Despite the fact that the four Maquis malcontents are supposed to be refusing to follow Starfleet protocols, when Chakotay first confronts them, Dalby addresses Chakotay by his Starfleet rank of commander, rather than by name.
This can be explained by the fact that Chakotay, himself, was one of the Maquis and Dalby served with him, meaning that he remembered the respect he had for Chakotay. See more
I feel that my services as morale officer are required.
I assure you, you are wrong.
Oh, really? Hm... One, no cup of tea; two, no PADD; three, you're sitting on the opposite side from usual. All of that tells me you've got something on your mind, and what tells me that it's making you miserable is that cloud of doom that's rising from you like a ground fog.
I cannot imagine that there are visible emanations which allow you to interpret my mood. You are making wild assumptions.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more