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Old October 8 2013, 05:17 PM   #66
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Re: Starfleeters?

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What do you think is more likely? My comparison to the Navy or your comparison to a police force?
Both. I think Starfleet that Starfleet borrows things from multiple earlier organizations, but is ultimately its own thing and really isn't a stickler with how the term "officer" is used in casual conversation.
So they have a rank structure identical to the U.S. Navy but they decided to throw in some police terminology for the hell of it?
Um, no. The police analogy extends only to "officer" being a catch-all term for its personnel.

What Starfleet did was loosely model itself after Earth's oceangoing navies and some other organizations, but not everything is the same. Being an organization from another time and place, you'd actually expect some differences here and there, really (even if it's only in the way they commonly address their personnel).
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