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Old October 2 2012, 08:41 AM   #31
Re: does a starfleet ship always have a CO with the rank of captain?

The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Because he didn't change his uniform until after he boarded the Enterprise. Here's an image where he clearly has Captain's stripes.
I hadn't noticed that.

I don't think that there'd be a situation where Kirk voluntarily accepted a demotion to Captain, just to be promoted again for Trek 2. Perhaps he had a temporary reduction to Captain for the time he stayed in command of the Enterprise, then later, when the Enterprise was assigned as a training ship in trek 2 and Spock took command, Kirk went back to his old job and went back to Admiral. After that he never officially had command of a ship again until Trek 5, by which time he was captain again.
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