Posted on Fri Nov 13th, 2020 @ 1:17pm by Lieutenant JG Elden Lado
Dazed and Confused
Location: Security Offices
Timeline: DAy 1 13:20 hrs
After finishing on the bridge with Commander Tigerlily, Lado headed to the security offices to check on things there. Upon arrival, he was greeted by a Trill Petty Officer.
“Afternoon sir. How can I help you?”
The security center looked much as he expected, with a central reception desk, a handful of offices, and locker rooms for the team’s gear.
“Hello Petty Officer. I’m Lt Lado, the new security chief.”
The Trill stood up from her desk, brushing back some stray hair in the process.
“Welcome aboard Sir. I heard we were getting a replacement, but hadn’t heard many details. I’m Petty Officer Loneen Roraus ,the NCOIC.”
To be fair, it was a last minute decision as Lado heard about it barely a day before the Iagawa was making a brief stopover at the same starbase the Apollo was docked at.
“No worries. The transfer orders were just finalized early this morning. I heard many of the crew left the Apollo, how’s that affecting the security department?”
The woman picked up a Data PADD off the desk.
“Fully staffed we have 42 enlisted and 5 officers in the security department. As it stands now, we have 23 enlisted, and including you we have 3 security officers. The other two are recent Academy graduates. We’ve requested more enlisted, but like most departments the requests seem to have stalled with Personnel Command.”
That matched up with what he’d read on the Apollo. The crew survived a year marooned on a distant planet, at a cost, which understandably led to several of the remaining crew leaving after their rescue. On the flip side, it meant that those who stayed behind were committed to their job and the ship. Taking over a department always came with its own set of challenges, and the Apollo had the added challenge of a less than stellar reputation.
“I have some contacts, I’ll reach out to them and see what I can do. In the meantime, I want to meet with the current security staff in two hours. I’m going to familiarize myself with the rest of the ship, let me know if you need help with the meeting. Otherwise, I’ll see you in two hours.”
“Will do sir. See you then.”