Yeoman is a position, not a rank. Anyone can be a yeoman from enlisted to officers.
move to strike the footnote.Babaganoosh 03:54, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
- Yeoman is a Naval rate. In the US and Royal Navies at least, you have to be a petty officer to be a Yeoman. This terrible page seems to agree with me (somewhere in there).--Tim Thomason 04:10, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
- But since PO3 seems to have no rank insignia, it is reasonable that Samno is a Yeoman 3rd Class (the same as Yeoman Tina Lawton). Also, the Page on Yeoman Burke states "Yeomans Burke and Samno..." Beside the grammar (it should read "Yeomen Burke and Samno" as the script does) it's also a contradiction to this page. - Ian Scott Shackleton 20:50, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
- Samno's spacesuit and uniform had the rank insignia of an petty officer, 1st class, but the script of The Undiscovered Country contains the spelling "Yeomen Burke and Samno", indicating they were both yeomen. If one must be promoted from able seaman to petty officer to become a non-commissioned officer, and named yeoman, then it would make more sense if the dialogue were "Yeoman Burke... and Samno", indicating one had a title (as Burke's PO insignia designates), and the other (Samno) did not.
This is original research. We're applying our knowledge of "current" known ranking systems/semantics to fictional 23rd century application. Clearly ranking systems in the world have changed drastically in the past 300 years, as much consideration needs to be made to allow what we perceive as "inaccuracies", to what changes might be made to the ranking system in the upcoming 300 years. --Alan del Beccio (talk) 04:37, August 31, 2017 (UTC)