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Congratulations to our 1000 Expert Infantry

 

With our 1000th EIB and March to 1000 now complete we take a look back to where it all began, bare with me as a lot of information is buried deep down and some has been lost over the years, I'm sure @Daetrin can chime in but this is what I have uncovered.

 

Initially conceived by our detachment founder Paul "Daetrin" TK8020 back in 2006, here is the first outline of the program https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/5-expert-infantryman-badge-eib-program-overview/ 

 

In January 2007 a name had to be found https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/560-we-need-a-name-for-deployment/ discussed and a poll went up https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/633-poll-deployent-name/ the winning name being "Mark" (IV, V, VI).

 

This name stuck for a little while but in August 2007 there was another poll https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/1347-deployment-name-poll/ this time it was decided the program would be called "Elite". 

 

In March 2009 a new poll went up to come up with a new name https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/6378-changing-elite-to-something-else/page/5/ with now outcome and in the end our detachment founder Paul decided on the name Expert Infantryman https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/6378-changing-elite-to-something-else/?do=findComment&comment=82088 his post below:

 

"In the end I decided to re-brand our program as "Expert Infantry", with Elite troopers becoming Expert Infantryman. This is based on the Expert Infantryman Badge in the U.S. Army - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_Infantry_Badge for more info."

 

Program name changes
Mark 1-5
Elite 6-65
Expert Infantry 66-1000

 

 

EIB graphics

Now on to some graphics and much of this had been discussed in staff areas, but here are just a few of the early designs

 

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It was suggested to keep it more to the military style, here is the military's Expert Infantryman Badge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expert_Infantry_Badge

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And from there came 

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And finally 

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Current day

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Some of the programs to help get the numbers of EIB's on the rise:

 

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The Road to 300 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/18434-the-road-to-300-fisd-eib-that-is-stormtroopers-achieved/

The March to 500 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/33547-october-2015-newsletter-road-to-500-expert-infantry-badge/

The March to 700 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/26126-the-march-to-700-expert-infantry-in-2014/

The March to 1000 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/49177-only-18-spots-left-time-to-step-up/

 

Previous Deployment Officers: (sorry if anyone was missed, please let me know and I will edit)

Paul "Daetrin" TK8020
Scott "Scott M." TK4149
Terrell "SuperTrooper" TK1787
Mason "dashrazor" TK4603
Mathias "Locitus" TK2959
Phil "FunkyTrigger" TK3796
Steve "gazmosis" TK4034
Eric "Darth Aloha" TK9674 (454)
Tony "ukswrath" TK10116
Andrew "Sly11" TK11469
Joseph "justjoseph63" TK10963
Dan "CableGuy" TK142911
Sha Sha "shashachu" TK19233
Dan "TheSwede" TK99665
Christine "Cricket" TK10401
Mike "msouza" TK11463
Mario "TKSpartan" TK48117

 

Some milestones interesting to see how details evolved over the years (just a shame some images are no longer available):

1st 28th April 2007 - Scott "Scott M." TK4149 - FX https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/884-mark-iv-deployment-request01fx/

 

100th 2nd March 2010 - Robert "TKittell" TK7143 - AM armor AP helmet - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/10128-tk-7143-requesting-eib-status100am/

 

200th 28th January 2012 - Graeme "Trooper1972" TK3896 - AM armor TM helmet - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/18409-tk3896-requesting-eib-status-anh-stunt200am/

 

300th 25th January 2013 - Steffen "Minuteman" TK18793 - AM armor TM helmet- https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/22825-tk-18793-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-am300/

 

500th 21st September 2015 - Brad "68Brick" TK21814 - AP armor AP helmet - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/32917-tk-21814-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-ap500/

 

700th 9th March 2017 - Christine "Cricket" TK10401 - RS armor RS helmet - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40906-tk-10401-requesting-anh-stunt-eib-status-rs-700/

 

And big congratulations to our 1000th EIB recipient
1000th 16th September 2020 - Sebastion "Shimo""  TK51337 - Anovos armor Anovos helmet - https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/50022-tk-51337-requesting-first-order-stormtrooper-the-last-jedi-eib-status-anovos-1000/

 

Multiple EIB Recipients

 

Let's also not forget those who have taken it up to the next level and who are multiple EIB recipients. Additional awards are issued as [APPROVED] 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on and do not get counted into the total 1000, you can see who has multiple awards by looking at their EIB banner on their forum profile, there are extra stars on top for additional approvals which then change to gold after 5.

