Hawkeye Island

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An Unwanted Department

Posted on Thu Apr 30th, 2020 @ 6:38pm by Brigadier General Leah Katana & Commander Alexander Zandusky

Mission: Mission One: A New Beginning...(Backstory)
Location: CO's Office, Hawkeye Island; Raeya III
Timeline: December, 2395


Alexander had just beamed down to an assignment he was informed about a mere 3.5 hours ago and had already been ordered to the Base Commander's Office before he'd properly unpacked. He'd expected it. He had a hunch that Fleet Admiral Sevlek didn't give his new CO, Brigadier General Leah Katana, much of a choice about his position. He'd responded to the person, presumably the general's assistant, and was now on his way to the office, within 10 minutes of the summons.

He walked into the area and looked at the assistant, "Commander Alexander Zandusky, reporting as ordered by Brigadier General Leah Katana."

The Assistant looked up at him and smiled, "you may go in, she's expecting you Commander." She replied with a smile pointing in the direction of her office.

Zandusly nodded as he said, "Thank you." He walked into the office, stood at attention and said, "Commander Alexander Zandusky, reporting to Brigadier General Leah, as ordered."

Leah reasied an eyebrow, "Hello Commander." She stated as she stood at her desk studying him. "To be blunt here, I am not very thrilled to have a department thrown on to me because our Intelligence Department can do the same job." She stated as she looked at him with her hands behind her back for a moment before walking over to the replicator.

"Care for a drink Commander?" Leah asked as she ordered her tea, hot.

Alexander expected something along those lines about the department being unwanted, he relaxed some and said, "Chamomile tea, hot, 2 sugars, please." He waited a second then continued, "As for the department ma'am; I have no doubts that you've had a well equipped and capable Intelligence Department staff on the base." He paused as he considered his next words. "My purpose can best boiled down into the following, I think; the primary purpose of the intelligence department and its agents is to gather information, while my job includes the collection of information, it most focuses on how best to use the information gathered."

She ordered his drink and then walked back to him and gave it to him, sighing she nodded. "Very well," Leah replied as she sat back down at her desk. "Anything you care to report that Sevlek hadn't disclosed?" Leah said as she was getting curious about the Typhon Pact and their activities.

The human officer nodded, "The admiral asked me to inform you that, at best, you have approximately a month to get the base prepared for the inevitable war with the Typhon Pact." He took a sip of his tea, then continued, "We expect their first major push will be for the Raeyan sector blocks, the Raeyan Transit Corridor and the Triangle."

She looked at him, "That doesn't give us much time though what we really need to get up are our marines and fighters." Leah replied taking a sip, "we have 3 ships on its way here for our attached ships that we can use to defend the planet." She said looking at him, "One is my old ship the USS Cairo a Sovereign-class." Leah smiled as she had to pull some strings to get her assigned here.

Alexander nodded as he took a sip of tea, "A month is not long to get a mothballed base up and running. I'm sure the admiral would be more than willing to get you any supplies you need quickly. My talks with him put me under the impression that he believes Hawkeye may be a key piece of real estate for the war."

Nodding, "Your probably right and, I have a feeling that we will be seeing the Eternal Light again soon. Though we haven't seen any activity out of them yet, but that doesn't mean there not up to something." Leah said looking at him, "I am a feeling they might put the war to their advantage. Not sure how but, I wouldn't put it past them." She said as she motioned for him to follow her.

They walked out of her office, making their way out of the building she had called for a shuttle. She wanted to take him to where he will be operating. "I have the perfect spot for your department." Leah replied as they began to move.

After awhile they came to a nice building that was attached to the mountain that would be ideal for his department. It was recently fixed up and had all the equipment he would need. "I know this isn't exactly what you probably were looking for, you will have an office in the main complex but this could double as your area of operations." Leah replied, "it was recently revamped from part of the science complex which there are multiple areas for the science department." She added looking at him.

Zandusky looked at the structure, "The mountain adds some additional security. I'm sure it will be perfectly fine. We'll make sure it's up to the task at hand." He chuckled to himself, "I'm not entirely certain there will be a whole lot of time for any meaningful research projects in the next few months, at least."

"But I am sure you can keep an eye on the Eternal Light and Typhon Pact from there at all times from here." Leah replied as she looked at him, sighing she never thought she see another war in her lifetime. From the Bajoran occupation, to the Dominion War, now the possible war with the Typhon Pact. Walking to the window that was in the room she looked out.

"Oh, absolutely, general. It'll be more than acceptable to keep tabs on the important things." Zandusky was already working through the logistics in his head. He had no doubts that he would have everything he needed; eventually, at least.

Leah nodded, "Well I don't have anything else for you at the moment so I'll let you get started if you want." Leah said as she looked at him, she needed to get some lunch before anymore meetings take place.

Zandusky smiled slightly as he looked at the building's entrance, "No, ma'am. I'm ready to get started, if you're ready to have me start."

She nodded then made her exit, but right she let the door close behind her she turned to face him for a moment. "Keep me informed of any new information." She said then the doors closed behind her and she walked back to the shuttle and headed back towards the Command Center.


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