COS Office - Isabel Delaney Evaluation

Posted Sept. 15, 2020, 11:09 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Isabel Delaney (Security Officer) (Amber DeSadier)

Posted by Lieutenant Konral Vander (Chief of Security) in COS Office - Isabel Delaney Evaluation

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Isabel Delaney (Security Officer) in COS Office - Isabel Delaney Evaluation

Posted by Lieutenant Konral Vander (Chief of Security) in COS Office - Isabel Delaney Evaluation
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Konral had been going over a lot of his crew officers under his command and there was one that he had been feeling for some time wasn’t getting as much attention despite the near-flawless service he had observed from her in the past few years. Isabel Delaney was someone he felt a bit of regret not working closer on seeing just how bright and smart she seemed to be. This was something he felt a need to change and rectify as he wanted to see what he could do to learn more about her.

=/\= Isabel Delaney please report the Chief of Security office as soon as you can.=/\= Konral said, not wanting to appear like the young officer was in trouble, as it wanted to keep this whole ordeal very ordinary if he could.

Vander, COS

Izzy looked up and bumped her head. Groaning, she held her hand to the spot where she would likely have a tender bump later. “Ow,” she said softly in the empty space of the Jeffries Tube she was inspecting. A call from the Chief of Security was unusual for her. “Aye Lieutenant.” He was basically a very hands off chief. Though she didn’t know if she liked his methods, it had basically meant that she was able to do her job without much intervention at all. It had worked out well enough for her so she guessed she didn’t have much to complain about.

Yet if she was to need him as a reference in the future, there would be little he could say other than she was professionally proficient. He knew next to nothing about her except what was in her file. She had never met a department head less involved in getting to know the staff underneath him. And any training she wanted was at her own insistence and through basic programs Star Fleet offered in the holodeck. So why would he be calling to her now? Was she getting transferred? Was she getting promoted? Was he simply checking in?

She crawled through the tube to the nearest exit and then made her way through the ship to his office, arriving only a few minutes after the call.

Delaney, Sec

“Enter,” Konral said as he looked up, expecting Isabel as he set aside the PaDD he had as he waited to see if it was indeed her answering he request or another officer.

Watching her enter, Konral smiled as he stood from his chair. “Glad to see you could make it Lieutenant, please have a seat,” he said as he pointed to the chairs at the end of his desk as he began to walk over to the replicator.

Vander, COS

She returned his easy smile with a smile as well, though hers was more on the nervous side. Other than a bit of nerves and general confusion, she was closed down tight to telepaths and empaths. This was no slight against her chief, but rather the cultivated and organic shields built over her lifetime and through her trauma. She nodded to him even though he had already turned from her to approach the replicator. “Aye sir.” she replied and walked over to the seat provided. Based on the mood she observed, it was unlikely that she had done anything wrong. That made her relax a bit in the seat.

“I would like a coffee if that is not too much trouble. Cream and caramel. Please.” Izzy assumed that he was going to ask her if she wanted something from the replicator. If it wasn’t, she was asking politely and he could always decline and let her get some herself. If it was, stating what she wanted would bypass an unnecessary step. She let out a soft “OH!” as she realized one more thing she would like and spoke excitedly. “And a chocolate covered shortbread biscuit.”

Realizing she was perhaps pushing it, she quieted down a bit and simply said, “Please.”

Delaney, Sec


Konral couldn’t help but chuckle softly “Certainly.” he said as he came back with a tray that had her requested coffee and biscuit as he settled down as he grabbed the other cup that had some uttaberry and jasmine tea as he took a deep breath. “Thank you so much for coming. I wanted to just get a chance to sit down and talk a little with you. We hadn’t have had many chances outside of work situations to talk, felt it was needed to change that for now.” he said with a smile as he took a deep inhale before taking a sip.

“I had been going over your file, I really appreciate your excellence, have for a long time but just wanted to know more about you, tell me about yourself Lietuenant.” Konral asked as he looked over at her.

