I know the name here is questionable, but where does his rank of Fleet Admiral come from? He was an Admiral, yes, but the where does his title of chief of staff originate? He said in the dialog (and the script) that he was calling as a representative of Starfleet Operations. --Alan del Beccio 06:46, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
- OK, so his rank can be seen on his uniform, the end credits establish his "Chief of staff" position and his work for Starfleet Operations is from dialogue.
- Are we going to continue using his non-canon last name? -- Captain M.K. Barteltalk 15:19, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
- I don't see a problem with the name, as long as the non-canon source (the Encyclopedia, StarTrek.com) is clearly noted, which it is. This is allowed for the same reason things like United States of Africa is allowed, per the "Restricted Validity Resources" section of our canon policy.--Tim Thomason 21:44, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
- Well, its a different case than that. We aren't using United States of Africa because it was in the Encyclopedia or StarTrek.com - those are secondary sources that we are trying not to honor -- we are using United States of Africa because it was in a TOS writer's guide - a primary source we do honor. (i'm not sure how this fits into an "RVR", i'm not even sure what that is defined as)... The name Bennett wasn't used behind the scenes, wasn't used in a writer's guide, script, credits or any other reference we could find. This is how it doesn't make the cut, in my opinion, as "behind the scenes" production info. its a name derived after the fact. -- Captain M.K. Barteltalk 02:36, 9 March 2006 (UTC)
Was he explicitly stated to be chief of Starfleet Operations, or just that he was working for them? Kennelly 18:18, 10 April 2007 (UTC)