Bravo Fleet Executive Orders

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This article is official Bravo Fleet Official Policy.








Under Article VI of the Bravo Fleet Constitution, certain Executive Orders may be created assist in the administration of the fleet.

Executive Order 06-C001

Executive Order 06-C001 - Internal Administrative Matter Regarding Personnel Change

An order for an internal administrative matter regarding a personnel change. Since the order was ratified by a formal vote of the BFA that concluded on September 18, 2006, the order is not posted publicly.

So Ordered this 16th day of September 2006,



Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Admiral Robert M Chadwick
Acting Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change

Executive Order 06-C002

Executive Order 06-C002 - JAG Tribunal

The JAG Tribunal as set prior to the reformation of the Constitution and UCMJ shall be carried forth until such time as the BFA and the Fleet JAG CO are prepared to change the makeup thereof, and shall have full authority over all matters regarding the concerns of the UCMJ and all matters which JAG is assigned by the Constitution. Sans, of course, Jordan, who is no longer the JAG Chief.

I am also temporarily appointing Admiral Valren Arelwynn to the JAG Corps as the Fleet Representative for Real World Legal Matters, and to assist with any transition the team may need.

This Order will supercede any previous Executive Order or Fleet Rule, as those rules are considered abandoned by the adoption of the new UCMJ.

So Ordered this 5th day of October 2006,



Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Admiral Robert M Chadwick
Acting Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it expired on January 3, 2007

Executive Order 06-C003

Executive Order 06-C003 - Appointment of ACTING HoH Administrator

By Executive Order, I hereby appoint Vice-Admiral Clawson to the position of ACTING HoH Administrator, in addition to her other duties in the fleet.

VAdm Clawson will serve in this capacity as described by the Constitution for a period of no more than 90 days, unless removed by the BFCO, installed permanently by the BFCO or the person acting in the BFCO's stead, or by a vote of the BFA.

VAdm Clawson will be allowed to pick assistants as she deems necessary, and I will give her access to the hoh@bravofleet.org email address immediately.

So Ordered this 6th day of October 2006,



Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Admiral Robert M Chadwick
Acting Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change

Executive Order 07-S001

Executive Order 07-S001 - Contacting Superiors within the Bravo Fleet Chain of Command

By Executive Order, after a REASONABLE Amount of time, any member of Bravo Fleet (called the petitioner) may contact the next member of their Chain of Command if they have received no response from the person DIRECTLY above them. If a CO is waiting on a response from their TGCO, then they may contact the TF2XO, and so on, up the Chain of Command. The new person contacted will review the situation and will make a decision if necessary. This decision will have the same authority as the person who should have made the decision. Any decisions made can not have In-Character effects within a simm, except in the OOC removal or change of a CO.

In the case of the removal or changing of a CO from a simm, only the TFCO (or person acting in their stead) or higher may approve, and any person higher (and only by following the CoC: DivCO, BFXO, and finally BFCnC) then the TFCO may only approve such changes if there has been no response from TFCO after 14 days.

If, after 5 (five) days, there is no response from the next person in the Chain of Command, then the petitioner may go to the next level. Every 5 (five) days after that, the petitioner may go to the next level until the BFCnC.

Any emails sent should also be Cc'd to the levels that have already been attempted to contact.

A REASONABLE amount of time will be no less the 14 (fourteen) days from the initial contact for the first level, and then 5 (five) days for each level beyond that.

All members of the Fleet should realize that we are all real people behind our persona's, with such responsibilities including families, jobs, and school. Though lack of responses happen, this Executive Order is hoped to reduce lack of communication.

This Executive Order will expire on April 30th, 2007, unless rescinded by the BFCO, or acted upon by the BFA.

So Ordered this 30th day of January 2007,

Admiral Marcus Shepherd
Acting Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change

Executive Order 07-S002

Executive Order 07-S002 - Creation of Player Council to Support Operations inside of Bravo Fleet

To help increase communication and productivity at the fleet level Bravo Fleet is creating a series of councils in each Task Force to help keep player interests in mind.

Task Force Player Council

Each task force is requested and required to form a council of players separate from any CO and XO groups that currently exist. This Council must be formed within 30 days of the creation date of the this Executive Order. Failure to form such a Council within the allotted time will result in a one grade rank demotion on day 31 of any TFCO who refuses to follow this order.

This council will be made up entirely of non-CO players elected by majority vote by the players of each simm. Each member MAY NOT have any ACTIVE CO characters in any part of Bravo Fleet Core. Each simm may send up to THREE non-CO characters. If a simm can not put forth three non-CO characters then they may discuss with their TFCO possible alternatives. Deviation from this policy will be considered by the council itself with guidance from the TFCO on a case by case basis. Simm Executive Officers will also be eligible for membership on this council with the same restrictions, NO ACTIVE CO characters anywhere within the BF Core Fleet.

