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Posted on Fri May 3rd, 2019 @ 3:33am by Lieutenant JG Ashley Tankson

Starbase 51-
Tank had just finished a workout and was enjoying the sauna on Starbase 51 when he was contacted by his Captain. Dressing hurriedly he boarded the USS Kirk and went straight to the ready room.

"Ensign Tankson, reporting as requested Tank said quickly.

"At ease" said Captain Hakido. "Tank you have been performing admirably aboard the Kirk as our Assistant Chief of Security and Master at Arms. On a small ship like ours there are many young officers that juggle multiple roles and you have met and exceeded the Starfleet standard."

"Thank you Captain," Tank replied sensing a but coming and wondering what was coming next.

"Tank, I received a communique from the Admiral just before I contacted you and I hate that we couldn't do more for you at this time."

"Sir?" Tank asked questioningly.

"Attention!" Captain Hakido snapped.

Tank jerked and stood ramrod straight as the Captain began to speak.

"ACTING UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF CAPTAIN HAKIDO, STARFLEET HAS PLACED SPECIAL TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN THE PATRIOTISM, INTEGRITY, AND ABILITIES OF ENSIGN ASHLEY TANKSON. IN VIEW OF THESE SPECIAL QUALITIES, AND HIS DEMONSTRATED POTENTIAL TO SERVE IN THE HIGHER GRADE,ENSIGN TANKSON IS PROMOTED TO THE GRADE OF LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE, STARFLEET, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, BY ORDER OF STARFLEET." The Captain saluted Tank and shook Tank's hand

"At ease Lieutenant," Captain Hakido said with a smile, "You may speak freely."

"Thank you sir, but I don't understand why now?" Tank asked.

"The Churchill is here at the Starbase and needs a new Chief of Security. The Admiral asked if I had someone aboard that was ready for that responsibility and I recommended you. The Churchill is moored on the other side of the Starbase and you are to report to her Captain immediately. I've already sent one of the crewmen to pack your things. Once again Tank, I'm sorry we couldn't have made a bigger deal out of this but the needs of Starfleet, as they say" the Captain concluded.

"Thank you Sir, I will do my best," Tank replied.

"I know you will Tank, now go get to your new ship before I have to reprimand you, Lieutenant," he said smiling and stressing the word Lieutenant.

"I will sir," Tank said before saluting and leaving the Captain's Ready Room. He stopped by his room, and his few belongings were already packed. Tank wasn't sentimental by nature and didn't collect mementos like a lot of his fellow officers. Picking up his duffel bag he left the USS Kirk and headed for the Churchill.



 

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