There comes a time when every person must do that which his heart tells him is right. Today is that day for me, and what my heart tells me, is that today is the day that I must resign my STARFLEET Commission, and move on.
We have spent the last four years building something that we all enjoy, and our goal was to gain an equal playing field with other groups within STARFLEET. Each time that goal was almost in sight, we kept being told that we had to one more thing, and when that goal was met, they added one more thing. After four years of fighting, I have come to the realization that I wasn’t having fun anymore, and I know that for me, if it’s not fun, I start losing interest.
We have built an organization that can survive the loss of one man, and there is a solid chain of command that goes from the top to the most far flung operative. I know that I will be leaving the Special Operations Department in good hands. Just as I know that where I am going, I’m going to have fun.
I have joined the Navras Fleet, an organization which I feel is more responsive to the needs of it’s members, has more respect for it’s members, and doesn’t have infighting, or the “It wasn’t built here,” mentality.
I have been promised that I can create a Fleet Intelligence Service that caters to those who love to Cosplay, as well as those who love to write fiction, as well as those who love to do charity work. In my heart of hearts, I know that the Navras fleet will grow to attain the promise of what Gene Roddenberry wanted humanity to achieve. In this new Fleet, there will be canon precedence for everything. There will be MACO’s, and Star Fleet Intelligence, and both will get along without the Strife that I’ve felt in STARFLEET.
I have made many great friends during the last twelve years, and I wish for everyone, the best. If any of what I have spoken stirs your blood, drop me a note, and I’ll fill you in on how you can join us.
With my resignation, Captain Erik Roberts is hereby in command of the STARFLEET Special Operations.
Till we meet again.
Director Emeritus STARFLEET Special Operations.