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:"''I'm a soldier, not a diplomat''"
 
:"''I'm a soldier, not a diplomat''"
 
::- [[James T. Kirk]] ({{TOS|Errand of Mercy}})
 
::- [[James T. Kirk]] ({{TOS|Errand of Mercy}})
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[[File:Q 21st Soldier.jpg|thumb|Q as an Earth Army soldier]]
 
A '''soldier''' is a participant of a [[military]] conflict, or any member of a military, regardless of position.
 
A '''soldier''' is a participant of a [[military]] conflict, or any member of a military, regardless of position.
   
 
The [[immortal]] [[Flint]] once referred to his first life as [[Akharin]], saying that he was "''a soldier, a [[bully]], and a fool"''. ({{TOS|Requiem for Methuselah}})
 
The [[immortal]] [[Flint]] once referred to his first life as [[Akharin]], saying that he was "''a soldier, a [[bully]], and a fool"''. ({{TOS|Requiem for Methuselah}})
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In [[2364]], [[Q]] appeared to the [[crew]] of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} as a soldier of the [[World War III]] [[Earth]] [[Army]]. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
   
 
[[Bajoran]] [[First Minister]] [[Shakaar Edon]] remarked to [[Odo]] in [[2372]] that "''You know, I've been a soldier, and I've been a [[politician]]. And I have to say I'm beginning to think that... being a soldier was easier.''" ({{DS9|Crossfire}})
 
[[Bajoran]] [[First Minister]] [[Shakaar Edon]] remarked to [[Odo]] in [[2372]] that "''You know, I've been a soldier, and I've been a [[politician]]. And I have to say I'm beginning to think that... being a soldier was easier.''" ({{DS9|Crossfire}})
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Revision as of 19:21, March 16, 2014

"I'm a soldier, not a diplomat"
- James T. Kirk (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")
Q 21st Soldier

Q as an Earth Army soldier

A soldier is a participant of a military conflict, or any member of a military, regardless of position.

The immortal Flint once referred to his first life as Akharin, saying that he was "a soldier, a bully, and a fool". (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

In 2364, Q appeared to the crew of the USS Enterprise-D as a soldier of the World War III Earth Army. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

Bajoran First Minister Shakaar Edon remarked to Odo in 2372 that "You know, I've been a soldier, and I've been a politician. And I have to say I'm beginning to think that... being a soldier was easier." (DS9: "Crossfire")

Following the Occupation, Bajorans no longer followed the D'jarra caste system. In 2372, Akorem Laan remarked that "Artists have become soldiers, priests have become merchants, and farmers have become politicians." (DS9: "Accession")

Though not strictly a military organization, Starfleet sometimes put its members in the position of being soldiers. Miles O'Brien often talked about his time as a soldier while fighting the Cardassians. (TNG: "The Wounded", DS9: "Past Prologue", "Empok Nor")

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