Re: Crew of the Enterprise-D
There are also unattached civilians aboard the Enterprise, like Keiko. Not married to Starfleet (at first) and with no children. I usually consider Keiko (and people like her) to be aboard as a civilian contractor of some sort.
The teachers in the school perhaps too.
That's always been my thoughts as well. I've always called them civilian contractors as well.
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