Awards/2013 End of Year Awards
Vadm Frank Parker ascends the stage and comes to attention
Vadm Parker: Maquis! Attention!
The entire room rises and comes to attention
Bosuns whistle sounds
Computer: Maquis Forces International, arriving.
FAdm Christina Doane ascends the stage and moves to stand at the podium.
Vadm Parker: Maquis! At ease!
Audience sits back down in their seats. Vadm Parker takes a seat on the stage.
FAdm Christina Doane: It is my pleasure to open the Awards Ceremony for those Maquis who have excelled in 2013. Since last years simulation ceremony went so well we're doing it again. This way to allow for everyone to comment and add when they are able. I want to say in advance congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard for MFI in all her sections. Well Done!
FAdm Doane moves to an open area on the stage near the steps. Vadm Parker stands and takes his place behind the podium.
Vadm Parker: FCapt Joshua Laury, Front and Center!
FCapt Laury moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of FAdm Doane. They salute her, she returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Force Admiral Christina Doane: I take great pleasure in promoting Force Captain Joshua Luary to Commodore. With all the rights and responsibilities hereunto assigned. Over the last year Josh has been doing a lot of the un celebrated grunt work that goes into operations. The updating website links and pages, working directly with members and zone coordinators to solve problems, mediating concerns, aiding membership in setting up new chapters, reviewing awards, helping MFI members plan activities and dealing with the assorted paperwork involved with dealing with personnel in an organization. Integral to long term projects like Chapter records update, he worked without complaint. And solved any problem that came to his attention if he couldn't he wasn't shy about asking. Operations isn't always a glamorous job, but even in the Maquis we have of paperwork related operating to do *smiles*. We all wish we could be fighter pilots but one would be amazed at the number of people that get that pilot into air. I may be IC but its only with the help of a solid staff can I get the most done. So congratulations Commodore Laury!
FAdm Doane pins the rank on Commodor Laury, hands and shakes his hand. She steps back and salutes him, they return the salute and the salutes are dropped. Commodore Laury returns to his seat.
Vadm Parker: Lt. General Marc Easterly Front and Center!
Lt. General Easterly moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of FAdm Doane. He salute her, she returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Vadm Parker: Lt. General Easterly you have the floor.
Lt. General Easterly takes center and speaks.
Lt. General Easterly: Commodore David Ferber Front and Center!
Commodore Ferber moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of Lt. General Easterly as the others look on. He salutes him, he returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Lt. General Easterly: It is my pleasure to award Commodore Ferber the Marine Commendation Medal for Commodore Ferber has a long history of assisting the MFMC with recruiting/retention and has been instrumental with the MFMC/SOC aspect of past RPG events, helping me develop my back stories and other key elements by acting as a "sounding board". His help has been invaluable and so I want to commend his work with this award.
Lt. General Easterly pins the medal on Commodore Ferber, hands him his award and shakes his hand. He steps back and salutes him, Commodore Ferber return the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Commodore Ferber turns and returns to his seat. Lt. General Easterly turns to Fadm Doane and salutes. She returns the salute.
Fadm Doane: Well spoken, General. Dismissed.
They exchange salutes once more and Lt. General Easterly returns to his seat.
Vadm Parker: I now turn the floor over to Force Admiral Christina Doane, Acting Chief of the MFI Awards Department.
Fadm Doane returns to the podium, salutes and is saluted before taking the podium after the VIC moves aside.
Fadm Doane: It is my pleasure to announce the MFI End of Year winners for 2013 Rebel, Volunteer and Chapter of the year. First MFI Rebel of the Year is awarded to Commodore Josh Laury Please come forward.
Commodore Laury moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of Fadm Doane. He salutes her, she returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Fadm Doane: Josh Laury was promoted for his service to MFI. He has gained this award for service to his chapter. He has not only shown and overall attitude of helping his fellow Maquis but keeping the spirit of Trek alive and well. He regularly conducts various ship events to keep the love of Trek going strong. Movie nights, watch parties, role playing events, and even writing short stories. He also has spearheaded many community events giving back in the true spirit of a Trek fan. So for his sense of service and of fun it is my pleasure to award him the MFI Rebel of the Year for 2013.
