Earth, Sol System, United Nations of Earth
High profile generals and admirals from the United Nations of Earth (UNE) have penned an open letter to President Jeffrey Rossario demanding he allocate extra government funding to help address the problem of troop transport fleets randomly renaming themselves.
The issue has reportedly been ongoing for decades, with UNE transport ships refusing to stick to their predefined numerical groups, often changing call-sign mid-mission, resulting in significant logistical difficulties for fleet command at the Dodecahedron in Ulm.
The letter, headlined by UNE general Laya Morgana, explains:
“The idea that transport fleets have the autonomy to change their name at their own whim is unacceptable and completely undermines the idea military of command and hierarchy.
As commander of the UNE’s 1st Transport Fleet, I have had personal experience of the difficulties that can arise from this.
Most recently, I led a classified mission to secure a rogue automated TacoBell in the neutral zone that was serving vegetarian menus. Thankfully, the operation was a complete success, but on our return to Earth's starport, we were refused landing clearance as the Spaceport Authority did not recognise our callsign 'Transport Fleet XI.' And why would they? That callsign didn't exist when we departed as the 1st Transport Fleet.
Why is this happening? How is this happening? It took us three days to land as I had to go around manually re-coding our fleet name.
This is unacceptable. Myself and my fellow council of UNE generals and admirals demand extra funding to resolve this area of concern.
President Rossario, who is currently on his 3rd week of vaction in the Maralago System, has yet to respond.
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