The rest of the crew has been assigned and the Imperial Marines have settled in.
All 7 Engineers are Navy, Warrent Officer 2nd Saundra Gahagan ,Petty Officer 2nd Javier Shao. Petty Officer Nita Heimbach and Able Spacers Serena Knebel,Tyrone Haverland and Lou Kraatz. The Imperial Navy doesn’t seem to think a “Class FS II” rates a commissioned engineer, but who am I to complain, the Imperial Scouts don’t even have ranks. It’s what you know, not what you are wearing on your shoulder boards that matters. Well, if we had shoulder boards. It’s still what you know that matters.
The ship’s doctor is a civilian, Dr. Tia Darst, this is her 3rd cruise with a scout ship.
The assigned Exploration branch Scouts are Jean Peete, Odessa Demko, Don Panther, John Morrison, Rhett Hansrote, Elease Cotey,Jeni Glacken, Voegrouan, Kelly Ference,Ashlee Alumbaugh,Dollie Capozzi, Lonnie Lona, Zel Boatner and Loraine Cossey, none of which have “Sr. Scout” status. All of them other than Loraine are on their 3rd tour of duty. Loraine has a tour with the Army, as a heavy weapons gunner of all things plus 3 tours in the IISS. Voegrouan is Imperial Vargr and is a bit leery of the gun crew.
I’ve requested a extended shakedown cruise, i.e leaving earlier than the 9 days it’s scheduled for. I suspect I should be getting a reply with in the day.