Brisk and Artoo, thanks for your feedback. As always, ... it's totally appreciated!
I'm glad you are enjoying the elements of Hans back story. Even when I was a little kid, I always wondered what the character's history would have been. I know a lot of people don't like EU; but I feel some of it is done quite well (not all of it, mind you). I've always liked the idea of Han attending an Imperial academy. Just imagine if he'd stuck around, I think the Rebellion would have their hands full with a cunning enemy like Solo ...LOL
Thanks again for the feedback guys!
PS Oh and Artoo, did I read that you may be posting your own PN some time soon? I'm looking forward to it! I like the time period you discussed.