Guy Gardener wrote:
Exactly why do think people like Lon Suder and Chell were allowed to suit up?
The Maquis renounced their citizenship in disgust of Federation politicts and some of them might have been patriated by the Cardassians.
Neelix wore a uniform in year of Hell.
Was that because there were no replicators and clothing was at a premium or was neelix doing 90 percent of Tuvoks job after he was blinded?
Did Icheb even wear cadet uniform or was his schooling just a regular education and not Starfleet acasemy courses even though he and Naomi were wearing uniforms 15 years later in Shattered?
Suder is clearly a mistake on the clothing staffs part, unless somehow he also quit the Academy like Chakotay & B'Lanna did. He did have starship engineering experence, so maybe. We learned in DS9's "Maquis" that the Cardassians wanted all former Federation citizens removed from their lands while Adm. Nechyev(sp?) still considered the Maquis citizens of the Federation. So I really don't see them being patriated by the Cardassians.
Chell and Neelix went through training by Tuvok who taught at the Academy. We both saw them do so. Tuvok has the authority to do so in order for them to qualify for a uniform.
Why would Neelix do 90% of Tuvoks job if Tuvok has a security staff better trained for such things? Why else wouldn't Neelix only major job was adjusting the security warning?
In 15 years, I'd think someone would have trained Icheb & Niomi by then.