United Federation Starfleet

Promotions Manual

Original by

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Reviewed and amended by:

Lieutenant General MilesPrower Dagger

Fleet Captain Kermie Mistwallow

Last revision date 180412

Becomes Effective by

Stardate 140101

Published by

United Federation Starfleet Command

Editor

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Intended Audience:

All current and future members of United Federation Starfleet

Reviewing Authority

United Federation Starfleet Command

Last Revision date 180412

Revision History

First Edition : January 2014

Second Edition : June 2014

Third Edition : July 2015

Fourth Edition : December 2016

Fifth Edition : March 2018

Revision History Page

This page will show all points that have been added and/or changed during a fiscal year. This way you can quickly see if something in this manual has been changed or updated. At the end of the fiscal year, this page will be cleaned for the next fiscal year

140603 - added section 7 Tombstone Promotions

150723 - added FLEET promotion request form & MARINE promotion request form

161211 - Repaired damaged requirement list

180325 - Added meritorious Promotions

180325 - Updated Promotion requirements to be in line with other programs

180412 - Included Marine Ranks

180412 - Added Section 9 - Transfer of Rank - Enlisted to Commissioned

180512 - Defined Brevet rank for CO and XO

200119 - Changed Promotions and Awards Form Links

201005 - Removed CGSD as a Requirement while under review

Table of Contents

Section 1 - Introduction

1.1. Rank and Advancement in United Federation Starfleet

1.2. The Basic concepts of a Promotion

1.3. Rank versus Authority

1.4. New Officer or Enlisted Rank

Section 2 - Kinds of Ranks & Promotions

2.1. Line Promotions

2.2. Command Grade Promotions

2.3. Flag Rank Promotions

2.4. Promotions According to Position (Field Promotions)

2.5. Promotions and Time in Grade (TIG)

2.6. Reduction of Time in Grade

2.7. Promotions and conduct

2.8. Why NEVER to expect a promotion

2.9. Demotions

2.10. Important for Commanding Officers

Section 3 - Promotion Requirements

Section 4 - Promotion Procedure

Section 5 - Example Recommendation

Section 6 - Appeals

Section 7- Tombstone Promotions

Section 8 - Meritorious Promotions

Section 9 - Transfer from Enlisted to Commissioned

1.1. Rank and Advancement in United Federation Starfleet

One of the first questions asked by many officers and enlisted is “How do I get promoted?” This is one of the most common questions in any Star Trek Fan Organization. In the following points, we will try to explain the concept of promotions as clearly as possible.

The question you should ask yourself rather the WHEN do I get promoted should be WHAT can I do to EARN a promotion

1.2. The Basic Concepts of a Promotion

UFS recognizes the contributions made by its officers and enlisted personnel through granting of fictional ranks. Promotions are a way for UFS Command to  thank our members for their contributions and activities within our organization.

The basic concept of ANY promotion is plain and simple, promotions involve participation and contribution to UFS. Simply put, you get out of UFS what you put into it. When you participate within UFS in whatever capacity you choose, you will be promoted in due time....it is as simple as that.

We encourage EVERY UFS officer and enlisted personnel to participate at ALL levels, but you do NOT have to hold a high office in UFS to get promoted to Captain or Admiral. However, that being said, if you never do anything outside your Starship or  Space Station, it will be much harder to get these higher promotions.

It’s important to understand that you do NOT have to hold a high office within the organization to be promoted to admiral. There are only so many positions to go around.

Please understand that UFS Command uses promotions to REWARD its members for their contributions made to UFS as an organization. This in no way means that UFS Command is OBLIGATED to promote anyone within UFS. UFS Command will promote its members when UFS Command sees fit to offer a promotion, but NEVER when a member THINKS they should get a promotion.

Promotions are...

Appendix B lists the current UFS Rank and Time in Grade (TIG) structure for both Marine and Fleet assets. Due to having separate assets, our manual will refer to ranks by their rank equivalent (E-x or O-x).

1.3. Rank versus Authority

Rank and Authority are sometimes confused. Your RANK is fictional while authority is real. A rank is awarded to you for your service in United Federation Starfleet and helps to enhance the Star Trek experience. The AUTHORITY of Commanding Officer, Sector Commander, or Joint Chief is given to them by the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet, in order to enforce their administrative and management jobs.

