I’ve been rewatching Voyager for the first time in years and I’m on season 4. I’ve had a few questions. Tuvok has 2 gold and 1 black pip. That is lt commander right? Data and laforge had the same pips and they were called commander but Tuvok is only called lt. Why is that? Neelix - people call him sir and take orders from him. He was given a com badge and called morale officer right? Why would crew who went to starfleet academy have to take orders from a civilian?