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Old June 26 2013, 03:03 AM   #18
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Re: Does Star Fleet not run psychiatric examinations on its recruits?

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On the other side of the coin, Commodore Stocker had reached that rank without ever commanding a ship, and apparently not even serving on one, during his entire career.
Which seems hard to believe. I'm sure there were Starfleet officers who served in capacities other than exploration. But it's hard to believe that someone could rise so high in the chain of command without at least some ship-bound duty. OTOH, captain is just a rank like any other. It doesn't have to mean that someone commanded ships or troops in battle.

Unfortunately, it probably wasn't realistic at all, just a way for the script of The Deadly Years to dumb down an authority figure while allowing Kirk to show what an awesome Captain he was.
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