Originally Posted by Hallucination
You know an officer is special when she used to be man....
Sorry, I couldn't resist saying that.
Keep up the fic-tasticness.
I'm sticking with the idea Star Trek pioneered that one one term needs to be used. So it's crewmen, officers are called sir, etc. While a lot of feminists might complain, creating an entire different way of speaking because you don't want to offend one group is actually offensive to everyone else.