April 2018 Message from Fleet Commander
(This article appeared in the Winter/Spring 2018 edition of the Starfleet Command Q1 newsletter.)


Here we are in 2018! If the winter will ever leave, we can start getting on with the summer. Lots of fun stuff to do coming up. We have the Mid-Year Meeting at In-conjuction, the Starbase 06 Camping trip, election of the next Starfleet Command Fleet Commander and Trek Fest among many other things.

One of the changes that I would like to make over the course of the summer, we will slowly be changing the Information Technology Dept to the more simply named Communications. The email address will change from Chief Information Technology or CIT@ to Chief of Communications or COC@ how-ever both emails will work. With this small change the Communications Dept will focus on information to the membership and the CPA or Chief of Public Affairs will focus how getting our information to those that are not members.

One of the things that I mentioned above, this is an election year for Starfleet Command’s next Fleet Admiral. How to nominate and who can be nominated can be found in this newsletter as well as our AFED. Once you read that information and you if are eligible to do so, you may submit those nominations to Fleet Elections Officer, VADM Lee V Schmidt at lvsmo135@juno.com.

For those that contacted me asking and encouraging me to run again, I thank you very much. I was surprised (and frankly humbled) by the number of you that asked. However for me to be a good Fleet Commander, I’ve got to want to do the job. I’ve been thinking about it since the first nomination at Starbase Indy during the announcement about it being an election year. After some long serious thought, I’ve decided, I will run again. I’m still having fun and I still have goals that I want to accomplish. I want to take all that I learned in the first term and use it to make an even better one. It helps that I have such a great team around me. One person could not do this alone