...Or whatever he did after losing the Stargazer
, as these feats supposedly would have been essential in him getting the Enterprise
. The Stargazer
career as such doesn't sound like a recommendation: 22 years stuck on the same ship (with some of that spent commanding her), then an embarrassing loss of the vessel. And then the disclosure that the vessel had in fact fallen in the hands of Federation adversaries, or at least competitors, before the offer for Admiral rank came!