Once assembled, each TF council will elect a Chairperson, and a Vice-Chairperson. The Chairperson will call meetings to order, establish meeting outlines, run meetings, and call for votes. In the event the Chair is not available, the Vice-Chair will act in their stead.

The TFXO will also sit on their Task Force's Council as a NON-VOTING OBSERVER. The Observer will have NO POWER over the council, and are only allowed to comment on any discussions. If the TFXO is unavailable or otherwise unfit to sit on this Council, the TF2XO will sit in on the Council as the Observer. If the TF2XO is also unavailable, then the TFCO may chose from the senior staff of their TF (TGCO, their self, or another staff person of their TF) to sit in as the NON-VOTING OBSERVER.

Each member of the Player Council will serve on this council for a term of 12 months, or until the next general election (July 1st of every year), whichever comes first, or until a player resigns. Representatives may serve consecutive terms on the council, provided that they win the election on their simm in each election.

TF Council Duties

  1. The TF Player Council is tasked with bringing forth critical issues to the TF's Senior Staff for review, discussion and explanation.
  2. In the event of a TFCO replacement, the Fleet Admiral will nominate a new TFCO as per the Bravo Fleet Constitution, Article III, Section 7.4. This choice will be ratified by the BFA with a vote of two-thirds (2/3) in favor, as required by By-law 13, Section 1.2. The TF Player Council of the relevant Task Force will then have the opportunity to interview the TFCO-elect, who is required to answer any BF relevant questions posed by the Council of his pending Task Force. Within one week, the ##TF Player Council will take a vote for or against the TFCO-elect. An 80% majority by the Player Council can send the TFCO appointment back to the BFA for further discussion and review. If the appointment is sent back to the BFA, the Council MUST give a detailed description of the proceedings, their vote, and an explanation of why the TFCO-elect was rejected by them.
      1. If the TFCO-elect is sent back for review, after reviewing the report from the Council, the BFA can either:
        1. Nominate some one else, starting the process over again;
        2. Re-vote on the appointment, with the Council's rejection counted as ONE vote in the re-vote. The results of the re-vote are final and will not impede the installation of the new TFCO.
  3. In the event of a DivCO, BFXO or BFCO replacement, Article III, Section 7.4 and By-law 13, Section 1.2 will be in effect as normal, with no direct in-put from either a TF Player Council or the Fleet Player Council.

Fleet Player Council

Once the TF Player Councils have been assembled, each TF Player council will elect three representatives to the fleet level player council. All three representatives must come from three different simulations within the TF, and again should not have any active CO characters at the time of their election. Each player will serve on this council for a term of 12 months or until the next general election (July 1 of every year), whichever comes first, or until the players resignation. Representatives may serve consecutive terms on the council, provided that they win the election of their TF's Council.

The BFXO will also sit on the Council as a NON-VOTING OBSERVER. The Observer will have NO POWER over the council, and are only allowed to comment on any discussions. If the BFXO is unavailable or otherwise unfit to sit on this Council, then a DivCO will sit in on the Council as the Observer. If both DivCOs are also unavailable, then the BFCO may chose from the senior staff of the Fleet (TFCO, their self, or another staff person of the BFA) to sit in as the NON-VOTING OBSERVER.

Fleet Council Duties

  1. The Fleet Player Council is tasked with bringing forth critical issues to the BFA for ratification. Once a motion is declared and passed the BFA will then ratify or denounce the motion. In the event of a denouncement the Player Council is entitled to a full and detailed explanation of why the motion was not adopted. Following the explanation of why the motion was rejected, the Player council can attempt to overrule the BFA veto by attaining an 85% majority vote of the Fleet Player Council.

Conduct of the Player Councils

No member of either Council will be threatened with JAG proceedings due to their comments or opinions expressed in council sessions, provided that such are discussed in a professional manner. Flame wars, slander and outright attacks on some one's personal character is not acceptable behavior and it is the responsibility of the Chair of each Committee (or Vice-Chair acting in their stead) to send any breaches of this policy to JAG for review. JAG will follow the procedures of the UCMJ and are empowered to removed said council member from their TF committee. After any appeal process, the simm that the removed councillor is from will elect a new person to represent them for the remainder of the term.

If the unprofessional member of the Council is the TF Observer, then the Chair (or Vice-Chair) will request that a new Observer be assigned, which should be done by the TFCO within 7 days of the request by the Chair.

This Executive Order will expire on June 6th, 2007, unless rescinded by the BFCO, or acted upon by the BFA. It CANNOT be rescinded for 75 days from its creation by this order, to give it time to be truly reviewed and evaluated by the BFA.

