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T’Mar promoted to the rank of Commander

The Captains Council of UFOP: StarBase 118 is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Commander T’Mar to the rank of commander!

Commander T’Mar – OOC, Mel – is currently the First Officer of the USS Constitution-B. She joined our community in 2012, and has served on the Apollo, Gemini, and now the Constitution in Security and First Officer roles. 

OOC, Mel is currently a co-facilitator of the History Team, a member of the Podcast Team, and an Academy trainer. She has also participated in the Publicity Team and was a judge in the Top Sims Contest. She has been awarded the Sheathed Sword, and Natasha Yar Pin, and earned the Excellence in Training Badge.

You can read more about Mel in our recent Community News interview

Head to the forums now to join in on the post party congratulating Mel on this accomplishment, and thanking her for all the hard work she put in to get here!

June plot summary for the USS Gemini

After battling the Klingons, the USS Gemini, NCC-80564, made its way back to StarBase 118 for repairs. While they were docked, the crew enjoyed their leave. The crew was all invited to a beach BBQ on one of the doctors’ was hosting. Captain Liam Frost attended the funeral of Fleet Captain Nicholotti, while LtCmdr T’Mar dealt with the unfortunate consequences of an overeager doctor running tests on her empathic abilities after she sent Ensign Braddock for testing due to his sudden onset of abilities. Both also received news of the destruction of their old ship, the USS Apollo. Once repairs were completed, the crew boarded the ship again and are now on their way to StarBase 224.

Lower Decks: Ensign T’Mar

Here again in another edition of Lower Decks, we speak with an ambitious young Vulcan/Betazoid security officer and her writer about what the character has in store for our many readers out there.

A young writer by the name of Melanie, native of the United States, facilitates the journey for T’mar, who is currently stationed on the USS Apollo. Amidst a love for the Trek that appeared throughout her childhood, Melanie finds solace in things like retro-gaming (still have an N64, anyone?), gaming, Netflix, and keeping in shape. Her Trek experience started at an early age by watching the series with her father. Dad also happened to be a theoretical physicist, which we can clearly see might come in handy when delving into the Star Trek universe. Dreaming about travelling amongst the stars became slightly more attainble when she discovered the PBeM realm.

Ensign T’Mar is a security officer who’s posted on the newly commissioned USS Apollo under the command of Captain Andrus Jaxx. “I decided it would be fun to create a character that had a similar divide. And what more perfect way than to have a Vulcan who has empathic abilities? It’s like the ultimate conflict. She strives to follow the Vulcan path, but is constantly battling against her Betazoid side. Her insecurities about this inner battle, drive her to prove to everyone that she is a good officer.. almost creating a perfectionist mentality.” All is not lost for the young security officer, however… “I see her finding a healthier balance of her emotional battle. She won’t be as socially awkward, although she will still be battling those inner “demons.” I also hope to see her promoted!” And speaking of promotions, is this recruit seeking captaincy someday? “Definitely!”

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