About the Rebel Squadrons
OverviewMission Statement (from the RS Bylaws):
"The Rebel Squadrons (RS) is an online club centered on the Star Wars universe and dedicated first and foremost to providing a rewarding and fun experience for all of its members. The Rebel Squadrons also strives to cultivate creativity, excellence, and leadership amongst its members, in a manner consistent with the ideals of the Star Wars Republic that it is pledged to defend."
The RS is a Star Wars club. We have members whose ages range from 8 to 40 years old, and higher. The RS membership comes from all over the globe, from Singapore to the United States. In spite of these cultural differences, or perhaps because of them, the Rebel Squadrons is an enjoyable and exciting atmosphere to not only experience Star Wars, but to take that experience one step further.
In essence, the RS plays Star Wars games, both online and offline. Offline gaming can be as exciting as online when you participate in an Interactive Tour of Duty (ITOD). In an ITOD, one flies custom missions made by other members, or even made by yourself if you want to learn. After finishing the mission, you can get into character and write a story of how the mission went from your point of view. This is an excellent opportunity to delve into the Star Wars universe, as you tell how your X-Wing dodged a TIE Fighter and then made an attack run on the enemy's Imperial Star Destroyer. As a result, your flight of the mission has a direct result on the next mission. Rightly so, you and eleven other members in your squadron will be the final determinant on how the story evolves from beginning to end. Playing online, we also go head-to-head to see who is the best pilot or soldier, as well as play multiplayer custom missions with teammates, designed by teammates.
The Rebel Squadrons also firmly believes in the H.I.E.R. principle. Pronounced "higher", the acronym stands for Honesty, Integrity, Equanimity, and Respect. The RS bases its foundation on the fact that each of its members must strive to meet this code, and know that every other pilot and soldier fighting for the New Republic strives to meet the same code. Every level of RS leadership takes the H.I.E.R. principle very seriously and expects every member to do the same. The RS has many members who are legally defined as minors and we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure their safe enjoyment.
Finally, the RS is about having a good time. This club is about Star Wars. It is about learning how to be a good leader and maybe even learning a little bit about life along the way. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we are all here to have fun inside an amazing universe created by George Lucas.
Admiral Jack Stewart
Fleet Admiral Dave Trebonious-Astoris
Admiral Rahj Tharen
Lieutenant General Licah Fox