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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Codyo 7 in AAP Department Applications(Closing Jan 19th)   
    Name/Gamertag: KSI DCRUNK

    Rank (If applicable):General (IMPERIAL SL)

    Time spent on the forums (Daily): It varies daily. I cannot say exactly how much time I am on the forums everyday, and I do not want to lie on this application; however, I am more than able to increase my active time in the forums.

    Experience and Time in KSI: I joined KSI May 28, 2019. I was recruited into KNIGHTS SL. I worked my way to Captain by July as a member of KNIGHTS SL. I transferred to IMPERIAL SL in mid September and within three weeks became General of IMPERIAL. I was a three time recruiter of the month and a second place finisher for recruiter of the month. I was also recently awarded Captain of the Year Runner-Up. 

    Are you apart of any other departments?  If yes, which one/s?  I am in History Department. I am a former member of the News Team.

    Do you have any pending applications for other departments? If yes, which one/s?  No, I do not have any pending applications for departments.

    Why you feel you are the right person to join the AAP (Please provide details): I believe that I am the right person to join AAP because I am extremely dedicated to KSI and want to help the community as much as possible. I want to be able to recognize members who have accomplished and achieved things within the community. I want to be able to work with a great staff, and I want to get to know the accomplishments of members from different squads/divisions. I genuinely care about the members of this community, and I want to be able to help recognize those members in any way I am able. I also am extremely open minded, but I am also not afraid to voice my opinion. I feel that I am able to communicate effectively and promote synergy. I look at all evidence/information when I make decisions, and I am extremely detailed when it comes to giving information, which I do so in a non-biased manner.

    Are you able to meet deadlines set for you? I am always able to meet deadlines. I do not like to be late on assignments. I get my work done in an effective and timely manner. I am a teacher, so I am used to having to do multiple things done within a time frame, and I have not turned in anything late yet. I am 100% dedicated and will make sure things get done promptly.

    Are you willing to undergo an Interview in addition to this application? I am willing to do an interview whenever AAP staff would like to set one up (as long as I am available at the time).
    What do you wish to get out of this application? - (Please do not answer to get on the staff, think about it). I wish to grow my knowledge of KSI through this application. I want to know more about departments and clan ops. I would love to learn about different divisions and their squads. I also want to know more about the differences in each division (ex: who members see as a mentor in WD). I want to be able to learn more about others and help recognize others for their hard work and their achievements.

    Is there any further information you would like us to know, to put forwards towards your application? I teach and coach, which does not always allow me to have the most open schedule; however, I put 100% into everything I do and am always dedicated. If I am away from my xbox app (and I am not teaching), then I am always on to get on my Xbox app or check the forums. If I ever feel like I am overwhelmed, I am not afraid to reach out to someone and tell them how I feel or ask for help. Thank you for your time and consideration. I hope that I am able to assist AAP (and look forward to assisting if hired) in anyway possible in the future.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from Rooster 2JZ in KSI Rooster gamerscore hoarder nomination   
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to Scarface 77 in AAP Of the Year Awards 2019   
    Senior Leader - KSI Ronin 77
    @ThaHomieRonin
     
    This individual has spent this year as not only as a Senior Director but as the Current Chief of Staff which is essentially the guy that runs all of Clan Ops. Under him we have seen very important changes throughout KSI such as the modifications to the requirements of Squads/Officer ratio. This man devotes so much time into this community from being apart of the board of directors, being a mentor to alot of leaders within KSI such as myself, helping members with questions and finding them homes in new divisions as well as handling all the drama and problems that arise daily throughout the community. He never complains and will volunteer himself to handle everything if you need him. He is the personification of what a "Leader" is and i can think of no better person to be our Chief of Staff. 
     
