Re: Idea for A STAR TREK SERIES "Star Trek, Red Squad"
I never got how a Cadet can be a Lieutenant (it baffled me in TWOK as well). But the jump from Lieutenant straight to Captain is just idiotic--especially on a megadestroyer like the JJprise. If it'd been a Hermes-Class scout I could see him getting command (as a Lieutenant Commander) in order to cut his teeth before being given a more important posting.
There is lots of "rank" non-sense all over Star Trek.
"If I hadn't tried, the cost would have been my soul." - Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock