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Old March 13 2013, 03:22 AM   #33
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Re: Thoughts on "Valiant"?

LobsterAfternoon wrote: View Post
a cadet outranks an NCO? Can anyone who was actually in the military weigh in on that?
When I was in the Army and was briefly in a commissioning program I was considered a cadet and was treated like a regular officer in many, but not all respects. My pay grade was actually that of a sergeant though.

In Starfleet's case, I think it would depend on how the Academy is geared toward producing officers versus enlisted so I can't say with any certainty either way. If O'Brien ended up on that ship, I think he'd still put Watters in his place somehow.
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