C.E. Evans wrote:
I remember in "The Last Outpost" when communications between the bridge and engineering were out, Picard sent LaForge down to engineering for a report. Riker later joined him there, and LaForge seemed right at home talking about the engines, even giving orders to an engineer, IMO.
Yep. I've been watching Season 1 of TNG, and Geordi was frequently sent down to Engineering by Picard. I just assumed Geordi was shooting for Command when his love for engines caused him to rethink his career path.