View Single Post
Old March 24 2009, 01:42 PM   #18
Vice Admiral
MikeH92467's Avatar
Location: Boise, ID
View MikeH92467's Twitter Profile
Re: When did O'Brien lose his commission?

I've always suspected that O'Brien got a field commission or "brevet" for his service in the Cardassian War, but reverted to his permanent rank on DS 9. Carrying a senior NCO rank carries plenty of prestige and power in the military and for someone like O'Brien who enjoyed getting his hands dirty more than worrying about his next ticket punch on the way up the officer's ladder, the title of "Chief Petty Officer" would probably be a lot more satisfying than "Lieutenant" or *shudder* "Ensign".
MikeH92467 is offline   Reply With Quote