Re: whatever happened to these characters?
Why would we hear from ross again after the events of Articles of the Federation?
And it is not like there are no civilians and civilian careers in the Trek verse?
Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, [that] will lead to all menís happiness. (http://tinyurl.com/cq8ektz)