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Ready Room - Promotion Time

Posted May 2, 2021, 7:07 p.m. by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) (Miriam W)

Posted by Lieutenant Isabel Delaney (Chief of Security) in Ready Room - Promotion Time

Posted by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) in Ready Room - Promotion Time

Posted by Lieutenant Isabel Delaney (Chief of Security) in Ready Room - Promotion Time
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Janna’s grass green eyes took in Wallace and after a moment she nodded. “I appreciate your openness. It makes it a great deal easier to offer the support you’re asking for. I’m honoured to be asked and I accept. I… understand this crew, and I know what you’re going through. I took over and had to fill a role that felt impossible at the time. Because the person who had held that role was such a significant person to this crew. And not just on this ship but it’s predecessor too. I’m confident we can navigate this together.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

“Now that’s a story I’d love to hear sometime,” Jenn said with a wry smile. “Thank you, Janna. I look forward to working with you by my side. Now, where in the world is Isabel?” she wondered aloud.

Wallace, CO

“I’m sure she’ll be along soon,” Janna said with a smile as she rose to her feet. “And we should set aside some time to chat, both officially and not. And I’ll make sure you get another update on the mental health status of the crew. We’re doing better in terms of caseload after having the extra help and should be able to manage from here on out, but we’re keeping an eye on more than a few people.”

Izzy woke with a start as she was called by the XO… no, new Captain, to the Ready Room. She had fallen asleep on her couch during her musings on the changes coming to the crew. As a result, she had embedded crumbs in her sweater, her hair was a riot of mess, and she had drooled a bit. Apparently, she had needed the nap. She stood and realized there would be no hope for it. She had to change before going to the Captain. She slipped out of her sweater and washed her face. Then she slipped into another of a deeper emerald green her mother had knitted her and set about to taming the curls a bit.

It had taken more time than she would like but it could not be helped. One does not meet the new Captain looking like you just woke up from a nap, disheveled and messy. Swiftly, she made her way to the Bridge and chimed when she got there.

As soon as the Captain allowed her entrance, she stepped in and smiled, giving a respectful nod to Janna, a counselor she had not truly gotten to know yet. In general, Izzy stayed away from counselors. They tended to want to fix her and never looked at her as a human being but a problem to be solved.

Kingston offered the security officer a warm smile. She had only had one really good chat with Isabel but she had the instant impression that there were oceans of depth in the other woman.

Kingston slipped out of the ready room with a pensive expression. Yes, of course she was honoured to have the opportunity, but she was sad Sean was gone already. But such was life in Starfleet.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

“My apologizes Captain. I was napping and figured it would not do for me to show up as is.” She gestured vaguely as her Irish brogue lightened her words. “Congratulations on your command.”

Delaney, Sec

“Understood,” Wallace replied with a small smile towards Isabel. “Thank you, Janna. I’ll see you on the Bridge when we arrive at the Fantasy Planet. And Isabel,” she turned back towards the other woman. “Glad you made it. I don’t mind that you’re late - this time. Gave me some time to chat with Janna. Now, it’s your turn. You’ve been a good officer. You have an impressive service record. And with Konral leaving the Athena, I have to choose someone to take his place as Chief of Security. You’re a hard worker and you keep your cool in stressful situations, so I’ve chosen you for that role. I also need someone to take the Junior Officers under her wings and make sure they know what they’re doing. Think you can manage that?”

Wallace, CO

Even though she was dressed in her civvies, she assumed a pose of an on duty officer when the Captain addressed her. Her hands clasped behind her and her feet set shoulder width apart. The Captain listed off several of her good qualities. She only felt a tinge of brief guilt recalling a moment when her hands would not release the seat she had been holding onto when the last Athena had fallen from the sky and crash landed. Orvos had had to talk her into letting go. That though, had been quite some time ago and she was confident in her record since then.

She thought about this promotion and the duties it would entail, taking seriously the honor and responsibility she was taking on. Finally she grinned at the Captain. “Indeed Captain I know I can. I appreciate your confidence in me and I won’t let you down.”

Delaney, CoS

Jennifer nodded. “Thank you, Isabel. I’m glad to have you as part of my team. If you’d like to talk more about your new responsibilities right now we can do that, but if you’d rather get back to relaxing that’s fine as well. As I recall, you mentioned you had been taking a nap. I’m sorry for waking you., I didn’t realize you were off duty.”

Wallace, CO

“Now is fine Captain.” She smiled and gestured to the seat that Kingston had vacated minutes before. “Konral had changed up my schedule as a bit of a one off test, though I guess now it won’t matter. I doubt he would have put it in the official roster if he was dealing with the former captain and their decision to leave the ship. I imagine he had much on his mind.”

“As for the nap, well, not a planned one, but I will take it. And since it was over an hour, I think I have had enough.” She wrinkled her nose for a brief moment and then turned her attention back to the new captain. “I have to say that I don’t know you at all and it will be important in the coming future for our work together on the Athena.”

Delaney, CoS

“Yes,” Jennifer agreed. “It’s a good idea for the Department Heads and the Captain to work closely with one another. Although I also want you all to work closely with my new Executive Officer. Don’t come straight to me when a situation can be dealt with by her. I’m here for the big picture stuff, right?” She leaned back in her chair slightly, taking a big breath.

This was obvious to her, but perhaps the CO wanted to reiterate to everyone to avoid allowing anyone to ignore such a rule. Izzy didn’t mind being told this reminder and she took a seat to relax.

“Now, I suppose we can begin with this as a question. In your opinion, what are the duties of the Chief of Security?”

Wallace, CO

Automatically she replied. “The obvious and most overarching answer is that the Chief of Security is the ultimate person responsible for keeping the safety and security of the ship and its crew. This includes when the crew is on the ship or during any and all missions outside the ship. To maintain all security practices and procedures as well as all physical equipment on board. To train and lead the security department crewman.”

“The less obvious answers are things like advising the leadership of the crew on the security needs for any and all missions. Advising about interactions with both allied and unallied forces or individuals. Investigating anything deemed suspicious or out of alignment with the security practices and procedures of Star Fleet aboard this ship and possibly on missions. And of course, delegating any or all of those tasks as necessary.”

Delaney, CoS

Jenn listened to the other woman’s explanation with a small smile, nodding along with her words. “That sums it up, as far as I know. Just glad we’re on the same page here. You’re free to keep the duty schedules your predecessor had, or to change them as you like.”

Wallace, CO


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