Since becoming TFCO for TF17, McGig has shown me a consistent and supportive approach as I took on this role. He has shared and developed the vision where we want to take the Task Force in supporting its members and developing our contributions to Bravo Fleet. Through a number of discussions, which can sometimes be difficult as we are in different time zones, he has helped me developed an aspirational plan for TF17 which we hope will continue to add to the fun we started back in January.
Not only has he contributed thoroughly to the leadership of Task Force 17, through his own actions McGig has shown consistent activity since his promotion to Lieutenant Commander back in September 2020. He has been fully involved in 12 competitions, placing either 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a majority of them with 10 awards showing this. For his support with other members he was awarded the Silver Palm back in October 2020. Since then he has not stopped displaying what makes Bravo Fleet members the best as he has set standards on what makes great writing fun to read. Others have shared how much they have enjoyed reading his writing. Alongside the a number of characters he has and his activity on games such as the USS Excalibur (our only 23rd century era game), he has written a great piece of fiction writing for the USS Atlantis. Set in the Delta Quadrant, the Atlantis has made second contact with the Krenim, defeated the Hirogen twice and observed a civilization start their own space exploration program. All of which have been compelling and enjoyable to read. His characters are realistic and are every Star Trek’s fans dream characters (I’ve certainly enjoyed getting to know them). With all of his fiction writing, including others he has been involved with, he has written almost over 10,000 words and has earned an impressive 48 duty ribbons with the games he has been a member of. I cannot also forget his activity in developing our Wiki too. I know speaking with our Loremaster how much his involvement in redesigning and creating many of the templates, now used by our members, has been useful. Finally his activity on the BF Discord has not been missed by anyone. Reaching Level 23, he has shown a willingness to participate in a range of discussions and his input/thoughts have been enjoyed by many. I have appreciated his input, not just with TF17 but also on the Excalibur as we develop our storylines.
Without a doubt, I certainly thinks he deserves his promotion to Commander.
Task Force 17 Commanding Officer