The first person to arrive was the Chief Medical Officer. Jason didn't need to be an empath to realize this was nervous. Her greeting to him only confirmed as much. He smiled reassuringly to her.
“Never been on a ship other than the Ozaki, either. So this is all new.” Jason nodded. He had been on this type of ship. And a Destroyer, a Heavy Cruiser, and now the Ozaki, a Frigate. He found himself amazed at it, each time offering a new adventure, and helping him to grow.
"Yes. A Light Cruiser is definitely bigger than a Frigate, but small enough to still be agile." He smiled. "Though, the Ozaki is still a good little ship."
Further conversation was put on hold as more of the participants trickled in, starting with Krylixson. Though the tall Mirak seemed distant to most, Jason saw him as very capable and a huge asset to the crew, even if the Engineer didn't see it himself. Jason greeted each in turn.
“Isn’t this like the Pegasus Bridge. I served on her between my time on the Dauntless and Titan.” ch'Alev was saying. “Where would you like me, Sir?”
"I served on her as my last assignment as Chief Tactical Officer before becoming a First Officer," Jason replied. "As far as your station, I'll get to that when everyone arrives."
Pond and Jensen were the last to arrive. Not too surprisingly, considering the amount of work the two had been doing in the Security Department. Once everyone had settled down, Jason cleared his throat.
"First, I want to thank everyone for coming in support of your fellow Officers," he began. "A Command Cert is a momentous occasion, and great undertaking for those who wish to continue to advance through not only the ranks, but as being able and trusted to take Command should the situation call for it. And it shows Command, and other Commanding Officers your capability if and when the time comes that someone is looking for a First Officer, and, eventually, a Commanding Officer." He gave a pause before continuing.
"Some of you are familiar with the Command Course," he looked over to Velaul and ch'Alev. "Your experience will be critical in assisting the candidates....though don't do the test for them." He smiled slyly at the comment.
"Now. For assignments." He pulled up the information on his PADD, going down the list in the order he had set it up. "Commander ch'Alev, you will be filling the position as Chief Tactical Officer. Commander Velaul, you'll be Chief Science Officer, so no change for you." He smiled a bit. "Lieutenant Jensen. As Lieutenant Pond will be filling one of the Command slots, you'll be assigned as Chief of Security. And Mr. Krylixson. You will be filling the role of Acting Chief Engineer. Now, as we don't have anyone from the Medical Department present, that position will be filled by a Hologram Officer, one Lieutenant Brent Lansing. I will not be joining you on this little endeavor."
He then looked to Pond and Toreen.
"Now, here comes the kicker. Before I produce your respective uniforms for this exercise, I need to know, per any discussion you two have had in preparation for the test, who will be taking the role of Commanding Officer, and who will be taking the role as First Officer."
==Tags all, especially Pond and Toreen.==