It has been a long three weeks in fold space since the fleet has left Earth on its way to Tyrol, the homeworld of the Robotech Masters. Luckily for you, this time has been spent on board the Command Cruiser MacArthur, giving you access to one of the bigger ships of the division, and more freedom to stretch your legs and have some more to do in your off time. But even so, for a bunch of pilots, being stuck inside the ship has been a long, boring flight, with the promise of a lot of action coming up to help keep you motivated.
As it is, there is a lot of simulator and classroom time, trying to keep your skills honed to a razor edge of preparedness. But even as you go through seemingly endless sims, there is just a bit of uncertainty looming over your heads as to just what it is that you are about to get yourselves into. No one in the Fleet has any real idea of just what the Robotech Masters will do when the UEEF Fleet comes out of fold space to say 'hello', but no one is expecting it to go peacefully.
One part of your testing and training is targeted to see what pairings will do the best in the squadron assignments. It is a subject of much debate on the MacArthur, with everyone wondering just when the CAG (Commander Air Group) is going to make the team selections.
Today is a fairly typical day, with our heroes doing whatever it is that your duty assignment currently is when you receive a summons to briefing room four by the CAG, probably to get your squad assignments. Getting to the briefing room, you see that there are dozens of pilots there, all shifting around to get to a seat, chatting about the possible team assignments.
The chatter is suddenly cut short when the shout of "Attention on deck!" echoes across the room as the CAG comes walking in with a few members of her staff. Commander Erin Reynolds is a tall slim woman, with shoulder length black hair. A former pilot herself, she served with distinction on the SDF-1 in the First Robotech War. Now in charge of over four hundred Veritech pilots, Cmdr. Reynolds is a very important person on the MacArthur.
The CAG steps up to the podium and says, "Take your seats!" She waits for everyone to sit down, then says, "Welcome pilots. Today you will be getting your squad assignments. Check your data tablets for the downloads of what your various teams will be." She is silent as she watches everyone's heads bow down and examine their tablets, and you can see the six names of your squadron clearly listed. "Ladies and gentlemen, we expect that there will be another two weeks of time spent in fold space, giving everyone some time to get to know your various teams and get used to working together as a cohesive unit."
"Alright. Once you are dismissed, locate your teams and your squad leader. You will be expected to perform with the highest levels of professionalism when dealing with your fellow team members. If there is a issue, my door is always open. Just make sure you use your chain of command first or you will live to regret it." A ripple of laughter flows through the room at that, but everyone knows that Cmdr. Reynolds is very serious about following the proper protocols.
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OOC Is there any volunteers for the role of squad leader? I am hesitant to assign the NPC as the head, and I don't want to just arbitrarily assign a leader from the players.