Vander, CoS

Isabel had one of those constitutions that it didn’t matter what she ate or how much she ate, she never really gained fat. Part of that was her workout and dance schedule, the other part was her good genetics. Her mother was still considered one of the most beautiful women in their town and Izzy looked a lot like her. She returned Konral’s smile and took her coffee and biscuit.

She took a bite and when that was finished, took a sip of the coffee. Sweet and delicious. She was surprised at the chief’s reason for calling her here. In general, Izzy was not a social creature.... or had not been in a long time, far longer than her time assigned to the Athena. “Well,” She said, licking her lips of crumbs. “I come from a big family. 8 brothers. My parents run a whiskey distillery. I grew up helping them with that. My father was a Marine. All my brothers are Marines. I was one for a while.”

She rolled her eyes up, thinking. “I knit as I am always cold. I dance ballet.” She shrugged. “That is about it I would say, off the top of my head anyway.”

Delaney, Sec

“Cold blooded, ballet, whiskey, knitting… that’s going to make for a weird Christmas gift if you celebrate to find something to match all those… I might have to get a bit creative.” Konral said with a small smirk as he took a sip of his drink letting it warm him up. “So I also wanted to know what you needed, your record has been impressive and I have enjoyed writing your progress notes, but I haven’t ever had you come into my office… for anything. So I don’t even recall if you came in when you joined the ship… been kind of a ghost working behind the shadows which is fine, but I need to know what you need to succeed and it’s high time you get a chance to tell me what you need. So, I’m all ears… what can I help you Ms Delaney grow?”

Vander, CoS

It was odd to hear that he did not recall her coming in when she originally transferred, since that was required of every crewman on board. Had she been that unremarkable? Had she so thoroughly worked to be invisible, that it had succeeded too well? For some reason, that made her less than enthusiastic. However, she smiled and tried to keep an open mind about her situation.

“I am Neo Roman Catholic. I do celebrate Christmas. I haven’t needed much. The Athena has been through some rough missions, sure, but I feel as though I have been able to handle them well. As far as growth, I suppose I could take on more responsibility than our regular day to day work?”

Delaney, Sec

“I would like that, your time here has been something I think I can find more places for someone as skilled as you, what do you feel you can excell at though? I want to push you, so don’t go simple think out of the box… go big or go home.” Konral said, wanting her to really think hard on what might be the best place. He had reports and stats on her, and they helped him have a few ideas but he was curious how much she wanted to bite off. Knowing her appitite for something bigger in her position would be something that let him know where to go next.

Vander. COS

She thought about his question for a moment before answering “Most of my expertise is with more action oriented security. I think that can be evidenced in my record but also in my actions when kidnapped and on Risa in the recent mission.”

Delaney, Sec

“So, where do you find yourself weakest? Critical assessment, where do you think you would benefit in improvement as well?” Konral asked her, wanting to find out all aspects. He read her file, and he had some ideas of what she might say as well, but he wanted to hear from herself just what she felt could be improved upon.

Vander, CoS

“I need to think about that for a minute sir.” This required thought so she chewed on her biscuit and sipped her coffee as she contemplated the question. Isabel had always been a strong marine. She had grown up with the close bond of 8 brothers and the camaraderie of a family of marines and Irish people. During her time as a Marine, she had been an exemplary officer and even a leader. During her time is Star Fleet’s main fleet as a security officer however, she was different. She took the lead but only when forced by a situation. She rarely had a team to do team work with either by default or design. She was still an exemplary officer, but she wasn’t a good team member. She gritted her teeth for a moment, hating this view of weakness inside herself. A lack of trust in her team.... or perhaps, a lack of faith in herself to be good for her team was a more likely description of the issue she held deep inside her heart.

Finally, she unclenched her jaw. “I would say that my greatest weakness is a lack of faith in myself to lead our team in the field in anything other than a dire situation or to allow a connection to my team in any non-emergency situation.”

Delaney, Sec

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