CONFIDANT THEY HAD CHOSEN THE RIGHT OFFICER TO COMMAND THEIR NEW WARSHIP, THE HEADQUARTERS STAFF AT FLEET COMMAND EXPECTED A GREAT DEAL OF CAPT BUCKTON.  KNOWING THEY HAD A LOT RIDING ON HIM, JT BUCKTON DECIDED HE WASN'T GOING TO LET HIS SUPERIORS DOWN.  THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER JT HAD A REPUTATION FOR BEING A DEDICATED, HARD WORKING OFFICER WHO WAS STERN BUT FAIR WITH HIS SUBORDINATES.  IN ORDER TO GET HIS OWN COMMAND STAFF PERFORMING TO THE BEST OF THEIR OWN ABILITIES HE KNEW HE COULDN'T CHANGE HOW HE PERFORMED.  THAT WAY HE COULD COUNT ON HIS STAFF GETTING THEIR RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL PERFORMING SIMILARLY.  AS THE FLEET'S NEWEST CAPTAIN, JT BUCKTON'S GOAL WAS TO MAKE THIS THE BEST SHIP IN FLEET COMMAND!

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THE SHIP - DSC-01/DSE-01

THE ALLIANCE OF PLANETS REQUIRED FLEET COMMAND TO PRESERVE THE PEACE WITHIN THE EMPIRE AND EVEN MORE SO TO PROTECT THE FRONTIER FROM INVADERS AND SPACE PIRATES.  BEFORE THEIR NEWEST WARSHIP CLASS WAS CREATED, FLEET COMMAND HAD THREE CLASSES OF WARSHIPS.  INITIALLY THEY HAD 48 LIGHTLY ARMED AND MODERATELY ARMORED BORDER PATROL CRAFT (BPCs), 15 MODERATELY ARMED AND WELL ARMORED ALLIANCE ESCORT DESTROYERS (AEDs) AND 15 WELL ARMED AND ARMORED ALLIANCE STAR CRUISERS (ASCs) TO DEFEND THEIR EMPIRE.  THESE SHIPS DID A DECENT JOB, BUT THEY ALSO KNEW THERE WERE OTHER MORE POWERFUL, NOT SO FRIENDLY EMPIRES OUT THERE, SO THEY DEVELOPED THE DEEP SPACE CRUISERS (DSCs).  PEGASUS, THE FIRST OF THE DSC WARSHIPS, WAS SO HEAVILY ARMED AND ARMORED SHE INSTANTLY MADE THE OTHER ALLIANCE WARSHIPS OBSOLETE.  A NEW DAY OF SPACE TRAVEL, EXPLORATION AND PROTECTION FOR THE ALLIANCE DAWNED WHEN PEGASUS, THE FIRST DSC WARSHIP, WAS LAUNCHED!  THE BPCs ARE NOW CALLED LIGHT BORDER DEFENDERS (LBDs), THE AEDs ARE NOW CALLED HEWs (HEAVY ESCORT WARSHIPS, THE ASCs ARE NOW CALLED HAWs (HEAVY ATTACK WARSHIPS) AND THE DSCs ARE NOW CALLED DSEs (DEEP SPACE EXPLORERS)


