Re: Does Star Fleet not run psychiatric examinations on its recruits?
In TOS we saw Flag Officers who wore Red and Blue if I'm not mistaken. A Flag Rank is a rank like any other, so perhaps person performed well enough in their duties to be promoted time and again.
And didn't Stocker wear a Red Uniform implying a career path in operations/engineering? So perhaps he spent his tenure in the lower ranks onbaord starbases/planet side facilities/ship yards etc.. Starfleet is made up of more than just starships
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