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Memorial Hallway / In the Memery of Kaylie and Lana Bailey
« Last post by BGen. W.Mills on June 25, 2013, 12:41:54 AM »
As a close friend of Kaylie and knowing little Lana I wold like  to post this as they both where taken at a young age. Both full of life and both full of love. They will be mist and will be in the thoughts of everyone in the CDF.

Col. Willie Mills 5Th Fleet XO
Rampart Actual.





On May 1st Kaylie (21) and Lana (18 Mths) Bailey went missing. the body of Kaylie along with two males were found on a farm in Ottawa KS. Today we learned they found littile Lanas Body in Osage County KS. As a Fleet our hearts are broken as both were to be a part of the Rampart Station just before this Tragedy.

Given the Authority granted to me as the 5th Fleet Commander. I here By Bestow Honorary Membership Status to both Kaylie and Lana in the CDF 5th Fleet.

Further I hereby  Grant The Rank of Honorary COL to Kaylie Bailey and the Rank of Honorary Ensign to Lana Bailey

This  is done by my order this day of may 12. 2013

SO Say We All.

Rex Prior CDR
5th Fleet Commander
Colonial Defense Forces

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Memorial Hallway / Re: 3 new Pictures..
« Last post by Michael Rivera on February 25, 2013, 12:22:44 AM »
Very cool indeed anyone who works at NASA is a hero just by being part of the space program is historical. 

Jack Klugman a true actor and Icon in my opinion i grew up watch the TV show the "Odd Couple" some days i laugh so i hard i cry.  The combination of him with Tony Randall just stellar in ever respect two actors whom really complimented each other i will miss very much.

As for Storm-in Norman the man is a strategic genius who has gone down in military history.
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Memorial Hallway / 3 new Pictures..
« Last post by KNeels on December 29, 2012, 12:22:53 PM »
I want place following 3 new Pictures in the Hallway to honor and remember to this great People


Jesco von Puttkamer, NASA Engineer & Science Fiction Author
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/people/features/von_puttkamer_obit.html



Jack Klugman, Actor



General Norman Schwarzkopf
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Memorial Hallway / Re: Family Loss
« Last post by Colonel Fred Landry on November 13, 2012, 10:19:35 PM »
Your father, you and your family are in my prayers, Commander.
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Memorial Hallway / Re: Family Loss
« Last post by RPrior on November 13, 2012, 09:52:31 PM »
Commander,

On behalf of the 5th Fleet know that you and your family are in our hearts and prayers at the time of this loss. If there is anything you need or we can do please let us know. We dim our running lights in respect until tomorrow.


CDR Rex Prior
5th Fleet Commander
BSR-51 Responder Actual
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Memorial Hallway / Family Loss
« Last post by CDR. Hohensee on November 13, 2012, 03:46:32 PM »
November 12, 2012 at 9:40am

Commander Allen Hohensee, and family lost a great man.

USAF Veteran of 26 years, Wife of Linda, Father of Allen and Major Robin Wilson, Grand father of 9 additional family members.

He will be missed, but not forgotten. May he Rest in Peace after his short battle with Cancer.

God Blesses each of us as we make each step forward past the day, giving us strength as we move ahead in our adventures of life.
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CDF | Policies / Re: Board of Directors - Q&A
« Last post by FAdm Jenner on August 31, 2012, 05:03:18 PM »
Thank you for your answer, AFADM Jenner. That kinda clears things up... a little. I still confess to being confused about the whole matter and the way it all seemed to happen almost overnight and then all topics/discussions regarding it were erased from the forums.

It did not happen over night. That's the main thing you and everyone else, needs to understand. This was no sudden fit, and then poof, it's done. It actually occurred over the space of 2-3 weeks. Many phone long phone conversations were exchanged among many of the main people involved. Most it, DID NOT occur on the forum. Therefore it has the appearance of happening overnight. Also, those conversations did not get erased from the forums, they got moved to a non-public area. Some of the conversations got pretty personal and nasty. It was determined that in the best interest of the CDF, a visitors first impression of us, should not be a bunch of hate filled, name calling threads where a situation that no longer exists and has been resolved were being discussed.


How was it determined who was given the opportunity to return to the CDF? I think it's great that such an option was offered, just curious as to how it was determined who got offiered it.

It was determined by myself, Adm. Rivera and AFAdm. Merrit, who would and would not be allowed to return if they so chose. How specifically that was determined is simple. Those who were "leading" those who were removed, were NOT given the option to return nor will they be. All the rest of the crews of the departed ships were given the option to return. Some did, some did not.


Is there any way to find out about the Board of Directors and how the CDF operates since it became a business, since the page for it off the main CDF site does not work?

Yes, I know, I need to rebuild that section.

Basically, the Board of Directors is the legal, governing body of the CDF Corporation. The board consists of 4 people, currently, Myself, AFAdm Merrit, Adm. Rivera and Adm. Caparella.

How it works:
The board of directors manages the day to day legal responsibilities/issues of the CDF, they ARE NOT micro managers. The BoD DOES NOT "run" the day to day business of the fan club part of the CDF. They do not manage the Fleets, chapters or anything else. That's the Octagons job. They do however, have veto authority over any decision made by the Octagon WHEN and only when, a decision made by the Octagon would have repercussions for the legal entity of the CDF.

