1 EORG ban, (not counted AFAIK)
Playing as an XO I’ve got a solid grasp of the core concepts of strategic command, including generally leading and informing the marines using announcements, laying out a plan and briefing the marines, judging when to fire OB, learning when to be bold and when to stay on the defensive.
I’m familiar with, and comfortable using, all the mechanics at CICs disposal, including OBs, AA, overwatch, techwebs and any other machine present in CIC.
I’ve interacted with, and delegated to, various onboard heads of staff. I am aware of their dynamics, and what they can be used for.
I have general knowledge of each department, and would in cases of extreme manpower shortages also be able to assist each department comfortably.
Groundside I’ve had the pleasure of learning the importance of communication, cohesion and the tactical positioning of a squad.
From a young age Neumann was fascinated by military tactics and strategy, mainly exploring the wars of old back on Earth. The Sol Campaign started during his teenage years, and only fostered his fascination with military doctrine. He was especially interested in the doctrinal changes required to wage an interstellar war compared to a purely planetary one.
For this reason, Neumann joined up as an officer in the USCM shortly after the commencement of Operation Canton.
While he had an interest for tactics, his personal goal had always been to reach a rank where he could live out his true passion, commanding on a strategic level.
He had his first combat deployment during the brutal later years of the operation.
After the conclusion of Operation Canton, Neumann continued participating in engagements mainly against the CLF. During these operations he was generally commended by his superiors for achieving slightly lower than average casualty rates, without sacrificing strategic objectives. It was for this reason rose through the ranks, and ended up as a Captain aboard the USS Strakonia.
By all accounts Neumann would’ve made a natural jump to Major in a few years time, if the events of Operation Sidewinder hadn’t occurred.
Operation Sidewinder details the last mission of Captain Neumann, and his ensuing promotion to Major.
Pardons are a powerful tool in the COs toolbox, meant to allow a prisoner guilty of a non-capital crime to return to service, in the case they’re needed for the success of the operation.
I would reserve pardons for cases where the prisoner is a limited role and where they are genuinely remorseful.
In the case they’re critically needed I would consider a pardon as long as they show intent to return to work, and I believe they would not re-offend.
There’s only 1 doctor onboard who gets arrested mid-operation for getting into a fight with an MT. The doctor doesn’t seem overly remorseful. The medbay is piling up with people needing surgery, and there’s nobody else to do it. In this case I would pardon the doctor as long as I believe they would return to their dutie, and wouldn’t commit any further crimes.
A specialist gets into a fight during a briefing. It escalates into a (valid) assault charge. The specialist shows no sign that they’re sorry, but is instead expecting a pardon due to their status. I would obviously not pardon the prisoner in this case.
In the case where the assault happened further into the rounds, where casualties have piled up, and the specialist is acting genuinely repentant and remorseful after the fact (so the assault charge is still valid), I would likely grant a pardon.
I believe the main power of Battlefield Executions onboard the USS Almayer isn’t in the actual execution part, but that it rather lies in the threat of the execution.
For this reason BEs should be used sparingly, but one should not totally forgo their usage.
Onboard the ship I would in most cases prefer to let the MPs handle it, unless it’s a critical life-or-death situation. (Think mutinies, active shooters, saboteurs or similar)
On the ground, without MPs present, BEs would primarily be reserved for situations where groundside marines are trying to undermine my command or willfully endangering others or the operation. (Intentionally disobeying orders, repeatedly preventing me from leading, repeatedly throwing grenades when marines are pushing, and so forth. The BE would of course be preceded by verbal warnings directed personally at the offending marine)
Saboteurs and mass murderers not in custody would receive an immediate BE, shipside or groundside.
On the ground, leading a critical flank, a squad leader refuses to follow orders, preferring to give his own. This risks destroying frontline cohesion, jeopardizing the operation itself.
After repeated warnings he still refuses to follow orders, and for this he would receive a BE.
He had ample warnings to fall in line, and his insubordination is both delegitimizing my command at a critical moment, and putting every single marine, and the operation as a whole, at risk.
A marine is disturbing the briefing. In the case it’s just a minor disturbance I would have the MPs handle it, or if it’s very minor, probably ignore it.
In the case where it has escalated, and the marine is purposefully trying to prevent me from holding the briefing (Think shoving me or similar), I would likely BE them after a stern and direct warning.
The MST is being a general nuisance on the ship, breaking lights, windows or similar. This would obviously be handled by the MPs, and wouldn’t not be BE’ed.
Someone intentionally kills Jones. They shall receive an appropriate punishment in the form of a .454 to the head.