Children of Orion
Captaining a Ship
To Captain a ship of any crew the Skill set Captaining is needed. Captaining has a prerequisite of Piloting LVL3 and is under the Social set of knowledge. A would be captain also must have a Leadership attribute of 70 or higher a Personality attribute rating of 85 or above can work instead of the Leadership rating.
Also Captaining a ship requires some knowledge of the over all ship systems, ability to lead your crew and make decisions under duress. The lone smuggler, trader, or scout-bounty hunter is not a captain of a ship.Only a ship that will have more than 3 crew members will need a Captain and the AI of the Ship will only answer to the Captain. The AI is considered the second in command then other crew members fall into suite based on the Captains ordering. The only two other crew members which can over rule the AI are the Medical Officer and the AI Systems Officer.