You 're mixing up tionese COMMENDATIONS and tionese CRYSTALS .. the latter you get plenty of .. commendations you get ONE for completing a HM flashpoint.
Am I? My bad. I just know that after I'm done running a hard mode, I head back to fleet, turn in the daily quest and always habe enougb to buy 1 off saber and most times, 2. I'll have to pay better attention next tkme for an accurate count.