1.4. New Officer or Enlisted Rank

All new members start at the rank of UF Starfleet Cadet and work their way up through the graduation process to either ENLISTED (Crewman/Private) or OFFICER (Ensign/2nd Lieutenant).

Section 2 - Kinds of Ranks & Promotions

2.1. Line Promotions

Line promotions consists of all promotions up to the rank of Commander/Lt Colonel

All Line Promotions are awarded by the Commander-in-Chief with the help of the Director Promotions & Awards.

Each CO will be responsible for submitting the names of eligible crew via a written Promotion Recommendation using the forms provided.

2.2. Command Grade Promotions

Command Grade Promotions are promotions to Captain/ Colonel and FCapt/Brigadier

The rank of O-6 and O-7, are awarded in one of the following ways:

2.3. Flag Rank Promotions

All Flag Rank promotions are determined by the UFS Promotions Board upon nomination by a UFS member following the UFS Promotion Guidelines and TIG for Flag Ranks.

Individuals hoping to be promoted to Flag Rank at some point in their UFS careers must take and pass Flag Officer Candidate Training School (FOCTS).

* Before being eligible for Flag Rank Promotions one needs to pass the Command and General Staff Development

All Promotion requests are requested using the Promotions and Awards Form

Form - https://tinyurl.com/UFSPromotionsandAwards

ANY and ALL questions regarding promotions can be directed to promotions@ufstarfleet.org

2.4. Promotions According to Position (Field Promotions)

Some positions in United Federation Starfleet come with a promotion. These promotions are referred to as FIELD PROMOTIONS.

This is done because those positions need a certain level of authority in order for them to perform their duties. These positions include:

During Shakedown Operations the following brevets are awarded

Commanding Officer - Commander (unless holding a higher rank)

Executive Officer - Lieutenant Commander (unless holding a higher rank)

One the ship is fully commissioned the following brevet ranks are issued

Commanding Officer - Captain (unless holding a higher rank)

Executive Officer - Commander (unless holding a higher rank)

In any event, these ranks are brevet and become permanent only after  at least 12 months in office and consideration by the Commander-in-Chief, during which time they should  be able to earn the promotion. Either way, the final decision regarding Field Promotions lies with the Commander-in-Chief  and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

When one receives a Field Promotion and hasn't passed the needed courses such as OCTS and/or COCTS one has to make sure to pass them as soon as possible to retain one's Field Position, usually within 30 days.

2.5. Promotions & Time in Grade

Many members think that Time in Grade automatically warrants a promotion to the next rank. United Federation Starfleet uses Time in Grade as an indicator that one is ELIGIBLE for a promotion. This basically means that a member who has performed his duties and has been active as well as meeting all other requirements for that next rank MAY be submitted for a promotion consideration.

Eligibility does NOT mean “automatically granted”

In order to receive a promotion, the member needs to demonstrate superior performance and prove themselves capable of performing at the higher  grade

2.6. Reduction of Time in Grade

While UFS is very strict with the use of TIG, for those members that truly go beyond the scope of their normal duties, we do have the possibility to have one's TIG reduced up to 6 months for promotion eligibility depending on their level of activity.

HOWEVER,

Please note that absences (of more than 14 days) from UFS for real life reasons, whatever they may be, WILL affect your TiG. We respect that you need to take care of other things, but we can only consider your active time in UFS towards your TiG. So in the event you will not be active for a while, UFS Command will freeze your TIG. Upon your return it's up to YOU to inform your Commanding Officer that you return to active duty

2.7. Promotions and conduct

United Federation Starfleet is an organization based upon Starfleet as depicted in the TV show “Star Trek”. Starfleet is an organization based upon a strict set of rules and regulations as well as personal conduct.

In UFS we try to emulate this environment as close as possible  so that means that we only expect the best from you.

We all try to be proud members of UFS and we try to bring to outwards into the world. We are starfleet officers and enlisted so we expect from you to behave as a starfleet officer or enlisted

So you can be as active as you want but when you cannot  follow our rules and regulations or have serious issues following the conduct of an officer, then this will certainly affect your promotions.

A very good Star Trek episode to watch and to understand promotions is Star Trek the Next Generation Tapestry

"If you want to get ahead, you have to take chances... stand out from the crowd, get noticed!"

- Riker to Lieutenant Picard

2.8. Why to NEVER expect a promotion

We know that members start to count their TIG and compare that with what they THINK they contributed to UFS and then start to expect getting a promotion. This often leads to disappointments when one doesn't get promoted on the exact time that they feel they should get promoted. So while said member would only look at how active they think they are, UFS Command takes into consideration other facts to see if a promotion is warranted.

