Viktor Oskari moved away from the window and slowly approached the wall opposite of it. On that wall was a number of plaques where several quite legendary squads were listed and some which fared not so good. Some of them had no special commendations or notes whatsoever, whilst others were quite impressive in one case even managing to earn themselves two Silver Wolf awards along with the majority of the team members earning themselves their own personal awards.
"How would this squad be written into history?"
Viktor thought to himself briefly before hearing the gravlift activate, bringing in some of the first members of his squad.
"Welcome! Please. Take a seat." the Lieutenant said with a slight smile as he observed his squad enter the room and one by one, each member in his or her own way, begin to adjust themselves to the lieutenant's attitude. The first up the lift was the impatient rookie whom he had spotted earlier and who took his invitation quite quickly to heart by quickly sitting down behind one of the seven chairs that was positioned behind a long table and stretching his legs. "I'd need to make sure that he gets the message that it's not going to be all flowers and daisies here."
Viktor quickly thought to himself as he smirked slightly whilst looking at him.
Then came in two other people, one of which was the "pirate lady" whom he had noticed earlier and who took a seat in a neutral fashion after Viktor repeated his invitation again. The other was unknown to him, but was quite a tall individual with his noticable features being his slightly elongated fingers and black shades. Though one could perhaps consider such a person to be intimidating it'd seem as if the person was himself slightly worried upon entering the room. Viktor made a mental note to find out what it was that could be worrying him, that is unless he had made a mistake reading the man's body language.
Soon after came two other arrivals as well. One of them was the already known XO of his squad, no doubt looking strong at the moment after she had just been practicing on the crash course. And the other was quite an energy filled woman who was apparently in a rather good mood despite it being quite early right now. At Viktor's repeated invitation she seemed to try and sit down at the table in a military manner, but was a little too overexcited to do it properly. "Quite possibly the soul of our squad that'll keep it going..."
Viktor thought despite being unaware that she was indeed the medic in the squad.
Finnaly shortly afterwards came in the last member. A rather tall and strong looking individual who began in quite a disciplined manner: "I apologize for my tardiness." Viktor quickly nodded his head and looked slightly away before responding: "No problem. Just take a seat." "Yes sir." came back the response quickly and sharply. And with that Viktor himself stopped behind his own chair at the end of the long table, putting his hands behind his back and beginning to speak with quite a bit more serious voice whilst the other six people comprising his squad were all now seated behind the table:
"Good morning to you all! My name is Lieutenant Viktor Oskari and I have been assigned to lead your squad during our campagin to retake Earth from the alien forces. As you are a newly formed squad, and of course do not know each other nor have had the opportunity to begin to trust one another, my superiors have assigned me to supervise you during these first few months of your activity and make sure that, as a squad, you manage to function at an adequate level at least
. Whilst I will be observing and leading your squad however I will of course relay some of the responsibility onto my XO, Sergeant Shelley Draco" he said as he pointed with an open palm towards the "Frost Dragon". "who will also take full command of the squad after I am no longer your CO. As the squad sergeant and my XO she has all the authority within it that I have, with the exception of overriding my own authority. Which in short means that when she issues an order you are to carry it out as if I
had issued it." he concluded as he looked into Alexei's eyes briefly and on purpose. He then paused briefly and began yet again.
"Now. This squad has been formed with its primary mission set as of yet undetermined. However based on an overview of your positions I can say the following with certainty. Our primary missions will entail open terrain firefights, area patrols and, if the squad preforms well enough, covert operations. Still, despite this I can say quite definately that we nonetheless have capability of preforming close quarters combat operations and other similar missions as well. The only ones that we could not preform adequately are heavy assault operations and extensive or fortified defensive missions as there has been no heavy weapons expert or combat engineer assigned to aid us as of yet.
In order to make certain that we are combat ready by the time we land on Earth my newly appointed XO has already proposed something with which I concur. During the following weeks you are to train with standard weaponry, utilities and munitions in combat situations using the VR combat simulators on this base. As all of them are supervised I can assure you that skipping is quite out of the question." he remarked as he smiled slightly, but continued in a serious voice yet again. "This following week I want you all to have logged at least 59 hours of training and once finished you are to present the statistics logged within to me for review. As long as you make the standard that is expected of every X-Com soldier, you'll have nothing to worry about from my end. After that will come a short period of time where you will begin to ready your muscles as well by taking intensive crash courses. Finnaly at the end we will preform a mock training of a combat situation in one of the VR chambers where you, as a squad, will be placed with a mission ahead of you and with your task to achieve its objectives."
He paused breifly again, also so as to rethink slightly:
"After that I believe that we will quite likely soon be leaving for Earth and from there onwards we'll see how things go and what tasks we are given. Now. If there is any question, any problem, any trouble which needs solving then speak now, except if it may be a personal one which I will solve in private with you later. Just don't be too shy to ask, since shyness will quite likely not turn into your favour right now. Just as it wouldn't on the battlefield." he concluded with a slight smirk, looking around the room to see if anyone would be smart enough to ask questions rather than just sit around, much more if anyone would be smart enough to ask an intelligent question.
<<Allright. Keep in mind the mock training that I've mentioned in this briefing is going to be preformed in this saturday's sim. So if you want to roleplay on this post I'd advise you to step on it a bit if you (hopefully) have the time.