POUIYEOG REGION — The Hierarchy was forced to retreat after a battle on two fronts between Outpost Unity and New Talax.
MARCHLANDS – While investigating strange sensor readings on an uninhabited planet, two away teams, one led by the captain, vanished into 1990s Salem, Massachusetts, leaving the USS Constitution’s bridge crew to figure out what happened.
Captains and first officers all start somewhere – most of the time at the rank of Ensign! With time and experience officers climb up the ranks, and may one day find themselves sitting in the center chair.
There are captains who have come from every Starfleet background imaginable. Captain Picard was originally the flight controller aboard his first command, the Stargazer. Before serving on the Enterprise Captain Kirk worked on a phaser crew. Captain Janeway was a science officer during her early Starfleet career.
This week’s poll asks for your opinion on which duty post you think would best prepare a person for a command role. Is there a specific duty post that provides unique experience that would be useful to a member of the command department? Maybe experience with multiple departments is better and makes for a more well-rounded skill set? Do you think that no department holds the advantage?
TYRELLIAN SECTOR — Following the mass awakening of the USS Gorkon crew from a dreamlike induced state, hijackers escaped on an unknown vessel, and a Starfleet rescue operation was called off.
Please welcome our newest Academy graduates to the UFOP: StarBase 118 fleet: Lunara Hol, Quentin Collins, Naktara Nightfur, Cole Maxwell, and Beelam Grog!
Each month, we interview a captain or first officer of the fleet to gain more insight on what it takes to command a ship and learn more about how each of these staff members found their way into these roles.
This month, we’re interviewing Commander Mei’konda, the CO of the USS Montreal, one of two new ships launched last month.
WOLF: The last time you were here on the news was June 2017 as part of our First Officer in Focus column – welcome back! How have you been since then?
MEI’KONDA: I’ve been very well. I found the role of first officer a fun one to play, especially under Rich (Captain Roshanara Rahman), who was and still is a great mentor to me.
You’ve just recently launched the USS Montreal as part of a fleet expansion due to an influx of members. How are you settling in to your new role as commanding officer? And what was it like to launch a new ship under these circumstances?
This is the first time I’ve been so involved in the launch of a new vessel, and it was pretty chaotic for the first one or two weeks because it was on short notice. But I welcomed that particular challenge, because I felt that if I could handle such a busy launch, I would be able to handle Captaincy itself. Thus far, I’m enjoying the role of commanding officer. I’ve been lucky enough to have some extremely creative writers on my crew, and I can’t wait to see where they take our stories.
M-18138512 — Captain Whittaker of the USS Columbia located on isolated planet having survived a crash landing in his Captain’s yacht. Quarantine is now enforced for access to Sagittarius Reach.
FallFest – an online simming convention with live simming, panels/discussions on simming, and trivia – is happening this coming Sunday, starting at 9am Eastern.
Our community has hosted FallFest twice in the past 10 years, but this year we’re supporting another group (The New Universes Project) as they run the event alongside Ongoing Worlds.
Join us in the chat room for our monthly OOC chat today (Sunday, December 9) at Sunday, December 9 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm London / 5am+1 Sydney (AUS). (See your timezone here.)
Our monthly chats are a place to meet other members of the fleet, catch up on current fleet events, share stories, and talk about Star Trek. Especially if you’ve never attended a chat before, we hope you’ll participate this month!
The staff of UFOP: SB118 would like to congratulate all who saw their hard work and dedication pay off this month. Please be sure to congratulate these members when you see them around the forums and chat room!
- Conrad Adler Lieutenant JG
- Jocelyn Marshall Lt. Commander