     
    Divisional Leader - KSI Grifful 7
    @KSI Grifful 7
     
    This man has been one hell of a leader for SL in 2019. But as the Divisional Leader of SL for the 2nd half of the year he has truly shown why he deserves his position. Under him SL has continued to grow and thrive where they currently have the 2nd most members in KSI as well as the only division with 5 7s staff members in it. In this staff he has trained or mentored all of them (except Swag who transferred) and was integral in guiding them from SGT to 7s staff members. He gives his division all his time and is constantly working to improve it and make it better each day. Squad splitting is a goal he has helped obtain on 2 occassions (Prestige and Glory) and going on a 3rd. Everyone in the Division knows and respects this man for his hard efforts and i have no doubts that his name will be called to be a director some day. 
     
    Co-Founder - KSI Swag 77
    @KSI Swag 7
     
    This guy had one hell of a year in 2019. For the 1st half he was basically the last man standing in LS as a 7s staff member where he assumed the role of Div leader, Founder, Co-Founder and Acting General. He faced adversity at every turn but despite all the negative things people around him did, his love for this community never wavered. After LS was closed he was transferred to SL where his presence was felt immediately. It wasnt a seamless transition but after some time he established himself as a pillar to support the division and that culimnated in. His promotion to the 3rd ever Founder of SL. He is always there to support his members and never shies away from a challenge. He is also a college student and a father and all the while Ive worked very closely with him over the last 4-5 months and i can honestly say NO-ONE loves this community more than swag. I cant think of any other man for Cofo if the year then this man. 
     
    General - KSI Rogue 7
    @KSI Rogue 7  
     
    This man is undoubtedly one of the biggest reasons for SL Success in 2019. Coming in early in the year he rose the ranks to make General of Imperial SL. Not including the adversity he had to overcome to get there, his tenure as general was game changing. He helped introduce Pubg as a gametype in SL and made it not only successful but established is as a staple in the division. He did everything you could ask for from a general, recruits were always coming in (2-3 time divisional top recruiter himself) , promotions done on time, events hosted all the time, played with Damn near everyone in his squad and never complained once. He split his squad in a very short time despite having low numbers and morale to start with. He has helped mentor alot of SL members including his 2 predecessors whom are currently generals , KSI Dcrunk (Imperial General now) and KSI Aj1 (Prestige,SL general). He ended his reign as general post split to become a co founder but it was his time as General that makes me feel he deserves this award. 
     
    Captain- KSI Dcrunk 
    @KSI DCRUNK
     
    This guy is one of the best things to happen to SL this year. He started his career in Knights SL where he grew very quickly through the ranks to Captain due to his effort and desire to be the best officer and leader for his squad as well as his division. He set an incredible example for those below him with his recruiting ability (SL top 3 recruiter and winner on multiple occasions) and his ability to learn new things quickly and apply them. He even supported another captain in his squad to become a general before him because he felt it was best for the squad at the time. He would then go on to transfer to a new squad (Imperial SL) which operated differently then Knights and even played a different game altogether (Pubg). Despite any hurdles he had to overcome , he made his presence known quickly and established himself once again as the prototypical captain that can lead a squad when the general isn't available. This led him to become the new General of Imperial when they split to create Prestige. In short this guy was nothing short of phenomenal at every rank he has been in but its his time as a Captain where he truly shined. 
     
    LT - KSI Codyo
    @KSI Codyo
    Cody has been a unique bright spot in the history of SL in 2019. He was put in a situation where he was not meant to succeed unfortunately. The inital squad he joined and became an officer in would close prior to him becoming LT in a very drama filled way. He would then be transferred to Knights SL and become a LT. Mind you he had 0 help prior and Noone really taught him anything,  yet he would go on to look for help with his training and man did he really blossom into a phenomenal officer. His time as a LT displayed his ability to recruit, get promotions and events completed on time while consistently being there for his members. Well respected and beloved in Knights for his endeavors that would later lead to his promotion to General. He is an ideal LT i would love to have in any squad of mines. 
     
