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Old October 28 2013, 12:28 PM   #37
Mario de Monti
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Re: Commodores in command of Starships?

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
On the other hand, the M-5 had been already tested in simulation and everybody expected this to be an uneventful practical test. I can't imagine one good explanation why the (assumed original) captain of the Lexington was not considered fit for such a menial task.
This would qualify quite a career blow, IMHO, and if this captain of the Lexington wasn't qualified to lead the ships in the war games excercise I'd have to ask what that starship captain was qualified for in the first place.
It may simply be dictated by Starfleet regulations, that commanding more than one vessel must only be performed by flag officers. In that case the Lexingtons regular Captain just wasnt permitted to lead the exercise, regardless of his achievements and qualifications.

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