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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
01-30-2010, 03:33 PM
In a nutshell... Your choice of character gives you a set of ground-skills that are unique to that branch of service which you can train using your skill points as you level. In addition, choice of branch determines what set of "abilities" you pick up as you level. You gain a ground ability at level 5 and every 10 levels thereafter and you gain a space ability at level 8 and every 10 levels thereafter.

As also pointed out, some skills of your own allow you to train your BOffs if you raise your own still all the way to 9.

You can see most of the skills and abilities at

You can look at your own skills and determine what allows you to train your officers at STO-Intel as well, but I find it much easier to see that stuff (and figure out if you will ever use it) at