Rebel Squadrons

Excellency of Service Medal awarded for the first time in 4 years!

By FA Cyrel Vandroth
Unit: The Rebel Squadrons
Basic Announcement, Jan 25, 2016
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Greetings RS!

I don't normally send out club-wide notices for this kind of thing, as you can generally keep track of it via the news-feed, but in this instance I believe it warrants an exception. Today, a Medal has been awarded that hasn't been dusted off since 2012. This Medal, the Excellency of Service, represents the acknowledgement of a tremendous amount of effort and support to the Rebel Squadrons. This is the highest such award we have, and has been given out only a handful of times throughout our history.

Today, in consultation with some of the members of high command and the executive staff, I have decided to award this commendation to someone who should be no stranger to anyone here.

FA Michael Raven, attention!

This managed to slip through the last SotRS, for that I apologize. *Ahem.*

Raven, more than any other officer in the RS, you have not only consistently and admirably completed your assigned tasks but have often gone above and beyond, taking on more responsibilities than several other officers combined. In just the short time since *I* have been Fleet Commander, you have:

Fielded four arbitration cases in a timely and extremely thorough manner.

Single-handedly developed and implemented the new RS Fictional Narrative as Logistics Officer, providing all of us a solid background in which to frame the RS's role in the Star Wars universe.

Completely resuscitated the RPG division with the new Sentinel storyline, consistently moderating game sessions despite often being unable to play himself. Repeatedly deals with high-tension situations and diffuses them. Constantly strives to improve the RPG ruleset and accommodate the desires of the players. Maintaining a fair and equitable space for all players to participate, no matter how unpopular the player.

Assisted with the management and development of multiple platforms in platforms, including Minecraft, World of Tanks, and Commander.

Consistently participated in the majority of the activities the RS has to offer.

And last but not least, through all interactions in his duties, remained a professional or downright pleasant demeanor.

While this is highest level overview of what you have done just since I have been FC, your continued dedication to the RS over the years is phenomenal.

For my tenure thus far, your support, effort, advice, and friendship has been incredible. I could not do this job if it was not for everything you have done, I think I would have already gone insane without being able to vent to you, and I sincerely believe the RS would not be as well off as it is today if it didn't have you in it. Sometimes I think you don't quite understand how appreciative I am to have you on the staff, owing slightly to my inability to find proper ways commemorate your work, but I hope this helps.

FA Michael Raven, the last time you received this award was in 2007. For nearly nine years of continued dedication to the Rebel Squadrons, I hereby award you the Excellency of Service.


ADM Cyrel Vandroth
Rebel Squadrons Fleet Commander


LCL Jay Forerunner - Tue Jan 26 2016, 3:42pm
Raven, congratulations for earning the preeminent medal from your 9 years of hard work! Also, I personally thank you for putting up with the lot of us in ABG/RPG. ":)