 

There are a total of 66 recipients of multiple EIB awards, congratulations to you all

 

2nd EIB Award Recipients - 53

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Dan "R2Dan" TK8527
Carsten "Sidius" TK11672
Derek "DZFireMedic" TK83125

Luis "Rietzer" TK31513
Daniel "Ensi" TK61514

Dennis "NINJAMOVE" TK16112
Christopher "Chewy" TK66402
Rowan "zebedee" TK12111
Jonathan "JLight" TK32627
Randy "magni" TK16127
Andreas "Coil" TK24269
Danny "Ripper_L" TK55550
Kai "TK Goatee" TK71715
Jim "Engineering trooper" TK12638
Robert "RLJ2515" TK10596
Sarah "Alay" TK20466
Mark "humperdingle" TK22700
Dave "PBTrooper" TK10737
Shawn "CrookKnight" TK10204
Ruben "Crusader_6" TK34281
Chris "PhoenixTrooper" TK80806
Andrew "fuumantroop" TK24218
Steve "starsaber25" TK19466
Mike "TK1636" TK1636
Michael "TK-Sharp" TK12169
Joey "vecspeed12" TK9512   
Partick "Front-a-Little" TK7961
Carey "C HERM" TK941

Nick "ZeroCool" TK20882

Manny "Tehcaveman" TK10912
Anthony "Redforce" TK10666
Andy "HeloTrooper" TK5224
Hans "Sparrow J" TK5224
BJ "bjsavage7" TK5955
Charles "Clamps" TK25267
T.J. "Hunterhwt" TK7944
Mark "captsafe66" TK4584
Darren "SandFlea" Tk7435
Matt "out0fstep" TK9328
Laurent "Mini Trooper" TK3182 
Lou "Darth Voorhees" TK6908
Daniel "DarthChridan" TK7987
Christian "v7sg" TK9539
Vern "TK bondservnt" TK2392
Paul "Daetrin" TK8020
Rich "Rich330" TK6042
Allan "Trooper Q2" TK3066
Brain "tkrestonva" TK2918
Stefan "Turrican" TK1355
Terry "Terry19D" TK2055
Chris "TK-5069" TK5069

Ken "TK88667" TK88667

Jacob "Pistolsheets" TK86267

 

3rd EIB Award Recipients - 8

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Joseph "justjoseph63" TK10963
Tony "ukswrath" TK10116

Charles 'Templar726" TK72627

Juan "BananoPower22" TK4326
Daniel "Debater2nd" TK2618
Jason "TK-J" TK4625

Thayne "ThayNerd" TK5401

Brett "Cleantrooper" TK9593

 

4th EIB Award Recipients - 4

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Arthur "giskard8" TK39093
Daniel "TheSwede" TK99665
Frank "rhapsodyredd99" RK11038

Justin "TheRascalKing" TK61490

 

5th EIB Award Recipient - 0

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6th EIB Award Recipient - 1

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Ardeshir "equuspolo" TK42128

 

7th EIB Award Recipient - 1

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Todd "Toddo" TK6647

 

8th EIB Award Recipient - 0

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9th EIB Award Recipient - 0

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10th EIB Award Recipient - 1

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Glen "gmrhodes13" TK85421

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full list of all all FISD awards can be found here

 

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I am indebted to you Glen for chasing down and uncovering all this FISD history.   Guys, this is hours and hours of work digging in to the past and reading old and broken forum posts, gleaning out all the little bits and such.  I'll try to add a few more thoughts and memories later today.


Here are some good questions:

 

1) Who was the first person to receive an "expert infantry" award from FISD?

2) On the (now broken) EI listing page, what is the significance of the background images?

3) Who was the only person to be approved with an FX helmet?

4) Who was the first ESB EIB?

5) Who was the first Centurion?

6) Why can't you have more than one Centurion award?

7) Why were the colors chosen for the Centurion award?

8) What was the first piece of EI merch ever created?

9) Why are EI coins numbered and why can people only buy one?

10) What FISD costumes has no one ever gotten to EI (or Centurion)

 

OK FISD nerds, let's see what you got!

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2 hours ago, Daetrin said:

I am indebted to you Glen for chasing down and uncovering all this FISD history.   Guys, this is hours and hours of work digging in to the past and reading old and broken forum posts, gleaning out all the little bits and such.  I'll try to add a few more thoughts and memories later today.

