IMPERIAL CENTER (CORUSCANT) - The Empire breathes new life into developing naval combat doctrines at the new Imperial Naval Academy, recently unveiled.
The purpose of the Imperial Naval Academy is to supplement the education of officers having graduated from the Academy on Prefsbelt IV. The new academy is aimed at developing naval combat doctrines to bring a sooner end to the struggling Rebellion, and return peace and stability to the Emperor's galaxy.
Some question the need for such an academy in the wake of a rising tide of more and more officers being recruited into the ranks of the Imperial Navy, and the Rebellion's imminent demise. Some are also finding new careers in the Spice Mines of Kessel for doubting the Emperor's wisdom on this matter. While more and more naval officers are swelling the Imperial Navy's ranks, and the glory of the Empire's victories are beyond question, the Emperor clearly feels that greater professionalism and a stronger central doctrine will be of value. Perhaps his motivation is to instill greater deterrence once the Rebellion has been dealt with.
The Imperial Naval Academy will be gathering some of the most loyal and competent commanders in the Imperial Navy. The first to take up a position within its ranks, aside from the Academy's founder, Moff Mikael Hasselstein, will be Fleet Admiral Wolf Deralisk [Darth Lupine] of the Blood Squadron of the Hirschau sector, whose mastery of the Gladiator-class Star Destroyer is legendary. Other commanders are also swelling the ranks of the Academy, though their names have still to be disclosed.