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Old November 25 2009, 08:46 PM   #11
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Re: Are they cadets or are they officers?

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What is the real life progression from Cadet on up to Captain?
From my understanding, about 20-30 years of service. After 4 years of academy training, graduate as an Ensign. 1-2 years of service = Lt. JG. 2-3 years = Lt. After this the time period between promotions is quite long, even for the most competent officers. There was a very detailed answer given to me by another poster in the "Didn't like the movie? What would you have done?" thread.
Thanks for the real life info. As a layperson i was completely in the dark about the ranks. And I avoid the "Didn't like the movie?" thread as much as possible!
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