The Captains Council is pleased to announce that Maxwell Traenor, First Officer of the USS Constitution, has been promoted to the rank of Commander!
Traenor first joined the fleet in 2014, and was assigned the Apollo as a science officer, and later the Chief Science Officer. He served as the first officer of the Darwin for a period of time, and has also played aboard the Za before ending up on the Constitution as her First Officer.
The writer behind Traenor, Jason, has been highly decorated in our community, having received the TOSMA Award, Neelix Award, B-Plot Award, Pathfinder Award, Cochrane Award, Silver Palm, Khan Award, Strange Medallion, and Boothby Award! In addition, he has received the Excellence in Training badge and Commendant’s Citation badge for his work in the Academy Training program. He was both a Top Sims Contest Round Winner, as well as a Top Sims Contest Set Winner, was also a Writing Challenge Runner-Up, and a Featured Bio Winner.
As mentioned, he’s an active participant in our Academy Training program, but he also manages our vital Community News program with aplomb. Before that, he ran the Top Sims Contest (after his various wins in the contest, of course!) for many years with precision.
You can read more about him in these interviews:
- FIRST OFFICERS IN FOCUS – MAXWELL TRAENOR, CONSTITUTION
- TRAINED BY THE BEST: MAXWELL TRAENOR
- THE LOWER DECKS: LT JG MAXWELL TRAENOR
The promotion to the rank of commander is a joyous occasion in our community – the result of years of writing, mentoring, and learning the ropes. The multi-step process in a promotion to Commander starts with a nomination from two members of the fleet at or above the rank of Commander, followed by an initial vote from the Captains Council to allow the examination process to begin. Then, the member must pass both a written exam, and a practical exam. Finally, another vote by the Captains Council confirms the promotion. Candidates must show that they have great simming skills, strong knowledge of Star Trek, and the foundations of leadership and teaching skills.