Bridge Officers can be given additional abilities by using training manuals or by receiving training from the Captain. The abilities that Captains can teach depend on their class and the skills they have.