     
    SSGT- KSI Sasuke08
    @Forzt08
    Sasuke is in the military and currently serving in Japan. He has been an officer in Knights for the better part of 2019 but due to his time difference and responsibilites to the military he has stepped down to ssgt more than once to allow others to get positions they have worked hard for. He has mentored and helped train alot of officers in Knights despite being a SSGT for. A few of them. I have no doubt if he was finished his military duties and back in the states he would of been a general by now. His body of work and time in the position is the reason i felt he was the best choice for ssgt of the year.
    SGT- KSI PandaLeafy
    @Bootasious
    Leafy is the only SGT i know that hosts his very own game night every week for the past 6-7 months straight. He makes sure EVERYONE gets invited and will always do it on games that allow some members who dont have like Cod or Pubg to come play. His game nights always have a diverse crowd of new names and old names and is always a good time. He will play with anyone and will just hop in parties and chat. No-one has given more out of their pocket then leafy who has bought games for people so they can play in his squad and in SL. Between his activity and his generosity mixed with his love for KSI and his fellow members he definitely deserves SGT of the year. 
     
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Sassy in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from Kakashii 77 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Rogue 7 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Uppish in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI APPLEP1E in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Grifful 7 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI KAMIKAZE2 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from Tenkwb20cf in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from WBG COUN7RY 94 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Bmack42 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Punisher69 in SL Member Histories   
    My name is David, but people call me Crunk (last name Crunkilton); hence where I get my gamertag KSI DCRUNK.
    The beginning:
    May 28, 2019- It was a hot day and school had just ended. I wanted to start my summer break off right by getting my mind off of teaching, grading papers, coaching etc. by playing some games. I had just started playing Xbox again and none of my friends were on. I decided to clear my friends list, but the problem was is now I didn't have any friends. I decided to find someone to play with on an LFG for Black Ops 4, and I ran across a recruiting post from KSI lordhades26, and the rest, as they say, is history.
    Recruit:
    I was recruited into Knights SL on 5/28/19. After my recruitment I added every single KSI person that I saw. I played in a few game nights, and I was hooked. I knew that this was the community for me, and that I wanted to help with whatever I was able to especially since I was about to have a lot of free time since I had the summer off.
    Private:
    I was promoted to Private on 6/1/19 because I wanted to make sure that I had been in KSI for 48 hours. Unfortunately, I had to take an LOA soon after becoming a private because I was going to visit family. As soon as I got back from vacation and my LOA was done, I changed my name and was promoted to Sergeant on 6/7/19.
    Sergeant:
    I had made a lot of friends since joining KSI, some that were KSI and quite a few that were not. I showed my interest in becoming an officer and was trained by KSI Sasuke08 @Forzt08. He thought that I showed a lot of potential to become an officer, but I had to earn the rank by recruiting and co-hosting a game night. He mentored me and through rigorous training got me prepared for what would become my KSI career. The night I was promoted to SGT @Kakashii 77 told me with all the talking I was doing I better have four recruits by the next Friday, which gave me a full week to get four recruits. I recruited six people that night and in four days time I had recruited eleven people and co-hosted a game night, which allowed me to be promoted to a Staff Sergeant on 6/11/19.
    Staff Sergeant:
