The Rand Trophy and Medal are presented to the "Captain's Crewperson" every Earth month aboard a starship, by a joint decision between the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer. Each month the department head's choose the best enlisted crewmember in their department and put the name forward for the Rand Medal. The Captain and Executive Officer then choose the best of the best and present them with the medal. If the same crewmember receives the award three times in one year, the are presented with the Rand Trophy from Starfleet Command. Trophy and medal named after Vice-Admiral Janice Rand, Chief of Starfleet Operations.