Archive:Letter - Re:Polaski
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I have two questions at the moment.
First, you list Polaski as a "Petty Warrant Officer" on page 49. Did you mean Warrant Officer? Because I know you base your writings upon the American system and Petty Warrant Officer isn't a rank as far as I can recall.
Second, on the same page, you list Haverson as a First Lieutenant, but give him the insignia of a Navy Lieutenant. He is in ONI, which suggests Navy, but he may well be Marine Corps. Thus, I want to clarify if he is Navy or Corps.
Thank you for your time.
-- -Brandon Rebuga
I don’t have a copy of the HALO Story Bible anymore so I cannot cross-reference to make sure, but these appear to be errors.
Polaski (to my recollection) should be Petty Officer Second Class.
Haverson is a Navy Lieutenant.
Hope that helps.
All best wishes,
I've been doing some considering. Originally, when I asked you about the rank of Haverson and Polaski, I was merely looking at Page 49. Now, I am viewing the whole book (for example: page 52)
Now, you did say to the best of your recollection when stating that Polaski should be a Petty Officer Second Class. The thing is, you refer to her as just a Warrant Officer on several other occasions (read: throughout the entire book). I would just like to confirm your statement, as you seemed a tad unsure. As you do refer to her as a Warrant Officer, did you indeed mean for her to be a Petty Officer Second Class and just stuck with Warrant Officer due to the confusion that initially spurred the Petty Warrant Officer, or did you actually mean for her to be a Warrant Officer.
Thanks, as always, for your continued cooperation.
Yes, this is confusing. The term “Warrant” is an older naval term which refers to a class of ranks.
This might clear it up:
So Polaski is a Warrant Officer _and_ a Petty Officer Second Class (one term being less specific than the other).
I hope that helps.
All best wishes,