Members of STARFLEET International are encouraged to take the exams 101-104 of STARFLEET Academy Orientation College

 Promotions are only achievements and hold no authority.  Promotions are based on completion of exams and positions available.  Promotions are eligible based on requirements but not guaranteed depending on the positions available.

Commander Candidates:  Must have made considerable contributions to the club.  Must have taken on various leadership roles when the opportunity arises.  Must have lead successful away missions of your own event suggestions.  Must have completed the Bridge Officer Certification Program for the Executive Officer (XO).  Must be able to lead the crew when needed.  Commander Candidates will have to run a recruitment table and have requested an audit by the CO or XO.

Promotion Points: Both Basic Points and Leadership Points are reset after each promotion.

Department Head Candidates: Must hold the rank no less than Lieutenant JG. It is highly recommended that you have completed the  Bridge Officer Certification Program for your desired department.

Rank Crewman 3rd Class vs Crewman: The rank of Crewman is a demotion from Crewman 3rd Class. 

CREW DUTIES

REQUIREMENTS & DUTIES OF STARFLEET CREW & STAFF

Requirements & Duties of the Commanding Officer (CO)

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be 21 Years of Age.
  2. Must have passed OTS & OCC.
  3. Must be at least Commander (granted during shakedown period).
  4. Must be mature enough to deal with groups of people diplomatically.

DUTIES

(Note: The following duties are also shared between the CO, XO)

  1. Ensures smooth running of the chapter.
  2. Implementing the Regional Coordinators & Admiralty’s orders/requests.
  3. Submits SFI MSR (Monthly Status Report) to Starfleet Admiralty on time each month.
    (MSR must be filed via db.sfi.org between 1st & 5th of each month)
  4. Acts as liaison between STARFLEET & the U.S.S. Masamune crew.
  5. Acts as liaison between U.S.S. Masamune & other STARFLEET chapters.
  6. Handles issues that arise in the chapter.
  7. Public Relations.
  8. Organize Events/Conventions.
  9. Collection of funds for Events/Projects.
  10. Recruiting, Orientation, Retention.
  11. Heads the Promotion Review Board.

Requirements & Duties of the First Officer (XO)

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be 21 Years of Age.
  2. Must have passed OTS & OCC.
  3. Must be at least Commander.
  4. Must be mature enough to deal with groups of people diplomatically.

DUTIES

(Note: The following duties are also shared between the CO, XO, SO)

(Note: The following duties are also shared between the CO, XO, SO)

  1. Assume Command of Chapter when CO is unavailable.
  2. Implementing the Captain’s (CO) Orders/Requests.
  3. Act as proxy and submit SFI MSR (Monthly Status Report) to Starfleet Admiralty if CO/XO are unavail.
    (MSR must be filed via db.sfi.org between 1st & 5th of each month)
  4. Advise the Commanding Officer of issues & possible solutions among the crew.
  5. Public Relations.
  6. Organize Events/Conventions.
  7. Collection of funds for Events/Projects.
  8. Recruiting, Orientation, Retention.
  9. Part of Promotion Review Board.
  10. Assist with monitoring members years of service for certificate issuing.
  11. Helps keep the Commanding Officer sane.

PROMOTION CRITERIA

Introduction

Crew members of the USS Masamune are each assigned a rank which reflects that member’s contribution to the Ship, the local Fleet and the Organization.

Crew members are able to earn rank promotions through a system of required and elective requirements: meet the correct number of requirements, and you have earned your promotion.

Commissioned Rank Progression

Promotions up to the grade of O-5 (Commander) are approved by the Commanding Officer.

Promotions up to the grade of O-6 (Captain/Colonel) are approved by the Local Fleet Commander.

Promotions up to the grade of O-7 (Fleet Captain/Brigadier) are approved by the Commanding Officer.

Tracking

It’s the responsibility of the individual member to keep track of the requirements he/she has met, as well as the necessary supporting documentation. When you’ve earned your promotion, bring it to the attention of your superior (in most cases your Department Chief, Second Officer, or Executive officer), and then the Commanding Officer will either grant or reject your promotion at that time.

