Mister Spock wrote:
I always wondered why Kim was made part of the senior staff straight out of the academy.
If he'd come aboard as Lieutenant Kim, and we'd learnt that he'd taken an advanced officer program at the Academy or something much like Kirk appears to have done, it'd have sat better for me.
That's a good question.
Perhaps there weren't any other better-qualified ops officers assigned to Voyager?Idk but maybe Starfleet felt that ops officers were not very relevant to the Maquis-hunting mission,like how having a counselor on board was unimportant too(Which I reckon is a bit silly since isn't the ops position important too?).It is a bit hard to believe or imagine that ALL the other ops officers were freshly out of the academy too,and that Harry was the best out of all of them.