So yesterday when there was a TON of lag, I ranked up my officers. Being the impatient man that I am, I kept hitting the promote button. The result was that now I have 4 BOs at captain rank, when I am only captain myself.
This could be used as an exploit and I do not know (I should have tried anyways) if you could continue to hit the button until your BOs are Rear Admiral regardless of the player's rank. I know this seems odd for someone to report an exploit that is helping them, however if it is discovered I do not want to be banned for being a hacker.