    My goal as a Staff Sergeant was to get to know every member of Knights by the end of the week. I went through the Knights SL club page and added every single member that I could while checking to make sure their bio/location were correct. My first game night I had the party packed, and I got some big names in my party like Founder at the time @KSI Grifful 7, who is now Division Leader of SL, and Division Leader at the time @Scarface 77, who is now Director over SL. I promoted quite a bit of the new recruits and jumped in numerous parties with the members of Knights SL. I hosted game nights, and attended every workshop that was offered. I continued recruiting, promoting, hosting game nights, attending game nights that I did not host, and offered my help where ever/whenever it was needed. It looked like I was going to be promoted to 4LT since the officer staff was fairly full, but unfortunately new changes to the discord and to squad officer set-up were passed down;however, it did not deter me. I was still extremely motivated and wanted to prove that I would not falter. Eventually, a Lieutenant position became open, and I had earned the position. I was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 6/30/19.
    Lieutenant:
    I was fortunate that people saw potential in me. Due to unfortunate circumstances my mentor, my best friend in the squad KSI Sasuke08 stepped down from his LT position. He did so because he felt that he did not have enough time to contribute since he was (and still is) stationed in Japan, but he also did not want to be the reason that I was stuck in a rank. I still can't believe that he did that. He stepped down unselfishly to make sure that others who were striving were not being overlooked and were given promotions they had earned. He showed true integrity in his actions, and I am glad to say that he was able to rejoin the officer corps and helps trains/mentors new members, potential officers, and officers in the squad. I worked hard, and I used the training I was given in order to help grow and train the squad. I hosted game nights, workshops, played with members, asked members how they were doing and what they wanted to see change in order to make their gaming experience better. I helped with the security checks, and I made sure to train SGTs properly, so they could become strong officers if they earned wanted to join the officer corp. I wanted to help out with whatever I could to make sure Knights was successful and there were Captain positions open. Almost all of the members of Knights knew who I was and seemed to enjoy playing and talking with me. I even earned top recruiter of the month for the month of June 2019. I earned 3rd Captain on 7/7/19.
    Captain:
    I knew that I had big shoes to fill when I took the Captain position. I immediately led a security check and made sure that all members of Knights had the new officer corps added and made sure their bio/location were correct. I wanted to recruit members, but I was put on a recruiting hiatus by my general KSI YeetQueen because she wanted other people to start producing instead of solely relying on me to do the recruiting. I used my time to promote, train, make the squad schedule, keep the updated promotion list, and retain members by making them feel valued. I was promoted to 2nd Captain on 7/15/19 when the position opened due to KSI FlipSyde stepping down. I was told I was able to recruit again and started to recruit like a maniac. I was the second top recruited in SL for July 2019. Talks of a squad split were starting to become common. I knew I wanted to be the person to help split a squad and hopefully help build either a new squad or replenish Knights with new members, but due to some unforeseen circumstances the squad split was delayed when the 1st Captain transferred divisions. It was rough because I had a good feeling that I would either be promoted to general of the new squad or be the replacement general in Knights if KSI YeetQueen would have been promoted to CoFo. I was promoted to 1st Captain on 7/30/19. I did not let the last minute cancellation of the squad split deter me from our goal. I worked hard with our other members and made sure that we were ready for anything. I branched out so I could meet more people and to see more perspectives outside of the SL division when I joined the News and History departments where I enjoyed the responsibilities and assignments I was given. I especially took a keen liking to the History Department (because I am a history teacher and love all things history). I became best friends with @KSI Codyo. We worked extremely well together and got Knights back to where we needed it to be while KSI YeetQueen was out (first she was on vacation and then later she was admitted into the hospital for several days). After some tough times KSI YeetQueen decided to leave Knights and transferred to Hannibal DW. KSI Grifful 7 became our acting general, which was difficult for him because he was the only 7 in our division at the time. I knew that with all my work and training that I was ready to become general. I wanted to run Knights more than anything in the world. I had recruited, trained, and referred about half the squad. The squad liked me, and I worked well with the