Who was the highest ranking woman in TOS? After "Number One" of course.
I was going to guess prosecutor Areel Shaw, but she has just a single stripe on her sleeve. Or Lt. Masters (the blue-dressed engineer), but she has no stripes at all.
Dr Helen Noel was a psychiatrist and she had no stripes.
I think it tops out at Dr Ann Mulhall, who had one and a half stripes.
The uniform ranking system was different in "The Cage," where Pike himself has only one stripe.