FLEET ADMIRAL COMMUNIQUÉ No. 1
To all captains of the Fleet:
This will be the first of many communiqués that will be issued in the coming weeks. Each of these will be designed to keep personnel in the 1st Fleet of the progress of the transition of command, including new projects that are initiated and the status of ongoing tasks. The goal is to keep all captains informed and engaged with Fleet command.
Of course, every commander brings with them their own set of priorities and goals. Under the leadership of FADM Junior (ret.), the role of the Fleet and its command were focused on the development of captains and overall combat readiness of each registered vessel. This will not change. Nor will the culture of the Fleet, the belief that all captains should help each other to explore the galaxy and have a positive experience while doing it, be subject to change. What has made this Fleet so exceptional is that these principles are the bedrock of who we are, and it would make no sense to alter them.
With the understanding that these core values will not change, my priority as the new Fleet Admiral in Charge will be to introduce, over time, a more uniform structure and elaborated protocol for the Fleet as a whole, especially in relation to the chain of command. Where Junior rightly and admirably brought the Fleet to its feet (a Herculean task, to say the least), it will be my responsibility to strengthen its fighting ability and facilitate improved efficiency.
This new work will take place in three areas: 1) streamlining the chain of command, 2) improving protocols for Fleet advancement and development, and 3) strengthening our recruiting and retention tools.
~ Section 2 of FLEET ADMIRAL COMMUNIQUÉ No. 1 ~
Future communiqués will elaborate on each of these points, as well as specific projects and tasks that will offer captains a greater opportunity to take a leading role in the Fleet.
In the meantime, as part of initiating this process, I am asking all captains and personnel to submit suggestions and ideas to me directly for improving the functioning and activity of the 1st Fleet. I will accept such replies for 14 days following the posting of this communiqué. You can mail me in-world (handle: @schreader1718), PM them to me over Facebook (profile: Martin Sayles), or message me through the Fleet's current website: the1stfleet.enjin.com (username: schreader1718). After 14 days, I will go through the suggestions and ideas, then come to the Fleet as a whole for advice and consent.
I look forward to hearing from you all in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, may your course stay true and the stars never deceive you.
FADM Martin Seton