Lael Rosek/USS Chin'toka Service Jacket
SERVICE JACKET: USS Chin'toka
- Rank: Lieutenant Commander
- Duty Post: Chief Engineer
- Commanding Officer: Captain Mei'konda Delano
- Stardates: 239709.01 - Present
Assessment: Captain Jarred Thoran
Can Go Home Again
Lael enjoyed a rare day in her hometown of Cedar Springs walking the beach with her daughter and mother to a favorite childhood hangout of Lael's called the Fort Mackinac Tea Room. Lael, her mother, and twin brother would indulge in hot chocolate there when her mother was on Earth. During the walk, Lael reflected on the changes her recent assignment to the Atlantis and transfer to the Chin'toka would bring to her family life. 
Maddy stayed overnight with Lael's mother while Lael attended the party which was intended to celebrate the official commissioning of the Chin'toka. As she entered the Officer's Mess, she was met by Lephi, her fellow engineer. After a brief discussion, Elizabeth Snow joined them. It wasn't long before Lael spotted a familiar face in the crowd: Jo Marshall. She encouraged Lephi to come with her so that she could introduce the young Ferengi woman. She approached Jo and two other officers she didn't know to find Toryn and Journs had also joined the conversation. A brief exchange of pleasantries later, she introduced herself to the two officers she didn't recognize.
Their conversation, however, was interrupted by Admiral Kove attempting to gain their attention. The Admiral gave a brief speech and introduced the Chin'toka's new commanding officer. She stood listening respectfully as the Chin'toka crew welcomed three new officers, Lieutenant Noa T'Nessa Levinson, Ensign Varik Tal’Aura and Ensign Paros as well as changes in duty posts for Toryn, Logan, and McKnight, all of whom were named as members of the new Strategic Operations Response Team with Toryn to lead it. Also, promotions were announced, such as Kurt Logan to Lieutenant Commander and Ensigns Lephi, Snow and th'Koro to Lieutenant Junior Grade.  Additionally, Lephi and Snow were promoted to Assistant Chief Engineer and Assistant Chief Medical Officer respectively.
After the last of the promotion announcements, Lael pulled Lephi aside to talk to the Ferengi woman about her first official project as Assistant Chief: the second christening that Commander Thoran had approved to take place in Engineering before the official launch. They agree to wait until the morning to discuss the details and Lael seeks out Lieutenant Levinson to get to know her better. The two are in the midst of their conversation when Commander Thoran interrupts to announce awards and ribbons for those who participated in the failed conference on Ilara Prime. Admiral Kove takes the opportunity to officially announce Thoran's promotion to Captain. Captain Whittaker offered a few words of congratulations that drew loud applause from those present. Despite prodding by both Lael and Toryn, Thoran only offers a brief speech before stepping down from the stage. [
Much to the crew's shock, the newly promoted Captain Thoran collapsed shortly after and was rushed to Sickbay. Despite the medical team's best efforts, he didn't survive.
The Chin'toka receives unsurprising orders that they have been assigned to the Par'tha Expanse and are to continue their mission there. During the briefing, Captain Mei'konda reveals that Grand Admiral Del'san, the present leader on Tibro, has invited them for a diplomatic occasion. After some discussion, Mei'konda dismisses the crew and they set course for Tibro.
- 239709--Transfers to the USS Chin'toka.
- 2397??--The USS Chin'toka officially launches and returns to the Par'tha Expanse.