As is by this time common knowledge, the head of the Engineering and Technology department was recently vacated. RADM Thompson served this post and on the command council with great dignity and honor. His style of leadership was both charismatic and inspiring. His departure from this position is one that will be felt fleet wide. On behalf of the command council, and all of the officers of this fleet, we thank you sir.
Though he leaves large shoes to be filled, filled they must be, and onward we must carry. Over the last month the council has been in chambers tasked with the duty of selecting the Admiral’s replacement, and how best to revitalize the Engineering/Technology/Services department as a whole. We have, after much deliberation and thought, come up with a solution.
The department head spot will be divided up into 3 new positions in what we have dubbed “The Trifecta.” At the top of the trifecta will sit the Director of Engineering/Services. This officer will be the senior officer, appointed the rank of RADM, and will be seated on the command council. Under this officer will be two equal positions: Director of Ship/Station Design and the Director of Computer and Starship/Station Technologies. Both of these positions will come with the rank of CDRE.
It is the hope of the Command Council that this new set up will provide a wider range of engagement for all officers in the engineering and services department, while each officer carries out duties that keep us developing and growing as a functioning department serving a vital purpose.
The Command Council considered a plethora of qualified officers and engineers for this position, and in the end, 3 officers have stood out among their peers, and in our eyes are well qualified for the jobs they are about to receive. With that, and no further a-due brings us to the orders at hand
ATTENTION TO ORDERS: By order of the Starfleet, Sol Sector Command Council and effective immediately;
Commodore Mike Richardson, stand forward in front of this Council and this Fleet of your peers! By order of the Starfleet, Sol Sector Command Council you are hereby requested and required to report to Earth Station Titian, Engineering and Services Command Pavilion where you are to take command of this department as the Director of the Engineering/Services Division at the rank and grade of Rear Admiral and are granted a seat on the command council.
Captain Jeremy Taylor and Commodore Donald Hayunga, stand forward in front of this Council and this Fleet of your peers!
Captain Taylor, by order of the Starfleet, Sol Sector Command Council you are hereby requested and required to relinquish command of the USS Narragansett NCC-75017A and to report immediately to Earth Station Titan Engineering and Services Pavilion and to take command of the Daystrom Institute Laboratories as the Director of Computer and Starship/Station Technologies at the grade and rank of Commodore.
Commodore Hayunga, by order of the Starfleet, Sol Sector Command Council you are hereby requested and required to report immediately to Mars where you are to take command of the Utopia Planitia Shipyards and the Daystrom Laboratories there as the Director of Ship/Station Design. As your rank already befits the position, you will remain at the rank and grade of Commodore.
Congratulations gentleman and good luck. Fail not in your duties, as every officer in this fleet’s lives depend on the ships you will build and the technology you design to bring them “to where one has gone before” and back home safely. Our lives literally are in your hands.
These orders are effective immediately.
Signed into order by the Command Council