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Old September 17 2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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O'Brien

i keep hearing that O'Brien wasn't a commissioned officer

first of all, i don't even know what that means specifically - i'm not de rigueur with military ranks and positions so can someone explain what non-commissioned means exactly

and secondly, what was the point of it in the case of O'Brien - he was a member of both crews (TNG & DS9) so why wasn't he just an officer - i believe i'm right in thinking that he was originally mentioned as a lieutenant but they later changed this to a non-commissioned officer so there must have been a point to this (what was it)

why go out of the way to make his character a non-commissioned officer - what was the thinking here
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