Re: Scotty and his military comment
You can have a fleet of merchant vessels. "Fleet" is not exclusive to military collections of ships in a navy.
True. However, it was established (in the Prime universe/timeline/reality thingy, at least) that there also
exists a "merchant service" which is separate from Starfleet - one which will accept personnel who have been dropped from the Academy for failing a fifth-year psycho-simulator test.
The motto of the Corbettite Order seems to be Ite Animose... a Latin phrase that can be translated as "go courageously." Alternatively, it can be rendered as "boldly go," which bears a striking resemblance to a phrase heard during the opening credits of a certain popular television series.