I heard if you get to Lt. Commander you get a mission and you get a free tier 2 ship. I hit Lt. Commander yesterday and never got any mission like that. People are being royally unhelpful in-game, so I thought more intelligent minds might make themselves useful on the forums. Here's the facts:
-I got to Lt. Commander on 2-6-10, mid-afternoon (AK time).
-I logged off about 10 minutes afterward as I was tired of playing.
-I've got all the missions available to me, and none include a free ship.
-I am Lt. Commander rank 1 and don't have enough skill points to spend right now.
-In-game I am Korvoth@Korvoth, captain of the B'rel class BoP.
When I reached Lt Cmdr I had gotten a pop-up soon as I trained all the skill points asking me to head in to talk to someone. Forget the name for the Klingon contact, but it was the High Council or something like that, had to go up a flight stairs to get to them.