Since his last promotion in October of 2020, Dave P has been an active and engaged member and leader in our organization. As a commander, he has earned 37 duty ribbons, two service ribbons, and a Silver Palm back in January for his work in Task Force 86, where he served as Task Force 86 Commanding Officer from October 31st, 2020, to April 20th, 2021.
Dave successfully ran Task Force 86 from October 31st, 2020, to April 20th, 2021. Since his last medal on January 2nd, the Task Force has consistently had good numbers of activity award submissions, with many of its members also placing in numerous competitions. A highlight of his tenure was the Adventures in the Triangle event, which included six competitions that Dave organized and graded. Task Force 86 has always had a smaller staff than the other three Task Forces; thus, Dave primarily handled the day-to-day nominations and other crucial behind-the-scenes work for the entirety of his tenure there, not getting a TFXO until early March. Despite this handicap, Dave has always been one of the most reliable staffers we’ve had in terms of his ability to keep a handle on managing his task force and helping others advance.
In addition to work already recognized, I want to make a special note of Dave’s success with the USS Cygnus. Running a successful RPG is difficult under the best circumstances, but Dave has done well with the Cygnus. Since his last award at the beginning of January, the crew Cygnus has made 52 posts and completed two missions. While an average of ten posts per month may not seem like a lot, many RPGs stall out well before they are level to sustain that pace, and some take a year to finish even one mission! These 52 posts are a mix of solo and joint posts, meaning that the members who participate on the Cygnus have been able to earn many, many ribbons through their writing. Running a game comes with no special privileges or perks, and Dave did this successfully alongside his service as a TFCO, which recently ended in April.
For his activity and service to the fleet over the past seven months, I am pleased to recommend Dave for promotion to the rank of Captain, which is a substantial milestone for any member. Well done!
–RADM Aubrey Seagraves, Bravo Fleet Operations Officer