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Photon December 4 2012 12:24 PM

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Was Sisko's rank at the time of the Borg attack, Lt Commander (like Worf) or full-fledged Commander like on DS9 S1-S3

MiKaTrek December 4 2012 01:08 PM

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Sisko held the rank of Lt. Cmdr. at Wolf 359 during the Borg attack and was promoted to Cmdr. prior to his assignment to Bajor/DS9.

od0_ital December 4 2012 01:09 PM

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Lt Cmdr Benjamin Sisko
http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...missary013.jpg

Accordin' to the novelization for 'Emissary', Sisko stayed a lt cmdr durin' his time at Utopia Planitia, and it was the upgade to full commander rank that was part of Starfleet's incentive to get him to go to DS9.

Pavonis December 4 2012 07:42 PM

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Yeah, Lt. Commander Sisko was XO of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Afterwards, he was assigned to Utopia Planitia to work on the Defiant project.

If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?

47 December 4 2012 08:16 PM

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There may have been a bit of politics in that promotion. Sisko was the Guardian of the Wormhole after all.

R. Star December 4 2012 10:24 PM

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47 wrote: (Post 7345333)
There may have been a bit of politics in that promotion. Sisko was the Guardian of the Wormhole after all.

Plus you got a potential member world who worships him as a religious icon. You can't deny the Bajorian Jesus.

C.E. Evans December 4 2012 10:50 PM

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Pavonis wrote: (Post 7345057)
If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?

Definitely. Presumably, Riker was a commander for even less time (anywhere from two years to one year) when he was offered the captaincy of the Drake.

Satyrquaze December 4 2012 10:51 PM

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Let's not forget the amount of time Kirk served as Commander...

Vanyel December 4 2012 10:57 PM

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And we can wonder how NuKirk went from Cadet to Captain so quickly.

Photon December 4 2012 11:11 PM

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Vanyel wrote: (Post 7346440)
And we can wonder how NuKirk went from Cadet to Captain so quickly.

Nice call. I cannot recall anything at all about JTK being a Commander (let alone Lt Commander)

Squiggy December 4 2012 11:13 PM

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Pavonis wrote: (Post 7345057)
Yeah, Lt. Commander Sisko was XO of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Afterwards, he was assigned to Utopia Planitia to work on the Defiant project.

If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?

Starfleet (in any universe) tends not to pay much attention to time-in-grade requirements...so chances are there aren't any.

I mean, Harry Kim was an Ensign for 7 years and while Geordi went from LTJG to Lieutenant Commander in one while Data (who saved God knows how many people God knows how many times seemed to be stuck at LTCDR.

Hartzilla2007 December 4 2012 11:33 PM

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Festivus Toad wrote: (Post 7346536)
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Pavonis wrote: (Post 7345057)
Yeah, Lt. Commander Sisko was XO of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Afterwards, he was assigned to Utopia Planitia to work on the Defiant project.

If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?

Starfleet (in any universe) tends not to pay much attention to time-in-grade requirements...so chances are there aren't any.

I mean, Harry Kim was an Ensign for 7 years and while Geordi went from LTJG to Lieutenant Commander in one while Data (who saved God knows how many people God knows how many times seemed to be stuck at LTCDR.

And then Data gets blown up just before he was about the finally hit commander :eek:

R. Star December 5 2012 01:47 AM

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Geordi was lieutenant jg during season one, full lieutenant during season two as his first as chief engineer then lieutenant commander during season three.

od0_ital December 5 2012 02:33 AM

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Hartzilla2007 wrote: (Post 7346692)
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Festivus Toad wrote: (Post 7346536)
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Pavonis wrote: (Post 7345057)
Yeah, Lt. Commander Sisko was XO of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Afterwards, he was assigned to Utopia Planitia to work on the Defiant project.

If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?

Starfleet (in any universe) tends not to pay much attention to time-in-grade requirements...so chances are there aren't any.

I mean, Harry Kim was an Ensign for 7 years and while Geordi went from LTJG to Lieutenant Commander in one while Data (who saved God knows how many people God knows how many times seemed to be stuck at LTCDR.

And then Data gets blown up just before he was about the finally hit commander :eek:

He was movin' up the first officer position - that's no guarantee he'd be a full commander in rank, though.

DanCPA December 5 2012 02:56 AM

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It actually seems realistic for him to spend 3-4 years as an O-5


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