Starfleet Academy Report

July 2022

Starfleet Academy Report - June 2022

On the surface, it probably appears that it was a quiet month in the Academy. I did more work behind the scenes, bringing Travis up to date on the current state of the academy and teaching him how to manage a lot of the stuff that people don’t see (what I like to call the paperwork portion of the job). As I’ve said to others in the past, the paperwork portion of the job is probably the least visible part of what a Commandant does, but ignoring it for too long will see you buried under it.

Beyond that, I am starting a personal review of some courses that Cale has worked hard at redoing. If I’m being realistic, this won’t get done by end of term, but my intent in the next few weeks is to at least work through what I can.

USS Challenger

Commanding Officer: No report submitted

Executive Officer: No report submitted

Gamemaster: Lindsay B

Summarize the sim plot so far as if you were providing it to a new member joining the ship: After discovering Ensign Morton had been caught in a pocket universe, the crew swiftly took action. The medical cadets present dealt with the tetryon radiation that had affected everyone present and also gave Morton something for his growing anxiety. Security secured the area and kept everyone else from being in the contaminated space unnecessarily.

After discovering where the mysterious bottle came from, science staff took the on other bottle with the substance inside to a lab and conducted experiments to see if they could determine anything about it. As soon as it was exposed to air, it exploded but luckily a forcefield contained everything. But this investigation allowed them to see that there was a 0.012 percent phase difference between our universe and the pocket universes.

With this new information, the crew in the cargo bay wondered if they could phase Morton back in assuming his missing lower half was the same 0.012 percent. The new idea became to use the transporter with Morton’s old pattern to ‘fill-in-the-gaps’, taking the phase difference into account. With the CNS providing stability to the situation, Morton agreed.

It worked.

There were some extreme effects on poor Morton’s heart, but the medical staff proved their skills and fixed the issue with his heart. He’ll make a full recovery.

There are still mysteries (like where the bottles came from), but for now the micro-fracture repairs can be conducted and the pocket universe phased back into it’s own space-time.

Who was the biggest contributor this month to driving the sim forward? Big shouts outs to our cadets Shaun Tee and Christopher Huskins who not only went along with things but were the driving action through much of the sim, regardless of how others came and went. Your efforts are much appreciated. Also a shout out to Mika Jackson as CNS who stepped in to help keep things moving when others of the senior staff were on LOA and the action could have more seriously stalled. Adrien helped a lot as CNS to figure out the key parts of the pocket universe and of course our XO (now CO), Steve Johnson who helped me keep the whole thing moving along.

This was my first Academy sim and I wasn’t sure how it would go, but this experience was great thanks to all involved. We made a great tea,.

FComm’s Comments: Overall, the Challenger looks healthy, things appear to be moving along as well. I have no major concerns this month, though I think I’m going to have to start nagging the CO and XO a bit sooner to get their reports in. Kudos to Linds for getting her report in with absolutely no reminders. :)

I’m not super concerned as both Steve and Amanda are actively participating in mission and whatnot.

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