Are there any guidelines in the rule book for determining a starting starship crew quality? There is table 8-9 detailing those ratings, but I'm not seeing anything about how to figure out what the crew is for a new ship.
In lieu of better guidance, I was thinking of doing Competent (or even Incompetent) to start, and then let the crew experience up. Maybe two combats upgrades them to Crack, three more to Veteran, four more to Elite. Any big crew recruitment would drop the quality a level.