Mission 31 ♦ y1: Learning Curve (Recon) Aug 12, 2017 0:50:52 GMT
Post by Carl Torek on Aug 12, 2017 0:50:52 GMT
Stardate : 2403.01.0812 - 06:30 hrs
Carl walked into the Observation Lounge, eyeing the assembled Officers as he took his seat ... It had been a long road but they were finally going to be venturing out.
"Good morning everyone ...." he said, accepting the cup of coffee from his yeoman before she left the Command Staff to their meeting, "I trust you all had a peaceful nights' sleep and are well rested." everyone commented in reply, some in the negative but with grins all round. Satisfied he began the meeting:
"As you are all aware, we have some new faces among us. I have made an exception to our normal protocol of having only Department Heads in here, basically due to the obvious fact that we, as well as the other surviving vessels, have lost people, therefore, those present will be de-facto Department Heads until such time as we can fill the position or appoint those Officers to their respective roles in their own right. For those new to this, I'll go around the table so we all know who is who ... I'll just go around the table, as good a way as any." he read the list off:
Commander 1st Class Andae Blakus Acting Executive Officer Ensign Anna Fields npc Pilot / Helm Officer Commander 1st Class Andae Blakus Chief Engineering Officer Commander Harry Wedlerson npc Chief Operations Officer Lt Commander Lysia T'Seng npc Chief Tactical / Security Officer Ensign Flynn Donat Chief Medical Officer Lieutenant Jor Svensson npc Chief Science Officer Lt Commander Miral Grel npc Ships Councillor Colonel Lew Burwell npc Senior Marine Officer
"Make no mistake. I have every faith in your abilities and I know some of you are a little shocked, possibly surprised, to suddenly find yourself in charge of a Department on a Starship. Commander Blakus and I will obviously be around should you need help in any way, not that I'm expecting a queue at my door." he said, soliciting a chorus of laughs, "OK, introductions over. I believe the Enzio is due to depart at zero eight hundred hours, barring any complications we shall be directly behind her. We will be heading for a cluster of stars in a region designated Alpha Circinus Zero One One. Both vessels will stay in formation for the first few hours, both covering the other as we go through a series of checks and scans. Once Section Admiral Gheskori, Admiral Tetsutaro, and Myself are satisfied, we shall look at entering the region one our own headings, ensuring communications are maintained with both each other and the Starbase."
Ensign Fields tentatively held up a hand.
"Ensign, there's no need to wait for permission to speak in here." Carl said as a couple of the old hands suppressed wry grins, "I run, what was commonly known in old Earth Military jargon as a 'Chinese Parliament' which stems from a branch of the Military, the Parachute Regiment to be precise ... Basically, it means everyone around the table has an equal right to speak up should they have something to add or a question asked. That's not to say I'm not in charge, but I much prefer my Officers to be able to speak freely regardless of rank, so if you have something on your mind then feel free to share."
"Erm, yes Sir ..." the young woman said, now more self-conscious that everyone around the table was waiting on her, "I was just curious if we had any time-frame Sir."
"This is essentially a recon' outing." the Executive Officer explained, "So we're looking at two maybe three days, depending on what we find. Both or either ship could extend that if they feel the need, we'll just see how it goes."
"Was there somewhere you needed to be Ensign ?" Calli asked, noticing Torek's frown in the corner of her eye as she looked at the newest member of the Command Staff.
"No I erm ...." Fields began.
"Relax Anna. I was joking." Calli said with a grin, happy the woman accepted her comment and visibly relaxed.
"Right, we have an hour or so, let's make sure there's no unexpected issues before departure. I'd hate to get stuck in the new space-doors." Carl said, getting up, the others following suit, apart from the Helm Officer, who seemed to be imagining the consequences of trapping Sovereign Class Starship in the doors until Calli leaned in and whispered something in her ear. Carl was satisfied he'd made the right decision of a replacement Helm Officer. there was no way of knowing if their Gyniod, Marionette, would be able to return to duty, if at all. her injuries, despite being an Android, were extensive. They had lost their fair share, as had the other ships, but nothing in comparison to the tens of thousands the Starbase herself lost, but they would prevail, he was sure of that much !
"Anything else ?" he asked ..........