ATTENTION ALL RAVEN PERSONNEL, FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
I have been meaning to make this announcement but real life got in the way as usual.
I am sure a lot of you know by now that Colonel Keith"Leonidas" Ranson, was relieved off duty as the Raven CAG. But this is so in order for him to assume command of the Gunstar Trireme, as her new Commanding Officer. The Gustar Trireme is the Raven's first gunstar escort and the first gunstar commissioned here at the BFC. The OFFICIAL Change of Command took place by none other than Luciana Carro's table and was officiated by both her and myself. She was such a sweetheart for doing it with me and as such, an honor. I chose her since she was CAG both on the Pegasus and the Galactica so it is just fitting for her to relieved Colonel Keith "Leonidas" Ranson.
I like to promote from within first before I even consider bringing someone from the outside. I like to give people chances for growth. The individual that was recommended to me to take his place, is someone that came to the Raven from the Colonial Defense Forces a few years ago. He ask me if I would give him a chance to be a member and allow him to be an intrical part of the group. And I gave him the chance by appointing him as the Squadron Commander of The Flying Tigers. And he just did that what he promise me he was going to do. The Raven was still at the infancy stage and I just became her new Commanding Officer when I first encountered "Reamer" at the BFC site. I was tasked by the President of the BFC, to turn her around and give her a new life and purpose. The first thing I did was to appoint new competent Command Staff members that will help me run the Raven properly. Then recruiting more members, came easily after that. And here we are, a couple years later, enjoying much success and having fun with each other. :-) But, we had to start somewhere. And that somewhere, was at the bottom and gradually, work our way up. The path to success and smooth sailing, was not an easy one for us. We had our own fair share of bumps along the road. That is why, we are a strong and tight knit family of friends because we are able to come together, when we need it the most. We never leave anyone behind and are always there for each other.
So, it is with great pleasure that I announce, that the new Raven CAG is none other than Major Roger "Reamer"Barstow. May the Lords of Kobol guide you to success,as you take on this new responsibility and position.
RADM "DRAGONLADY" ( ~RAVEN ACTUAL)