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I guess I’m a bit confused as to who we are speaking with to be the the Commander, however if referring to Tom Hanks as the Commander he made the decision to immediately start implementing protocols to identify what the problem was in the actual unit he was in control of. Hanks also took upon to start identifying problems and relaying them with Houston so they were in the known on what was taking place inside the pit of the unit. This allowed all team members to be in involved in the decision making process to start developing a plan.
Who would refer to as the Director back at Houston is who absolutely took it upon himself to start figuring out how he was going to get the men back to safety which was home. This was explained with a group of individuals from the team and allowed for several people’s input.