Re: Janeway's admiral rank.
Why would Janeway even accept promtion? Wasn't she in love with the thrill of command and exploration?
Its not like she couldn't have gotten another command in the aftermath of the Dominion war staffing shortages.
Moving up the admiral ladder is for grey hairs before you retire.
Not everyone holds Kirk and Picard's disdain of Admiral's rank. To some people, becoming an Admiral might even be a career goal. And after seven years stranded on the other end of the galaxy, a desk job might even seem appealing.
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