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Old May 14 2013, 09:59 PM   #1866
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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IIRC, if an Admiral has command of a ship, they are still referred to as Admiral. Kirk actually demoted himself in rank. That's the difference. He expected to KEEP command of the Enterprise.
How do you demote yourself?
Kirk was Chief of Starfleet Operations. One of the top Admirals in Starfleet. I'd say that gives him the right.
I really don't think the military works that way...

Which is why I'm not too hung-up on Kirk being a captain, because the shows and movies have used the "military" set-up as they see fit.
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