Secret Command Shake Up
Well, not really secret. There was a Personnel Order about it. But no one is saying much about the moves.
- Pat Daly - retired FBI - J-Fed's Chief of Staff for mere weeks is dumped (or promoted) to the new position of Chief of Strategic Deployment, effectively becoming Deputy Superintendent Shield's number two man.
- Michael Masters - civilian, Project Administrator in the Office of Budget & Management - becomes the new J-Fed Chief of Staff.
- "Chief" of Strategic Deployment? We've had a Chief of Detectives and once upon a time a Chief of Patrol. Now we're suddenly seeing a Chief of Strategic Deployment and someone else pointed out a new Chief of CAPS that we're trying to track down. Have we been saddled with a new layer of bureaucracy that no one mentioned? A layer that seems to be numerous retired feebs?
- Wedging a "Chief" spot in under Shields...has he just been "Starks-ified"? Why else throw a buffer in there unless it's to stop Shields from exercising any real power?
- A civilian from OBM as Chief of Staff? If there's one thing the current mayor learned at his father's knee, it's keeping an eye on the purse strings so you know who gets what. Mr. Masters is here directly from the mayor's most closely watched domain which means he's politically reliable. Anyone think that the mayor put him there to keep a close eye on J-Fed?
More and more business as usual at the top.
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