Posted on Tue Dec 26th, 2017 @ 3:02am by Commander Leigh Jacobs

Captain's Personal Log.

I have been given command of the Valiant--a Defiant Class vessel. Majority of the Senior Officers have reported aboard and we will be ready to launch in a day or so. The Valiant is a far cry from my previous starship command, the Renown. It is a ship designed against the Federation's principles--it was designed purely for war. But the ship serves it's motto perfectly--"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." Small is an understatement as my quarters is only a mere few feet away from the Main Bridge so there is little privacy aboard.

I cannot shake the feeling that Starfleet Command isn't telling me something about our mission. Why send a small Defiant Class vessel to patrol the Gorn, Klingon, and Tholian borders instead of a larger vessel that can better handle any situation? In any case, I will make sure the crew and ship is as ready as possible. Speaking of which, the crew so far is proving to be an interesting mixture of officers and senior NCOs that will have to work closely as a team. I can only hope they come through as the Starfleet officers that they are as this will not be an easy assignment.

End Personal Log.