Posted on Fri Apr 12th, 2019 @ 8:37pm by Lieutenant Commander Amanda Sexton
Star Fleet Academy: Graduation and Orders
This was probably one of the most exciting days in a Star Fleet Officers career. He or she had finished the Academy and now the assignment and orders were to come. As Amanda Sexton sat drinking her coffee, she had somehow managed to earn the rank of Ensign and the Position of Operation Officer. She attributed that to her age, because at a ripe old age of 37, she was almost 20 years older than her contemporaries.
Even so, she had no idea what ship she was on or indeed where she was being posted as the information had not yet gone out. When it did, the Padds that every officer of the mess deck seem to have in his or her hand would light up and the place would go nuts with activity.She had seen this happen a few times before with class's before hers and the anticipation had grown to fever pitch.
Just then a familiar bleep sounded throughout the mess deck. People began to mill around and look down at their Padds. Soon the yelling out the names of ships and Star Bases began. The moment that someone heard another officer yell the same name, they headed for each other and if they did not know one another made the proper introductions. Smaller groups that had studied together for four years had been broken up and fellow officers sent heather and there!
Amanda was no different. She looked down and on her padd popped up a message.
+Comm+ GREETINGS FROM STAR FLEET COMMAND. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION FROM STAR FLEET ACADEMY. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PERTAINS TO YOUR FIRST DUTY ASSIGNMENT AND THE POSITION AND JOB YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM FOR YOUR NEW COMMAND TEAM. +Comm+
Star Fleet Orders:
Star Date: 241904.12
NAME: Amanda Sexton
Position: Operations Officer
Title: Chief of Operations
Ship: USS Jazza
As you have now received your orders, you will have 48 hours in which to sort out all of your personal information for your family and get your equipment tagged for transport. Each officer is only allowed 40 pounds of goods to take with them as space on a star ship in limited. If you go over your allotted weight there is a chance that all of your personal gear will be left with the quarter master at the Academy for your retrieval at a later date.
She sat there in disbelief. She was the Ops Chief. "Wow." Was all she could manage. But bring 37 gave her life experiences that other much younger than her would not have. She must use that to her advantage. She thought to herself. Just then she saw a Lt. That she knew from one of her computer core classes.
"Excuse me Lt. Robbins. Can you possibly tell me where I might find the USS Jazza?" She asked
"Give me a second." And he began tapping on his padd. "The Jazza is not in dock yet. I imagine a Skeleton crew is fairying her here to pick up her new crew. From what I hear it's a new ship, but I'm not sure of the class. Is there anything else I can help you with Ensign?" He asked
"No sir, thank you." And the Lt. Went on his Merry way.
Amanda took a breath and headed to her quarters to get packed. She didn't manage to bump into anyone else from the Jazza, but she was sure there would be at least one office she had been in the Academy with. If not, so be it. She had no communication with her husband and that's the way she liked it. Sooner or later she would need to file divorce papers. But for the moment, being a married woman suited her needs.
End of Log
Ensign Amanda Sexton
Chief of Operations