The Macross Operators are usually three female officers who manage the various functions of a SDF type space fortress.
The original three operators (Shammy, Vanessa and Kim) of the SDF-1 Macross under Captain Bruno J. Global. They were prone to stereotypical gossiping about the romantic exploits of their crew members (for example, the main characters, Hikaru, Misa and Minmay), this earned them the fan nicknames (along with other female bridge officers, Claudia and Misa) "Bridge Bunnies" and "Global's Harem". Those three primary operators are:
- Shammy Milliome; In charge of communications as well as being substitute air group officer.
- Vanessa Laird; External communications and information analysis.
- Kim Kabirov; Ship administration.
Three other substitute operators also controlled the pin-point barrier system and used to cover posts for the original operators when their shifts ended. They are:
- Panapp; Secondary bridge operator.
- Pocky; Secondary bridge operator.
- May; Secondary bridge operator.
The operators of Macross 7 (Battle 7) are:
Additional, secondary operators are Ho Sidok (Shidoku), Laura Continental, Kotomi Muishkin, Natasha Kinisky, Shinobu Hashizume (Hazime), Reiko Stephanie.
Three similar characters exist in Macross Frontier (being a commemorative series), they also manage the various functions of their ship as well as gossip (with helmsman Bobby Margot) about the main characters. They are:
The Macross Elysion has three operators as well. They are: