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# 5
12-11-2012, 05:26 AM
My view is that the Captain sets policy and everyone below him/her carry's that out. So I would imagine that Riker's been given authority by Picard to carry out specific duties, while he maintains an overall view of what's going on. Last thing you want your Captain to be doing is the little detail work, while he has to be focused on the big picture. That's how I've viewed Picard and Riker's relationship and the relationship of CO's and XO's I had in the past 18 years of Naval Service (or at least the good ones).