The USS Gallifrey is in its beginning stages as a chapter of STARFLEET. The chapter was formed on 1 December 2014 but was officially launched on 19 January 2015 with the USS Helen Pawlowski NCC-8494 as the Support Ship, commanded by RADM Paul Dyl.
The name “Gallifrey” comes from another SCI-FI television series called Doctor Who. With many of the members being fans of the show, they decided to incorporate those features into the chapter. Gallifrey is the home world of the Time Lords, thus the name and class of the ship that represents the chapter.
The initial crew were members of the USS Helen Pawlowski who decided that there was a need for a correspondence chapter in the north eastern part of South Carolina. Many of the crew are scattered across the United States such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Commander Katie Staples was elected to lead the chapter as the Commanding Officer and Gary Reynolds as the First Officer. The first few months have been devoted to organization of the chapter and setting up a good foundation for the chapter to further build on as she grows.
In June 2015, the chapter CO found herself in a family situation which demanded her full attention and made the choice to step down as the commanding officer and return to the position of Chief Science Officer. In July 2015, LCMDR Gary Reynolds who had been serving as the First Officer was elected to replace CMDR Katie Staples as the new chapter CO. CMDR Reynolds first official act as the CO was to appoint Carl Mogilka as the new First Officer.
The chapter completed her shakedown cruise and now begins her first year as a commissioned chapter of STARFLEET….
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