Re: Do we take "fanon" too literally?
There could be a bolian serving as the Commandant at SFa without the Bolian homeworld being a UFP member.
Ro Laren served in Starfleet before Bajor was a member world, in fact while Bajor was still under occupation by the Cardassians.
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