So Ordered this 8th day of March 2007,

Admiral Marcus Shepherd
Acting Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as there are conflicts in it with regards to Constitutional and By-law procedures

Executive Order 07-C003

Executive Order 07-C003 - An order granting asylum to games or members who left due to certain issues

By order of the Commander in Chief of the Fleet, any Commanding Officer, player, member, Simulation, etc who may have submitted their resignation or otherwise removed themselves from the Fleet, during the period of Monday, February 12, 2007 and today, Friday, March 9, 2007, are hereby granted a reprieve and pardon, and are granted leave to rescind their resignation or withdrawal, and re-enter the Fleet and Task Force with their previous ship or character, at the same rank and position they held prior to such action. This order does not preclude the rights of a sim CO to not accept a player back into their sim.

Further, it is ordered that no repercussions shall be taken against any of the aforementioned should they choose to return by power of this order.

So Ordered this 9th Day of March 2007,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
FAdm Robert M Chadwick Fleet Commanding Officer Bravo Fleet

This order is not in force as it expired without action from the BFA

Executive Order 07-A004

Executive Order 07-A004 - Integration of Starfleet Central into Bravo Fleet

WHEREAS the Joint Fleet Command of Starfleet Central and the Bravo Fleet Admiralty have agreed to merge all interested Starfleet Central simms into Bravo Fleet; and

WHEREAS members of the Joint Fleet Command of Starfleet Central are to be immediately granted positions of Task Group Commander and higher and retain flag officer ranks;

WHEREAS accomodating all of the interested former members of Starfleet Central is desirable to the growth and future success of Bravo Fleet; and

WHEREAS the BFA has agreed to approve this Executive Order as permanent policy after it is issued;

THEREFORE NOTWITHSTANDING any part of the Bravo Fleet Constitution or By-laws, the following Bravo Fleet assignments and ranks are granted:

Commodore Marc Davis - USS Hercules Commanding Officer - Task Force 9 Second Executive Officer

Commodore Jack Raliek - USS Bell Commanding Officer - Task Force 72 staff member (TGCO)

Commodore James Frost - USS Odin Commanding Officer - Task Force 86 staff member (TGCO)

Colonel Tristan D. Nassor - USS Hades Commanding Officer - Task Force 86 Member

Captain Javin Kile - USS Liberty Commanding Officer - Task Force 72 Member

Captain John Riker - USS Legacy Commanding Officer - Task Force 38 Member

Commander Christine De Gavi - USS Xelisa Commanding Officer - Task Force 38 Member

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this Executive Order is deemed to have taken effect on August 8, 2007.

Signed, Admiral Valren Arelwynn Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer

This Executive Order is not in force as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change

Executive Order 07-M005

Executive Order 07-M005 - An order suspending the Bravo Fleet Admiralty

By order of the Commander in Chief of the Fleet, due to the continued breaches of the confidentiality of proposals brought forth to the Bravo Fleet Admiralty, the Bravo Fleet Admiralty is hereby suspended for a period that shall not extend to past January 6, 2008. This may be terminated prematurely at a time so chosen by the Bravo Fleet Commander in Chief.

Until the time frame mentioned above, all TFCOs still have the power to run their task forces as they see fit; however, all their obligations to the Bravo Fleet Admiralty are not required for this period of time. Until then, they may escalate up their chain of command to the Division Commanding Officers of Bravo Fleet. Bravo Fleet, during this time period, all primary decision-making will be made by the Bravo Fleet Commander in Chief, the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer, the Alpha Division Commanding Officer, and the Beta Division Commanding Officer. All members of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty are also thanked for their efforts so far, and it is a sad da that it has had to come to this because of the indiscretion of a few members have gone ahead and ruined it for the rest.

All affiliates shall report directly to the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer for all issues pertaining to Bravo Fleet that they need assistance with.

So Ordered this 6th Day of October 2007,

Admiral Adrian Mormar Fleet Commanding Officer Bravo Fleet

This action has been repealed by the BFCO, due to misunderstanding of the terms. A formal apology was sent to the Bravo Fleet CO's list.

Executive Order 09-P001

Executive Order 09-P001 - An order suspending specific portions of the fleet by-laws

I do not take this lightly, as many Executive Order requests have crossed my desk since day one of me filling the BFCO position. I take privilege of the BFCO to issue executive orders seriously and I believe they should be used sparingly with great thought and input from the Senior Staff and all on the BFA.

Therefore I, Admiral Christopher Pike, Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer, in accordance with Article VI Section 1 of the Bravo Fleet Constitution am issuing a Executive Order suspending the following sections and subsections of the Bravo Fleet Constitution:

- By-law #2, Section 3
- By-law #2, Section 5

In accordance with Article VI Section 3 of the Bravo Fleet Constitution, this Executive order will be in place until I rescind the order, the BFA adopts it as a permanent change, or ninety (90) days elapse without any other action.

