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Old February 19 2009, 04:32 AM   #16
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Re: Maquis Rank Pips

I believe the Maquis ranks are what used to be called "brevet" or "provisional" ranks. As captain, Janeway would have the authority to grant such ranks to distinguish them from Startfleet folks who earned their commissions. Also, since both Chakotay and B'Elanna had been in Starfleet, Janeway could justify giving them higher ranks. Tom, of course, had been fully reinstated. -- RR
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