Did she ever want it? While she demanded respect from her peers and subordinates, I never got the impression she desired command.
The same could be said of Chekov. Yes he was XO of the Reliant
, but that was only for a short time before he took a step back--he seemed far more at home being Kirk's lackey than a leader in his own right.
Which is the reason I started this thread. Looks like we've come full circle!
Did Chekov change his mind about command or was he held back by Starfleet for some reason?