April Meeting of the USS Narragansett

The meeting was called to order at 1515 at the EWG JSHS Library with Fleet Captain Knotts presiding.

He brought us up to speed on the happenings in SFI R15. The Regional Coordinator has resigned effective June 1st and nominations are open. So far the captain is aware of 3 people who have announced their candidacy, himself included. He is hopeful that the Region will consider our success and listen to his platform rather than the RC election becoming a popularity contest.

S3C is continuing to work on improving communication and reporting as well as developing their Academy.

Lieutenant Bender announced a contest to name the USS Narragansett newsletter. Please provide your entries within the next two weeks. There will be a prize for the successful entry.

Commander Taylor explained that there is a New Members Guide to the USS Narragansett and an associated Questionnaire and Exam on our website. All members are requested to complete the exam before the next meeting.

Captain Anzaldi told us about a new simulation tool he would like us to investigate. He will post a link later today.

A general discussion was had around upcoming events. Our next meeting will be held at the Fleet Captain’s quarters on May 26th, where we will complete the assembly of the Delta Shields and then have an away mission to recruit at the Gaspee Days Arts and Crafts festival.

We are also planning an away mission to the Air Show on June 9th.

Lieutenant Dreyfuss mentioned that the Foxwoods ComiCONN is June 30-July 1st. Altered Reality is looking for volunteers, and the Narragansett will also have a table at the show that will need to be staffed as well.

Chief Chapasko is also looking into the possibility of an away mission to do laser tag to prepare for upcoming missions.

Second Officers Log

It has been a tough week. I dealt with a difficult personnel matter and ended up having to turn it over to Captain Anzaldi. As a result, I created a New Member’s Guide to the Narragansett and a Questionnaire and Exam to go with it that lays out the expectations for crew members as well as an explanation of what we are about and how we are organized. When a new member completes the exam they will earn the rank of Crewman 1st Class, and the questionnaire will inform us as to what assignment they desire and what level of participation they wish to have.

Our mission to Cestus III has been, thus far, uneventful. We are enroute and will arrive next week. I am pleased with the progress of the upgrades reported by Lieutenant Bender. She is doing an excellent job in her new role as Chief Engineer.

Captain Knotts’ event on the holodeck was an enjoyable affair. It’s always nice to kick back and relax with friends after a long week. The senior staff members who could not make it were sorely missed.

Commander J. Taylor

Second Officer’s Log

Participation in the Shenzhou mission far exceeded my expectations. Even the crew members who did not participate and were following along enjoyed it. I do wish that the platform we used allowed more people to be included in Command chatrooms without the ability to talk, just so they could follow along. Many of the conversations we had would have been made from the bridge of the ship and the crew would have been kept in the loop without the plethora of screenshots.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed being in the center seat of the Narragansett. I did not think that the command branch was for me, but perhaps someday I will consider changing branches from Services. In the meantime, I will do my best to serve the ship from the Operations seat. I am very proud of the crew members who served with me on the Narragansett, and of my Commanding Officers’ performance during the mission, as evidenced by my long list of recommendations for commendations.

I am very happy with LTJG Bender’s transition to the position of Chief Engineer. She has proven to be quite adept at the Engineering coursework at SFA and I expect her to have her BOCP certificate very shortly. She is also well on her way to recognition by the academy for outstanding coursework.

CMN Feldman has made good progress on the Narragansett newsletter. She provided me with a mock-up of the design (attached) and I am happy with the layout. She has requested a piece from FCPT Knotts for the first edition’s Captain’s Corner, in which she would like him to speak to our mission and his vision for the future of the Narragansett and the Fleet. With her level commitment to the ship, she will be a rising star on the Narragansett. Should this newsletter be successful, a Fleet newsletter may be in order also, perhaps published twice a year.

LTJG Anzaldi has made improvements in her communication. She has already reached out to me about her report and I expect it soon. This bodes well for the future.

I have designed a flyer (attached). I would like approval to post it in the EWG Library and other locations as applicable, or alternatively, I would like someone to design one for this purpose.

Proudly in Service,
CMDR J. Taylor
Second Officer
Senior Services Division Chief
Chief Operations Officer

After Action Report

Things were going pretty well until FCPT Knotts made the decision to join the away team against the advice of the Chief Archeologist, A-CMDR Brunelle and myself. After that, things went from bad to worse.

All ships should have immediately changed their command codes and locked out FCPT Knotts. This did not occur to anyone until after the computers began malfunctioning.

There were several computer glitches that were not found because we failed to verify that the information presented was correct by checking with our departments.

I fired on USS Voyager when she requested that we help in disabling her secondary command processors. I did not think about the ramifications of that action. I made a quick call and it was the wrong decision. I wanted to help, but I should have trusted A-CMDR Brunelle to think her way out of the situation and gave her suggestions instead of acting rashly.

We failed to look at the contents of the Klingon distress call. We don’t even know that the Klingon Ships weren’t there to help.

Some ships failed to interact with their NPC Klingon characters which arose their suspicions. I will say that for the situation to be believable, the NPC Klingons should have reached out to the Bridge and demanded to be told what was going on, rather than sending out a distress call. Only if ignored should they have sent a distress signal.

My ship used anesthetine gas to subdue the Klingons. This was uncalled for. I did not object because I was pissed that they sent a distress call, and I had every intention of moving them to the holodeck while they slept and modifying the memory of the two that were not already asleep. Was it the best way to deal with the situation? Probably not. Would it have worked? Probably

Captain’s Log

We have embarked on a top secret mission. FCAPT Knotts and CAPT Anzaldi have been assigned to the USS Enterprise for the duration of the mission. LCDR Brunelle has been assigned to the USS Voyager. Most of the other senior staff have been assigned to other ships as well. A-CMDR Griffin is serving as my first officer. His performance thus far is impressive.

A-ENS Feldman and A-ENS Clauson are acclimating well to bridge duty. We have successfully completed an auto-destruct drill which went off without a hitch. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. The mission will require some significant feats of engineering balanced with significant tactical issues from this hostile area of space. I have faith that the crew will meet those challenges with the mettle I have come to expect from all who call the USS Narragansett home.

Second Officer’s Log

Monthly status reports are almost complete with one outstanding authorized extension. Duty logs have been posted. One personnel issue was dealt with resulting in a demotion. CAPT Anzaldi announced the opening for Chief Engineer. I’m looking forward to seeing many qualified applicants.

Second Officer’s Log

Updated crew roster and bios to reflect the promotions from the January meeting.  Updated CO, XO and SO pages.

Appointed to assist Captain Phelps with the S3C Academy. Completed draft of Division of Leadership – Basic Enlisted Officer Exam. Draft has initial approval from Captain Phelps and VADM Kilbey.

Second Officer’s Log

Requested that all crew members provide updated bios. Details can be found in their direct message database (email).

Received updated Bios from 4 additional crew members. Added their information to the ship’s database. Will continue to add entries as crew members provide their information.

Second Officer’s Log

Updated the crew roster. Crew members who would like to transfer to another department should send a request to myself or CMDR Anzaldi.

Updated the email alias list. Crew members who have not verified their email alias should check their email for a message from Google Domains with the Subject: Please verify your email forwarding address and follow the instructions.