A political officer bears responsibility for the political education (ideology) and organization, and loyalty to the government of the military. This officer can serve aboard starships, space stations or even outposts or colonies.
In the 24th century, the Kai Imperium employed political officers in their military, giving them the rank equivalent to a Commander in Starfleet. The official title of a political officer was Vicarius. (Star Trek: Pioneer)
The Kellarian System Defense Force also used the position of political officer in any unit of 100 personnel or more. Though officially, political officers reported to the Ordered Sword, each of them was directly appointed by and reported directly to The 17. Every political officer had the power to remove members of the command structure of a unit from command. (Star Trek: Remington)
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