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. and served two terms as the CO of Georgia. in 2009 and 2010 I also served as the Executive Officer of the Clone Trooper Detachment under Jason Rucci. I was asked by DL Mark Haskell to assume the role of XO for the Sith Lord Detachment on 2009 and continued in as the Sith Lords XO until I assumed the Detachment Leader position of the Clone Troopers Detachment after a special election in 2010. I was elected Legion Commanding Officer in February of 2011.
- Joined the 501st in February 2008.
- Commanding Officer Georgia Garrison 2009, 2010.
- Executive Officer Clone Trooper 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, A New Hope, 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