Posting: Duke Pedro’s Regiment
Commanding Officer’s report
Introduction: Claudio is a young officer in Don Pedro’s regiment. He has acquitted himself very well in the recent war where he was described as fighting like a lion. This bravery has led directly to his recent promotion. Claudio is one of the rising stars of the army and his promotion is very fully-deserved even though he is such a young officer. He has become one of Don Pedro’s closest advisers, his right-hand man.
Issues: It is important that his commanders recognise that Claudio is still quite inexperienced and will need to be carefully supported in his new post. One issue that is of particular concern is that Claudio’s promotion came instead of Donna Joan being promoted which everyone expected until she showed her disloyalty to her half-brother Don Pedro in the recent battle. Donna Joan is known to be a woman who bears grudges and is always keen to get her own back on anyone who has upset her. Claudio will need to be sure that he keeps his wits about him particularly as he is a man who is yet to settle down with a wife and family. Don Pedro has a very high regard for Claudio as someone who is a good soldier, very loyal and a good friend. His relationship with Don Pedro will help Claudio in his career but it will also provoke jealousy in those who feel, like Donna Joan, that Claudio has been promoted ahead of other more experienced officers.