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SICON wants YOU!

To be recognized for your actions.

 

Have YOU witnessed something so heroic or dedicated to the cause so extraordinary that they need to be rewarded for it? Fill out the attached form and hesitate not to let us know!

 



 

Your name and rank:

Date of the event:

Recipient:

Detailed account of the act:

Witnesses:

 

 


Filling out the form takes only a minute but means a great deal to your peers. This form can be used by anyone, including enlisted. There is no submission limit. Think someone only committed a minor act that is not worth receiving a proper medal? Submit it anyway! Any commendation might just end up as a Combat Action Medal. Your local SICON handlers will investigate every submission and make sure you're set on your road to glory!

 

During investigation, SICON will approve Combat Awards at their discretion and forward them to your Platoon Commander. Specifying an actual award is not necessary. This form is for SICON Combat Awards only.

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// As an explanation:

 

We felt that the "old" system of recommending your subordinates for a specific award was lacking. NCOs would not only have to write down cool actions their Privates do (if they even recognize them), but then have to scroll through an oddly long list of combat awards and choose a specific one for the witnessed actions. Of course, this caused quite a little stress and created an immense gap inbetween NCOs. Nobody wanted to be the guy who hands out awards like candy, everyone wanted awards to feel rewarding. Additionally, how do you grade awards? Literally, what action warrants which medal? Nobody wanted to be the Sergeant who recommended a Private for a Hero of the Federation Award for taking a big poopoo and actually using the toilet brush afterwards (you're the real MVPs though)

 

We figured these two discrepancies resulted in very few, currently zero, award recommendations. As a result, Privates couldn't be awarded medals for cool stuff they actually did. As a result, Captain Bently could not do award ceremonies. As a result, Captain Bently sad.

 

To work this problem, we thought centralizing it with SICON would be a good idea. As canon curator 2016-2018 AD (ie. the person who ported these awards to SST), the one person with an intel character used outside of mission briefings and as generally awesome person, I've taken this up to Optic and he agreed it would be probably a better approach than have the MI somehow regulate it.

 

The process is quite simple: Anyone in the MI can suggest someone to be awarded for their actions. I heavily emphasize anyone at this point because I thought - why would Sergeants not be re-/awarded? Further down the road of equality: Why make awards dependant on that one drop leader who doesn't like you anyway? As a collective, we can reward eachother.

Once submitted, you and/or the witnesses will be called up for an investigation; this will be a little AAR to further promote passive rp on the ship. You'll get to talk about the drop and the heroics someone committed (but probably miss out on sprinkly ERP in return). This AAR is essential so that a) the right award can be issued, b) there was no foul-play involved (ie. you and 3 of your friends make up a story) and c) promote passive RP.

 

So, the process will now be:

1. Do something cool on a mission

2. Have it written down and posted here by someone

3. AAR

4. -If approved- the nomination gets forwarded to Captain Bently

5. Bently does an award ceremony

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Your name and rank: Corporal Victor V. Klauster

Awards Requested: Distinguished Service Medal

Date of the event: 11/13/2298

Recipient: Corporal Dwight Conelly

Detailed account of the act: 
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Myself and Corporal Conelly were a member of Bravo Squad, in radio logs reffered to as "Blue" and we were tasked, along with the rest of the squad, to defend Alpha Squad, reffered to as "Red", as they searched an underground bunker. "Blue" withstood arachnid assaualts but was forced to retreat onto a ridge of high standing rocks as to stint the arachnids from getting into melee with the troopers. After a long stand was made, a majority of "Blue" ran out of ammo. With only our handguns equipped, myself and Corporal Donelly ran behind our lines, through attacking arachnids, and secured an ammo drop. Upon reaching the crate both myself and Donelly were wounded. With as much ammo as we could carry in our wounded state we ran back through attacking Arachnids to "Blue" squad, resupplying them. For the remainder of the drop, myself and Donelly were only able to fight with Handguns yet we were at the front continuously with the rest of the squad.


Witnesses: Sergeant Pauline Westervelt, Lance Corporal Jaz Williams, 3rd Specialist Katherine Walcott

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Your name and rank: SSgt. Vickers

Date of the event: 15.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Connor Koehler

Detailed account of the act: During a withdrawal, stayed behind to bombard the enemy with a grenade launcher, holding in the open rather than seeking shelter and dueling with spitters which were on high ground and had previously attacking the rest of the platoon. Only withdrew when physically dragged.

Witnesses: MSgt. McCarthy, Sgt. Westervelt

 

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On 11/15/2018 at 2:42 PM, Pilotfish said:

Your name and rank: SSgt. Vickers

Date of the event: 15.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Connor Koehler

Detailed account of the act: During a withdrawal, stayed behind to bombard the enemy with a grenade launcher, holding in the open rather than seeking shelter and dueling with spitters which were on high ground and had previously attacking the rest of the platoon. Only withdrew when physically dragged.

