You know, two months is a long time, you left a pretty big hole while you were gone.
I promoted Elf to Lieutenant Commander after she led the rescue mission to retrieve you. The grunts and the rest of the officers fell right into place. She leads well.
I want to promote her to full Commander, but I have to make sure you're okay with it first.
She's standing right behind you.
Tactically, I don't think we can contain her in Junior Grades for very long.