COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted March 28, 2020, 2:01 p.m. by Lieutenant Nijix Tavium (Chief of Security) (Janice B.)

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Lieutenant Nijix Tavium (Chief of Security) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Lieutenant Nijix Tavium (Chief of Security) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Lieutenant Nijix Tavium (Chief of Security) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in COS’s Office Cadet Collins reporting for Duty.
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When the bell chimed, Nijix paused and set her mostly finished lunch aside. Her hand snatched up the data pad and glanced at it briefly.

“Come in,” she stated.

Her voice calm and sincere in tone. A strong, but not overwhelming scent filled the room. It had an earthy, spicy smell. When the Cadet entered, she set her pad aside and addressed him.

“Please sit down.” She pointed to the seat across from her.

-Lt. Nijix Tavium, CoS
“Thank you, Sir.” Collins smiled and said formally, “It is an honor Sir. Cadet Devon Collins reporting for duty as ordered.” Relaxing just a bit, he settled smoothly into the chair offered. He smoothed out a small crease near the bottom of his uniform top, and glanced around the office. The interesting smell perked up his sense a bit, and he took a small inhale to further enjoy the scent.

Cadet Devon Collins, Security

Nijix’s attention fastened to his figure as he entered and took a seat. Her expression calm and patient during the process. Despite the outward appearance, her internal nerves started to act up. They always did during interviews and meeting new Cadets. It amused some that such trivial things hadn’t faded.

She noticed his reactions causing her to smile.

“I’m glad you like the scent. Now, down to business. What is your motivation over joining the security department and star-fleet?”

-Lt. Nijix Tavium, CoS

“That’s an interesting question, Sir. Part of my motivation, I’m sure you’ve heard a million times, is to make a difference in this universe, to protect those who can’t help themselves, to explore the reaches of space, to bring peace. All of that is true, and probably even the bulk of it. But a deeper part of me, well, I want to prove to myself that I matter in my own way, that I am somebody important, and not just my parents son. Needless to say, I need to prove to myself that I truly can be that person that Star-Fleet needs.

As for security, sir, this is the ideal place to make that name for myself. U dont know what the future holds, but I know with my own strengths and weaknesses, this is the best section to grow and improve. I have ambition as well Sir, but that will never get in the way of doing what is right.”

Devon wasn’t sure if his Frank admission would bias the Chief against him, or even make it work so they can become a team, but he wasn’t one to hide from duty. All that he knew, all that he was, all that he could be, has driven him to this point, and he prayed that she would help him reach his potential as an officer.

Cadet Devon Collins, Security

“You’ll be happy to know, I value honesty and truth in my officers. A personal motivator is a hundred times more likely to push a person into reaching a goal than a half-hearted one. Even if it sounds noble.” Nijix stated, smiling a bit then making a note in her data pad.

“What do you feel you can contribute to the department and on a team?”

-Lt. Nijix Tavium, CoS
“That’s a good question Sir. I would say my biggest strength that will help will be my critical thinking skills. Not only am I able to work through multiple outcomes to situations, but also to do so quickly and effectively. Of course, like any imperfect being, I may mistakes, but I am always willing to act on what I feel is the best decision, rather than be hamstrung with ‘what ifs’” Collins reflected back on the many years of being forced to think beyond what was ‘easy’ by his father. It caused a lot of friction between them back in the teen years, but Devon weathered that, and grew to love and respect his father, even if he knew that he would never follow in his footsteps into academia.

“Not only that Sir, but I am a very hard worker,and will not quit. With that being said, of course, I am also willing to reach out for help as needed. I am only one man, and Starfleet has so many resources so we can all be succesful.”
Cadet Devon Collins, Security

Nijix nodded then made a note in her datapad. She took another sip of her tea before she replied to the Cadet’s statements.

“Within Starfleet, some times hard decisions are required. It can leave a lasting impression, both good and bad, on you. Something to be mindful of as you go through your career.”

She moved onto the next question. “What areas in your skill sets do you feel you lack in or needs improvement?”

Her hand raised the cup to take another sip as she waited for his answer. He had stated he wasn’t perfect, but he never elaborated on those weaknesses.

-Lt. Nijix Tavium, CoS


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