I have issued this order to facilitate a quicker turn around period in filling empty positions and to streamline the Chain of Command.

So ordered this 26th day of February in the year 2009, Bravo Fleet year 2385.

Signed,
Admiral Christopher A. Pike

This order is not in force as it expired without action from the BFA

Executive Order 09-R002

Executive Order 09-R002 - Appointment of an Acting Judge Advocate General

By order of the Commander in Chief of Bravo Fleet, with the resignation of the sitting Judge Advocate General for the Fourth Fleet during the middle of two on going trials, the goal is to keep the stability of the Judge Advocate General staff in their current positions with familiarity of the on going trial details without having to perform an acting duty. Therefore, a member of the Bravo Fleet Senior Staff familiar with the details of the Office of the Judge Advocate General and the case details at hand will be chosen to act as the Judge Advocate General to assist in the completion of the trial.

Per executive order there is a familiarity of the real life time issues at current of the two Division Commanding Officers due to the beginning of the college and university school semesters, and the current leave of absence of the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer, and the obvious impartiality and bias that I, the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer, would have as acting Judge Advocate General. Therefore, keeping those mitigating factors in mind, the Bravo Fleet Operations Coordinator, Rear Admiral Cabot Shaw, will step into the position as acting Judge Advocate General of the Bravo Fleet to oversee the completion of the two pending trials.

At the time of the completion of the pending trials, a new nominee will be named as Judge Advocate General by the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer and confirmed by the Bravo Fleet Admiralty to take the position full time. If a person cannot be named immediately then the Bravo Fleet Defender will step into the position on an acting basis as per Article V.2.2.2 until a full time Judge Advocate General can be chosen by the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.

Signed,

Admiral Teylas Ramar
Commanding Officer
Starfleet's Fourth Fleet, Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it expired, due to terms of the Order being met, on November 7, 2009

Executive Order 09-R003

Executive Order 09-R003 - Suspension of regular business for the Christmas/New Year holiday season

By order of the Commander in Chief of Bravo Fleet the Bravo Fleet Admiralty is to commence a suspension of standard admiralty operations beginning Decemeber 20th in honor of the traditional holiday break. Bravo Fleet Admiralty members will continue to perform their non-BFA duties including the day to day running of their task forces or similar duties, however proposals, votes, and BFA discussion will be suspended. The suspension of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty for the holidays will end on January 15th will all duties returning to full operations.

In case of emergency discussion or vote, the chair of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty, currently the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer, may reconvene for a special session of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.

Signed,

Admiral Teylas Ramar
Commanding Officer
Starfleet's Fourth Fleet, Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is not in force as it expired, due to terms of the Order being met, on 7 January, 2010.

Executive Order 12-C001

Executive Order 12-C001 - A temporary suspension of any new games being introduced to the fleet

By order of the Commander in Chief of Bravo Fleet, during this period of reorganization and renewal, no new simulations shall be created or considered. It is the judgement of the Commander in Chief that such actions would not be in the best interests of the group at large given the turmoil in which the Fleet now finds itself. This suspension on expansion shall last no longer than 30 days from this date, allowing for the reconstruction and redeployment of assets and currently manned installations to those areas which have been left crippled via a mass exodus event. This Executive Order shall be in effect no longer than is absolutely necessary to facilitate those changes that are now required and will be revoked immediately upon the successful reorganization.

Signed,

Admiral Nathan Cowell, MD
Commanding Officer
Starfleet's Fourth Fleet, Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is no longer in effect as it was rescinded by order of the BFCO.

Executive Order 14-DC001

Executive Order 14-DC001 - Temporary Stay of Execution of JAG Sentence on a Player

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 4th day of July, 2014, I have ordered an immediate and temporary stay of execution of sentence previously imposed by the office of Judge Advocate General against a player. As the matter in question involves a personnel matter, the name of the player will not be made public.

This order shall be in effect for 30 days to allow the Bravo Fleet Admiralty sufficient time to decide the permanent fate of the player in question. As a result of the stay, the player may resume conditional and temporary play on any simulation they may so choose.

So Ordered this 4th Day of July, 2014,

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is no longer in force as the BFA voted to make the temporary stay permanent on July 12, 2014.


Executive Order 15-DC001

Executive Order 15-DC001 - Allowing Task Force 93 to Split into Task Groups

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 12th day of April, 2015, I have ordered an immediate and temporary allowance of Task Force 93 to break its Operations Task Group into multiple Task Groups as once existed in Bravo Fleet. These Task Groups shall be named Alpha, Beta and if a 3rd is necessary, Gamma. The TF is granted permission to use different names for these Task Groups, but the Alpha, Beta, Gamma designation shall be the official names for them. Task Force 93 is permitted to break its Operations Task Group into groups either by territory or whatever other fashion it so desires.

