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RCO Office - Interviews and Understandings Part II (TAG Synthi-er)

Posted Feb. 26, 2021, 8 p.m. by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Kodek Vonn (RTF Commander) in RCO Office - Interviews and Understandings Part II (TAG Synthi-er)

Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in RCO Office - Interviews and Understandings Part II (TAG Synthi-er)

Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Kodek Vonn (RTF Commander) in RCO Office - Interviews and Understandings Part II (TAG Synthi-er)
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After one interview was complete, Vonn immediately sent for the next RTF member. This time, the computer chirped and said =/\= Counselor. When you are free, the RCO asks that you meet in the RCO office as soon as possible. =/\= Vonn already had dealings with the Lieutenant, and while it wasn’t hostile; they certainly had some communication obstacles to work through.

Vonn, RTF CO

Over the comm came a male voice, =^=RCO Vonn, this is crewman Dean. Lt Synthi-er is in an appt but will be done in 10 and will report immediately after.=^= Dean was the administrative assistant, or scheduling genius, for the counseling staff. He always tried to inform the other crew of what was going on so, that in this case, the new Breen officer didn’t think he was being ignored.

15 minutes later, Casela appeared in front of the RCO office door. She’d had a good working relationship with the aging Bajoran, Manhattan, even though he’d futily attempted to make her into something she was not. He was a good leader and had courage to spare. She had no doubt that courage, such as it were, would ever fail Vonn, if he was a good leader remained to be seen. Being a leader and being a fighter were different things. She pressed the chime to the office and waited for permission to enter.
Lt Synthi-er, KAI9 Handler

The door slid open when the chime was pressed. The office was an empty space at the moment, containing little more than a desk, three chairs, and a view screen. Four large crates with top of the line locks and access readers sat on the far side of the room from the desk, and the rifle that had been slung over their shoulder on their arrival stood in the corner by Vonn, immobile as ever, who sat behind the desk.

“Sit, Lieutenant. I wish to speak with you about your role within the RTF. Specifically, if you wish to continue as part of the team under my command. Should you wish not to continue, I will ensure that your record bears no negative mark for your declining.” and the helmet simply held its position fixed on her, waiting on her response

Vonn, RTF CO

Casela sat, and did him the courtesy of thinking about her answer. “For my part, I have no problem working under your command. With the understanding that I fill many roles on board, and have many duties, that may take precedence over my duties for RTF. It’s a very fine line and though ideally there would not be conflicts they do happen.”

“Now the real question is, should I? When Cpt Manhattan went missing I got placed to fill in for him. It’s not my wheel house or my expertise and not something I ever wanted or want to do again. But there is the chance they will always look at me before complying. I would hope that will not be the case, but I do not want to undermine your authority. However, if you choose to keep me on, I’ll be on medical leave for 2 weeks starting in 4 days.”
Lt Synthi-er, KAI9 Handler

Vonn looked at her for a moment and then said “Do you feel your presence on the team will be a distraction to others? Or serve to undermine the chain of command?”

Vonn, RTF CO

“For the beta shift team, Black Devils, as they were named, no. They will judge you on your own actions and make their own judgements. The rest of the department, I can’t vouch for. Cpt Manhattan was in the process of weeding out those who caused dissention, but was getting pushback from ARU command about it. It is more likely they will use me as an excuse to cause dissention, but there or not, they will do it anyway.” She remembered Manhattan had said the Alpha shift officers were the worst about it. For whatever reason ARU command had refused to transfer them or replace them. Manhattan had resorted to shifting schedules and seperating the trouble makers. They had been in her office, or on her deck anyway, many times. But as they had all, from Cobb down to the lowest rank, found ARU command didn’t care much about what would make the ship more efficient, they just liked to push their weight around.
Lt Synthi-er, CNS

The voice responded quickly. “I do not care what ARU command wants. If they want to determine how the RTF is staffed and deployed, they can come do the job themselves. The team will function as it is supposed to. Individuals who cannot or will not will be removed. I will not send them to you for counseling. I will simply remove them from the roster and remove their clearances. The system can deal with it from there. Neither I nor the RTF has the time or space to deal with ego or pride or pettiness. What is it the humans say? ‘My way or the highway’, I believe is the colloquialism. We have enough talent to draw from that removing a few will only serve to strengthen the remaining.”

Vonn, RTF CO

Her mouth twitched as he started to talk, she even swallowed the laughter once. “By all means do not send them to me. Insubordination is not something I deal with.
And they won’t get hand holding from me.” She would however put them through the ‘psych’ test for entering the academy. However her version was 100x worse, and lasted several days. Breaking into a smile and very low laughter. “Chief Warrant Officer Vonn,” because she had no idea how he felt about Mr or just his first name, and in that one little speech he’d gained a measure of respect out of her, “you are going to do very well here. Now as far as the chain of command, should you choose to have me remain, I will not disrupt that, even for all my disregard of rank. Such a group as RTF needs the structure.”
Lt Synthi-er, CNS

“Very well. I will retain you on the roster. Now please explain to me your skill set with regards to RTF Operations, and how you had been utilized under the previous Commander. Please note, I will most likely be changing the roles some are in to put talents to better use.” the voice said.

