Daniel W. Rasmus, poet and management consultant, will be offering his thoughts to the 2254 Star Fleet Academy graduating class at Star Fleet’s Presidio Parade Grounds, San Francisco, California, USA, Earth on Monday, June 13, 2254. Rasmus was cryogenically frozen for 220 years before being revived by a special medical procedure performed at Seattle’s Overlake Hospital by then intern Doctor Leonard McCoy. Rasmus picked up his career where he left off in the 21st Century by pointing out issues with the Federation’s management structure, including over emphasis on leadership and its failure to use technology appropriate to the conduct of interstellar collaboration. Rasmus completed his most recent book, Star Fleet Management by Design, in 2251. The book has become standard reading for Star Fleet’s Command Division. Graduating cadet James T. Kirk said during a recent interview that should he ever gain command of a starship that he would, “think about balance, and how to create a great work experience for his crew. It is important that officers communicate strategically and encourage what Rasmus calls “perceptibility” among cross-functional teams so they can better coordinate their actions.” Lt. Commander Spock, a Star Fleet instructor from Vulcan, says of the Rasmus book, “the emphasis on deconstructing culture into behavior is important, especially when dealing with individuals from so many different planets. By focusing on policy and practice, space and technology, Rasmus eliminates the abstract references for which no linquistic equivelents exist in many of the languages.”
About 1,000 cadets are expected to get their diplomas and be commissioned as ensigns.
Commencement ceremonies begin promptly at 10am. Rasmus will attend the Graduation Reception immediately following the ceremony in the Admiral Archer Multipurpose Room.
There is no limit to the number of guests per cadet; however, due to the popularity of this event, we recommend you purchase tickets when they become available (1 Apr 2254). Graduating cadets attend at no charge but must pick up tickets from Academy Concerts. There will be no ticket sales or will-call at the door. Cost per ticket is 42 credits.