Security Level 3 - Restricted
TO LCDR E. Kermit, CMDR Caspius
FROM CAPT Thiessen
SUBJ Urgent Construction Project
Some urgent orders just came down that I don't relish in handing out. This is a situation we'll be working together on as a team but I'll be needing you in the lead position, as our acting chief engineer. At the moment, efficiency and focus is key with what we find ourselves facing.
We need to assemble and construct a Starfleet outpost that will be manned within the Azedi region of space. It has been pointed out to me directly, and on review I much agree, that the Tower Keep system may be ideal for this task.
The outpost need not be fully operational but must be completed and manned. We have five days with which to do so. I am requesting you immediately review your duty shifts, request any assistance from other departments as necessary (naturally starbase vessels will be freed to assist with transportation of resources) and review what the best 'plan of attack' might be, to borrow a phrase.
It's not a time limit I'm much fond of either. My immediate thought is that we should utilize as many prefabs as possible but our limit in that might be how we could transport those to the location in a timely manner. This is our absolute priority so we will reallocate staff as needed to make sure this time limit is not exceeded. Five days is our absolute limit, this is not a cute command tactic to get engineering teams to work fast (I used to wear yellow, I know what command gets up to. Promise it's not that.).
Your thoughts are welcome in response, please, unless they're "we need more time". I'm afraid that's just not an option here that I can grant. I have faith we can do this, Commanders, but we need to work together. I'm counting on you, and thank you.
Captain Tau Thiessen
Commanding Officer, Deep Space Thirteen