I think this article may be inaccurate. First, it lists paygrades (E-1, E-2, etc.), which probably aren't Star Trek canon. It also ignores at least one enlisted rank, that of the Crewman First Class (Simon Tarses). Also, if it is a page about NCOs it should deal with the ranks petty officer and above, as enlisted personnel aren't immediately Non-commissioned officers.--Tim Thomason 04:29, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- No, all enlisted personnel are noncoms because enlisted officers don't have commissions.--188.8.131.52 19:07, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
- But "NCO" stands for non-commissioned officer -- in modern military service, all NCOs are enlisted, but all enlisted personnel aren't non-commissioned officers -- they are non-commissioned personnel -- the term NCO referring to them as being officers refers to senior enlisted personnel that have been given a position of responsibility (an "office", the origin of the term "officer").
|various crewmen (classes: 1st, 2nd, etc.)||enl.||non-commissioned officers|
|various petty officer grades (specialists, etc.; classes: 1st, 2nd, etc.)||various CPOs||ensigns||lieutenant junior grades||lieutenants||lieutenant commanders||commanders||captains...|
|privates||corporals||various sergeant grades (first sergeant, etc.)||second lieutenants||first lieutenants||captains||majors||lieutenant colonels||colonels...|
- Includes ranks of E3 (Petty Officer Third Class) to E9 (Master Chief Petty Officer).
These ranks are already included in the last provided, and I don't recall the whole "E" rank system being used on Trek. Thus, removed. --From Andoria with Love 13:30, 20 May 2007 (UTC)