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A communications officer is a title given to a crewmember aboard a spacecraft, vehicle or outpost, an officer charged with the duty of monitoring and managing incoming communications, and respond if necessary.
Prior to the 22nd century, the technology to create universal translators was still being developed by Humans, meaning that communications officers needed linguistic skills as a scientist to translate communications. In the Earth Starfleet, this was a sciences division post. (Star Trek: Enterprise)