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Old July 23 2013, 09:58 PM   #32
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Re: Was Dax Sisko's XO circa 2374 ?

Well, at the end of the series he's officially a Master Chief Petty Officer which is generally the equivalent of a Commander without some other specialized training that would give him security clearances among other things.

Someone out there might have a little better idea what the difference in training is exactly, but basic to advanced understanding of engineering principles doesn't seem to be one of them.

I think one of the most overt differences is Officers tend to pursue theoretical elements and tend to write a lot of fancy papers compared to Non-comms who are more focused on the work and not the next scientific/medical/engineering break through.
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