State of the Fleet 2017Q1 Report
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  TO  All Fleet
FROM  Vice Admiral Zachary O’Connell
 VIA  Fleet Command

In seeking to provide more transparency and clarity regarding the state of the Fleet, I am pleased to announce the release of the State of the Fleet – 2017Q1 report. This report, covering the period of January 1, 2017, to March 31, 2017, summarizes changes that have occurred in the Fleet, ranging from task force story updates and departmental information to changes in our rules and procedures, as well as statistics on the Fleet’s various Task Forces and committees.

Here is a brief overview of the report:

The first quarter of 2017 was a period of great change for Bravo Fleet.

Following the departure of the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer at the beginning of January, the Fleet implemented a number of community and governance changes aimed at adapting and responding to the needs of its rich and diverse community.

In parallel to these changes, the Fleet also launched the new Bravo Fleet Management System, new chat services on Discord, and made a large push towards improving the consistency and clarity of the Fleet canon and story.

From a quantitative perspective, the first quarter of 2017 has shown a turnaround in several trends, including an increase of 29% in the total simms, 700 comments from 25 participants in the Community Work Groups, an increase to 107 participants in Fleet chat, and use of the new Bravo Fleet Management System to track over 340 characters. Several negative trends have continued though, such as limited general activity on the Bravo Fleet forums and community dissatisfaction with the Academy and Hall of Honours.

On the whole, the Bravo Fleet Admiralty is pleased with the progress made in many areas, and it has included a forward outlook section at the end of the document detailing plans for the upcoming quarter to address several areas of continued concern.

The report can be downloaded in full here.