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Old March 28 2014, 12:18 PM   #6
garak1
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Re: Kirk's rank in STII-IV

Timo,

Many thanks for this link. I was not aware that such detailed information existed on the fletcher uniform system. I was still operating under the 'mike okuda 1' system where a RADM wore a 'two bar' pip. Hence my belief that Kirk was a ADM by STII.

Given the information on the original design of the fletcher uniforms, then it would seem likely that Kirk remained a RADM until his demotion. This is also fitting with the writer's intent of having Kirk as an 'unhappy desk jockey' by STII.

I am surprised that there is such ambiguity about the 'maroon jacket, ranks and insignia. It seemed like a reasonably logical and consistent system during my recent rewatch of the TOS movies.

Thanks for the discussion.
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