Why is it I'm still just a Captain?
I've had this position for a number of years, yet Starfleet don't promote me to Admiral.
I've asked them a number of times, and I always get the same answer, as if they've been instructed to give it to be on every occasion.
"I'm sure your time will come, Captain Picard. You're doing a great job on the Enterprise. Just keep it up and you'll get noticed eventually."
What a response.
It seems that if one does a great job, they want to keep you there; why move anybody is their logic?
Over the years, I saved the Enterprise, the Federation, humanity and the universe.
Still, here I am; same as ever.
I've spoken to Riker & Deanna about it. They both agree, and are very keen that I get promoted as soon as possible. It's good that they're on my side, isn't it?
The weirdest logic is that if a person makes a mess of their job, then their superiors find somewhere else to put them. As a result, they have vast experience in lots of areas after a while and they get promoted to Admiral.
While here I am, still saving humanity.