New Ranks for Starfleet Officers and Starfleet Marines
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-31-2012, 09:44 PM
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In Enterprise, the rank of Commodore was in use. Commodore Forrest was overseeing the Warp Project that Archer ended up flying to prove to the Vulcans that humans were worthy of keeping their warp development program. He had one pip on his flag uniform.
Maxewell Forrest at Memory Alpha
You do realize that Enterprise pre-dates TOS. So most likely the writers used Commodore because it would make sense to have to in use in Starfleet up to past the TOS era.