I think it is important to note that the positions, prerequisites and parlance of commanders rank refers to the Earth Human usage, which the Federation is derivative of. The latest edits make this relationship unclear in some ways. -- Captain MKB 23:14, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
- Feel free to clean it up then. My latest rewriting of the article was to try and organize it from the clutter that it was and clear out all of the stuff that had nothing to do with Star Trek, the most significant of which was all the history behind "Master and Commander" as used in the Royal Navy. As it stands right now, most fo the statements about the rank are confined to canon. A link to the wikipedia article might be in order. -FleetCaptain 23:18, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
- A commander can also be the first officer of larger starship or the commanding officer of a smaller ship or star base and some an officer may reach this rank but may not be a commanding officer or first officer like the case of commander Beverly Crusher and commander Deanna Troi. TNG Episode Thine Own Self clean it up if you think it's wrong – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk).