Stardate 45497.26

Commanding Officer Assigned

Approximately five months prior to the scheduled launch of the Nogura, the ships Commanding Officer was picked from a pool of six candidates. Due to his successful dalliances with the Cardassians during the Border wars, the executive officer of the Ahwahnee was chosen as the captain of the ship. It was a bold move, assigning Farrell to his first command aboard such a significant vessel, such was the faith of his superiors.