Just a few words of advice to any new supervisors out there who may be reading this post. Those two symbols of authority that you wear on your collar are kind of like a double edged sword. They have a sharp edge on one side which can be very useful, but there is a second sharp edge on the back side which can hurt you if you are not careful.
If you should use the term "because I'm the captain" in a reckless manner, word will get out rather quickly and people will use the event to confirm any doubts they may have had about your leadership ability or your people handling skills. That opens another can of worms.
Although it's too late for you Captain Autocrat, these words may keep some other youngish captain from making a similar, dumb move.
Thanks for reading,