I know that propably many players know this but i remember a confusion on this topic before headstart and not 100% accurate info.
Attack Pattern Alpha can be improved by allocating skill points to : ( 100% In Game Information )
1) Tactical Team Leader
2) Escort Captain
3) Heavy Escort Captain
So for all of you Tactical captains, including me , flying a Cruiser , it's just a matter of allocating skill points to the first 2 escort tiers without the skill cap becoming an issue.Guess we have to specialize a little more.I really hope they raise skill cap in the future.
If i am not mistaken it's 4500 skill points , for both escort classes.