TheeBiggest - Commanding Officer Application
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Player Name You Use Most?
Jane ‘JJ’ Jacobson
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How familiar are you with command positions?
I am quite confident to say I am very proficient when it comes to commanding CIC or my own squad. Within CIC, assuming I have staff officers helping out, I like to inform them to focus on their squads and not clog “comms” with useless information as its important to focus on your work area and give updates whether it be rescuing downed marines or doing supply drops. When it comes to the big boy seat, firstly the operation’s main asset to ensure success is communication, figuring out where Telecomm towers are, the best landing site to take from point A (the LZ) to point B (telecomms). Afterwards comes to adapting to whatever situation is happening that round and ensuring the plans you made achieve their goals. When it comes to being the Squad’s Leader, I like to utilize my squads differently then “this is FT1, this is FT2, no real difference lets go unga rush”. Fireteams 1-3 each have their specific roles and specific classes within. FT1, all riflemen, they should be charging the enemy with me. FT2, the back support of FT1, consisting of the Smartgunner, Specialist and now labelled STLs. Lastly FT3, medics and comtechs, should not at all be rushing with FT1, comtechs should make our fallback cadelines and medics should be what their job description is.
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Why did your character decide to become the CO of a ship?
Following the events after my character’s story. Jacobson would be placed as second in command of bigger USCM vessel compared to the USS Fathom she served on for two years. Everything Jacobson worked for wasn’t given on a silver platter, she had to earn it through trial and error. Eventually the now ranked Major was given the opportunity to take control of the USS Almayer on June 26th, 2177, almost exactly 10 years since the events of the USSCS Quality. Major Jacobson’s experience with shipside command and the leadership she showed to her fellow man made her one of the better candidates than the others High Command recommended. Jacobson accepted this offer and planned on using this status to teach the future generations of officers that were under her command that trained discipline and focus are key elements a leader should have.
How did your character attain the position of CO?
Humble beginnings start with Jane being offered a better university to study at on Earth compared to one of Mars’ top ranked colleges she was studying at. The condition was she would have to enlist in the USCM. This opportunity and experience she had with the marines inspired the young lady to pursue a career within the military, going into officer schooling and training at her University. Once completed, the UA government provided opportunities to Jacobson’s graduating year that they could start off as a 2nd Lieutenant but their service would require them to be in a USCM vessel for 8 years. Most turned down the offer, not wanting to be stuck in space but when opportunity presented itself, Jacobson took the offer. Her growing experience on the frontier, witnessing and creating battle plans, successful and failed missions, serving under various commanding officers allowed her to earn field promotions, eventually obtaining the rank of Major with the offer of commanding the USS Almayer soon after, an opportunity she would not turn down.
Provide a short story of your CO.
This story describes the events of the USSCS Quality and the growth of Jane Jacobson’s character.
When do you believe it’s appropriate to pardon a prisoner?
One example I believe is appropriate to pardoning a prisoner is when the operation is in dire need of groundside assistance. Along the lines of support, medical, engineering, JTAC, I would look at that first then look at the marine’s specialization. If their expertise is within those areas, I would make a pardon for the benefit of the operation, not because of self interest. As long as their crime isn’t a capital law break, I should not see any problem going forwards.
Give some examples of when you would or would not use pardon.
E.g. When the operation groundside is lacking engineering support, 8 out of 11 combat technicians are dead, learning a Maintenance Technician is in brig. I would learn their crimes but the only Laws that I would find unforgiveable to pardon is Subterfuge, Manslaughter, and Cruelty towards animals. As long as those laws, in my opinion, aren’t breached, I would pardon this MT so they can deploy and ensure FOB’s defenses do not break.
E.g. I would not pardon a Prisoner if they broke doors or glass windows round start, the operation barely began and they were found guilty. They can request an appeal but not get a pardon for their behavior, chosen role or rank doesn’t matter, even if they’re a specialist.
When do you believe it’s appropriate to use a Battlefield Execution?
I believe it’s appropriate to use Battlefield Executions on certain individuals who go out of their way to distract and mess with your person when groundside, delaying any possible orders your character is trying to make, being a threat to the operation overall. Another obvious example is when a crazed shooter is gunning down fellow marines, they need to be stopped and with no MPs in sight, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands.
Give some examples of when you would or would not use Battlefield Execution.
E.g. I would use my authority to Battlefield Execute if I were to witness proper escalation, proper escalation being the term staff use when two people fight each other. I’m within FOB, I see a marine harassing the deployed doctor about wanting surgery, going as far as shoving them to the ground, doctor pulls out their scalpel to stab their chest causing a fracture, marine pulls out their rifle and simply guns them down. I would execute that marine despite following in game rulings because in no real life scenario you would gun down the man who is going to help you but has to prioritize other patients first and they would have breached a capital military law.
E.g. I would not battlefield execute someone if they were to cause mischief shipside, going around cutting APCs so lights would shut off and such. As long as there’s Military Police actively chasing down the suspect, there’s no reason for me to go out of my way, possibly endangering the mission, just to shoot some guy for shutting off the lights. It becomes a major issue if they shut off the APC in CIC, if I were to catch them before the MPs then, it would call for a Battlefield execution because they’re disrupting a vital asset to the round’s operations.