officer corps. I felt that I had earned the promotion, but I also knew that KSI Codyo had also earned the position. In the end KSI Grifful made a tough decision, and I was not the one chosen to lead Knights. I was told that I did not receive the promotion, but it was not because I wasn't ready. KSI Grifful thought I had the personality to start and grow a new squad; however, some more unfortunate circumstances occurred and the idea of a split was again halted. I understood the decision, and I was not about to let one decision end my career, but it did seem like the odds were stacked against me. I continued working hard and doing my officer duties. I recruited, promoted, and trained like I would every day, but I felt like I had done something wrong. It was tough not being chosen even though I was deemed ready. I earned top recruiter of the month for August 2019 and September 2019. I was nominated for Captain OTM every month from July to September, yet I was never able to earn the award. It seemed like all my hard work was going unnoticed, and it started to eat at me. I was frustrated, but I did not want to take it out on the members. I knew why I was not promoted, and was hoping the squad split would happen soon, yet it never came. I never thought about leaving Knights SL unless the split occurred, and I was not prepared for what happened next. One day KSI Grifful told me he had an opportunity for me. He told me that if I wanted to that I could transfer to Imperial SL to possibly earn a general position. @KSI Rogue 7 was ready to become a CoFo, but no one was gen ready. I told him that I had two stipulations, and if they were met then I would accept the opportunity. The first stipulation was that all of the Knights officer corps members had to approve the transfer. The second was that I had to be interviewed and accepted by the Imperial officer corps: KSI Rogue 7 (general at the time), KSI Bmack42 (3rd Captain), KSI OOOF (1st Lieutenant), KSI Icyemoney (2nd Lieutenant), and KSI TossAmidget (SSGT). Both stipulations were met, and, a week after the interview, I transferred to Imperial SL on 9/20/19. I transferred over as a 2nd Captain and was told I had to earn the general position. Nothing was going to be handed to me, and I understood that. It did not matter what I did in Knights. I had to prove myself to Imperial. I had to readjust my game type so that I could meet the members of Imperial and get them used to me. I did everything that I did as a SSGT in Knights. I needed the members to get to know me, so I made sure to jump in as many parties as I could. I earned the trust and respect of the officer corps and the members. I was starting to become a great leader in Imperial.@KSI Bmack42 stepped down which made me the only Captain. After some training I was promoted to General of Imperial on 10/10/19.
    General:
    I was blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead Imperial. I was and still am extremely grateful to have been given the chance as well as had mentors along the way to help me out through the process: KSI Skarzx 77, KSI Grifful 7, KSI Rogue 7, KSI Codyo, and, my original mentor, KSI Sasuke08. As General of Imperial I have had to make some tough decisions. I decided to leave News after accepting the responsibility, so I did not overload myself or take time away from my members.  I have had to handle a tough situation with the newly promoted 2nd Captain KSI Icyemoney, which led to his removal from the division. I have had to decide who to promote when multiple people deserved promotions. I have motivated, inspired, and lead the officer corps to the best of my ability. I was able to fill the officer corps with people that are phenomenal; they are amazing people with great personalities that make the members like them. They have always stayed hungry and worked for promotions, yet they do not do the requirements of the officer positions out of selfishness to get promoted. They have produced high quality work without complaining and have worked hard in order to help and benefit the squad. They have recruited, promoted, trained, and mentored the way that I did when I was in their position and have continued to do as a general. I have been able to successfully lead the squad because of the people around me. They have worked so hard that we are at the point where we were able to split Imperial and form the newest squad VANGUARD led by General TossAmidget on 12/1/19 after the latest split being three and a half months ago on 8/16/19. I am lucky to have met and worked with great people that I call friends. I could not have gotten where I am today without my friends that have helped me along the way. Thank you to KSI Sasuke08 for taking a chance and mentoring me. Thank you to KSI