What Starfleet position would you aim for? (Choose up to 3)

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What Starfleet position would you aim for? (Choose up to 3)

  1. Administration

    20.6%
  2. Cartography

    8.8%
  3. Counseling

    11.8%
  4. Engineering

    38.2%
  5. Intelligence

    20.6%
  6. Medical

    5.9%
  7. Operations

    47.1%
  8. Research and Development

    29.4%
  9. Security

    5.9%
  10. Science

    35.3%
  11. Tactical

    32.4%
  12. Neither - I'm a civilian at heart

    5.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    If you were to join Starfleet, where would you set your focus, if you were to join at all.

    I see myself aiming for engineering. Technology always amazed me but instead of creating the tech in some lab (Research and Development), I'd rather implement it on a starship.

    My second choice would be operations, a pilot to be exact. Being a futuristic space ship operator sounds fun.
     
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  2. AgentCoop

    AgentCoop Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I chose Science first, then Engineering and finally R&D. All things for which I am amusingly unqualified.
     
  3. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Holodeck cleanup specialist

    Transporter accident investigator

    Shuttlecraft anti-theft security guard




    :)
     
  4. AgentCoop

    AgentCoop Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    ^I don't think I want any part of any kind of "cleanup" where the holodeck is concerned.
     
  5. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Of the choices given (in exact order):

    1. Counseling
    2. Operations
    3. Administration (clerical)
     
  6. EmperorTiberius

    EmperorTiberius Captain Captain

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    My number one was intelligence. Must be interesting, just like RnD. Tactical I chose last, but Science would have been good too. Couldn't decide between the two.
     
  7. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    I say holodeck cleanup specialist would be Operations, being that you'd use the transporter or something other than your hands, transporter accident investigator would be Intelligence, and shuttlecraft anti-theft security guard would be security.
     
  8. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Mess hall
    Medical
    Civilian
     
  9. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I went with Engineering, R&D, and... Tactical, since I guess that would be the closest thing in this list to the missing option "Command"?
     
  10. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Is command something you can obtain out of Starfleet or something you work into from other positions? I can't think of anyone who did that other than NuKirk.
     
  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I wouldn't be cut out for a Starfleet career. I'd be more suited to being a Boomer. I can see myself as owning a civilian cargo freighter.
     
  12. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    There's a Command School at the Academy. I might be wrong, but I've always taken it that one would sort of major/minor in the schools. A few examples:

    Spock dual-majored in Science and Command. Scotty majored in Engineering and dual minored in Command and Security. Data majored in Operations and minored in Command - which is why Shelby leapfrogged him for the Executive Officer's position in BOBW: she majored in Command, and minored in Tactics. Etc and so on.
     
  13. EmperorTiberius

    EmperorTiberius Captain Captain

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    May be you could be the outrageous Okona? :p
     
  14. Velocity

    Velocity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I chose Science, which is a very broad position/category including everything from Astrometrics to Xenomorphs; lots to sample. Some positions were not offered...like Redshirt Retrieval.
     
  15. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    I thought Shelby was made XO because Riker wanted everyone where they were, where Picard expected them to be. Making Shelby XO threw a curve ball at the Borg's knowledge of the Enterprise and it's crew. That and her expertise on the Borg made her the right choice for XO.

    But me I'd be in R&D, or a quartermaster. I could see myself wheeling and dealing like Radar O'Riely getting supplies to my ship.
     
  16. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Hardly.

    I'd be more like Captain Keene from "Fortunate Son", I'd think.
     
  17. Saito S

    Saito S Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What would be one of my top choices was left out of the poll: ops manager, as in. what Data and Kim did, which I see as one-part science officer, one-part resource allocation and systems management, and one-part repair specialist. I would have included that on the poll and made flight control its own option, personally. Still, from what's there, I chose operations, tactical, and science (specializing in either astrophysics or planetary sciences in the latter case).

    Note that I didn't base this on what I am in any way good at in real life, simply what I'd want to be given the premise.

    It's interesting how what shows we've watched/grown up with/are fans of/etc influence how we read things. I've seen little ENT (and the last time I saw any was ages ago), and when I read your post, for just a moment, I envisioned something entirely different. :D
    You are correct; Riker told Data he strongly considered him for XO, but went with Shelby, for exactly the reasons you list here. Still, more generally, Triumphant's idea about majoring and minoring in different disciplines makes sense, and I've always figured on something like that being the case.
     
  18. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I went for:
    1. Operations (specifically Flight Control)
    2. Tactical (point and shoot, nothing hard about that)
    3. Science (specifically the Social Sciences)
     
  19. USS Triumphant

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    Yeah, you're right. Well, right that that was the reason Riker gave. I really think he was just bigoted against androids.
     
  20. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

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    Couldn't that mean they were prepared for command in their respected fields, not just a general command course. The people you listed may have been prepping for leadership but out of their field (Scotty commanding a science team) they would be lacking.