Just ran into this today! Just got promoted to Commander, got my new ship (escort), and proceeded to promote one of my two tactical officers to Lieutenant Commander. Got her the three skills I wanted, and next thing I know, she has five. I checked, and it seems she has stolen her extra two skills from my other tactical officer - they're identical, down to the number of skill points invested in them.
So now I have a lieutenant Commander, in a Lieutenant Commander level station, with two ensign level skills (one of which of course duplicated on the second officer), and a lieutenant level skill. The wrong lieutenant level skill....
The two skills that she has, but I can't use because of this? Only the two most important tactical/escort skills evar: Cannons: Rapid Fire, and Torpedo: High Yield III
Lol, i'm torn between amusement and aggravation right now! xD
Hope they get the root issue behind this occurrence fixed soon!
I don't know how this happened, but a couple of my bridge officers now have multiple tier 1 powers. For example, I have a science officer with Jam Sensors I *and* Tachyon Beam I, which are both tier 1/ensign powers. If I put the BO in a station that can have both ensign and Lt. powers, both the ensign powers show up but not the Lt. one.
I don't know if I trained them and it didn't replace the power or this is a game mechanic I somehow missed in beta, but either way, the BOs who have multiple tier 1 powers are preventing me from using the tier 2 powers. Is this a bug, or am I missing something?
I'm having the same problem with my Tactical officer on my escort.
Two Ensign rank skills. One is the same rank as my second tactical BO, both are duplicate and I am unable to use my Lt. Rank ability on my Promoted officer.
I got the second skill as soon as I tried putting points in my High Yeild torpedoes and Cannons: Rapid Fire.