Re: Marines and Combat Personel?
That's an interesting idea, but also brings up questions of it's own. Kirk explicitly refers to himself as a soldier, indicating military background. The Intrepid is a Connie - although that could be a case like the Arleigh Burke / Kongo classes today - and how do we know when the E is on UESPA authority vs. being forwarded to the UFP.
Hmmm, answering all that and tinkering with the tech and background would let you spin a whole new SF universe out of this...
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