Monitoring incoming communications, the officer is responsible for investigating aberrant signals and has the authority to order Vertibird strikes or internal security arrests on anyone deemed suspicious.
Interactions with the player character
This character has no special interactions.
Connecting to the PoseidoNet from the power plant terminal in Gecko will inevitably lead to an encounter with the good officer. The Chosen One can shut off communications at any time and even if the officer orders a Vertibird assault squad to Gecko, nothing happens.
The Fallout 2 Restoration Patch fixes this and the player encounters a disoriented Vertibird team outside of Gecko.
Behind the scenes
The character is referred to as COM officer in credits.
In dialogue, the communications officer asks, "ENCLAVE here. Why isn't your video feed working?" to which the Chosen One can reply, "Uh, we're all fine here. How are you?" This is a reference to a line Han Solo tells investigating storm troopers in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
"You had to get out? Why? You're on the coast. You got great defenses. I didn't hear anything about that....Hey, who the hell is this anyway?"
"Huh, ain't it the truth. Just don't let anyone who's got the President's ear hear that. You'll be making cattle-runs to New Reno 'til the end of time, pal."
"The President of the United-fucking-States-of-America. Who’d you think I was talking about? Who the fu - Who is - What - I should kick your fucking ass, who is this?"
The Enclave communications officer appears only in Fallout 2 as a talking head.