Grifful 7 for always believing in me and motivating me to do more. Thank you to KSI Skarzx 77 for mentoring me and challenging me to become the best officer I can be.Thank you KSI Rogue 7 for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to come into Imperial and training me to become general. I want to thank @KSI TossAmidget who has helped me grow as a person, a leader, and a friend. I want to thank @KSI Ursidae who has grown and continued to work hard as a captain, yet still has time to humor people and let him know that I am always happy to see him, and he makes my day better when he hops into my party. I want to thank @APPLE P1E19 for his amazing work and let him know I can't wait to see the great things that come from him. I want to thank @KSI Highjacked9 for his dedication and work ethic and for always being there for everyone whenever they need someone to talk to throughout the days. I want to thank @KSI N3cRo NiNjA for always being real and 100% honest (even if it is brutal sometimes) with me and everyone else in the squad to make sure things are great. I want to thank @KSI NFS KING for always being eager to learn and trying to make sure that everyone feels welcomed into our community. I want to thank @WBG COUN7RY 94 for being passionate and overcoming personal things in order to help and inspire others. I want to thank @KSI Mayor 7 for always being an amazing friend and for always trying to help me in any way needed (especially listening to my complaining). I want to thank @KSI Punisher69 for working hard and showing that even when things get bad, like having to step down and transfer, you can always bounce back and be a strong officer. I want to thank @Wackinwabbit69 for being eager and showing people that you genuinely care for the members of this community; you have always been a great member and tried to get to know everyone and make everyone feel welcome even before becoming an officer. I want to thank @Tenkwb20cf for his dedication and for wanting to improve the squad by recruiting and trying to learn everything to better the squad. I want to thank @KSI Swag 7 for everything he has done in helping and guiding me since joining the division. I want to thank @KSI Lordhades26 for recruiting me into this awesome community. Lastly, I want to thank @KSI Azrael5509 @KSI Sassy for being amazing friends and helping me become a better person; if it where not for you three then I would not be where I am at. Y'all did not have to allow me to leave Knights.
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to Nikki Cola in MULTI NOM Department Awards   
    Gamertag:
    KSI Whiskey82
    KSI DCRUNK
    Award: Write Right
    Account :
    @KSI WHISKEY82
    @KSI DCRUNK
    Evidence: Both won So You Think You Can Write for October.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSIdontask in I Wish People Knew....   
    What is something you wish more people knew about you?
    I wish people knew that, even though I talk a lot (everyone tells me), I am a great listener. I try to be there for everyone and do what I can to help. I also wish people knew that I try my best not to talk as much, but sometimes its hard due to ADHD. Talking has always been a big issue for me, and I constantly feel like a burden to others or that people don't like me because of how much I talk.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from Nikki Cola in Turkey Bowl Event coverage   
    I would like to cover PUBG since I will be participating in it anyways.
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to KSI DREW 7 in October SYTYCW Voting!   
    I picked Shutter because I enjoyed the unique storytelling. It was a new concept that I had never heard about before. I could definitely see this concept becoming a movie, and there's something a little freaky about Polaroids anyways. The story was well written with no glaring grammatical errors as well. Of all the entries, Shutter is the first movie I'd go see in theaters.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Rogue 7 in So You Think You Can Write - October 2019   
    Gamertag: KSI DCRUNK
    Division: SL
    Character name: Ignant
    Character abilities/gadgets/what makes them menacing: Ignant is an empath who can brainwash her victims.
    Their story: 
    Often overlooked, Ignant was left alone, but one day the popular girls decided to spread rumors about her. They said that her grandfather's death was not an accident and accused her of murder. People believed every word without hearing her side of the story.  Her life was ruined. She could not understand why anyone would want to hurt others the way they had hurt her. She moved schools to get away from the accusations and the rejection, but she could not let it go. 
     
