Jim ‘Jam’ Miller | Paul | JI-##-M
Mentor : Mentor Application - Foxtrot1322 - #13 : Accepted
Synth : Accepted Foxtrot1322 - Synthetic Application : Accepted
I am more than familiar with being in any position of command, be it leading a squad of marines during a push, building the FOB during lowpop as bravo SL, ordering the marines to fallback as XO or even dealing with research deciding that creating an alpha xeno hive without telling command is a good idea as the CMO (Shockingly, it isn’t).
I have playtimes in all head of department & command roles, excluding RO mainly because I don’t find devoting an entire round to req to be particularly invigorating (I salute those who do, keeping the marines from running out of supplies is a noble task)
32.2 hours (Though I do have an extra 8 hours as aCO during lowpop from playing head of department roles and SO)
Miller signed up to the USCM as an officer, determined to make a name for himself and be known for years to come, starting off as an intelligence officer, Miller swiftly reached the rank of Captain, upon reaching this rank, he realised that it would be a sound career decision to move to another ship and become its executive officer, with any luck, he hoped this would lead him to a quick promotion, becoming the executive officer of the USS Athena, a scouting vessel.
Miller, eager to climb up the ranks as fast as possible had been keeping an eye out for any sort of chance at a promotion for several years, upon hearing that the USS Hercules was in need of a replacement CO after the previous one had died in the line of duty, he realised that this was likely the best thing that could’ve shown up, and as a result of this he was more than happy to take the helm of the USS Hercules.
Miller was a promising officer, despite being brash, he was showing good leadership and tactical planning in the operations he was a part of, finding out that the USS Hercules was in need of a commanding officer, he requested to be appointed to the USS Hercules as its commanding officer, which would also promote him to the rank of Major.
At first it was plain sailing, with some bumps in the road due to previous incidents, he was on track to obtaining the position, though, Miller hit a big wave, that being another incident involving the commanding officer of the USS Hades (What the story is about), while Miller was found innocent, it still left a bad impression and put Millers promotion at jeopardy, at risk of having his promotion and chance at a ship of his own fall out of his grasp, he informed High Command that he was willing to become the commanding officer of the USS Almayer, unknowing at the time, this was a decision Miller would come to regret.
After being informed of this, High Command appointed Miller to command the USS Almayer, who had just recently had a vacancy open up as the previous commanding officer was heavily injured and unable to command effectively following Operation Tychon Tackle.
A pardon should only be used when said person is important/vital to the operation as a whole, is apologetic about the crime and they are proven to be trustworthy
E.G. The only member of req was brigged because he accidentally shot an MP while trying to give a gun to a marine, provided they are apologetic about it and the MP themselves confirmed it was an accident, I would pardon the CT as they are an valuable asset to the ship that groundside cannot function effectively without.
(Assuming the crime is not a Capital crime as the CO cannot pardon Capital crimes)
The RO is in perma for killing the CE and the RO is the only req staff awake, he is claiming that the CE deserved it and has no regrets about killing him.
- Not only would I not pardon the RO. I couldn’t pardon the RO even if I wanted to, as I am physically unable to pardon Capital crimes.
A doctor that was about to deploy to the FOB is in the brig for assault after punching an MP while waiting for the Alamo to land, he is constantly apologising to the MP he attacked, swearing he meant to pat him on the back, the front has also recently suffered some GOOD HITS! from CAS.
- I would pardon the doctor as he has shown that he is clearly sorry, it is also very likely he meant it as an accident and had harm intent set instead of help + the FOB is likely about to be swamped with dead bodies and marines missing limbs.
My only SO has been brigged at round start for calling the CMP a bitch
- I wouldn’t pardon the SO as it’s a short timer and the SO isn’t a very vital role pre-drop.
A battlefield execution should be used when; myself or another member of the Almayer’s life is in danger, a marine is actively trying to undermine my abilities to command or prevent me from commanding, a member of my ship is an active threat to the ships integrity/safety, a marine is attempting to incite a mutiny/overthrow command or the marine is actively wanted for a crime that can be punished via execution and is actively avoiding MPs.
This is all provided on the basis that there is not an MP nearby that can intervene, said MP is incapacitated or there is not enough time for an MP to reasonably react to and apprehend the culprit.
Private Stanley during briefing accidentally discharges a single shot from his pistol into the back of his SL, he immediately puts his pistol back into its holster and says “Sorry!” he then proceeds to use his emergency injector on the SL
- I would not BE the private as he likely misfired his pistol and has proven that he was not attempting to kill or harm the SL.
I am tending to the req line when suddenly Private Cock Tingels deploys an M2C south of the req line and starts shooting down it, not stopping after killing one marine.
- (Provided he doesn’t get PB’ed before I can reach him) I would BE the Private in this case, as they are committing several counts of murder and are an active threat to the operation.
A marine is running around during briefing actively punching other enlisted and officers, is ignoring my orders to stop, and is yelling LRP phrases, the only MP awake is currently dealing with a marine in brig.
- I would BE the marine in this situation as they are attempting to undermine my abilities to command, actively disrupting briefing and are suffering from insanity.