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Old March 27 2014, 03:12 AM   #4
C.E. Evans
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Re: Kirk's rank in STII-IV

Part of the problem is that it's really hard to distinguish onscreen the difference in rank insignia between the admiral grades. We can clearly see a difference between the insignias between Kirk and the C-in-C, but without some background information, it's almost impossible to tell from just watching the movies if there are different insignias for any admiral in between (you can't even fault people for thinking that there only two admiral grades during that time--admiral and fleet admiral).

But for all intents and purposes, Kirk never advanced beyond the rank of rear admiral.
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