THE COMMAND STAFF

WHEN NEWLY PROMOTED CAPT JT BUCKTON TOOK COMMAND OF HIS NEW WARSHIP, HE WAS HANDED A PRIVILEGE NO ONE BEFORE, EXCEPT FOR SINGLE SPECIALIZED MISSIONS, WAS EVER GIVEN.  THE DIFFERENCE HERE WAS STRIKING, BECAUSE JT BUCKTON WAS GETTING TO SELECT HIS PERMANENT COMMAND STAFF FOR HIS NEW WARSHIP.  BECAUSE OF THE HONOR HE WAS GIVEN, MUCH WAS EXPECTED, SO HE PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT AND RESEARCH INTO THE CHOICE HE MADE FOR EACH MEMBER OF HIS STAFF.  HE HAD TO CHOSE AN EXECUTIVE OFFICER, A CHIEF TACTICAL, SECURITY, COMMUNICATIONS, ENGINEERING, COMPUTER AND MEDICAL OFFICER FOR PEGASUS.  HEADQUARTERS ASSIGNED A CHIEF PROPULSION OFFICER BECAUSE THIS NEW WARSHIP HAD A NEWLY CREATED AND BUILT PROPULSION SYSTEM AND THEY NEEDED SOMEONE WHO KNEW IT INSIDE-OUT.  CAPT BUCKTON MADE STAFFING CHOICES HE HOPED WERE AS GOOD AS EACH INDIVIDUAL'S RECORD INDICATED.  EQUALLY CRITICAL WERE THE INTERVIEWS HE HAD WITH EACH CANDIDATE, FOR THOSE INTERVIEWS LET HIM FEEL AND SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL RECORDS AND ONLY TIME WOULD TELL IF HE CHOSE WISELY.

​"THE MAN"

JONATHAN THOMAS 'JT' BUCKTON YOU WILL QUICKLY NOTICE IS THE FIRST OF THE THREE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS OF THIS SERIES.  AS YOU READ THIS SERIES YOU WILL LEARN THINGS ABOUT OF HIS FAMILY AND HOW HIS FATHER AND MOTHER INFLUENCED HIS LIFE.  YOU WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT HIS INTELLIGENCE, HIS YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE AND HIS NEVER GIVE UP ATTITUDE.  JT IS EXTREMELY BRIGHT AND KNOWS IT, BUT SURPRISINGLY HE ISN'T AN EGOTIST.  IF HE HAD TRIED TO BE, HIS DAD WOULD HAVE STRAIGHTENED HIM OUT FASTER THAN A COMET COULD SPEED ACROSS THE HEAVENS.

AFTER HIS FATHER, A CIVILIAN FREIGHTER OFFICER, WAS KILLED BY AN ENEMY EMPIRE, JT DEDICATES HIS LIFE TO AVENGING HIS MENTOR AND BEST FRIEND'S UNTIMELY DEATH.  HE HAS NO PROBLEM GETTING INTO THE FLEET ACADEMY WHERE HE MASTERS THE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT CURRICULUM  SO WELL HE GRADUATES AS CLASS VALEDICTORIAN OF THE SENIOR CLASS EVEN THOUGH HE'S STILL A JUNIOR.  RIGHT AWAY HE IS PLACED ON A WARSHIP WHERE HE IS SECOND TO NONE IN HIS PROFESSION (ENGINEER) AND AS A YOUNG OFFICER AND LEADER, AND BEGINS CLIMBING THE PROMOTION LADDER.

WHEN HE IS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN, THE HEADQUARTERS STAFF AT FLEET COMMAND HAND PICKS HIM TO BE THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF A BRAND NEW WARSHIP IN A BRAND NEW CLASS OF WARSHIPS.  THIS WILL BE THE MOST POWERFUL WARSHIP THE ALLIANCE HAS EVER BUILT.  THE FIRST TIME JT SEES HIS NEW SHIP HE IS MESMERIZED BY IT, BECAUSE HE HAS NEVER SEEN A SPACESHIP SO BEAUTIFUL, GRACEFUL LOOKING, OR SO ENORMOUS IN ALL HIS LIFE.

WITH HEADQUARTERS APPROVAL OF COURSE, ONE OF THE PRIVILEGES JT EARNED WAS TO BE ABLE TO PICK HIS OWN COMMAND STAFF.  WITH THE SERIES FOUNDATION NOW IN PLACE, THIS ADVENTURE TAKES OFF AND CONTINUALLY SOARS TOWARD THE UNKNOWN!  CLIMB ABOARD AND EXPERIENCE THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!

THE STAR VOYAGER SERIES - SYSNOPSIS