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Old December 18 2012, 01:14 PM   #47
Re: Had Sisko Always Been Command Track

There's no particular reason to believe that any Star Trek studies would take a fixed amount of time, because we see that smart people can do things faster. With Bashir, we don't know of any timetable we would have to observe here, other than Bashir not having listened to the graduation speech of his classmate Elizabeth Lense in 2367 yet, but being assigned to DS9 in 2368 already.

We don't know whether DS9 was Bashir's first postgraduate assignment; we only know he requested to be sent there (not whether he requested DS9 as his first assignment, or whether he was granted such a request). We do know that Bashir was already a junior Lieutenant when reaching DS9, while we have seen other medical personnel (to wit, Nurse and eventual Doctor Ogawa) wear just the Ensign pip.

Timo Saloniemi
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