Following on from our previous announcement concerning the USS Gettysburg, we am now pleased to reveal the two officers chosen to lead the crew of the Churchill from February 1st onwards.
Selected to command the Intrepid-class vessel is Lieutenant Commander Reece Thompson who will transfer from his current posting on the Gibson with promotion to the rank of Commander. Mr Thompson has served in Shadow Fleet for nearly four years, working his way from the junior rank of Ensign to become a senior Lieutenant Commander. Prior to his service on the Gibson, Commander Thompson served as First Officer on the USS Discovery so he is no stranger to the command position.
Assisting Commander Thompson as First Officer will be the Churchill's existing Head of Security, Lieutenant Commander John Brown. Mr Brown has been a long-serving member of Shadow Fleet, having held Department Head positions on no less than three of our ships. He brings a wealth of experience to the role of First Officer and I am sure he will continue to serve the Churchill well.
As previously mentioned, these promotions will take effect upon the launch of the USS Gettysburg, currently scheduled for February 1st. Until then, please congratulate these two officers on their success.