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Old December 8 2012, 11:21 PM   #18
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Re: Starfleet non-coms

In TOS, I always assumed McCoy was about 10 years older than Kirk (though Urban-Pine suggests less), and got his rank based on his existing medical degrees and experience. Don't current service organizations grant automatic officer ranks to enlisting specialists like medical personnel?
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