The BoD has 4 positions;
1. CEO
3. Secratary
2. Tresurer
4. Director

Appointments to the BoD are for currently, indefinite terms. However, I expect to be changing this at some point. As soon as the board can work out a workable system for voting/rotating members. There are currently 2 ways to leave the BoD, resign or be voted off by the remainder of the board.
When a member of the board leaves, all positions below the one leaving moves up 1 slot. The remaining slot is then filled by the remaining board voting a new member in.

It is my intention, to have this open slot eventually be voted on from among recommendations made by the fleet commanders, after consulting with their memberships.

The hard thing to understand is, The Octagon is NOT the BoD, even though some of it's members do compromise the BoD at this time. And Vice Versa. Being in the Octagon, does not guarantee inclusion in the BoD, and being on the BoD does not guarantee begin in the Octagon. At least not yet. We're still working out those details and trying to devise the best scenario possible.


Thanks for the information, sir!


Derek

Your welcome.
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CDF | Policies / Re: Board of Directors - Q&A
« Last post by DeRobinson on August 31, 2012, 01:01:04 PM »
Thank you for your answer, AFADM Jenner. That kinda clears things up... a little. I still confess to being confused about the whole matter and the way it all seemed to happen almost overnight and then all topics/discussions regarding it were erased from the forums.

How was it determined who was given the opportunity to return to the CDF? I think it's great that such an option was offered, just curious as to how it was determined who got offiered it.

Is there any way to find out about the Board of Directors and how the CDF operates since it became a business, since the page for it off the main CDF site does not work?


Thanks for the information, sir!


Derek
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CDF | Policies / Re: Board of Directors - Q&A
« Last post by FAdm Jenner on August 24, 2012, 07:24:12 PM »
We're these concerns raised a year ago with the result being the FAdm coming back from his leave of absence to kick out a half-dozen chapters and remove the entire discussion about those members concerns from the CCN?

Contrary to perception and I'm sure some people's opinions, no one was kicked out of the CDF for their opinions. The Former FAdm made a brief return return from his leave to deal with some serious internal issues that concerned the very survival of the CDF. He was back for 24 hours. Upon assuming command once he departed again I made the decision, in consultation with the leadership of the CDF,  in the interest of furthering the CDF, to airlock the members/chapters that that happened to.

Since that time, I along with Adm Rivera, AFAdm Merrit and the rest of the Octagon, Fleet Commanders and members, have been in full and total command and control of the CDF.

Also of note, almost everyone that was airlocked, was given the opportunity to rejoin with no loss of status, position, rank or privileges. Those that chose to do so, were reintegrated into the fleet, those that chose not to, weren't. Anyone who was here then, and is not now, is by their choice.

The situation went far beyond expressing some opinions. The CDF position on the issue of Mr. Gastineau was then, what it is now, he is on indeterminate leave until his legal situation is dealt with and a resolution is at hand. At that time, the leadership of the CDF will determine what if any action it is appropriate or possible to take.

One thing to keep in mind that you and everyone else that likes to opine on the subject seem to be forgetting, the CDF now, is NOTHING like it was then. Since the incorporation, there are legal issues and legal entities to the leadership that must be satisfied in specific ways. It is not as simple anymore as simply saying, "I quit and appoint John Doe as new leader." Mr. Gastineau can no more walk in and say "I'm back!" and re-assume command than I can walk into the offices of IBM or Microsoft and do the same thing. There is a legal process, backed up by legal documentation and legal responsibilities.

Just asking, as that was right about the time I joined and seem to remember losing an entire fleet when all the chapters and memebrs were kicked-out for speaking out about the the concerns they had regarding the FAdms 'personal' issues reflecting on/impacting the CDF.

The impact, perceived or real, of the Former FAdm's current situation on the CDF absolutely was of paramount concern to the leadership. This is why he went on indeterminate leave and remains so. He currently has no say or input on the running of the CDF


I have never met the FAdm and wish him the best in this trying time for him and his family... but it just seems that kicking people out for sharing their concerns and not responding to them as adults makes the CDF and private club run by the BoD.

Just my thoughts.


Derek Robinson

As I stated, the issue went far beyond people's opinions, and not everything that happened that lead to the final outcome was done or said in a public forum. As such I do not expect you to have all of the information. That being the case, I can understand how it may appear to be one way when in fact the situation was much much different than it appears at first glance.

The CDF, is a private fan club corporation. We do not have share holders, we do not issue stock the incorporation DOES NOT make us a public entity. So while we are a non profit corporation, we are a private corporation. As such final decisions for all matters will, naturally and legally, rest with the Board of Directors. Every corporation on the planet works this way.

Hope this has answered some of your questions concerning this matter.
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CDF | Policies / Re: Board of Directors - Q&A
« Last post by DeRobinson on August 24, 2012, 02:40:51 PM »
We're these concerns raised a year ago with the result being the FAdm coming back from his leave of absence to kick out a half-dozen chapters and remove the entire discussion about those members concerns from the CCN?

Just asking, as that was right about the time I joined and seem to remember losing an entire fleet when all the chapters and memebrs were kicked-out for speaking out about the the concerns they had regarding the FAdms 'personal' issues reflecting on/impacting the CDF. I have never met the FAdm and wish him the best in this trying time for him and his family... but it just seems that kicking people out for sharing their concerns and not responding to them as adults makes the CDF and private club run by the BoD.

Just my thoughts.


Derek Robinson
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