[LMB] request for factual help - the timeline was digest

Michael R N Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Sat Sep 1 14:28:45 BST 2007

> From: Bo Johansson <bo.h.johansson at bredband.net>
> Date: 01 September 2007 11:50
> And as mentioned, there is the complication that anyone 
> commanding a ship can be called Captain, regardless of rank.
> Aral, Simon and Koudelka seem to have Navy ranks, while Ivan and 
> Miles were promoted from Lieutenant to (Ground) Captain.

The Ranks thread is a pretty dead horse, not worth restating until a new
idea turns up.

But Miles' & Ivan's discussion of Galeni's rapid promotion to "Captain" in
BiA and Galini's later promotion from Captain to Commodore in Memory/ACC
don't really match this.

One suggestions was that Captain in Navy track covered three pay grades in
Ground Track (Captain, Major, Colonel) hence Miles asking Galeni "Is this a
promotion?" [Memory] when Galeni must be still wearing the same rank tabs
as when he last saw him which was apparently on Komarr.

Little Egret

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