Fadm Doane gives Commodore Laury his award and shakes his hand. She steps back and salutes him, he returns the salute and the salute is dropped. Commodore Laury returns to his position.
Fadm Doane: Next up is MFI Volunteer of the Year for 2013. The awardee is: General Larry French. Please step forward.
General French moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of Fadm Doane. He salutes her, she returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Fadm Doane: Larry French continues to show what it means to be an honorable, caring member of fandom, promoting the best example of what it means to be a member of MFI for his local community. He actively participated, giving time to various organizations. For example: the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. He was also Pittsburgh Race For The Cure Site Restoration Committee Co-chair, a Putt For The Cure volunteer, a Walk For a Healthy Community Volunteer, a Lee National Denim Day volunteer, a Liver Life Walk for the American Liver Foundation Planning Committee Volunteer Training Chair and more. His constant and varied support illustrates the true definition of ‘volunteer’. Well done.
Fadm Doane gives General French his award and shakes his hand. She steps back and salutes him, he returns the salute and the salute is dropped. General French returns to his position.
Fadm Doane: Finally is MFI Chapter of the Year for 2013. The awardee is: MFS Furtivis Anas. Captain Louis Lamp please step forward. Captain Louis Lamp moves from the audience and ascend the stairs to stand in front of Fadm Doane. He salutes her, she returns the salute and the salutes are dropped.
Fadm Doane: There is one cell that has continued to host a number of charitable endeavors as they begin their journey with the Maquis Forces, taking off at Warp 9 right from space dock. The crew of the MFS Furtivis Anas has adopted the Solar Roadways cause as one of their own, spreading word and distributing information, as well as bringing in donations for that endeavor. They take time out of their busy schedules to work with the hearing impaired, offer aid at local food banks to sort items, cook food and serve meals. And they strive to collect items for myriad charities while getting together for any of their events - from D&D games, to LAN parties, taking a weekend at their favorite convention, or even just a casual movie-day at one of their homes.. Well Done.
Fadm Doane gives Captain Lamp the award and shakes his hand. She steps back and salutes him, he returns the salute and the salute is dropped. Captain Lamp returns to his position.
Fadm: The winners are not the only ones who served. Other honorable mentions are Colonel Greg Preast and Brig. General David Breland for their dedication to aiding their fellow Maquis. For Chapter of the Year MFS Exploration is to be commended for its sense of fun and activity. For Volunteer of the Year Lt. Jg Emery continues to give his time and effort in various organizations and Radm Dennis Cross for aiding fans in need at an event, both with no thought to their own concerns. HUZZAH! *A rousing HAZZAH for all winners and Honorable Mentions goes around the assembled.
Fadm Doane: I now give the floor to Commodore Joshua Laury, Chief of MFI Operations.
The Awards Chief moves aside and the Chief of Operations for MFI steps forward:
Commodore Laury: Please note awarding of the Naval Campaign Ribbon for 2013 will occur as soon as a complete list of participants is received by this office for the various events of the past year, awarding of Naval Campaign Ribbons can occur at any time. Now it is my pleasure to announce the following person is being awarded the MFI Naval Achievement Medal for their work in representing in aiding the MFI awards department in completion of various projects including the 2012 EoY's.
Admiral Logan Andrews
Admiral Andrews came up and saluted, in turn being saluted. Receiving a certificate and a handshake before returning to his positions.
Commodore Laury: And now those who have excelled at what it means to be a Maquis, to be a good member of ones community and Chapters who act as beacons of fun, fandom and dedication. Please come out at once after all Zone EOY’s have been appointed. Please note any areas skipped were because no qualifying nominations were received.” He looks down at a PADD in his hand:
“Zone 1: Colonel Greg Preast, Zone 1 Rebel of the Year.
Zone 3: Commodore Joshua Laury, Zone 3 Rebel of the Year. MFS Exploration under the Command of Commodore Laury is Zone 3 Chapter of the Year. As endorsed by Vadm Parker.
He stops reading looks surprised at Vadm Parker who grins slightly. With a small smile he continues to read.
Volunteer of the Year for Zone 3 is General K’moghjIH zantai-Ki’RK aka Larry French
Zone 5: Volunteer of the Year: Radm Dennis Cross
Zone 9: Rebel of the Year: Brig. General David Breland. Volunteer of The Year: Lt. Jg. Jason Emery. Zone 9 Chapter of the Year, MFS Furtivis Anas
Commodore Laury looks up from the PADD.
