The Wormhole wrote:
Starfleet officer has worked for the past 47 years, I say we go with that.
What about all the chiefs, NCOs, and enlisted men and women? They aren't represented in that term.
I could see that being used in the same sense that "police officer" is used for a beat cop even if that person doesn't really have an officer rank. It works if we lose the idea that Starfleet is exactly
like the U.S. Navy and more of its own thing.