This order shall be in effect for 90 days or until such time as the Bravo Fleet Admiralty either votes to adopt the change permanently or to revert back to a single Task Group as currently exists.

So Ordered this 12th Day of April, 2015,

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This order is not in force as it was rescinded by the BFCO prior to the expiration of the order and with no action from the BFA. Since neither of the disqualifying terms were met, the BFCO retains the option to reissue this order as needed in the future.


Executive Order 15-DC001A

Executive Order 15-DC001A - Allowing Task Force 93 to Split into Task Groups

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 29th day of June, 2015, I have ordered an immediate and temporary allowance of Task Force 93 to break its Operations Task Group into multiple Task Groups as once existed in Bravo Fleet. These Task Groups shall be named Alpha, Beta and if a 3rd is necessary, Gamma. The TF is granted permission to use different names for these Task Groups, but the Alpha, Beta, Gamma designation shall be the official names for them. Task Force 93 is permitted to break its Operations Task Group into groups either by territory or whatever other fashion it so desires.

This order shall be in effect for 90 days or until such time as the Bravo Fleet Admiralty either votes to adopt the change permanently or to revert back to a single Task Group as currently exists. Since this order is a reissued order of a former Executive Order that had not expired nor been voted down before it was rescinded, it should carry the full 90 days as allotted by the rules of the fleet.

So Ordered this 29th Day of June, 2015,

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This order has been superceded by EO 15-DC001B which corrects a technicality in the wording that would have caused any Task Groups that were made under the provisions of this order to be removed. The new draft closes that technicality and allows TF93 to keep any TGs that it creates as a result of this order, unless of course the BFA votes to rescind the order and the allowance for TGs altogether. This revision does not extend the order, it merely closes the loophole


Executive Order 15-DC001B

Executive Order 15-DC001B - Allowing Task Force 93 to Split into Task Groups

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 29th day of June, 2015, I have ordered an immediate and temporary allowance of Task Force 93 to break its Operations Task Group into multiple Task Groups as once existed in Bravo Fleet. These Task Groups shall be named Alpha, Beta and if a 3rd is necessary, Gamma. The TF is granted permission to use different names for these Task Groups, but the Alpha, Beta, Gamma designation shall be the official names for them. Task Force 93 is permitted to break its Operations Task Group into groups either by territory or whatever other fashion it so desires.

This order grants TF93 permission to establish Task Groups as described above. The order shall be in effect for 90 days or until such time as the Bravo Fleet Admiralty either votes to adopt the change permanently or to revert it back to a single Task Group as currently exists. If the BFA takes no action on this order, TF93 shall be allowed to keep its new Task Groups. Since this order is a reissued order of a former Executive Order that had not expired nor been voted down before it was rescinded, it should carry the full 90 days as allotted by the rules of the fleet.

So Ordered this 29th Day of June, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 15-DC002

Executive Order 15-DC002 - Authorization of provisional games based on unapproved ship/vessel classes

In December of last year, we were approached by a CO who wanted to try something radically different than anything that had been done before in Bravo Fleet (at least to my knowledge). He and a small group of players wanted to try to see if they could successfully run a simulation based solely off of an Arrow Class Runabout. The game, named the USS Ajax, based in TF47 (now TF93) was granted temporary and limited authorization to begin trial play, but because of our rules, we insisted it officially be listed as being tied to the TF's Starbase.

What made us consider the authorization was the introduction of an idea in the middle of last year that we allow games to be provisionally played on ship classes that we don't currently support because they cannot fully meet the official requirements necessary under some of our existing rules. An example of this might be a class for which there are images and specifications available, and approval from the designer or artist, but may not have a mesh available as we presently require for a ship class to be considered as an acceptable gaming platform.

To date, the Ajax is running very well, so I feel we are at a crossroads and that it's time for them to be counted as more than just a simple attached vessel. Therefore, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 29th day of May, 2015, I am ordering the official authorization of provisional game platforms for use in Bravo Fleet, and that the USS Ajax be the first game granted full game status under this rule. The USS Ajax is granted full provisional sim status with all the rights that any other regular simulation in Bravo Fleet is allowed.

This authorization is provisional, as will be the authorization for any other classes of ships that we may eventually allow to be played that can't meet our full set of rules for regular inclusion in the fleet. While this order could mean a large group of new sim platforms may become available, for right now I am limiting this authorization to extend only to the Ajax until the BFA has had an opportunity to either permanently adopt the provisional class authorization, or to strike the idea down entirely.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is no longer in effect as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change.

