The Commander in Chief (CinC) was the highest ranking member of Starfleet.
Obtaining the position, which was for ten years, took a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs, then confirmation by both the UFP President and the Federation Council. They served for a ten-year term, or until resignation or a vote of no confidence by the Joint Chiefs.
After their time in the position, many officers returned to head Starfleet Command departments or other high profile roles.
In the 2370s the rank device was the same as a Fleet Admiral but in platinum.
- Advises the President of the United Federation of Planets
- Serves Chairman of the Starfleet Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Commission and name starships