I did a search to find out about the bugged fleet permissions since it's impossible to set permissions per rank.
I found about 10 or so topics all saying the same thing, and not a single response from the devs have been made. It's currently IMPOSSIBLE to manage your fleet. Right now, it's just a private chat channel.
Any idea when this will be fixed? The game launched great and I can do missions with no problems but not having fleet powers is... annoying.