Commodore is an exclusive rank and title that captains and fleet captains can earn in our game once they have served as commanding officer of a vessel for five years (whether continuously during one tenure or cumulatively over multiple commands). Having completed their own “five-year mission” aboard their ships, these COs are recognized by our community as among our finest leaders in the fleet.
The Executive Council is pleased to announce the promotion of Fleet Captain Kali Nicholotti to the rank and title of Commodore!
Commodore Kali Nicholotti first took command of StarBase 118 Ops on February 4, 2012, and the Ops crew then moved to USS Excalibur-A on August 4, 2013, where Nicholotti remained in command until May 6, 2015 (for a time, writing as Cascadia Rainier). She next took command of USS Apollo-A on July 13, 2015, serving as CO until February 16, 2016. She began her third and current command tenure on July 16, 2020, with the relaunch of USS Resolution. Commodore Nicholotti has been decorated with the following staff awards:
- Kathryn Janeway Award, 2016
- Sarek Star, 2015
- Shuvalis Diamond of Recognition, 2012
In addition to her duties as a commanding officer, Marissa, the player behind Nicholotti, has contributed much to StarBase 118’s wider community, serving as the facilitator of the Image Collective for many years, where she introduced ship logos and flags as part of our ship iconography. Through the Publicity Team, she worked tirelessly to ensure our website remained at the top of search engine rankings. She now facilitates the Social Media Team and has previously facilitated the News Team and served as the Captains Council Magistrate and the organization’s first Fleet Taskforce Coordinator. You can learn more about Marissa in the following interview:
And check out her wiki profile where you can learn more about her character and service history.