I just did the quest chain on my Marauder I'm leveling up for the card bonus, and I can't help but notice that someone is missing.
Kyrin is in the opening cutscene but not actually at the map, Lady Syl is at the map but not in the cutscene, etc.
.....But absent from both the cutscene and the map are three job instructors: Oz, Hawkeye, and Dances With Balrog. (And technically Mastema, but, you know. They think s/he's Demon Slayer's pet.)
Oz and Hawkeye we can write off as not being important enough to attend the meeting. They are the least two serious Cygnus instructors afterall. But Dances With Balrog's absence is rather odd.
Oversight? Supposed to represent that not everyone approved of the Alliance?
.....Or something more sinister?