* UFS Officer does his normal duties aboard his ship or station: usually does NOT get promoted exactly on their TIG but rather some months after their TIG has passed.  

* UFS Officer does his normal duties aboard his ship or station but is also active within a JC office such as the academy: MIGHT get promoted on TIG

* UFS officer is active above and beyond the call of duty by helping out within VARIOUS offices at UF Starfleet Command: UF Starfleet Command will consider dropping between 1 to 6 months of the officer`s TIG

* UFS Officer is active but has a history of getting “upset” when he/she doesn't get his/her way: this does affect your promotion eligibility

* UFS Officer is active but resigned a position to “teach” UFS Command a lesson: this does not only affect your promotion eligibility but also your chance to work at UF starfleet Command again

The more we see your name pop up in a good way, the more likely you are to get promoted.

The more I personally see your name pop up in a good way, the more likely you will be chosen for leadership positions.

An example as to when you might get disappointed:

Let's say you get promoted to COMMANDER. You know that TIG  to be eligible for Captain is 12 months. That means we will ask your Commanding Officer along with anyone else in UFS you worked for what you did during these 12 months that warrants a promotion. If from those 12 months you only were active for 2 months, we can all agree that you are not going to get a promotion at this time.

So being active only close to the end of your TIG is not going to help you when it comes to promotions.

2.9. Demotions

As UFS grants promotions for your contributions towards the organization, we also reserve the right to take away a promotion (demotion). Your conduct and general behaviour within the organization is the main source as to why UFS Command might consider to demote one of its members.

2.10. Important for Commanding Officers

As a Commanding Officer, your crew members look to you regarding promotions. It is in your best interest as a Commanding Officer, especially for your credibility as a Commanding Officers in the eyes of your crew AND UF Starfleet Command, to NEVER promise one of your crewmembers a promotion or even use promotions as a way to get crew on your ship.

It's also expected that YOU, as a Commanding Officer within UFS KNOW and UNDERSTAND this manual.

In fact, it's our advice to not even mention to any of your crew that you are going to send in a promotion recommendation. This way you avoid disappointment and even loss of face if your recommendation is denied.

In many cases, your crewmembers will come to you stating they are about to reach their TIG or have just reached their TIG.....This usually is a subtle way of telling YOU...hey, it's time to put me up for promotion. In these cases it is best to immediately explain to them that TIG does not equal promotion and that YOU as their Commanding Officer will take it under advisement. That way you can decide whether or not to  send in a request for promotion.

Section 3 - Promotion Requirements

This section will give you as a member some general indicators as to what requirements are expected to gain that next rank. These indicators are in no way an exact science, so it's never a good idea to start to expect a promotion.

Enlisted Grades

Crewman Apprentice/Private

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Crewman 3rd Class/Private 3rd Class

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Crewman 2nd Class/Lance Corporal

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Crewman 1st Class/Corporal

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Petty Officer 3rd Class/Sergeant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Petty Officer 2nd Class/Staff Sergeant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Petty Officer 1st Class/Gunnery Sergeant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Chief Petty Officer/Master Sergeant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Senior Chief Petty Officer/First Sergeant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Master Chief Petty Officer/Sergeant Major

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Line Officer Ranks

Ensign/2nd Lieutenant

* Passed OCTS

* Created Service Jacket

* Passed Academy requirements

* Behaviour and conduct

Lieutenant Junior Grade/1st Lieutenant

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

Lieutenant/Marine Captain

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Lieutenant Commander/Major

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Commander/Lieutenant Colonel

* Passed COCTS

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by the Commanding Officer

* Behaviour and conduct

* Leadership

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Command Grade Ranks

Captain/Colonel

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

* Behaviour and conduct

* Leadership

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Fleet Captain/Brigadier

*Service Jacket up to date

*Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

*Behaviour and conduct

*Leadership

*Regular work outside Ship or Station

Flag Officer Ranks

Commodore/Brigadier General

*Service Jacket up to date

*Passed FOCTS

*Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

*Behaviour and conduct

*Leadership

*Regular work outside Ship or Station

Rear Admiral/Major General

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

* Behaviour and conduct

* Leadership

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

* Behaviour and conduct

* Leadership

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Admiral/General

* Service Jacket up to date

* Performance evaluation by UF Starfleet Command

* Behaviour and conduct

* Leadership

* Regular work outside Ship or Station

Section 4 - Promotion Procedure

So you have made it this far through the manual and you are starting to wonder how this whole procedure works.

