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TCCOM REPORT #14

REPORTING OFFICER: Fleet Admiral Plif, TIE Corps Commander
DATE SUBMITTED: 24 Aug 20
ACTIVE DUTY ROSTER COUNT: 110 (-2) Including 2 NPCs
TCCOM'S WINGMAN: HA Elwood the Brave

NEWS

The roster is down two pilots, the net result of seven losses and five gains. While losses are always concerning, there's still an influx of returning veterans and new recruits to balance those out. All nine of our squadrons are in the 10-12 pilot range, which is a great place to be.

The first and second episodes of the TIE Pilot's Podcast are out, you can find those on https://youtu.be/uSf_cAyEH2Q and https://youtu.be/ClWwyo_q29E. Excellent work by COL Zekk Terrik and LCM Jack Wynand!

Raise the Flag is just around the corner. Beginning on September 1st, all pilots will be challenged to complete as many SP and MP missions as possible over the course of the month with a few bonus competitions, writing, and graphics as ways to earn additional points. This is our biggest competition of the year, with quite a few medals to award as well as the coveted titles of Flagship of the TIE Corps and TCCOM's Wingman. To review last year's rules and results, check out http://rtf.tsaunders.net/.

Cadet training has been moved from the M/PLT Daedalus to the SSD Avenger as the First Recon Division makes ready to depart the Aurora Sector. Rather than attending the Daedalus Military Academy, they'll be attending the Imperial Weapons and Tactics School (IWATS). Lingering references to IWATS in the database are being changed to the Imperial University (IU), reflecting a change that was made many years ago.

Actual news that I'm announcing here: After thinking about it for a while now, our exploration of adding Elite Dangerous to our list of supported games has come to an end. With Star Wars Squadrons on its way and plenty of activity in our other games, now just isn't the time to be adding another game and ED in particular would've required a lot of new processes in order to reward activity in it. Another concern I have about adding games is whether a significant portion of our active pilots would put time into it, and I just don't think that's the case with ED. If we started advertising ourselves as playing ED, then someone joined us to play that game and found that we only have a few pilots actively playing it, I think they'd be right to feel like we hadn't been entirely honest about what we play. Which brings us to games that we have on our list that don't get played that often or even at all, which we'll need to take a look at next.

REMINDERS

If you're serving in a CMDR role or higher and know you'll be out of contact for longer than day or two, please notify your chain of command that you'll be on Leave. That way we can make arrangements to handle your duties while you'll be away.

If you'd like to submit something for the newsletter, just attach the file to an email and send it to me. If it's something that's already been uploaded somewhere, just email me the URL.

If you complete a new Imperial University course, you'll notice that your EH database profile gets updated automatically but not your TC database profile. The latter are updated manually, please give us a couple of days after your test is graded for the new course to appear in your TC profile before you contact us about it.

PROMOTIONS
  • LCM Aval of Thunder Squadron was promoted to full Commander (CM)
  • LCM Genie of Sin Squadron was promoted to full Commander (CM)
  • LT Griggs D'Arc of Rho Squadron was promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCM)
  • LT JetMech of Rho Squadron was promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCM)
  • LT Frenchie6 of Rho Squadron was promoted to Lieutenant Commander (LCM)
  • SL WoofWolffe of Inferno Squadron was promoted to full Lieutenant (LT)
  • SL Dynamus of Thunder Squadron was promoted to full Lieutenant (LT)
  • SL Rin Jaeger of Epsilon Squadron was promoted to full Lieutenant (LT)
  • SL Corran Shub of Beta Squadron was promoted to full Lieutenant (LT)
  • SL TheDutchmen of Theta Squadron was promoted to full Lieutenant (LT)
TRANSFERS
  • COL Zekk Terrik added COOA to his list of positions
  • MAJ Talon Jade returned from the Reserves and was assigned to Alpha Squadron
  • CM Ernest Penfold returned from the void and was assigned to Beta Squadron
  • LT Dorjan Kell of Beta Squadron tranferred to the Reserves
  • LT NukeSnicks of Sin Squadron tranferred to the Reserves
  • CT Dynamus completed his IWATS training and was assigned to Thunder Squadron as SL Dynamus
  • CT Rin Jaeger completed his IWATS training and was assigned to Epsilon Squadron as SL Rin Jaeger
  • CT TheDutchmen completed his IWATS training and was assigned to Theta Squadron as SL TheDutchmen
  • MAJ Keth Aalith was declared AWOL and removed from Theta Squadron's roster
  • LT Alexander Sunfell was declared AWOL and removed from Theta Squadron's roster
  • LT Andedude was declared AWOL and removed from Alpha Squadron's roster
  • LT Elemir Veers was declared AWOL and removed from Epsilon Squadron's roster
  • SL Jack Be'Flippin was declared AWOL and removed from Beta Squadron's roster
TCCOM'S AGENDA

DONE:

  • Turned COL Terrik's SM/5 text into HTML for the IU
  • Found a new use for IWATS
  • Updated a few references to IWATS in the database to the IU, which is the true home of all of our courses
  • Final sweep of FCHG career medals, will run these probably quarterly going forward
  • TCPM update to add Discord, small change to the text for the MoC, small addition to the text for dress uniforms
  • Corrected academic history for LC Kyle Kroan
  • Cleaned up the database's list of suspended/banned members
  • Submitted Commendation of Loyalty recommendations
  • Put some time into the July evaluations to help finish those up

ONGOING:

  • Greeting new cadets and performing onboarding tasks before assigning them to squadrons
  • Processing transfers and other profile updates in the database
  • Running TIE Corps in Battle and Everyone's a Critic
  • Posting news to the feed in the database
  • FCHG career awards - Some awarded, almost done with catching up
  • TIE Corps Pilot Manual updates - Living document style, no big revisions that take a while to come out
  • Fleshing out the New Members Guide in the Wiki
  • Chatting with the IO about stuff we need or would like to see in the new database

IN PROGRESS:

  • Learning to be a responsible database code collaborator from the IO, AD Turtle Jerrar (thanks!)
  • Evaluation point system for competition participation
  • Raise the Flag point system and bonus competition setup

PENDING:

  • Taking TM/3
  • Competition resource - what we've done before to serve as a pool of ideas for what we can do next
  • Figuring out another solution for completing the evaluation feedback loop
  • The Commodore Volume 7
  • Daedalus sweep for cadets I've emailed the initial welcome package to but haven't heard from
  • Emailing the Reservists two weeks before Squadrons or when the new database is published, whichever comes first
  • Re-evaluate support for Galactic Starfighter in SWTOR, Imperial Alliance, and Freeworlds
SIGNOFF

If there's anything I can help you with Corps-wise, please let me know! Message me on Telegram at @Plif346, on Discord at Plif#2475, or over email at tccom at emperorshammer dot org.

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