I wasn’t banned.
I am familiar with command roles ranging from QM to XO, excluding CMO. If left alone in CIC, I can run operation smoothly.
Ambitions, desire to use power to achieve personal gains while helping society in some way.
Hellstrom isn’t exactly a chivalrous and generous saint. He’s a man with a plan and he has chosen a path of military leadership for that. But he knows and understands value of keeping a good reputation with the public, hence acting as a “protector” of UA.
Being a competent leader and greasing a few hands with favours. He’s got friends in high places due to his family, a decently impactful player in TWE’s military politics, an W-Y put in a word for him being a good asset for both themselves and USCM.
But the main force behind his promotion was himself. Taking over command of USS Dusk Sun when its CO, Major [Blank] was killed in ship-to-ship combat, young-ish Captain managed to secure a victory in a seemingly hopeless situation.
Pardons are a strong tool that COs should apply sparingly to achieve success with their operation.
It would be appropriate to pardon a prisoner in these cases (this excludes capital charges):
- They’re the only specialist we have on hand that can perform specific tasks.
- Their crime was minor and it seemed like MPs are being hard on them for no reason other than spite.
In short: As long as Marine’s crimes weren’t completely atrocious, it isn’t against SOP/rules AND they are useful for the operation, pardon can/will be granted.
- Our only doctor is arrested for Assault, but there are marines that require bone-fixing and larva removal – Pardon granted
- Rifleman was insulting XO for making fun of them. – Pardon granted
- Rifleman force-fed MP donuts and got jailed – Pardon granted
- A Rifleman has stolen XO’s megaphone to yell obscenities to insult them and to delay the briefing – Pardon not granted
- SO insulted a higher-ranked officer and refused to apologize. – Pardon not granted
- Two engineers were fighting in the REQ line, escalating to knives – Pardon not granted
My personal opinion is that Battlefield Execution’s power lies not within removal of a disruptive individual from the round, but rather in the fact that it shows everyone else who thinks/wants to act like them that consequences of such actions will be dire.
I believe that it is appropriate to use a Battlefield Execution when offender in question has committed any Capital Crime warranting execution while in the Area of Operation, or their actions are extremely disruptive to the operation’s integrity and stability. It is appropriate to BE a marine in case they’re actively disrupting a push with nades or flamer fire, without any doubt.
To preface it:
If they harm Jones their punishment is head turned into the world’s goriest pinjata.
Ship-side crew being hooligans and causing minor disruptions to people’s mood by breaking lights or hitting windows isn’t worth BE.
Pilot Officer Jenkins has a silver medal of service. During the operation they have shot on flares without checking them at least 3 times already. Each time they hit marines and killed someone. When confronted about it they insult a higher-ranked officer confronting them about and refuse to put in more effort into their shooting. If order by CO to pull their act together or face consequences is ignored, then Battlefield Execute them.
On the ground, a rookie engineer (no service medal) fails to secure FOB proper, while also failing to follow orders of their superiors. Their actions are disruptive to the operation, but in face of circumstances a better choice here would be to not execute them, but to guide them by assigning a more experienced marine that has knowledge of how to properly establish fortifications. No BE.
If a marine is being disruptive to the briefing and breaks into the CIC bubble while I am holding a speech and attempts to harm/disarm me or prevent me from finishing Briefing in any way, I would most likely Battlefield Execute them.
Squad Leader #1 has fired upon another Squad Leader #2 and killed them due to a dispute over whose coordinates should be used for Orbital Bombardment while CO is in the field. I would BE Squad Leader #1 for committing a Capital Crime (Murder) and being a disruption to operation’s integrity (lack of level-headedness in a position that controls other players).