Haha, I may have misjudged this game - many of the COs seem to have ended up here as some form of punishment, or have even been brainwashed into it while Anna has volunteered
. I think that tells you a lot about her
MzHyde - the above discussion is great, what I am thinking though is the game world could use a rank system so we know which man has what authority where and when. This'll help give the game structure and it can be used to build tension between individuals and ships. Usually (taking our real world maritime law as a base) the ship's captain is always the absolute and ultimate authority on a vessel unless a local pilot is aboard for the purpose of conning the vessel into or out of a port (and even then he only has navigation authority). Probably in a sci-fi setting local pilots are not needed as ships might navigate under full computer guidance. Under the captain the head of security will obey him and he'd have authority over everyone else in the same way a chief of police has over a city ruled by a king. The ships chief medic would always have any final say in a situation where a crewman's or passenger's health or well-being was involved, or a sickness was on the ship, etc.
I see a chief mining officer as largely a technical role who will oversee miners shifts, payscales, bonuses, workloads, the actual ore processing and storage, purchasing and expenditure of mining supplies, repair of mining equipment, etc. If a ship needed to fly somewhere to do her job as a mining ship, or to offload processed ore, that should be a matter for the captain.
Further down the scale shuttle and scout pilots, exoskeleton pilots, miners, cooks and bottle washers, etc would be "just employees." Its their job to be good at their jobs to earn more chits, or gamble/steal chits from others.
As to physical damage, this is sci-fi so MzHyde could have each medical bay be equipped with a full "Insta-Heal Chamber" if she wants
Joking aside a CO will quickly get worn out, even if well-treated, so there could be drugs or machines that keep her body tight and moist all the time, or regenerates a hymen ... or anything like that.