 

Thank you once again Paul, I thought this deserved a place in the EI section so it doesn't get lost in the newsletter. Some great questions you have posted, I won't spoil the fun for everyone by answering them ;) 

 

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Totally agree this needed to be kept in here and not lost in the newsletter. Too much hard work went into it and it;s a fantastic part of the Detachments history in a very readable format.

Thanks again Glen.

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On 9/21/2020 at 3:05 AM, Daetrin said:

I am indebted to you Glen for chasing down and uncovering all this FISD history.   Guys, this is hours and hours of work digging in to the past and reading old and broken forum posts, gleaning out all the little bits and such.  I'll try to add a few more thoughts and memories later today.


Here are some good questions:

 

1) Who was the first person to receive an "expert infantry" award from FISD?

2) On the (now broken) EI listing page, what is the significance of the background images?

3) Who was the only person to be approved with an FX helmet?

4) Who was the first ESB EIB?

5) Who was the first Centurion?

6) Why can't you have more than one Centurion award?

7) Why were the colors chosen for the Centurion award?

8) What was the first piece of EI merch ever created?

9) Why are EI coins numbered and why can people only buy one?

10) What FISD costumes has no one ever gotten to EI (or Centurion)

 

OK FISD nerds, let's see what you got!

Since nobody else took up the challenge

1) Who was the first person to receive an "expert infantry" award from FISD? The first "expert infantry" John TK2036 (although EIB was not in the thread title ;)) , the first "Elite" Joey TK2126, the first "Mark IV"  Scott TK4149

2) On the (now broken) EI listing page, what is the significance of the background images? Each costume version had background from the movie it was from, command staff had millennium falcon in death star landing bay

3) Who was the only person to be approved with an FX helmet?  I thought a few did, Scott TK4149, also poll to remove FX helmet from EI program here

4) Who was the first ESB EIB? Mark TK8993

5) Who was the first Centurion? Mathias TK2959

6) Why can't you have more than one Centurion award?, Couldn't find the direct answer, did come across one of your posts "There are some valid reasons why the Centurion is a single reward, and part of that logic is so that people don't get so wrapped up at the top that we lose our focus on getting the other 1800 TK's brought up to par." post is here

7) Why were the colors chosen for the Centurion award? Based on the Roman Centurion theme, you mention it here

8) What was the first piece of EI merch ever created? 2008 EI coin thread here coin image here

9) Why are EI coins numbered and why can people only buy one?  A singular incentive to reach EI level, numbered for tracking purposes

10) What FISD costumes has no one ever gotten to EI (or Centurion) Stormtrooper Concept Armor

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Q1: Correct! However due to the way the EI history page is set up though, Scott M. was the first person to be shown in the list, and in some ways really was the first EIB in that regard. You are otherwise correct :)

Q2: Incorrect! Only the detachment founder get the Falcon as the background.  Staff has the bridge of the super star destroyer.

Q3: Correct!  The last person though was Joey, TK MD from Bolivia IIRC.

Q4: Correct!

Q5: Correct!

Q6: That statement is correct - the goal ever is to get more people to get EI, not Centurion, so we wanted to keep the incentives heavy for EI.  People seem to go Centurion on their own.

Q7: Correct!

Q8: Correct!

Q9: Incorrect!  The reason is that the person who did the first EI coin run (tk533)  made extras on the side, and was caught selling them at a nice profit on eBay. He was banned from FISD and the Legion, and we started numbering them after that to ensure it was impossible for that to happen again.

Q11: Correct!


Bonus!  What was the first piece of FISD merchandise ever made, and who did the run?

 

Glen, you really do win the prize for best work :)
 

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1 hour ago, Daetrin said:

Bonus!  What was the first piece of FISD merchandise ever made, and who did the run?

 

Glen, you really do win the prize for best work :)
 

FISD Patch Run, April 24, 2007 (can be found here) note it had the words “2007 Inaugural” in Aurebesh along the top. Only 100 were ever made

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Organizer ED TK4878 "Exodus"

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18 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

FISD Patch Run, April 24, 2007 (can be found here) note it had the words “2007 Inaugural” in Aurebesh along the top. Only 100 were ever made

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Organizer ED TK4878 "Exodus"

That photo looks familiar lol

Great work as always Glen.

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