Aside from a variety of fascinating genetic enhancements found in the ADVENT Troopers, the Officers appear to be augmented further with some kind of biomechanical implant. I believe this allows for some kind of communication throughout the alien hierarchy. If we were to somehow tap into this system, I wonder what we would hear?
The ADVENT Officers appear similar, if not physically the same, as the common ADVENT Trooper in terms of power and agility. However, field reports indicate a more developed mental acuity, as the Officers provide tactical directives to the subordinate ADVENT forces.
Physically larger and more tactically capable than the subordinate troopers, the ADVENT Officers administer a system of control over the Troopers through a carefully engineered Psionic link augmented with a mechanical implant. From my initial examination of the Commander and a careful review of the information gained in the Alien containment area, I now have a theory as to how the system was established.
It is my firm belief that this process of Psionic control was specifically engineered to allow rapid deployment of tactical information drawn directly from the subconscious mind - in this case, the mind of our very own Commander. With this hierarchy in place, tactical knowledge stored in the depths of the Commander's mind was processed and transmitted to the ADVENT Officers, who in turn directed the Troopers and other subordinates. With the Commander no longer attached to their Psionic network, it's difficult to say how the orders are being dispersed at this point - although I'm sure the aliens have planned for this potential contingency.
I believe it may be possible to tap into this "Network," but it would require the use of a living ADVENT Officer to function as our conduit. To facilitate this difficult task, we're worked to develop a new device, the "Skulljack," which should be capable of disabling an Officer. From there, it's simply a matter of hacking the Officer in the field - although I won't speculate on the outcome. R.Tygan.