C.E. Evans wrote:
Which is really besides the point. The actual point is that, like a police agency, the term "officer" has often been used to describe Starfleet personnel no matter their rank. It's far more rare to commonly hear the term "enlisted personnel."
It's not beside the point I was trying to make, which is that Starfleet is not set up the same as a police agency with regard to officer and enlisted personnel.
Which doesn't really matter if the term "officer" is the common term for all their personnel, no matter the rank. Which was the point I