Joe Chess was a Starfleet officer in the 24th century.
As captain, he was listed as an Advanced Technologies Division officer on the dedication plaque of the USS Brattain. (TNG: "Night Terrors", dedication plaque)
In 2354, he was listed as a Starfleet Operational Support Services officer on a directory placard for Starbase 32, Maxia sector. His office was located in room #55154. (TNG: "Violations", directory)
In 2371, he was listed as a Research and Development officer on the dedication plaque of the USS Voyager. (VOY: "Caretaker", dedication plaque)
He was named after camera operator Joe Chess.