Executive Order 15-DC003

Executive Order 15-DC003 - Appointment of Acting Hall of Honors Administrator

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, I hereby appoint Kai Andrews, the present TFCO of TF93, to the position of Acting Administrator of the Hall of Honors (BF Award System). The address hoh@bravofleet.org shall be assigned to him effective immediately. Kai will be coordinating with the BFA on the awards that we will be accepting, and how they will be administered and displayed once they have been awarded. Kai will also be authorized to establish a committee of 3 to 5 people to help build the HoH up and to ensure the timely adjudication of award requests that may be received by the team.

As this is not a BFA level position, the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer has the authority to directly appoint any member in good standing of the fleet to the position without the need for a vote or further discussion, however Kai will serve in this capacity as described by the Constitution for a period of no more than 90 days, unless removed by the BFCO, installed permanently by the BFCO, or by a vote of the BFA.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is no longer in effect as it has been superceded by Executive Order 15-DC003A

Executive Order 15-DC003A

Executive Order 15-DC003A - Appointment of Hall of Honors Administrator

After having discussed the temporary appointment of Kai Andrews with the BFA, and having seen the successes that he and his team have so far come up with in successfully relaunching the Hall of Honour, it is my privilege to make permanent the temporary appointment of Kai Andrews to the full and official position of Administrator of the Hall of Honour.

As the Constitution does provide authority for the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer to make appointments to non-BFA positions without a vote of the BFA, this EO shall remain in effect until rescinded or challenged in the BFA at some later time.

So Ordered this 23th Day of June, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

 

Executive Order 15-DC003B

Executive Order 15-DC003B - Appointment of Hall of Honors Administrator

With the resignation of Kai from the HoH Admin, the senior staff of the BFA have decided to appoint the TFCO of TF72, Leam, to the post on a permanent basis.

As the Constitution does provide authority for the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer to make appointments to non-BFA positions without a vote of the BFA, this EO shall remain in effect until rescinded or challenged in the BFA at some later time.

So Ordered this 27th day of August, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

Executive Order 15-DC004

Executive Order 15-DC004 - Change in name of the Bravo Fleet Recruitment Officer

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, I hereby order the changing of the named position of Bravo Fleet Recruitment Officer to Bravo Fleet Community Relations Officer. This change is reflective of the enhanced nature that the position will eventually be evolved into, and will help people better understand the purpose of the position when they try to seek assistance from the person appointed to the position.

This matter is already under discussion in the BFA, so this order should either be adopted or declined within the next 30 days.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This Executive Order is no longer in effect as it was adopted by the BFA as a permanent change.

Executive Order 15-DC005

Executive Order 15-DC005 - Appointment of acting Command Adjunct for the Community Relations Officer

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, I temporarily appoint Commodore Powell O'Shaunessey, the present Task Force Executive Officer of Task Force 72 to the position of Command Adjunct for the Bravo Fleet Community Relations Officer.

This matter is already under discussion in the BFA, so this order should either be adopted or declined within the next 90 days.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This order is no longer in effect as it was adopted as a permanent change when the appointee was confirmed to the position by vote of the BFA.

Executive Order 15-DC006

Executive Order 15-DC006 - Temporary relaxation of rules to permit reentry of former games back into the fleet

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet and in the name of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty, I hereby order the temporary relaxation of rules and guidelines as established in Bravo Fleet By-Laws and if necessary in the Bravo Fleet Constitution to allow for normalization of relations with games and members which formerly belonged to Bravo Fleet that wish to reintegrate into the Bravo Fleet family. Relaxation of our present rules may be necessary in some cases because of the use of special ship classes, character ranks, and other distinguishing features which may not presently conform with Bravo Fleet rules.

This matter is already under discussion in the BFA, however I ask that the order be allowed the full 90 days so that we are able to invite as many former games to return as possible under this provision. If more time is needed, the BFA may adopt the order permanently, or may grant an extension to allow for extra time to be available.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 15-DC007

Executive Order 15-DC007 - The establishment of general standing orders

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, I hereby order the allowance of standard operating procedures and guidelines that are typically held outside of the purview of the general public, to be assembled in the Bravo Fleet Admiralty area of the Relay Station Bravo that shall detail standard operational rules that members of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty may fall back on should they not receive a timely response from members of their Chain-of-Command.

These standing orders shall be in full accordance to present operating procedures, policies, by-laws and Constitutional provisions, therefore this executive order shall not require a vote to enact or decline, and shall remain in effect in perpetuity.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 15-DC008

Executive Order 15-DC008 - The requirement for all COs to complete the new Command Academy

After long discussion in the BFA regarding the establishment of the new Command Academy, and the recent completion of bringing it online, it has been decided that no one will be grandfathered from having to complete the coursework in order to maintain an active command in Bravo Fleet, including every member of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.

