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Old September 19 2012, 04:58 AM   #12
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Re: O'Brien

Which makes it all the more problematic when O'Brien was referred to several times as a Lieutenant during his tenure on board the Enterprise. Memory-Alpha has the episodes and references.

It's possible that serving on a Starship allots you a rank and a commissioned benefits. I believe in DS9 Emissary there was a line about people who serve on Starbases are the people who weren't good enough to be assigned to a Starship. DS9 was full of NCO's. If O'Brien was really that good given his service on board the Phoenix and the Enterprise, a field commission promotion could be feasible
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