It comes as no surprise that it is time we recognize Darth’s consistent activity with a promotion to Commander! So where do I start? Let’s start off from where we left off back when we made him a Lieutenant Commander, well since then he has gone from strength to strength with his activity and high levels of contributions to Bravo Fleet.
First off, I would like to mention how involved he was with the Archanis Campaign since he did his first post with me. Writing for his character, Michael Ryder, who has taken command of the Nova-class starship USS Tesla – Darth has received 69 Service Ribbons for his writing and this continued on a weekly basis during the Campaign. His eagerness to be involved has been a joy to read! Along with this, he has now created 13 characters on his dossier with more I’m sure in the pipeline! Alongside this Darth joined the Endeavour NX-06 game and has created two active characters since.
His involvement with our gaming community is beyond words and he sets a great standard as the Deputy Game Leader. 122 Combat Action Ribbons in total since his last promotion show how impressive his activity has been with our STO fleet. He has also hosted our Gaming Evenings that have been of great success! Along with that he has reached Level 23 on our Discord server in June 2021 and is constantly being involved in discussions across the fleet’s various channels. We then move onto the number of times he has entered competitions (17 since his last promotion!) and has done extremely well in gaining top spots, collecting a total of twelve medals with clusters as proof. Not only has he entered competitions, but he has created his own ones (6 since his last promotion!) including an excellent trivia quiz that challenged so many of us to truly dig down into our Star Trek knowledge! It certainly made me stop and think!
Finally, his dedication to our great community has been highlighted with his recruitment efforts as proven by him receiving the Starfleet Readiness Medal and alongside that last month, he got the Star Cross medal. It is now time we recognize the great contributions that Darth has made to our group and he certainly deserves this promotion to join the Commander+ club! As I predicted the last time he was promoted, he has gone on to do amazing things and without doubt, I am certain this will continue!!
Well done Darth, you certainly deserve this promotion! As they say patience is a virtue and you’ve certainly had plenty of this since joining TF17 at the start of this year. So where do I start as to why Darth deserves this promotion? First off I think everyone knows Darth very well from our Discord Channel, by 21/02/21 he had reached Level 14 (twice the levels needed for this rank) and this is down to his committed dedication and involvement to Bravo Fleet’s success. His involvement in a range of topics on multiple channels is always respectful, funny and an enjoyment to read.
Another great example of this is him creating five well established characters on the BFMS, one of which I have enjoyed writing with as part of the new TF17 lead expeditionary group area on the forums, for which he received his first two service ribbons for! His character development is strong and will serve him well when he writes for his own fiction or game.
However none of this compares to his recent efforts with the amount of activity he has created in our gaming area (8 combat ribbons, 30 strategic action ribbons and 6 campaign ribbons to date), this naturally led him to apply to become the Deputy Gaming Manager for our great community. I was particularly proud to see him successfully be appointed to this role and I am glad he is now a part of the BFC. I’ve been told that he got this position from hard work and dedication, taking a failure as a learning experience, and a willingness to learn. All great skills when taking on a leadership role in our great community!
Without a doubt Darth you are another great example of how dedication and positive involvement in our little fan club can make a difference not only to you but to the rest of us. After spending more than two weeks at Lieutenant, let’s get you to the next level! Thank you so much for sticking with us and enjoying every part of it! Keep going as you’ll continue to do amazing things!
Zack Marshall-Bennet Task Force 17 Commanding Officer
Has been a LTJG for more than one week
Created a well developed character (https://bravofleet.com/character/29602/)
Earned 8 combat ribbons https://bravofleet.com/user_award/30324
Earned 28 Strategic Action Ribbons https://bravofleet.com/user_award/30322
Earned 5 Campaign Ribbons https://bravofleet.com/user_award/30320