August 26th, 2552 – Military Cross Training – Protocol
Pilot/Mechanic/Jump-Gate Navigator/Grunt in training Kat “S-Kat” James Reporting
Today we learned about protocol. Military Protocol to be exact. While they’ll never get the spit and polish and snap they’re used to from their own people, it is something we need to know so that when things go south we’ll know where to expect it to come.
Basically the chain of command says that the highest-ranking person’s word is law. If a lower-ranking person countermands an order – they may have a better idea of what’s going on and people like me are always going to get in trouble for choosing the wrong orders to follow.
Heck, I could have told them that. It is, after all, how I got here in the first place. But I did learn about how to follow the chain of command and how military protocol works.
That evening we, me and the rest of the convicts, started playing ‘how to circumvent the rules and still follow protocol’.