Rebel Squadrons

July's State of the Rebel Squadrons Address

By FA Kaz Falcion
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
SotRS, Jul 31, 2008
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State of the Rebel Squadrons

High Command-

High Command is currently in the process of voting on a proposal to address a number of RS Bylaws. Ranging from fleet structure to our judicial system, these changes are aimed to better facilitate the day to day operations of the club, and ensure a more enjoyable atmosphere for all of our members. If the vote passes, an RS Email will be sent out detailing the revisions section by section to ensure everyone is made aware of what exactly has been changed.

Executive Staff-

After many years of service, FA Rensal “Bigfoot” Darklighter has resigned from his position within the Council of Justice. Biggie actually predates the three member CoJ system by several years, serving as Minister of Justice for about as far back as anyone remembers. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank him for his years of service and wish him luck in whatever future RS endeavors he pursues.

In other news, BGN Kirghy Lommax has recently been appointed to fill the vacant position within the Council of Justice. Kirghy has proven to be a valuable member in his time with the RS, offering sound advice and showing good judgment on many occasions, which will no doubt come in handy with his new position.

A Word from the Fleet Commander-

Over the course of the past couple of months, there have been a number of conflicts between RS members. Situations can of course occur when we have so many people with differing personalities and opinions all working within the same organization, but I nevertheless feel a need to address the issue.

I would like to stress to everyone how important it is to follow the Chain of Command in the event an issue does come up regarding yourself and another member. While it’s true that members such as a Fleet CO, the RSXO or the RSFC have the ability to often quickly resolve an issue, it’s important to remember that a lot of these issues can also be resolved much further down the chain. Your immediate CO, whether it be at the Squad or Wing level should be more than happy to assist you with a problem if it should arise, and in the event they cannot you can then bring your concern to the next step in the chain. By doing things this way, we ensure the workload is more evenly distributed, and that your concerns or issues are being addressed by the appropriate people.


The section most of you read this for, and the section that most needs your input. Do you know someone you feel is deserving of club wide recognition for their work in the RS? If so, feel free to drop me an email and tell me who they are and what they’ve done. Now then, onto the members for this month that have gone above and beyond.

MAJ Teu Veld-

You’ve come a long way in a relatively short period of time here in the RS, and continue to be active in a number of different areas of the club, whether it’s ABG, RID and even IRC. Most importantly, you’ve also successfully taken on Logistics Office work that might otherwise have finally driven Vaughan into the destructive Hulk-like rage we’ve all feared for awhile now. For that, and your continued activity I’m pleased to award you with the Dagger of Courage.

CMDR Terrak Jace-

We’ve had a number of members over the years who’ve offered their real life talents in order to make our organization a better place. Some write, some code, and some help in the way of graphic design. Of those who’ve done graphics for us, it’s hard to overlook the overwhelming quality of the work you produce time and time again. It’s not everyone who’d take the time to do what they do for a living in their free to help a gaming club, but you have and continue to do so when time permits. For your ongoing work with revamping the medals, uniforms and everything else you do, I’m pleased to promote you to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Congratulations TJ!

As stated earlier, FA Rensal “Bigfoot” Darklighter recently resigned from his position with the CoJ. In recognition of his service, one of his long serving colleagues RA Gavin Kravis wanted to say a few words along with a nomination, both of which I more than agree with.

FA Darklighter, known to most in the RS as ‘Biggie’, has been a bastion of leadership and strength for the Rebel Squadrons for the better part of a decade. He served faithfully in the position of Minister of Justice, and later as head MoJ as part of the Council of Justice, for longer than the majority of the members of this gaming club have been here. Biggie has embodied and exuded the notion of H.I.E.R., and without him our club would likely look, and act, a bit different. Not many individuals in this gaming organization can say that they shaped the path that we have taken, but Biggie is part of that order and may be considered one of the leading members. We all owe Biggie a debt of gratitude for tirelessly serving in an unappreciated job that most members would never want to undertake. Many leaders of this club have relied on Biggie’s advice and counsel for the hard decisions, including this former FC. Biggie, you are a great individual, and the office of Minister of Justice will never be the same without you. I, and the members of the Rebel Squadrons, salute you in awarding you the Excellency of Service for your efforts as Minister of Justice and service to the Rebel Squadrons.

Congratulations to all!

That’s about it for this edition, so until next month thank you once again for everyone who does what it takes to keep this place running and enjoyable for us all.

FA Kaz Falcion
RS Fleet Commander


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