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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
11-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by supergaminggeek View Post
The Federation is an exploratory coalition with ships happening to be outfitted with weapons for defense. It doesn't need a marine force.
This. People need to get over the idea that Starfleet is a military organization just because its rank system mirrors the Navy. it is not, Gene Roddenberry even said Starfleet is an exploratory unit, not a Military Organization.

I do like the idea of enlisted ranks, but the problem is they are hard to create as there is no canon resources to back up what they would look like. Since to my best knowledge the only enlisted personnel ever mention/featured in Star Trek was Chief Miles O'Brien. (which they do have the Chief insignia)