Therefore, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, every Commanding Officer within the fleet shall enroll in the Bravo Fleet Command Academy within the next 90 days. This does not mean they must have it completed by the end of the 90 days, but they should be actively participating in it. Further, no new commission as a Commanding Officer shall issue by any Task Force Commanding Officer unless and until the applicant has already successfully completed the Command Academy as certified by the Commandant of the Bravo Fleet Academy.

This order shall remain in effect for 90 days or until such time as the BFA has either voted to permanently adopt it or to decide to overrule it.

So Ordered this 29th Day of May, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

Executive Order 15-DC009

Executive Order 15-DC009 - Requiring monthly comprehensive reports from TFCOs regarding activity in their TFs

Every month it is required that the Commanding Officers of each game submit a monthly report to their Task Force Commanding Officer outlining details pertaining to the activity level of their games, award/commendation submissions, etc. In the past, Task Force Commanding Officers were also required to submit reports to the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer to inform the command staff of the health of their Task Forces.

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, all Task Force Commanding Officers and other Bravo Fleet Admiralty members who have direct oversite over Command Adjuncts or Task Force Executive Officers, shall via the BFA section of the Relay Station Bravo forums submit a monthly report outlining the status and health of their TFs. The format of said reports shall be determined by a majority of the Task Force Commanding Officers and shall be adopted within the next 30 days.

This order shall remain in effect for 90 days, or or until such time as the BFA chooses to adopt it as a permanent rule or refuse to adopt it.

So ordered this the 30th day of May, 2015.

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 15-DC010

Executive Order 15-DC010 - Appointment of Fleet News Service Director

While the position of Community Relations Officer will be responsible for direction of the Fleet News Service (FNS) on a permanent basis, we are launching the FNS before the CRO is permanently appointed. Therefore, by order of the Commander-in-Chief of Bravo Fleet, I am appointing Commodore Powell O'Shaunessey to the position of Director of the FNS.

This order shall remain in effect for 90 days, or or until such time as the BFA chooses to adopt it as a permanent rule or refuse to adopt it.

So ordered this the 2nd day of June, 2015.

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This order is no longer in effect as it was adopted as a permanent change when the appointee was confirmed to the position of Community Relations Officer on a permenant basis by the BFA

Executive Order 15-DC011

Executive Order 15-DC011 - Special promotions for services rendered to the fleet

In recognition of their hard work and dedication to the responsibilities delegated to them outside of their normal duties as Task Force Executive Officers, I feel a responsibility to reward two of our Task Force Executive Officers in a special manner. Therefore, effective immediately, I am promoting Commodore Powell O'Shaunessey, the Task Force Executive Officer of Task Force 72 and Commodore Catherine Wolf, the Task Force Executive Officer of Task Force 93, to the the rank of Rear Admiral.

As soon as the Hall of Honors is setup and the awards that will be available become clear, it's highly likely these two will also be nominated by me to receive awards for their efforts on behalf of all members of the fleet.

Since this matter involves the promotion of people who fall under me in the chain of command, no vote is necessary to confirm these promotions, and the order will never expire.

So ordered this the 2nd day of June, 2015.

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 15-DC012

Executive Order 15-DC012 - Appointment of Acting Fleet Internet Officer

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 27th Day of June, 2015, I temporarily appoint VAdm Vadosia Adislo (aka Andrew or Aio) to the post of Acting Fleet Internet Officer.

This order shall be in effect for 90 days or until such time as the Bravo Fleet Admiralty either votes in a new BFIO, to overrule the appointment, or to extend the appointment for a longer term.

So Ordered this 27th Day of June, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

This order is no longer in effect as it has been superceded by Executive Order 15-DC012A


Executive Order 15-DC012A

Executive Order 15-DC012A - Continued Appointment of Acting Fleet Internet Officer

Pursuant to Article 2, Section 3, Clause 1 of the Bravo Fleet Constitution, I am making a temporary change to the rule regarding Executive Orders so as to extend the term of a present member of the BFA filling in as the Acting person for a vacant seat on the BFA. As there are no suitable candidates available to fill the position on a permanent basis, and the CA having recently submitted his resignation, I feel it imperitive to continue VAdm Vadosia Adislo (aka Andrew aka Aio) as the Acting BF Information Officer.


Article 2, Section 3, Clause 1:

"The BFCO may make temporary changes to the constitution and by-laws by means of executive order when urgent action is required."


As authority is granted the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer to fill vacancies on the BFA with people in an acting capacity, this order shall stand until such time as a suitable candidate may be found and installed by vote of the BFA, or should the appointee resign from said position, or should the BFCO rescind the order to appoint another potential candidate.

