Tossing this out there for those that may not know. Running the Halloween raid scenarios (as well as most special evetns) is an excellent way to get Elite Commander XP. Each Halloween ship captain starts with 19 skill points. Whatever commander XP you get during the mission gets converted into Elite Commander XP. This can be used to build your other commanders, resetting skill points. If you have it make sure to equip flags (particularly Alpha or Military Month) to boost those bonuses.