I think option #1 would be the most efficient and easiest to implement to clean up communications and still allow the flow of a mission and response time to be optimal.
That being said, I do think we need to put a little more thought into how we can make the role of Comms more exciting, if possible. It’s a tough thing to accomplish, I know, considering most of the time we don’t have enough people to have dedicated Comms officers and we’ve got people Sci/Comm-ing. But if we have enough people to have separate Comms officers, if we don’t have some difference in practice the station can be somewhat dull.
Perhaps we can have a few different protocols in place for each scenario.
Coming back to the original post, as I said, I think option #1 would be ideal for how we communicate and work together as of now, without major change to our practices.