I'm Kris Kuipers with Legion ID# 6247. At the urging of my then 16 year old daughter Patricia (now BH-9307) I joined the 501st Legion in February 2008 as Republic Commando "Boss" so "she" could troop Toy's for Tots events with the Georgia Garrison.
My first troop was a special in house Clone Wars sneak preview for Turner Studio / Cartoon Network to promote the first season of the Clone Wars - Animated series.
In January of 2009, I was elected as Commanding Officer of the Georgia Garrison. I served two terms, 2009 and 2010 as CO of Georgia and was elected Legion Commanding Officer in February of 2011. I also served in 2009 and 2010 as the Executive Officer of both the Clone Troopers and Sith Lords Detachments and as the Detachment Leader of the Clone Troopers Detachment for the second half of 2010.
- Joined the 501st in February 2008.
- Commanding Officer Georgia Garrison 2009, 2010.
- Executive Officer Clone Troopers Detachment 2009, 2010.
- Executive Officer Sith Lords Detachment 2009, 2010
- Clone Troopers Detachment Leader: 2010.
- Legion Commanding Officer March 2011 - present
- Republic Commando "Boss"
- Darth Vader, Empire Strikes Back
- Stormtrooper, Empire Strikes Back, Hero, Expert Infantry Badge (EIB)
- Kilted Trooper Brigade (unapproved)
- Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parades, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Star Wars and More, The Music of John Williams 2009
- Children's Hospitals of Atlanta Christmas Parade, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Where Science Meets the Imagination Huntsville Space and Rocket Center 2010
- Dragon*Con, Atlanta, Georgia
- Connooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Celebration V, Orlando