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- Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:43:23 +0000
Gale General Albert Cross
Of course, Cross oversaw the navigators in Navigation Room Zero. He entered not long after the navigators did and he paced back and forth behind them as they were booting up and initializing links to their corresponding units. He watched over each of them for a moment, making sure himself that everything was in full working order.
After his inspection, he took his place in a large seat that sat above the rest, also equipped with a console that he could monitor the Zeros with. He also had communication with each of them. He opened the channel after placing a headset over his ears and he said, "All units, report your status.". After all of the Zeros confirmed they were started up and prepared for take-off, he nodded and said, "Navigators, when everything is green, your units have the all clear for launch. The mission coordinates are being uploaded to your systems now.".
After watching his monitor to ensure the information transfer was complete, he said, so everyone could hear him, "Cheshire. You will move in first, make sure your scanners and radar are set to their maximum range before you get too close. Reaper, Rabbit and Stigma, the three of you wait for Cheshire's orders to follow her before moving in. After that, Reaper will take the lead of the mission and you will follow his orders. Understood? Rabbit?". He singled out Zane, putting emphasis on the fact that he didn't want him rushing in like he was so prone to doing. "Rabbit, stop talking to Rooster and pay attention!", He could almost feel the boy's eyes roll.
It was often that Cross would issue a leader for the team while they were out on a mission. His personal communications relay to them only had enough range to each them just outside the hangar. After their initial orders they could usually handle it, along with their navigators. "If there are any survivors, or if the plans are still there, they will be in the wreckage of the convoy. Make sure you run a thorough scan of all of it, scan for life signs, anomalies or anything that might still have power running through it.", He concluded and lifted the microphone attached to the headset.
While the navigators and their pilots went to work, Cross opened another monitor in addition to the one used to oversee the missions and opened up some mail he'd received from one of the United space stations. He scratched his chin and focused intently on the words int he message, which informed all United bases that their scientist and engineer teams had a breakthrough when it came to the weapons load and overall load of any given mech unit along with a new type of armor. Though they made these advancements in space and had no idea how well they would hold up under the actual gravity of a planet, it worked very well in zero gravity and the low gravity of the colonies on other planets other than Earth. It also said that every United base would receive at least one prototype to test the advancements as well as the schematics to build off of if they find the designs to be plausible for Earth warfare.
Cross hummed and went through the messages, keeping silent, but his eyes drifted over to the monitor to oversee the mission from time to time. He was quite good at paying attention to multiple items at one time.