Sisko's Rank:

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by Photon, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Photon

    Photon Commodore Commodore

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    Was Sisko's rank at the time of the Borg attack, Lt Commander (like Worf) or full-fledged Commander like on DS9 S1-S3
     
  2. MiKaTrek

    MiKaTrek Ensign Newbie

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    Sisko held the rank of Lt. Cmdr. at Wolf 359 during the Borg attack and was promoted to Cmdr. prior to his assignment to Bajor/DS9.
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Lt Cmdr Benjamin Sisko
    http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/1x01/emissary013.jpg

    Accordin' to the novelization for 'Emissary', Sisko stayed a lt cmdr durin' his time at Utopia Planitia, and it was the upgade to full commander rank that was part of Starfleet's incentive to get him to go to DS9.
     
  4. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, Lt. Commander Sisko was XO of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Afterwards, he was assigned to Utopia Planitia to work on the Defiant project.

    If Sisko wasn't promoted to commander until he was assigned to DS9, then he was only a commander for three years before being promoted to captain. Would that be enough "time-in-grade" for Starfleet?
     
  5. 47

    47 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There may have been a bit of politics in that promotion. Sisko was the Guardian of the Wormhole after all.
     
  6. R. Star

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    Plus you got a potential member world who worships him as a religious icon. You can't deny the Bajorian Jesus.
     
  7. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Definitely. Presumably, Riker was a commander for even less time (anywhere from two years to one year) when he was offered the captaincy of the Drake.
     
  8. Satyrquaze

    Satyrquaze Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Let's not forget the amount of time Kirk served as Commander...
     
  9. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    And we can wonder how NuKirk went from Cadet to Captain so quickly.
     
  10. Photon

    Photon Commodore Commodore

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    Nice call. I cannot recall anything at all about JTK being a Commander (let alone Lt Commander)
     
  11. Squiggy

    Squiggy FrozenToad Admiral

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    Starfleet (in any universe) tends not to pay much attention to time-in-grade requirements...so chances are there aren't any.

    I mean, Harry Kim was an Ensign for 7 years and while Geordi went from LTJG to Lieutenant Commander in one while Data (who saved God knows how many people God knows how many times seemed to be stuck at LTCDR.
     
  12. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    And then Data gets blown up just before he was about the finally hit commander :eek:
     
  13. R. Star

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    Geordi was lieutenant jg during season one, full lieutenant during season two as his first as chief engineer then lieutenant commander during season three.
     
  14. od0_ital

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    He was movin' up the first officer position - that's no guarantee he'd be a full commander in rank, though.
     
  15. DanCPA

    DanCPA Admiral Admiral

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    It actually seems realistic for him to spend 3-4 years as an O-5
     
  16. Timo

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    Well, he wore the appropriate braid in "Where No Man Has Gone Before".

    Timo Saloniemi