    She began to study gossip and lies. She wanted to know how long she could lead people in a lie without them questioning her. She noticed that she could feel her peers' insecurity and their need to be wanted. It all started with one lie that soon led to many. Eventually, all of the students came to her for answers. They needed her, and she wanted to manipulate them to her will. She knew as long as no one asked questions or cared about their education that they would do whatever she said. Nothing could stop her now. She had grown too powerful. Her prey grew none the wiser. As the children say Ignorance is bliss.
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from KSI Rogue 7 in Sovereign Legacy General Check In   
    KSI DCRUNK
    IMPERIAL
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to KSI Uppish in KSIDntAskImAwfl's Outstanding Service lvl. 1   
    KSIDntAskImAwfl
    @KSIdontask
    OS Level 1
     
    I will drop my vote to witness. 
     
    Pam is known around DM and the community as literally the nicest person in KSI. She's a shining example of what our members should strive to be. Kind, helpful, understanding, comforting, and an absolute pleasure to be around. From the moment I was recruited in last November, Pam has been there for everything. She formed the basis of my KSI knowledge, how to be a good officer, and a better person. When I first reached SSGT and no clue how to do anything. Pam took time from her incredibly busy real life schedule and showed me how to work the Forums and where to find things like Roll Call, the Activity Log, and answered every question I could possibly think of. Pam does this not just for myself or her officers. But every member of her vast squad, and anybody from DM's over 400 members. DontAsk spent some time as the General of Venom DM. During which she worked crazy hard recruiting quality members, training them properly, and integrating them into her massive squad. Throughout her tenure as Gen, Venom was plagued by a consistent lack of officers to match its incredible size. Venom spent about 3-4 months with 90+ members. Over the course of that time, Pam worked tirelessly to find, train, and build up several officers until Venom was healthy enough to split, creating Sinister DM. KSIDntAskImAwfl put a LOT of work into that endeavor and has had a profound impact on a ton of members in Venom, Sinister, and DM as a whole. To be completely honest, I was blown away when I realized that Pam didn't have OS1. And she's easily the most deserving OS1 candidate in recent memory.
    Pam, you're easily one of the most amazing people in this community and the literal dictionary definition of a true asset to it. You've helped me through so much. Thank you for everything Pam.
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to KSI Codyo 7 in KSI DCRUNK Outstanding Service Level 1 Nomination   
    Gamer tag- KSI DCRUNK
    Forums link - @KSI DCRUNK
    Award - Outstanding Service Level 1
    Going above and beyond, would certainly be a phrase used to define KSI DCRUNK. Since the day I met him, he has constantly been doing everything in his power to improve KSI for his fellow members. He’s always trying to come up with a new idea, that would benefit KSI. I’ve seen him put the well-being of others, before his own, many times. He has achieved recruiter of the month two out of the past three months. He holds two department positions, while still being an outstanding Captain. I’ve witnessed him mentor dozens of people, in many different aspects of KSI. Without the efforts he’s put in, Knights would not be the powerhouse it is today. 
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to KSI Rogue 7 in KSI DCRUNK Outstanding Service Level 1 Nomination   
    Gamer tag- KSI DCRUNK
    Forums link - @KSI DCRUNK
    Award - Outstanding Service Level 1
    Evidence -
    This guy right here is a shining example of true KSI excellence. He has been Top Recruiter twice in four months. He is fully certified in all CEPs including Lead 101 and the new Forums workshop. He also has the KSI Mentor award and he definitely is one of the best! He is always training his fellow officers with accuracy and goes not only above and beyond, but to the next galaxy and back when it comes to taking care of his members. DCRUNK is very open-minded, absorbs all he learns and applies it with fervor. He accepts of all kinds of people and will gladly party up and play pretty much anything. Everything KSI represents is in this man right here. He will be a wonderful and successful Gen and 7 one day. You are looking at the future of KSI leadership.
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    KSI DCRUNK reacted to KSI Grifful 7 in KSI DCRUNK Outstanding Service Level 1 Nomination   
    KSI DCRUNK is what OS LVL 1 symbolizes, the beginning of a long, healthy, and effective clan ops career. KSI DCRUNK has made a clear and consistent effort everyday to better his squad and division through a variety of effective activities like mentoring, recruiting, gamenights, workshops, problem solving, but most importantly motivating.  If KSI DCRUNK continues his pace, he will run me out of a job easily by 6 months. With his knowledge and expertise, he also brings a new generation of leaders that he has personally branded and molded himself. This is a very rare skill to find. DCRUNK is the most deserving CPT out of this whole community. DCRUNK makes results happen and in ethical way. He understands what KSI is in theory, but more importantly has a great way of implementing it into reality. KSI DCRUNK= OS LVL 1
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    KSI DCRUNK got a reaction from aggrohaze420 in WHERES THE KSI MADDEN PLAYERS??   
    I play madden 20 @Airborne @aggrohaze420 lets squad up! ... I need to get my team up though
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