Given that Star Trek seems to portray it's rank & file as one single system for the most part, I would assume that there is no "Officer Route" & "Non-Commisioned" Route / rank structure as in IRL. And in show, there are mostly portrayals of Officers only. IRL, there are some that argure for the elimination of Dual Rank structure as well since it's outdated. https://taskandpurpose.com/its-time-to-abolish-the-enlisted-officer-divide https://www.airforcetimes.com/opini...-holding-us-back-its-time-for-drastic-change/ What do you think of this when it comes to Star Trek? Is StarFleet a Single-Rank Structure organization? If so, how would you arrange the Ranks in your Head Cannon? I'd love to see how you would organize the Ranks and separation based on Job Speciality. Given that Discovery has shown somebody who was a former Counsler ascend to Admiral, what do we do about ranking up officers who don't always make it to Captain-Hood?