Procedure

When you believe you’ve fulfilled the requirements for a promotion, please follow the following path of contact / Chain of Command.

Department Chief  >> First Officer >> Commanding Officer

Never go directly to the Commanding Officer to request your promotion, please follow the “Chain of Command”.

Rejected Promotion Requests

If your rank promotion is rejected for some reason, you may appeal the decision with the Commanding Officer. Having a rejected rank promotion will not prevent you from making successful requests in the future.

Demotions

Demotions are not taken lightly, the Command Staff has never demoted a member…..yet.

If a member were to violate our Fleet’s Rules and Regulations, or the laws of your local state & government. Then the Command Staff and the member’s Department Chief would hold a meeting with the member to discuss the violating

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune email list, Region 11 email list, Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. Email List sign up forms will be found at the bottom of the Masamune website and at the Region 3 Website – http://
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.

Elective Requirements

Three of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Two hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Masamune activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least three Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least five STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least one Masamune event since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Masamune, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least one article published on the USS Masamune website or the ships newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited two new members to the USS Masamune since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on thirty separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

PO-3: Lieutenant – LT (Marine Captain – CPT/MCPT)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Tydirium email list, Region 11 email list, Tydirium Facebook Page & Region 11 Facebook Page. Email List sign up forms will be found at the bottom of the Tydirium website and at the Region 11 Website – http://sfianz.org
  • The member must register a profile on the ship’s roster page, which can be done by clicking here
  • The member must hold the grade of PO-1.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.

Elective Requirements

Four of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. One Earth year has passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Tydirium activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least six Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least ten STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least two Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Tydirium, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least two articles published on the USS Tydirium website or Flying Casual newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited three new members to the USS Tydirium since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on sixty separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

 

PO-4: Lieutenant Commander – LCDR (Major – MAJ)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Tydirium email list, Region 11 email list, Tydirium Facebook Page & Region 11 Facebook Page. Email List sign up forms will be found at the bottom of the Tydirium website and at the Region 11 Website – http://sfianz.org
  • The member must register a profile on the ship’s roster page, which can be done by clicking here
  • The member must hold the grade of PO-3.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy
  • The member must have passed the OCC (Officers Command College) exam from STARFLEET Academy

Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Tydirium activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Tydirium, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Tydirium website or Flying Casual newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Tydirium since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

PO-5: Commander – CMDR (Lieutenant Colonel – LTC)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Tydirium email list, Region 11 email list, Tydirium Facebook Page & Region 11 Facebook Page. Email List sign up forms will be found at the bottom of the Tydirium website and at the Region 11 Website – http://sfianz.org
  • The member must register a profile on the ship’s roster page, which can be done by clicking here
  • The member must hold the grade of PO-4.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy
  • The member must have passed the OCC (Officers Command College) exam from STARFLEET Academy

Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Tydirium activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Tydirium events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Tydirium, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Tydirium website or Flying Casual newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Tydirium since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

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Promotion Criteria By Grade

(Starfleet International Member)

O-1: Ensign – ENS (Second Lieutenant – 2LT)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune newsletter, Liked Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. The newsletter sign up forms will be found as soon as you click Resource and a pop-up will let you sign-up.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.

O-2: Lieutenant, Junior Grade – LTJG (First Lieutenant – 1LT)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune newsletter, Liked Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. The newsletter sign up forms will be found as soon as you click Resource and a pop-up will let you sign-up.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.
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Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Masamune activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Masamune, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Masamune website or the ships newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Masamune since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

O-3: Lieutenant – LT (Marine Captain – CPT/MCPT)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune newsletter, Liked Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. The newsletter sign up forms will be found as soon as you click Resource and a pop-up will let you sign-up.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.
  • The member must have passed the OCC (Officers Command College) exam from STARFLEET Academy

Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Masamune activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Masamune, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Masamune website or the ships newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Masamune since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

