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Old August 12 2013, 04:17 PM   #44
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Re: NX Ranks and crew occupations

dauntless wrote: View Post
Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Why are Hayes and Reed the only specific officers mentioned? Security seems over manned with 18 members. What exactly are they securing?
And why on Earth did Major Hayes (which is the equivalent rank of Navy LCDR) refer to Lt Reed as 'Sir'? Surely Hayes outranks him?
I always got the impression that despite the rank differences, that Reed was in charge of overall security. It happens sometimes. I wouldn't be surprised if they were going to make him a Captain(naval equivalent of a lieutenant) and some exec decided the audience would think he's taking Archer's place.

Timo wrote: View Post
It's not exactly forbidden to address an inferior as "Sir", nor automatically insulting. Commodore Stocker in "The Deadly Years" wouldn't have been out of line when doing this to the Enterprise crew, either. It's probably a "visitors vs. home team" thing...

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Old naval tradition, no one outranks a captain on his own ship. Really wasn't ever relevant in Trek though given how rarely we see CO's who aren't full captains.
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