Witnesses: MSgt. McCarthy, Sgt. Westervelt

 

 

On 11/14/2018 at 2:18 AM, Craig R. Smith said:

Your name and rank: Corporal Victor V. Klauster

Awards Requested: Distinguished Service Medal

Date of the event: 11/13/2298

Recipient: Corporal Dwight Conelly

Detailed account of the act: 
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Witnesses: Sergeant Pauline Westervelt, Lance Corporal Jaz Williams, 3rd Specialist Katherine Walcott

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Your name and rank: SSgt. Alice Vickers

Date of the event: 21.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Stokes

Detailed account of the act: Took a position of SiC during a chaotic situation involving a brain-bug led ambush and helped maintain squad cohesion during a crucial moment.

Witnesses: Sgt. Westervelt

 

Your name and rank: SSgt. Alice Vickers

Date of the event: 21.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Romano

Detailed account of the act: Stepped up to the plate as an impromptu medic and saved the life of Private Furie by carrying them to shelter and treating them during combat.

Witnesses: Sgt. Westervelt

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On 11/24/2018 at 12:32 AM, Pilotfish said:

Your name and rank: SSgt. Alice Vickers

Date of the event: 21.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Stokes

Detailed account of the act: Took a position of SiC during a chaotic situation involving a brain-bug led ambush and helped maintain squad cohesion during a crucial moment.

Witnesses: Sgt. Westervelt

 


Your name and rank: SSgt. Alice Vickers

Date of the event: 21.11.98

Recipient: Pfc. Romano

Detailed account of the act: Stepped up to the plate as an impromptu medic and saved the life of Private Furie by carrying them to shelter and treating them during combat.

Witnesses: Sgt. Westervelt

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Your name and rank: SSgt. Vickers

Date of the event: 2.12.2298

Recipient: 3Spc. Ronny Range

Detailed account of the act: Ran out approx 300m from secure perimeter into arachnid advance without his morita to fire a TON into local bug network, essentially alone. Volunteered for the assignment, and by his action bought first platoon a long period of time to fortify and consolidate. 

Witnesses: LCpl. Eley, LCpl. Westervelt, Cpl. Klauster

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Your name and rank: Cpl. Henry Eley

Date of the event: 02/12/2298

Recipient: SSgt. Alice Vickers

Detailed account of the act: SSgt. Vickers demonstrated personal initiative and gallantry in the face of danger when, on a deployment to Dionysus, she lead a buddy-team consisting of one engineer approximately three hundred meters to the east/northeast from a FOB during an active Arachid attack in order to destroy a hive adjacent to the FOB, which had been assaulting the MI’s position until that point.The Staff Sergeant analyzed the tactical situation and made a judgement call, acting of her own accord (with the authorization of the drop leader) to perform a flanking maneuver which resulted in the destruction of the hive itself. This allowed the platoon time to reinforce the outpost with emplaced machineguns, said crew-served weapons contributing greatly to the welfare of the troops operating them.

Witnesses: Cpl. Henry Eley, LCpl. Pauline Westervelt, Cpl. Victor Von Klauster, Pfc. Chiyuki Asahi

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Your name and rank: 2Lt Vickers

Date of the event: 6.12.2298

Recipient: Cpl. Henry Eley, LCpl. Kyril Layland, 3Spc. Alysha Karren, LCpl. Haylee Milano, LCpl. Mareta Hakansson, LCpl. Pauline Westervelt, Pfc. Alexander Tschenkowitsch, Spc. Lachlan Dunn, Pfc. Chiyuki Asahi

Detailed account of the act: Operated a textbook stealth operation to take out a plasma battery preventing Delta's resupply. Remained undetected for an extended period of time and proceeded to knock out all arachnid
assets in the AO within thirty seconds or so, then directed the closest skyhook to retrieve a downed crew instead of extracting them, leading to a pitched battle to defend their extraction point from reprisal from a
nearby hive as the Grant mobilised another boat.

Witnesses: Flt. Lt. Richard Segworth and the abovementioned.

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Your name and rank: Cpl. Pauline Westervelt

Date of the event: 6.12.2298

Recipient: LCpl. Kyril Layland

Detailed account of the act: Singlehandedly caused the destruction of every plasma unit in the AO within 30 seconds. To do so, split off from the larger group and crossed through Arachnid territory without compromising the stealth element. Demonstrated patience by standing by on a firing position, all but alone, for up to 15 minutes to wait for a firing order from the drop leader.
Witnesses: Cpl. Pauline Westervelt, Pfc. Alexander Tschenkowitsch, 3Spc. Alysha Karren, Cpl. Henry Eley

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Your name and rank: 2Lt. Vickers

Date of the event: 8.12.2298

Recipient: Pfc. Straaten

Detailed account of the act: In the face of an incoming royal, stood his ground and continued firing his weapon - a Morita X. With some assistance, and more personal courage than I've often seen, the man killed an arachnid royal, firing the last shot after having been knocked down and badly wounded.

Witnesses: Cpl. Eley, Cpl. Westervelt, Cpl. Zeem

 

Your name and rank: 2Lt. Vickers

Date of the event: 8.12.2298

Recipient: TSgt. Scott

Detailed account of the act: Took personal responsibility for the resupply of both squads during an ongoing defence, keeping several twin fifties firing almost constantly. Principally, he stayed behind with Pfc. Straaten and threw live M55 ordnance into the face of the approaching royal with his hands, then recovered the wounded Straaten for treatment.

Witnesses: Cpl. Eley, Cpl. Westervelt, Cpl. Zeem

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