Vonn, RTF CO

“When I was first assigned to Leviathan I was laterally attached to RTF because of my experience with AARM units. Cpt Manhattan also assigned me to teaching tactical training because of my weapons expertise. Specifically to refine their skills with the Mark VII batons. We also worked on hand to hand combat and team maneuvers. He also placed me as team reagent, for the Black Devils. When he was away I did a lot of the paper work required, but MCPO Irida did most of the day to day work.”
Lt Synthi-er, KAI9 Handler

“The batons are going to be phased out. I will give you an advanced model of the new baton that will be in use. How often were the various teams trained together? And how often is training done now? Do individuals cross-train regularly with other specialties? I had requested all of this information prior, but the ARU command is hesitatnt to provide information to an… outsider.”

Vonn, RTF CO

Casela nodded, “Training for each shift was 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. RTF teams trained together 3 days week. One being the off day. Lt Surda organizes cross training with security and RTF and other other departments are welcome to attend. Anyone cross assigned, from those departments, to RTF is required to attend them. Each team, currently, is comprised of 6 members, containing a tactical, science, engineer, and medical officer. The specialists (OOC: tactical, science, engineer, and medical officer) rotate for the remaining two hours to provide their expertise to the rest. As for outside of RTF, training is an open invitation, but not required. Personally I think it should be, but the amount of work the other departments have can make it difficult as well as ARU’s obsession with ‘clearance’ levels. But I honestly don’t think that would be a problem for RTF. We also have several new department heads who are eager to have their staff access that cross training.”
Lt Synthi-er, KAI9 Handler

For the very first time since coming aboard, the Breen actually responded physically… fingers drummed on the desk, albeit once. FOr a moment, all was silent and the Vonn’s voice spoke.

“That is simply ridiculous. Elite Andorian units do not train that often… it leads to fatigue and complacency, and the RTF cannot afford either.” and the fingers on both hands tapped on the desk interface without the helmet moving, and the computer beeped. ” All teams will train 2 hours a day, every day. Joint team training will now be done three days a week for all teams for four hours. Following, the teams will split up individually and train within their designated specialties as needed. Personnel may be changing teams to accommodate for the specialization of each team. Training will be standardized and tiered assessments will be put into place to measure progress or deficit. The specializations of each team will be as follows: tracking, containment, and transport. All three teams, or representatives of each, will operate on each mission within their designated specialty. Teams or members not being utilized in that particular operational phase will provide security and a rapid force response for the team currently operating within their phase of the operation… in reserve, as it were. Specialization, however, will not be solely restricted to each team. Cross-training will be provided to all RTF members… indeed, all will be expected to be able to fill in in all roles as members are lost. We will simply put those best suited for each task with others like them. This will ensure the best personnel are in the lead for whatever mission phase we are in. Is that clear, or should I explain it in more detail?” Vonn asked.

Vonn, RTF CO

Casela sat quietly, like Vonn she didn’t move much, but she had found slight movements, blinking, adjusting in the seat, a turn of the head made others comfortable, and it was ingrained in her training now. She listened, and approved of the changes. A thought she’d had many times but no one had cared to hear. “Completely clear. Do you wish me to continue the combat training or do you have something else in mind?” She reminded herself she’d be gone in 4 days for medical leave. But she was willing to work with him however he required. She had a feeling he had a very different idea of how to use her talents.
Lt Synthi-er, RTF

“No. Training will be suspended for the next forty eight hours. People will need time to adjust. And as you will be on leave soon, it makes sense that you refrain. When you return in the two weeks you can begin by training with me. Before you train others, I need to know what your abilities are.” Vonn replied.

Vonn, RTF CO

Casela nodded firmly. “I look forward to it.” Oh her reputation was about to take a serious twist, and that made her laugh silently to herself. She made note to warn both Surda and Quinn when she started training with Vonn. Cobb find out about it, he was likely to loose his mind. He tried to sacrifice the ship to save her and Bog from a salvaged Breen scout ship, during Valkyrja’s (her shuttle) test flight. She wondered whatever happened to those Pakled children. “What can I do for you in the mean time? And the appropriate equipment has been added to the AARM. I checked with the maintenance bay this morning.”
Lt Synthi-er, RTF

Vonn reached down and pulled a chip from one of his pouches. “This will connect the AARM to my computer. I look forward to training with it.” and he held the chip out to her. “This time… you may take it.”

Vonn, RTF CO

“You have a sense of humor, Chief. I won’t tell.” She took the chip, her other wrist making a small flick. A moment later, metal clicking on metal could be heard coming down the corridor, rhythmic like walking. She pulled something from her wrist, a matching on on the other sleeve and placed it on his desk. “This is a comm connected directly to the AARM. You can program it to respond to subtle hand movements to quietly control it if you wish. We have two on board. This on is as yet programmed.
It has no designation, it does retain some of its previous training, but is mostly a blank slate. The second, is designated Fenrir and is mine, assigned to a specific task.”
The steps stopped outside his door. “The AARM, if you care to let it in.”
Lt Synthi-er, RTF

The door slid open without any movement from Vonn, but the helmet did shift slightly to face the now open doorway.

Vonn, RTF CO

The AARM walked in this particular form resembled a dog in basic form. Casela got up and knelt down reaching underneath the left foreleg shoulder and accessed the reset switch. After a moment the unit began to reboot. “Please provide designation,” the mechanical voice chirped. Casela looked at Vonn and waited. He could name it whatever he wanted.

“Please provide security access preference for primary handler and designation.”

Lt Synthi-er, RTF


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