janspader - Commanding Officer Application
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Celestine ‘Cherub’ Chyler
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If so, why?
How familiar are you with command positions?
I would argue that I am quite proficient with Command Positions. I may not have the most hours as SO but I do have a decent amount of SL hours and XO hours. I am also quite proficient in Marine Law despite my limited MP hours due to the amount of appeals I have handled. I am also quite aware of the roles of most department heads although I will argue that I have the most hours department head wise as RO.
Hours in XO:
As of this moment I currently have 1320.1 hrs as Executive Officer
Hours in SL:
As of this moment, I currently have 66.9 hrs as a Squad Leader
Why did your character decide to become the CO of a ship?
Years of service serving under numerous Commanding Officers, both on warships such as both Conestoga and the later Bougainville class attack transports as well as on planetary garrisons, earned her the recommendations from several fellow officers. Originally, Celestine was hesitant, quite content to serve as a loyal executive officer under whomever she was assigned to. However the encouragement from her fellow officers and friends within the marines finally made her take the next step in her career with the USCM. Realizing that this also meant Celestine could better take care of her men sealed her decision to accept a promotion from High Command and a command of her own, realizing that her last CO’s words to her, “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained” made her square her shoulders and walk into a uncertain future, given the cold war between the UPP and the UA.
How did your character attain the position of CO?
Celestine came from old money. Born in the United Americas to a British father, she grew up mostly in the United States in the quiet forests of Oregon with the occasional summers spent at her father’s family estate in the Scottish Highlands. A disagreement with her mother’s highly traditional military family had her sent off to the Military as a form of appeasement for her Maternal Grandfather.
Celestine started her career out of Officer Cadet School as a Lieutenant, serving on the USS Chesterfield as a Staff Officer. A few minor engagements with a couple of pirates saw her promoted to Executive Officer, skippering a few light corvettes and patrolling shipping lanes for piracy on the edges of the Core Worlds. Dutiful execution of her duties ensured her commendations from her superiors overseeing her sector.
The rise of the CLF threat in the Neroid Sector saw her transferred to Fort Virtue as a temporary assignment as no other ship was available for her at the moment. However, low recruitment numbers and rising numbers of threats and public outcry in the Outer Rim due to years of neglect from Megacorporations such as Weyland Yutani, Seegson and many others caused the Outer Worlds to view Earth as a increasingly distant Government where they had little to no representation. This meant UAAC forces were often stretched thin trying to cover multiple bases and tackling numerous problems.
The boiling point finally happened on Netheon IV. Home to a strategically located developed colony meant as a centre of industry and distribution of goods back to the Core Worlds, the CLF found the colony of Virtue to be a prime target for seizure in an attempt to disrupt UA power projection capability into the Neroid Sector.
The Battle for Virtue fortunately ended in a USCM victory thanks to timely reinforcements from the USS Saratoga. Celestine having taken command due to the incapacitation of the Command team of the garrison was noted by High Command for a promotion after finding a vacancy for a Commanding Officer aboard a ship in the Third Fleet.
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When do you believe it’s appropriate to pardon a prisoner?
I believe that it’s appropriate to pardon a prisoner if the prisoner is badly needed in an operation while showing that they are willing to reform themselves, have shown that they understood their mistakes and are more than willing to return to their duties diligently. This is a given that said individual is not a repeat offender.
Give some examples of when you would or would not use pardon.
I would pardon an individual if they have no foul intentions and he or she could be of more use to the operation. A Doctor may have to be called to handle an appeal as an officer during low pop, particularly if there is only one MP and few other officers. As a Doctor the individual may not be fluent in marine law, and as such may mishandle the appeal which is NOD. However as a Doctor he is more valuable at the Medical bay assisting with wounded personnel. An honest mistake with no malicious intent on the part of the Doctor and as such I would pardon them to ensure they are back on duty as soon as possible.
I would not perform a pardon if the inmate in question is for example a specialist who is demanding to be pardoned so they could deploy while constantly claiming that the MPs are ‘unjust assholes’ despite having evidence against their case while also having a history of being violent. The inmate in question has not shown themselves to be capable of understanding their error or are willing to redeem themselves and merely views the pardon as a ‘Get out of Jail Free’ card.
When do you believe it’s appropriate to use a Battlefield Execution?
I find that it’s appropriate to perform a Battlefield Execution if an individual has shown themselves to be a threat to order or are clearly jeopardizing the operation itself. This does include being a direct danger to command or any other department required for continuation of operations. BEs must also be performed with methods that do not cause collateral damage. OBs, Mortars, CAS and even grenades are not allowed as BE options. An announcement must there after be made informing of the reason, name of marine and crime. BEs must be performed in person and not by proxy, it must also be done in a humane method that does not prolong suffering and as such firearms are preferred. BEs also cannot be performed on a suspect in custody unless on Delta alert(Hijack). A suspect is in custody the moment they are in cuffs.
Give some examples of when you would or would not use Battlefield Execution.
I find that Battlefield Executions are best used when a person presents a serious threat to the operation in a short time. I believe it should only be used sparingly, such as for example, a researcher experimenting on Xenomorphs without the approval and knowledge of the Command team and refusing to stand down and even attempt to defend his experimentation as such actions could have very dire outcomes for the marines as mishandling of the situation could cause a shipside xenomorph outbreak that could spiral out of control with most of the ship’s marine complement planetside. This would very quickly result in the marines losing their support base aboard and being cut off and destroyed groundside, trapped in FoB with no where else to go. However I would only BE if I have no alternative such as the researcher refusing to stand down and comply with an arrest and thus showing no remorse for his actions.
I would not however, perform a B.E on someone who merely is being a nuisance and merely just being an annoyance shipside, there are more reasonable responses to lesser crimes. Insubordination is also not an acceptable excuse for the sake of ‘maintaining order’ unless said insubordination would result in a more serious crime such as sedition, i.e a Doctor refusing to perform surgery on an infected marine due to an earlier spat which could result in shipside Xenomorphs which would be sedition as well as NOD. (I do find this particular case to be rather pointless in the fact that if he was the only doctor there would be no one left to perform said surgery in this scenario, and as such B.Es must be weighed carefully, taking into account of the consequences of such an action.)
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