This is in essence very simple as we use the same procedure for ALL promotions within United Federation Starfleet.

The decision regarding a promotion rests either with the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet (Line Promotions) or with the Promotions Board (Command Grade and Flag Promotions)

Procedure for Line Promotions

There are basically 3 ways to be nominated

1. Nomination through your primary Commanding Officer

* Your Primary Commanding Officer (which is the CO of the ship or station you serve on) will send a REQUEST for PROMOTION to the Director of Promotions & Awards.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will further investigate if the nominee also works in other offices and ask those secondary Commanding Officers to also submit a recommendation for the nominee. (Even if the secondary CO’s do not submit a recommendation, the Director Promotions & Awards will list where the nominee also works.)

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this case file to the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet, along with a recommendation of the Promotions & Awards Board. The Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet will make the decision based on the Case File and recommendation.

So if your Commanding Officer did not present us with an extensive  explanation as to why YOU should be granted a promotion, then its possible the promotion gets denied even though you have been very active

2. Nomination by UF Starfleet Command (ANY JOINT CHIEF)

* Those members who are very active will be put up for promotion regardless of any nomination from a primary Commanding Officer.

* Those nominees will be brought to the Director Promotions & Awards who will investigate the nominee.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this case file to the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet, along with a recommendation of the Promotions & Awards Board. The Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet will make the decision based on the Case File and recommendation.

* With this way, we can use the reduction in TIG.

3. Nomination through UFS Member

* Any UFS Member can send a REQUEST for PROMOTION to the Director of Promotions & Awards.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will further investigate where the nominee works and also seek advice from Commanding Officers asking them to submit a testimony for the nominee.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this case file to the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet, along with a recommendation of the Promotions & Awards Board. The Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet will make the decision based on the Case File and recommendation.

So if your we did not get presented with an extensive  explanation as to why YOU should be granted a promotion, then its possible the promotion gets denied even though you have been very active

TO NOTE: RECOMMENDING A FRIEND JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKE THEM WILL OFTEN CAUSE A PROMOTION TO BE DENIED

What happens after the Commander-in-Chief made his decision?

After the Commander-in-Chief made his decision, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the NOMINATOR of the outcome of the request.

In case of a negative outcome, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the nominator as to why the promotion was denied.

The Director Promotions & Awards will NEVER contact the nominee with the negative outcome of the promotion request..

In case of a positive outcome and the promotion is granted, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the NOMINATOR and prepare the Promotion Certificate. The Promotion Certificate is then sent by email to the newly promoted member.

The Director Promotions & Awards will also make sure that all information is updated on both the WIKI Service Jacket AND the user profile within the UFS Membership Database

The Director Promotions and Awards will also announce them through the UFS main forum.

All Promotion requests are requested using the Promotions and Awards Form

Form - https://tinyurl.com/UFSPromotionsandAwards

ANY and ALL questions regarding promotions can be directed to promotions@ufstarfleet.org

Procedure for Command Grade and Flag Promotions

There are basically 3 ways to be nominated

1. Nomination through your primary Commanding Officer

* Your Primary Commanding Officer (which is the CO of the ship or station you serve on) will send a REQUEST for PROMOTION to the Director of Promotions & Awards.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will further investigate if the nominee also works in other offices and ask those secondary Commanding Officers to also submit a recommendation for the nominee. (Even if the secondary CO’s do not submit a recommendation, the Director Promotions & Awards will list where the nominee also works.)

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this case file to the Promotions Board who will review and VOTE on this nomination.

Submitting a promotion request does NOT automatically mean the request is put before the promotions Board.

The request comes before the promotions Board only if  its warranted

2. Nomination by UF Starfleet Command (ANY JOINT CHIEF)

* Those members who are very active will be put up for promotion regardless of any nomination from a primary Commanding Officer.

* Those nominees will be brought to the Director Promotions & Awards who will investigate the nominee.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this recommendation to the Promotion Board who will review and VOTE on this nomination.

* With this way, we can use the reduction in TIG.

3. Nomination through UFS Member

* Any UFS Member can send a REQUEST for PROMOTION to the Director of Promotions & Awards.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will further investigate where the nominee works and also seek advice from Commanding Officers asking them to submit a testimony for the nominee.

