Re: What happened to the "Commodore" Rank?
I never understood them dropping the Commodore rank, and feel it was a mistake to pattern Starfleet so closely on the US Navy. In my own fictional universe, I use army/air force ranks from both American and UK organizations.
No, Starfleet is the West incarnate. And the West is America. Submit!
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