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Old June 14 2014, 04:46 PM   #88
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Re: Who Should Be the Next Captain of the Enterprise?

the arguments along the lines of "Riker's been in the same first officer post for seven years, his career is over, because in a real military you'd be moving on after two or three" always struck me as uncalled for.
Well, we do have the canonical discussions of Riker's career in "The Best of Both Worlds," although he continued on as first officer for a decade or so after that.

But I do agree that the extent that we can determine what Starfleet would or would not do based on contemporary military practices is pretty limited.
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