You know, its interesting since Roddenbery's vision of an ideal Captain likely came about from his time in the service, where he flew 89 combat missions in WW2 some in B-17's, then flew airliners for PanAm, and then joined the LAPD. His Dad was also a cop. I'm figuring all that real-world experience with leadership, as a leader and a follower of other good leaders, got reflected in his imaginings of how Kirk, Spock and Bones behave, and how the crew reacts.
Somehow I mistakenly thought he was a NAVY guy, but I think I hade him confused with someone else.
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