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    Help, please: Starfleet term for an officer that's promoted but hasn't quite taken their new post yet

    Flight Engineers and Navigators were considered Second Officers back in the day, particularly where they were qualified (junior) pilots. The term is still used occassionally for in-training, junior or restricted pilots. No, they're usually titled Chief Engineer, Tactical Action Officer...
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    Help, please: Starfleet term for an officer that's promoted but hasn't quite taken their new post yet

    Honestly, given the note at the bottom, which should read "Awaiting Transfer to New Posting as Second Officer", then the obvious placeholder for the top-line would be "Bridge Officer" as someone is unlikely to be selected as Second Officer from another ship if they aren't fully qualified for the...
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    Help, please: Starfleet term for an officer that's promoted but hasn't quite taken their new post yet

    Assuming that their current posting isn't "rank limited", then they would be referred to as Lieutenant Commander Surname and either LCDR or Acting LCDR in correspondence. The only circumstance that it might come up would be if at least one of his current CO, XO or 2ndO were KIA, and therefore...
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    If Mr. Sulu ever come to SNW, how to make him Interesting

    That was a hobby that he was only shown undertaking after his transfer to Command. OTOH: MITCHELL: Department heads, sir. You wanted everybody on the Bridge before we left the galaxy. Jones... SMITH: The name's Smith, sir. SULU: Astro sciences standing by, Captain. SCOTT: Engineering...
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    "I have never met a more dedicated physician."

    That's always going to be subjective and they'd know it. I'd argue that there's an unvoiced "for this time and place" subtext to that, but YMMV.
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    If Mr. Sulu ever come to SNW, how to make him Interesting

    Ultimately, that's probably true as he's the Chief Science Officer in addition to being the head of astrosciences, but I would imagine that that's he's under Life Sciences for day-to-day line management.
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    If Mr. Sulu ever come to SNW, how to make him Interesting

    George is a xenoantropologist and research biologist, in the old school terminology from the pilots' he's Life Sciences under M'Benga (nominally), Sulu as an astrosciences officer would be under either Spock or maybe the current Navigator (Jenna Mitchell?).
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    Chopping and changing jobs - does it make sense?

    Not the writers... they were fairly consistent, particularly once they actually started writing for O'Brien rather than "CONN", "Security Officer" or "Transporter Chief" as in the first two seasons and to a lesser extent the third seasons of TNG. They even went back and clarified that O'Brien...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    My reading was that UESPA is the "parent organisation". Agreed, though the UE seems to be the overall manager of most if not all manned space operations. They quite specifically have command authority over NX-01 and therefore implicitly the rest of UE Starfleet assets, however this doesn't...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    In theory, yes. Security (particularly if you that it grew out of naval infantry) also makes sense there as well, IMO. Starfleet Security seems to concentrate on internal security and safety, including Federation staff and dependents, whereas Starfleet Intelligence seems to be more...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    Indeed, that one fails on both dialogue and costume as he initially wears a single black pip (and is described as having been promoted from his previous "Chief" role), which might designate a variety of different options, but doesn't designate an Ensign, because they consistently wear a single...
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    The Rules of Acquisition

    Rule 31: "Never make fun of a Ferengi's mother (insult someone he cares about instead)" Yup. Yup. You can assume that, I wouldn't.
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    Make your own "Go to Warp" command

    Neither is the NOAA and they have the Officer of the Deck role (Starfleet calls it the (Bridge) Duty Officer, which is a slightly different thing IRL). Merchant navies typically use the similar role of "Officer of the Watch" which is also used by the Royal Navy.
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    In part, yes. I'd say rather that if there are only three Divisions then it doesn't make sense that Engineering would be in the same one as Communications, Logistics or Security. No... NSA does signals and electronic intelligence, that's either Starfleet Intelligence (which also covers at...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    IRL, the top-level divide is between operators (who primarially operate ships systems including helm, navigation, communications and weapons targeting) security and intelligence personnel also fall in the second group)... ... and technicians (woh primarially build and repair systems and...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    I'm not sure that it's entirely correct, given that the Second Officer is typically the head of one of the three departments and is senior to the others, regardless of rank. Though as I've noted before, while Operations (aka as Communications) and Security could be part of the same department...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    Which is why I prefer to ignore the out-of-universe confusion. Only out-of-universe. In-universe he was immediately identifiable as a Chief Petty Officer. Lieutenant's insignia and then Chief Petty Officer/NCO insignia... I'd even stretch to Chief Warrant Officer... not Warrant Officer.
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    I'm not talking about "300 years ago" I'm talking the other Department Heads on his ship and the hero ships that we see throughout the 60-odd years of the show. Is Scotty ever referred as Chief Scott? is Yar... Worf... LaForge... Torres... or literally any Department Head who is confirmed to...
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    Does having a non-officer in the "Chief of Operations" position make sense?

    It could, but the fact is that it didn't. No, because "Chief Engineer" is a billet not a rank. Yes, correct. During the first three years on the station he wore the black pip on all uniforms, then switched to the NCO patch on the working uniform but kept the black pip on his dress uniform...
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