On two separate occasions last night I did not receive a quest reward item upon completing a mission. One was one of the Gateway missions and the other was one of the free bridge officers. I think another bridge officer one failed yesterday as well. As it is beta I do not mind but this is a really big problem come release and will generate a ton of GM tickets if not addressed before launch. Probably a server load issue?
I also did not receive a bridge officer after completing a mission. In my case, I forgot to select an officer the first time, cancelled, and then rehailed the admiral to complete the mission. The issue could be related to cancelling or to forgetting to choose a reward the first time.
I'm seeing this same issue. I have encountered it before and after the patch. All of my missing rewards seem to be blue ship items. In the four times it has happened, I haven't found anything that I am doing different than any other mission.
I do get the usual mission rewards, points and merits, but no item reward.
Actually, I was wrong. I did receive my bridge officer, I just didn't know it. I had to "commission" the bridge officer in the Assignments tab of the player/ship setup window. That wasn't obvious to me at all, and I didn't see any mention of it in the game.
If I recall, my first bridge officer was automatically added to my ship, so I didn't know there was an extra step.