|Starfleet (1st, 2nd, 3rd class), |
|Starfleet, Late 2270s - 2350s|
|Starfleet (provisional), 2370s|
|Alternate Crewman insignia|
|Starfleet, 2370 (alternate timeline)|
Crewman (also known as ables'man or able crewman) was an enlisted naval rate, a type of military rank used by the service organizations of different cultures, including Starfleet. In Klingonese, this rank was referred to as bekk in the Klingon Defense Force. (DS9: "Sons and Daughters") Civilian merchant ships, such as the Earth Cargo Authority, used the rank of "able crewman." (ENT: "Fortunate Son")
In Starfleet, a "crewman" referred to either a person who held the actual rank or simply any person who was assigned to an organization or starship. The grade of crewman was divided into several classes, such as "crewman first class", "crewman second class" and "crewman third class". (TOS: "The Man Trap")
After his less-than-impressive dealings with the Nausicaans in 2151, First Officer Matthew Ryan of the freighter ECS Fortunate was demoted to able crewman in order to have to earn back Captain Keene's trust. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")
- Crewman first class
- Crewman second class
- In 2151, Commander Trip Tucker threatened to demote Lieutenant Malcolm Reed to the rank of crewman, second class. (ENT: "Shuttlepod One")
- Crewman third class
- Although this rank has never been mentioned, three grades of crewman insignia were in use during the 22nd century. This lowest grade was never mentioned by name, but the insignia was worn by Daniels, Cunningham, and others. (ENT: "Singularity", "The Crossing", "Regeneration")
|Enlisted personnel||Commissioned officers||Generals and flag officers|
|ENS||LT JG||LT||LT CMDR||CMDR||CAPT||FCAPT||CDORE||RADM||VADM||ADM||FADM|
|2nd LT||1st LT||CAPT||MAJ||LT COL||COL||BRIG||MAJ GEN||LT GEN||GEN||MARSHAL|
|Positions:||Crewman • Technician • Chief||YMN||TAC • SO • 3rd • 2nd • 1st • CO • DD||Portmaster • Chief of Staff • CinC|
|Services:|| Andorian • Bajoran • Cardassian • Jem'Hadar • Klingon • Romulan • SS • Terran Empire Starfleet • Terran Empire MACO •|
United Earth MACO • United Earth/Federation Starfleet • United States • Vulcan
Background information Edit
Although Star Trek has often been ambivalent about enlisted ranks and insignia, there have been mentions of the term "crewman" since TOS: "The Man Trap", although it is continuously impossible to tell who this rank was bestowed upon, since both crewman and ensigns (as well as chief petty officers) had no visible rank insignia.
In TNG: "The Drumhead", it was established in dialogue that Simon Tarses was an enlisted crewman who had not gone to the Academy; he had a blank collar. This lack of rank insignia for crewmen and noncoms was used throughout Deep Space Nine and Voyager, although chief petty officers were assigned different insignia.
As ranks established in Star Trek are mostly based on the ranking systems of "real world" militaries, the following may be true: The title of crewman was the lowest enlisted rank, subordinate to a petty officer. In comparison to infantry ranking systems, this rank was approximately equivalent to the grade of private.