Commodore Laury: Congratulations and Well Earned one and all. I would like to now mention the Naval Campaign Ribbon Awardees:
Force Admiral Christina Doane (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Lt. General Marc Easterly (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Commodore David Ferber (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
General Larry French (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Admiral Steve Lackey (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Captain Louis Lamp (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Vadm Frank Parker(Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Colonel Greg Preast (Naval Campaign Ribbon, Honors)
Memorial Day Defensive 2013:
Force Admiral Christina Doane
Admiral Steve Lackey
Commodore Joshua Laury
Captain Crystal Oakes
Colonel Greg Preast
Commodore David Ferber
Force Captain Brian Pickett
General Larry French
Commander Kathleen Pickett
FSgt. Chris LaFluer
Col. Dennis Relyea
Lt. General Marc Easterly
Sgt. Major Bill Absher
Radm Dennis Cross
FCol Tyler Pugh
Col. Derick Wildstar
The above are to receive the Naval Campaign Ribbon with Honors if not awarded previously. other MDD 2013 persons:
Marine Captain Suzi Grossman
Lt. Commander Dawn Hess
1Lt. JacQuline Kleinsmith
Lt. Commander J. Westbrook
Those units that are to be publicly commended for their efforts during the Memorial Day Defensive:
1st Marine Orbital Assault Battalion
577th Marine Support Group
901st SSD Tactical Unit
939th SSD EOD Unit
1st Maquis Light Horse RCT
S.E.A.L.S. Team Six
97th Military Police Battalion
21st. Marine Recon Detachment
SEALS Team 3 Section 3-1
26th Mechanized Assault Company
979th Warbirds, VSA-SOC
J.P.R.C. Detachment 1, 2, 6
Maquis Mirror Madness 2013:
1Lt. JacQuline “De'Zart” Kleinsmith
FADM Christina Doane
Force Captain Josh Laury
FADM Gary Davis
General Larry French
MAJ Nita Burlew
MCPT Ander Burlew
LT (j.g.) Jason Emery
LCPL Tasha Burlew
PVT Mike Stahl
CIV Charlie Kellner
Vice Admiral Frank Parker
Fadm Sam Cummings
Commodore Laury: I turn the floor over to Force Captain Brian Pickett.
Force Captain Brian Pickett comes to the podium, salutes and is saluted before taking the podium after the MFI Ops Chief moves aside.
Force Captain Brian Pickett: It is my pleasure to announce the following persons are being awarded the MFI SSD Achievement Medal for their work in supporting and representing their branch:
Brig. General David Breland, Admiral Steve Lackey, and Colonel Greg Preast.
Along with this, I also wish mention Admiral Lackey special for his continued efforts to make the MDD as great a success as it was, helping to keep the timing and organization more precise and on-track than it would have otherwise been. Steve has been instrumental in the timely updates of many of the SSD pages, as well as working with the SSD Team in putting together materials that will be used to train our operatives.
As each person comes up they salute and are saluted, receiving a certificate and a handshake before returning to their positions.
Force Captain Brian Pickett: I now turn the floor over to FAdm Christina Doane.
FAdm Christina Doane: Thank you Brian. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their service to MFI, their Branches, and their communities. When I see such actions I couldn’t be prouder of my Maquis family. Your dedication and selfless service does not just MFI credit but yourselves. Lift your heads proudly and know you hold yourselves to a higher standard, one you have met. I can’t wait to see what you will do next.
The FAdm nods to VAdm Parker.
VAdm Parker stands up
VAdm Parker: Maquis! Attention!
The entire room rises and comes to attention
Bosuns whistle sounds
Computer: Maquis Forces International, departing.
FAdm Doane leaves the stage.
VAdm Parker: Maquis! Dismissed!
Internal Chapter Awards
Awards Board Note: Awards created by MFI Chapters and used within that selfsame chapter. As reported. Chapter awards not covered by already existing MFI Chapter awards may go here if wished. The board will be happy to include any awarded by CO's, Zone Coordinators or other MFI staff in the above ceremony simply contact the MFI Awards Div Division Head at mfiawardsdiv-AT-gmail-DOT-com