The Chief Administrative Officer will assign living
quarters immediately upon an individual’s reporting on board for duty.
There are several different types of quarters and each is assigned based
upon rank and quarters’ availability.
Although berthing assignments, like duty assignments,
are designed to be non-gender specific, assignment to quarters aboard
the ship will be driven by appropriate cultural and social norms of the
crewmember. In addition, personality traits are considered to be of
paramount importance. Every attempt will be made to assign compatible
individuals to double-occupancy staterooms.
If, however, an individual should discover that a
co-occupant is incompatible, the Chief Administrative Officer is to be
notified immediately so that alternative arrangements can be
Should the type of quarters for which an individual
is eligible not be available, an assignment will be made to one at a
higher level. For instance, should the crewmember qualify for Level C
quarters and all such quarters are filled, berthing assignment will be
made to Level C quarters. As soon as the appropriate quarters are
available, the individual will be reassigned.