An archaeology and anthropology officer, abbreviated as A and A officer, was a type of science officer assigned to Federation starships in the 23rd century, specifically an officer studying the fields of archaeology and anthropology.

History and specificsEdit

In 2163, Ensign Henry Polanski served as the A and A officer on the USS Pioneer, one of the first Federation starships. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: A Choice of Futures)

In 2265, Lieutenant Ming Xiong served as the A and A officer on the Vanguard space station. Xiong felt that the appellation "archaeology and anthropology officer" was a misnomer, and that the proper name should have been "X and A", or "xenology and anthropology officer." (VAN novel: Harbinger)

In the mid-2260s, Lieutenant Carolyn Palamas was the A and A officer aboard the USS Enterprise. (TOS episode: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"; TOS novel: Prime Directive)

Lieutenant Theresa Errgang served as an A and A officer circa 2268, and participated in the covert cultural observation of the natives of Sigma Niobe II. (TOS - Constellations short story: "As Others See Us")

In 2270, this position was held by Ensign Mai Duyen Trinh. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile)

By 2277, Lieutenant Leslie was serving as the Enterprise's A and A officer. (TOS - Star Trek II Short Stories short story: "Under Twin Moons")



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