Starfleet non-coms

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Melakon, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

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    We're repeatedly told Starfleet are the best of the best. R.M. Merik, who washed out, apparently got a civilian job on S.S. Beagle. Or was the Beagle under a different military branch? There must be a large merchant marine fleet (that Starfleet could draw from), and a number of private personal craft. Should we be seeing more traffic during orbital scenes at Federation worlds?
     
  2. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Looking at that scene, I'd say the swing shift team that Rom joined, while not overly enthusiastic like like Rom, weren't apathetic either. They seemed like professionals who know their jobs having a start of shift meeting.
     
  3. T'Girl

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    Hmmm, when were we told this? I mean about Starfleet in general?

    The Enterprise Dee being the flagship might account for why so many of her officers (high and low) are academy graduates. Look at the situation with Barkley, went he did not perform to expectations, Riker's first thought was to simply replace him, cherry pick someone else from within the fleet. How many first officers would be able to do that?

    Did either Jadzia or Ezra Dax attend the academy? It could just be they didn't tell stories of that time in their lifes, or they received their commissions through another path.


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  4. Mysterion

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    I've always assumed it works in a way similar to today's military organizations.

    You've got the officers coming from the Academy. There may also be direct-cmmission programs for some medical or scientific specialties as well.

    Then you've got folks who enlist in Starfleet, go through some sort of basic training (or boot camp if you will), followed by job-specific trainig for wehatever they'll be doing in the fleet.
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    Jadzia did. In For the Uniform she mentions trying to read Victor Hugo while at the Academy.
     
  6. Melakon

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    Yeah, I must have confused it with what we heard about the Enterprise. Possibly, I was under the influence of some mind altering substance at the time.