its not always as simple as you make out,
not every one who plays with the tsn is aware of everyone in the usn or other groups and you end up with problems of people who have been around for ages working there way up the ladder feeling displaced by those who come in and a straight away are further up,
you have to start somewhere and learn our fleet protocol and integrate with the frame work we operate under you cant have officers who know little about tsn fleet protocol or combat orders above other ranked officers.
on top of that you have groups who no one knows about wanting to join and we have no reference to there level of expertise how can they be justified a higher rank?
people with the right skills and attitude rise to the top quick, from passing my ensign exam to making senior staff taken me 9 months and some have done it quicker,
the del pino to van leigh is totally different because we all know who it is behind the name