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O-4: Lieutenant Commander – LCDR (Major – MAJ)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune newsletter, Liked Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. The newsletter sign up forms will be found as soon as you click Resource and a pop-up will let you sign-up.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.
  • The member must have passed the OCC (Officers Command College) exam from STARFLEET Academy

Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Masamune activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Masamune, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Masamune website or the ships newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Masamune since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

O-5: Commander – CMDR (Lieutenant Colonel – LTC)

Mandatory Requirements

The following must all be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  • The member must have a working email address that is subscribed to the USS Masamune newsletter, Liked Masamune Facebook Page & Region 3 Facebook Page. The newsletter sign up forms will be found as soon as you click Resource and a pop-up will let you sign-up.
  • The member must have passed the OTS (Officer Training School) exam from STARFLEET Academy.
  • The member must have passed the OCC (Officers Command College) exam from STARFLEET Academy

Elective Requirements

Five of the following must be met in order to qualify for promotion:

  1. The member is a member in good standing of STARFLEET the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.
  2. Five hundred days have passed since the member’s previous promotion, and the member has been actively involved in USS Masamune activities in that time.
  3. The member has attended at least nine Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  4. The member has completed at least fifteen STARFLEET Academy Courses since his/her last promotion.
  5. The member has hosted or commanded at least three Masamune events since his/her last promotion.
  6. The member has acquired a correct and accurate uniform since his/her last promotion.
  7. The member has volunteered for a duty station aboard the USS Masamune, and performed it consistently for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  8. The member has had at least three articles published on the USS Masamune website or the ships newsletter since his/her last promotion.
  9. The member has volunteered for service in a Regional department or task team and served in that capacity for a period of no less than ninety days since his/her last promotion.
  10. The member has recruited four new members to the USS Masamune since his/her last promotion.
  11. The member has been in the Bridge chatroom for a minimum of one hour per day on ninety separate days since his/her last promotion.
  12. The member has been awarded at least one Training Award by the STARFLEET Marine Corps since his/her last promotion.
  13. The member has been awarded at least one award by STARFLEET Academy since his/her last promotion.

UNIFORM REGULATIONS

When wearing your Starfleet Uniform, here’s a few Do’s and Don’ts.

By default, the USS Masamune crew wear any cannon style Star Trek uniform. Any Star Trek uniform era or Star Trek themed costume is welcome (Borg, Klingons, Orions, Etc..), in the end, it’s the spirit of dressing up and having fun that counts!

ALWAYS…

    1. Do the Picard Maneuver and “Tug that top down!”.
    2. Fix your dept/rank collar before photos.
    3. Check your Gig line. (view link)
    4. Iron your uniform before an event.
    5. Wear Deodorant!!
    6. Try to stay in the Character you’re portraying.
    7. Have a neat trim/shave before Conventions/Events
      • Facial hair is permissible as long as it is neatly trimmed.
      • Long hair on men should be kept neat (Worf had a neat & tidy ponytail)

PLEASE DON’T…

    1. Wave your Phaser at people or the cameras, please keep Phasers holstered at all times unless asked by the photographer.
    2. Put your arms over people’s shoulders, it gives your uniform an untidy appearance. Instead, put your arms behind your back (At Ease Position), or at your sides (Attention Position).
    3. Use different era props, please use the correct era props that go with your style of uniform. There’s always someone ready to nitpick photos.
    4. Wear too much visible jewelry, wedding rings & Bajoran earrings are acceptable though. If you’re dressed as Lwaxana Troi, then it’s in character and it’s okay.
    5. Leave home before putting on Deodorant first!!

We know it’s only a costume, but while you’re wearing it, you should treat it as a UNIFORM at all times.

RANK CHART

Command

Communications Engineering Operations Security

Science Medical

Commissioned Starfleet Ranks
(Requires Fleet Membership, and Officer Exams)

Fleet Admiral (O12)

Admiral (O11)

Vice Admiral (O10)

Rear Admiral (O9)

Commodore (O8)

Fleet Captain (O7)

Captain (O6)

Commander (O5)

Lieutenant Cmdr (O4)

Lieutenant (O3)

Lieutenant JG (O2)

Ensign (O1)