Check in with the councillor

Posted Sept. 28, 2018, 2:32 p.m. by Cadet A-J Spicer (Engineer) (Ashley Spicer)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liadra (Counselor) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Cadet A-J Spicer (Engineer) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liadra (Counselor) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Cadet A-J Spicer (Engineer) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liadra (Counselor) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Cadet A-J Spicer (Engineer) in Check in with the councillor

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liadra (Counselor) in Check in with the councillor

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She grinned and gave a slight chuckle. “A worthy reason. Was it an easy decision or a difficult one? And what made you say no to security?” A ‘point’ for one side didn’t mean a negative for the other, so it was always interesting to have someone explain the thought process they went though to make such a big decision that would dictate their career for at least the next several years.

Lt. Cmdr. Liadra, CNS

AJ looked up “I said no to security because I really do like the idea of the strain that comes with engineering, So if it’s something as simple as realigning the deflector or recalibration of sensor, or if it be we are in a big battle and I am being asked to try avoid a warp core breach, it’s very hands on and demanding and I like that thought”.

AJ just realised that was quite a bold statement about being in a big battle as the only battles he has been in was on holodecks.

Cadet AJ Spicer. Eng

“Why Starfleet? I mean, anyone can learn to fix engines and repair systems and there can be some career options for someone in the merchant fleet or on private vessels. Starfleet is demanding and its entrance standards are very high. What made it something you even considered?” she asked seriously.

Lt. Cmdr. Liadra, Security

“Oh I understand, well It’s what Starfleet stands for, there are some that think it’s just a military but we are not, we are Diplomats we get to meet new species we get to see new planets, we explore and it’s worth the high standards”.

AJ had a never really thought about the reasons before until that very moment, he probably think of more reasons if the question had not caught him by surprise.

Cadet AJ Spicer. Eng

“There is that. Tehre’s also more risk inherent with a life in space,” the counsellor mused. “Do you ever think about that and what it could mean for you?” she asked Ashley simply. Liadra really didn’t have a particular plan with this eval, and like all of them simply went where her patients took her. In this case though, she had a couple things she wanted to check out that required a slightly different tact than she might otherwise employ.

Lt. Cmdr. Liadra, CNS

AJ thought long and hard and decided to answer this as truthfully as possible, “theres risk in everything just in space there’s alot more, I am not afraid of risk I have always been one to walk on the wild side, I obviously not going to start anything but I have always been able to look out for myself, my friends, my family”.

Liadra simply nodded as she listened to him.

AJ looked at the coucellor and with as small smile spread across his lips he began to talk again, “thats what we in star fleet are is it not a really big family, I plan on treating everyone here as such”.

Cadet AJ Spicer. Eng

With a grin, Liadra leaned forward slightly. “That we are. Sometimes the family can be a bit dysfunctional, but I’ve never met one that wasn’t at least a little bit. Throw in multiple species and different customs and mores and, well, things get interesting,” she said with a sparkle in her eyes.”

“Now, I like to set challenges for people. And since you seem like you probably don’t need one assigned, I’m going to get you to figure it out for yourself. What is one thing you can do during this training cruise to get you outside of your comfort zone?” Liadra asked.

Lt. Cmdr. Liadra, CNS

AJ thought long and hard about this. “Well I suppose the biggest challenge for me will to be come out of my shell, I have never been good at interactions I usually keep myself to myself”.

AJ knew it was probably not the kind of answer wanted but it was the only challenge he could think of.

Cadet AJ Spicer. Eng

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