Anthony Antoniou announced as Major Executive’s Chief of Staff; Jackson Eden awarded Ogamon Emblem

Major Executive Charles Sessions announced that Anthony Antoniou would serve as his Chief of Staff

Major Executive Charles Sessions announced that Anthony Antoniou would serve as his Chief of Staff

Major Executive Charles Sessions announced today, on the last day of the 2015-II trimester, that Anthony Antoniou, former Senatorial hopeful, would serve as his Chief of Staff going into 2015-III, effective September 1st.

“…with the start of the new trimester, I am naming Anthony Antoniou as my Chief of Staff. He will receive Executive Branch access and will assist me in developing policy and negotiating as well as being my right-hand man on the internal affairs of the Majorate,” said the Major Executive. “He will not have a role to play in defense or security and I will continue to work solely with the Joint Command Council on those areas.”

He went on to say that he felt that “Mr. Antoniou is a talented and dedicated professional who I will expect a lot from and who I believe will be able to assist myself, the Majorate, and the entire Triumvirate well.”

Anthony Antoniou, former Senatorial candidate and Chief of Staff to the Major Executive

Anthony Antoniou, former Senatorial candidate and Chief of Staff to the Major Executive

Anthony Antoniou, a member of the Socialist Party, attempted to run for Senator for 2015-III, but was forced to step down from the running after the passage of a constitutional amendment prevented him from taking part in the election. It was speculated at the time that Mr. Antoniou might attempt to enter the Judicial Branch, though such speculation appears to have been unfounded.

In response to the announcement of his appointment, Mr. Antoniou expressed that he is “excited to serve in the role of Chief of Staff and [looks] forward to working in this Majorate to create a better Triumvirate for all.”

The Chief of Staff to the Major Executive is, according to the wiki, “one of the most prominent political positions in the Triumvirate. They are selected by each Major Executive, and are usually a close friend or political ally.” They are one of the more privileged government employees, often referred to as the “fourteenth Executive”, entitled to a payment of 40 tri each trimester. They are primarily responsible for scheduling meetings and events for the Major Executive, managing other staff on the Major Executive’s behalf, acting as a “high level government official”, and negotiating with key politicians for the agenda of the Majorate. Other information on the Chief of Staff can be found here.


Jackson Eden, UT Head of Media

Jackson Eden, UT Head of Media

Arnold Ogamon, Major Executive Emeritus, who the Emblem is named for

In other developments, Jackson Eden, UT Head of Media, won the Ogamon Emblem today for “[showing] an unending passion, fervor, and wit for the Triumvirate and for its system”, according to the UT wiki front page.

The Major Executive elaborated further in a public statement: “I am honored to present Head of Media Jackson Eden with the Ogamon Emblem for his dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to both the Triumvirate and to the greater knowledge of all in his jobs as Head of Media and in running a successful newspaper. We’ll expect and hope to see even more from him next trimester and on!”

Head of Media Eden’s response was, in his own words, “lame”, and, more to the point, laden with emoticons: “Acceptance speeches, I must confess, have never been my forte, but I’d just like to say thank you very much for giving me this decoration and I hope I can continue to be of service to the Union going forward :D Kind of a lame response, but at least I tried xP”.

With this, Jackson Eden becomes the first Freshman Executive to win the Ogamon Emblem in Triumvirate history.

The Ogamon Emblem was created in honor of Arnold Ogamon’s Majorate to recognize those who are deemed to be “exceptionally effective, influential, important, useful or inspiring” at the end of a trimester.

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