This rank is for all new members of Risa Squadron. This is the getting to know you and you getting to know us phase.
Explorer is basicly a time served rank. Members of Risa Squadron can achieve this rank simply by being active in the fleet.
To achieve the rank of Crusader you must show the ability to run the STFs successfully. (This inculdes the optional objectives.)
The Bounty Killer rank is reserved those people who have begun to show leadership abilities in the STFs.
Squad Leader is given to any member of Risa Squadron who is able to lead all STFs. To achieve this rank you must be able to lead a group through all space and ground STFs without the assistance of other experiance fleet members.
Combined with the requirements for Squad Leader, the Elder rank is given to thos people who have contributed to the fleet like no other. Be it by helping fleet mates, the web site, or through learning the technical side of Star Trek Online. (i.e., Builds, keys binds etc etc.)
Here at Risa Squadron, we are all about teamwork and helping each other out to get better. We help each other get the best equipment possible to keep us at our best, and we have no problem helping new people in the game.