You're right, it doesn't matter. I'm just one of those guys who likes to know what rank all the Starfleet officers hold. And unless you say otherwise, I'm going to believe they are both full Admirals. In addition to ADM Bullock, I believe Uhura is a four-star admiral in Catalyst of Sorrows. Speaking of Uhura, I was under the impression that she retired in 2360 at the end of the novel, but then in the Vulcan's Soul trilogy, she was seen still on active duty in 2377. Is this simply a case of the Vulcan's Soul wanting to use all TOS characters or just two separate continuities?