Admiral Buzzkill wrote:
It was their job to find a test site that was acceptable to Marcus. Period, full stop.
Yes, a test site
that was acceptable. Dr. Marcus wasn't a military officer. She had no authority to tell Terrell how to run his ship.
Carol Marcus was not going to accept a dodgy test site.
She clearly knew Terrell and Chekov wanted to get out of the tedious task of searching early - as far as Marcus was concerned they still had 6 months to look for the perfect site.
I believe she would have halted the project if necessary. Carol Marcus in TWOK was sort of baddass.
And she was telling Terrell what to do all over the place.