So Ordered this 21st Day of August, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

 

Executive Order 15-DC013

Executive Order 15-DC013 - Appointment of Relay Station Bravo Administrator (the BF Forums)

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 29th Day of June, 2015, I appoint Commodore Scarlet Cameron (aka Alex) to the position of Administrator of the Bravo Fleet forums known as Relay Station Bravo.

As authority is granted to the BFCO to permanently appoint people to non-BFA level positions, this order shall remain in effect unless rescinded by the BFCO or overruled by a vote of the BFA.

So Ordered this 29th Day of June, 2015,

Darian A. Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet

General Resolution 15-BFA001

General Resolution 15-BFA001 - Personnel matter involving a player from the fleet

Whereas the Bravo Fleet Admiralty (BFA) has received multiple complaints regarding a player in the fleet, the BFA opted to conclude a thorough discussion and debate about how to deal wtih the player in question. The BFA did vote to take action against the player based on the severity of the complaints made. Since this matter involved a personnel issue, the name of the player and the punishment handed down by the BFA shall not be made public.

So Adopted on the 8th day of June, 2015,

The Bravo Fleet Admiralty

This Resolution Order shall remain in force until the date set for expiration or unless the BFA votes to rescind the order


Executive Order 16-DC001

Executive Order 16-DC001 - Waiving Constitutionally required discussion periods for award nominations

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, on this the 24th day of January, 2016, I hereby order the waiver of the 48 hour discussion requirement for award nominations provided by the Bravo Fleet Awards Committee as required by Article V, Section 3.2 of the Fleet Constitution:

[quote]Any vote of the BFA must be preceded by a 48-hour discussion period. During the discussion period, the voting members are free to ask any questions they may have and state any concerns or opinions.[/quote]

The 48-hour discussion period is considered unnecessary as all nominations provided for awards "of the Quarter" or "of the Year" are presented with supporting statements as to why each player or simulation are nominated for such awards, and each member of the BFA has up to 7 days to vote, which gives them more than enough time to ask specific questions to elicit further details if need to.

This order shall be in effect for 180 days or until such time as the Bravo Fleet Admiralty either votes to adopt the change permanently or to decline to adopt the change.

So Ordered this 24th Day of January, 2016,

Darian Caplinger
-aka-
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 16-DC002

Executive Order 16-DC002 - Special Order authorizing the Kelvin Refit Class for play in the fleet.

By special license granted via By-law #3.2 regarding Provisional Ship Classes, I hereby order the re-instatement of the Kelvin Refit Class back to the fleet. This is a class which was originally brought in while Ed Smith (BFCO #3) was still BFCO, and I was the first person to take on the class. I got in contact with an artist to see about adding a Miranda Class style roll bar, on which a Nebula Class pod was mounted. This makes the Kelvin Refit to the Sovereign Class what the Nebula Class was to the Galaxy Class or the Miranda Class was to the Constitution Class.

As I am the person who commissioned the artwork for the Kelvin Refit class (and actually rendered most of the views myself), I have the right to use the artwork for the ship class. Until the Fleet can make a page and decide what to do with the information regarding the class, and what to do with the specs, we can work off of the specs that Mike Bremer has archived from when the ship class originally existed in the fleet to begin with. You can find those here: http://www.starbase400.org/avalon/starship-kelvinrefit.html

Since provisional classes do not require a vote of the BFA to be entered into the fleet, this order shall stand in purpituity or until such time as the BFA votes to rescind it. If any of you have questions or comments please send them to cmd@bravofleet.org

So Ordered this 7th Day of July, 2016,

Darian Caplinger
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet


Executive Order 16-DC003

Executive Order 16-DC003 - Procedural order regarding the structure of Executive Orders.

In order to make it easier to understand who wrote what orders, from now on the labeling and numbering of all Executive Orders (EOs) shall be written as follows: YY-XX###, where the YY represents the present calendar year, where the XX represents the first and last name initials of the person who holds the position of BFCO and the ### represents the number of the order being issued. As an example, for this post, the year is 2016, so the order number starts with 16-. My personal name is Darian Caplinger, so it would then be 16-DC. This happens to be the 3rd order I've issued this year, so the full order number is 16-DC003. I have opted to use real name initials from now on, because it's easy to change characters, but the BFCO doesn't change just because the character does.

Since this is a procedural order, it does not require a vote to continue beyond the normal limits of an EO, as it really is not binding upon any future BFCO, since they could simply issue an EO to override this one, however the BFA does have the option to vote it in as a permanent procedure in the by-laws, or to remove it entirely. I did this so that people would understand the reason I changed the way I label EOs.

So Ordered this 29th Day of July, 2016,

Darian Caplinger
Fleet Admiral Oliver J Tidwell
Fleet Commanding Officer
Bravo Fleet