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Callahan meets the COS

Posted Oct. 2, 2021, 1:34 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Harrison Callahan (Security Officer/Helm) in Callahan meets the COS

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in Callahan meets the COS

Posted by Lieutenant Harrison Callahan (Security Officer/Helm) in Callahan meets the COS
Harrison made his way from the shuttle bay on deck one to the Brig/Armory on deck 4. It was there the computer told him he’d find the Security chief, Lt. Cmdr. Gadi. He had done his research, so he knew she was half-Betazoid, which came in handy if you were in security. The question was how strong her empathic abilities were. Again, that was something he’d have to find out.

Bethany was watching the security feeds in her office and switched over to the shuttle bay thread when she was alerted to the emanate landing of a shuttle. Jones and Vyheric were on duty in the bay. They were solid officers, but had never worked together. The security teams were a little to used to each other so Bethany had made it a point to switch up partners. “Jora.” “Yes Lt Cmdr Gadi?” came the voice of the ship’s AI. No one had bothered to name it and Gadi knew from experience it was better to have a separate call recognition for the AI compared to the basic computer. Making request with ‘computer’ could have disasterous results when you wanted a simulation but the AI answered and skipped the simulation. “Confirm bio signs of passenger disembarking in the shuttle bay.” =/\=Biosigns confirm Lt Harrison Callahan, assigned USS Asimov to security detail and helm.=/\= “Authorize and Activate security clearance level 2 for Lt Callahan.” =/\=Confirmed security clearance level 2 for Lt Callahan.=/\= “Thank you, Jora.”

His security clearance had been activated the moment he arrived, so accessing the security center was not a problem. Stepping into the center, he held out his hand and introduced himself to the NE on guard duty.

“NE Wesson, right? I’m Lt. Callahan, newest member of the team,” he began.

“Correct, Lt. Welcome to the Wolverine’s security team. Commander Gadi’s expecting you. Said to send you in as soon as you got here.”

“Thanks,” was all Callahan said in reply as he moved through the center to the COS’ office.

Bethany had gone back to watching feed of the previous night’s patrol and whatever it was that she saw had her shaking her head and giving the impression that she was muttering internally to herself. They were never going to be ready for this upcoming mission like that. It wasn’t that they didn’t have the skills, training, or capability, they just simply didn’t have the right mindset drilled into them. She had very very little time to get them there. What was command thinking? Or right, command wasn’t in on this…Bethany tapped a button turning off her console as she glanced up at the door as it opened.

Stepping into her office, his first thought of the redhead was Cute, but there’s no way she’s old enough to be a Lt. Cmdr. Either that, or she’s like a fine wine and ages well.

“Commander? I’m Lt. Harrison Callahan,” he said by way of introduction.

Callahan (Sec/Helm)

Bethany raised one eye brow, reminiscent of a Vulcan, and stood up offering her hand, but a mischievous smile always seemed to adorn her face. Like she knew things no one else did. “Lt Cmdr actually. It will be a sad day for the Federation when they feel the need to make me a commander. Bethany Gadi, welcome to the Asimov. I can offer you coffee or water here. If you want something else, we can head to the mess hall.”

“I’m okay with the mess hall. It’ll give me a chance to sample the food here. Something was off with the food replicator’s on the Brave. I think it was the Captain’s way of keeping everyone from getting overweight.”

“You came from the USS Brave, so you are familiar with the Brazen class. Let’s walk and talk, and you can give me your critique of the current security measures.” She motioned him out the door and out of the security offices. Bethany had been making several changes since she came on board, she also had relaxed a few for the day. One to see if her current officers would maintain the higher standard she had set, and two to see what Callahan would make of it all. She’d read his file of course, and she liked what she saw on paper. His familiarity with the ship class was a huge asset for their upcoming mission. She also wanted to make sure her apparent youth and inexperience wasn’t going to be an issue.

Gadi, CoS

Callahan followed the COS out and into the corridor. “I’m not really sure I can give a fair assessment at this time, sir. I’ve only been abroad for . . . .less than an hour. Though I do feel it is essential to have a well trained security staff on a ship of the Brazen class, especially with its’ mission profile. The security, tactical and Intel departments together make up almost 50% of the crew. If you’re not already doing it, I think it would be a good idea that the personnel in these three departments would be interchangeable. I haven’t looked at the files of the security and tactical teams, but they should be able to do each others’ jobs. Intel is a bit more specialized, we we should have some training in those areas as well..”

All things that were in the works. Bethany felt like they were three years behind in being prepped for the mission they were being sent on. And of course they hadn’t arrived yet so all of that was restricted to just the senior staff. “Ah, but Mr Callahan you can. You are familiar with the class and it’s structural security weaknesses. Areas that the cameras don’t cover adequately on standard installation, commonly over looked areas where someone or something might be easily over looked, or even problems with the AI system. AIs are amazing but crews can tend to rely on them too much. Cross training is mandatory. Security and tactical are one department on Asimov so you will be pulling duties in both areas, outside of your helm duties. Cross training with Intel happens when you least expect it, and you’ve already met Cmdr Calloway.”

Callahan stopped in corridor and added, “Not that I’m trying to tell you how to do your job, Lt. Commander, or even suggesting you need to do things differently. You asked my opinion and I’m offering it is all. You didn’t rise to the rank of Lt. Cmdr and head of security for NOT doing things effectively. I have a feeling you’ve been very effective at your job considering there are things in your file that are classified.”

Lt. Callahan (Sec/Helm)

Bethany smirked, “That is true, but I also wouldn’t still be around if I didn’t listen to the people around me. Never hesitate to speak your mind or give your opinion Lt. If I didn’t value your opinion, I wouldn’t have asked.” She stepped off the lift one deck down and made their way around to the mess hall as they spoke. Entering the mess, “After you, Lt. So far the Captain hasn’t tampered with the food.”

Bethany ordered country fried steak and spiced apple cider, and then found an empty table.

Gadi, CoS


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