Interview with PO3 Viggo Crescendo, founding crew member at Station Promethium
August 9, 2020
PO3 Viggo Crescendo, a founding crew member at the new Station Promethium in District 2, agreed to share a bit of his valuable and busy time with SLCG Magazine to give us, and you, an inside look at the newest kid on the block!
Sylvia Caproni: So, now, you’re a recent grad, right?
Viggo Crescendo: yes i am, think its been 2 weeks now
SC: And you’re at the new station Promethium…
SC: Who is the CO there?
VC: ENS. Mike Chase
SC: Ah, and no XO yet, right?
VC: Right, as far as i know
SC: Was this a direct assignment from graduation, or did you go elsewhere first?
VC: No, direct from graduation. It’s my first duty assignment after graduation.
SC: How many rotations did you do as an SR?
VC: I went through 5 rotations. I missed the June graduation by about 2 weeks, I think.
SC: How are you finding Promethium?
VC: I like Promethium a lot, and it’s also nice being a part of starting up a new station.
SC: Are you a “founding member institution” kind of guy, or are you more a crew member who just keeps his head down and quietly gets the job done?
VC: I think anyone can be a founding crew member. You can either do your daily routine or if you have ideas, try to build it from the foundation.
SC: What’s your daily routine like?
VC: Well, if i can get over to the station, I do a water patrol and either hang out at the station for a bit (usually doing my patrol report), or IM the CO seeing if he needs anything more specific done.
SC: What else is going on at Promethium? Any plans for new events or shindigs?
VC: We have talked about doing SAR drills.
SC: How many are stationed there, anyway? Enough to staff a SAR?
VC: i think just Barley, but hopefully after putting a drill out there, some other Coasties will show up.
SC: What stations do you like to patrol to from Promethium?
VC: Well, there are only two other stations and one substation in District 2. but other than Promethium I like heading out from Sarcee.
SC: It sounds like a lot of fun there, but is there anything you’d change about the station?
VC: Nope, not a thing, the crew is great and the CO is awesome! What more could a new coastie want?
SC Do you have any suggestions for other things to do there?
VC: I’m not sure, I’m still learning all the drills and stuff that can be done.
SC: What is something unique about Promethium that others might enjoy?
VC: Well, since it’s my first duty station, I am honestly not sure about other stations and their differences. But if I would have to answer I would say its quiet solitude, not to mention that we are right next to the Bellisseria continent.
SC: What kind of air access do you have?
VC: We do have a helicopter pad.
SC: Is there anything you’d like to add about the station, and your experience at Promethium thus far?
VC: So far it’s been a great starting experience, I am glad this is my first station. We have a great crew and it’s pretty cool being a part of the opening of a station. No matter where I go from here I will always be a part of the first Promethium crew! Nobody remembers that they were the 347 person stationed where they are at. But you will remember when you are the first 🙂
SC: Great point! Where do you see yourself going from here?
VC: Only time will tell. I do plan on taking some classes and I guess I will see where it goes from there.
Thank you, Petty Officer Vig, for your time and dedication to SLCG!
PO3 Sylvia Caproni