SlashingDawn is a great man! I was being cyberbullied by a stranger I knew nothing about Slash msg'd me once asking if he was bugging me I said no at first because I had a fear of getting banned. and once he saw the chat of the bully get more aggressive he stepped in and stood up for me. not a lot of strangers do that. I'd really like to recommend him for staff. Phenomenal Work on his part!
Slash has been a huge help to me in trying to keep a steady trickle of resources and money available to the non-grinders; he seems to agree with me that it's better to put newbies to work for fair (sometimes super generous) pay, he has worked with me to supply me with what I need to achieve this, and he has never been stingy when I was running low on funds.
He and Bilbo are about the only non-staff I'd ever leave a Shulker Box unprotected next to, so if he can handle the rigors of being a good, diligent, hardworking Officer (and with the remaining Officers pretty much being Mods now), I think he's worth taking a chance with.
No one can predict what will happen once they're made staff, but Slash seems to be made of greater stuff than the average devoted Minecrafter, so I think he'll have an easy time hitting the ground running and helping those who might otherwise be neglected.