* The Director Promotions & Awards will then present this case file to the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet, along with a recommendation of the Promotions & Awards Board. The Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet will make the decision based on the Case File and recommendation.

So if your we did not get presented with an extensive  explanation as to why YOU should be granted a promotion, then its possible the promotion gets denied even though you have been very active

What happens after the Board voted?

After the vote, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the NOMINATOR of the outcome of the request.

In case of a negative outcome, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the nominator as to why the promotion was denied.

The Director Promotions & Awards will NEVER contact the nominee with the negative outcome of the promotion request, nor will the voting procedure be made public.

In case of a positive outcome and the promotion is granted, the Director Promotions & Awards will inform the NOMINATOR and prepare the Promotion Certificate. The Promotion Certificate is then sent by email to the newly promoted member.

The Director Promotions & Awards will also make sure that all information is updated on both the WIKI Service Jacket AND the user profile within the UFS Membership Database

The Director Promotions and Awards will also announce them through the UFS main forum.

Promotions will also be added to the Delta Communicator

All Promotion requests are requested using the Promotions and Awards Form

Form - https://tinyurl.com/UFSPromotionsandAwards

ANY and ALL questions regarding promotions can be directed to promotions@ufstarfleet.org

5. Example Recommendation

The basis for a promotion is the recommendation that is written for it, a weak one will be denied whereas a strong one can be approved. If you truly feel a crew member has earned the promotion you wish to nominate them for, take the time to write a good, thorough recommendation highlighting what they have done for UF Starfleet. The quality of the recommendation is highly important but also so is quantity. If there is more than one person who also agrees this member deserves promotion, they should submit a recommendation as well.

For example, if you are a Ship Commander, then talk to other people who the member also works with, such as if they are an instructor, have the Dean submit one as well; if they work on a sector and or fleet level, the Sector Commander and Joint Chief can also submit a recommendation. When you make a recommendation, please refrain from using “I think the promotion is well deserved”....that's the job of the Promotions Board to determine....not yours.

When writing the recommendations, the promotions boards requires just hard cold facts. We need as much information as to what this person has done for UFS since his/her last promotion, not the entire career or only the last few weeks. We also do not need to know about being a long-time member or any other emotional response on your part. Also remember that the higher one goes in rank, the more UFS Command expects from individuals to grant a promotion.

What we look for in a recommendation is proof that the member in question has been active since his last promotion and has shown consistency in doing so. Practically this means that a member who has been active since his last promotion will be promoted more easily than a member who only shown activity the last few months , even though this member might have done a lot more work in those few months then the previous member in the whole time

The following is a good example of a strong promotion recommendation:

Greetings,

I am Jack Fleetmen, Joe Fleetdude’s Commanding Officer, and I am submitting him for promotion to the rank of Captain. Joe has spent the last nine months since his promotion to commander working hard to help make UFS a fun and exciting experience for everyone.

With the exception of illness or conflicting activity, he has never missed a chapter meeting. At these meetings he is highly active, vocal, and helps us think of new ways to have fun. For example: four months ago, we started a writing contest focused on Science Fiction. Each month we select a member at random, by hat drawing, and they will select a top and then receive the submissions and choose a winner. The writings can be fan fiction or essays but must be at least two pages in length and no more than four. He also helped organized a reading club. Once every four months, the club selects a book, reads it, and they have a meetings to discuss it. Our reading of Star Trek Vanguard was a great experience as every member joined after we got a review of Harbinger, everyone got excited and got in.

He was appointed to the Sector Commander’s staff and helps develop and publish the newsletter. The Sector Commander has informed me she is also submitting a recommendation about his activates in her office.

Joe has also helped create the school of Starfleet Corps of Engineers, wrote 7 of the current classes, and is the instructor and School Director for every class. Since his last promotion he was awarded with the Superintendent’s Award for his activities in UF Starfleet Academy.

Joe is also assigned to the Personnel Division and is the Orientation Officer for our sector. He has been highly active with new members and several of his procedures have been adopted to improve the Midshipmen Program as a whole. The Director of Personnel told me he is going to submit a promotion recommendation with more details of Joe’s activities in Personnel.

I hope I have shown sufficient cause for Joe earning this promotion and that the other recommendations will also show he has served UF Starfleet with distinction and earned his promotion to Captain.

Section 6 - Appeals

An appeal for a promotion denied to a member by the UF Starfleet Promotions Board must be submitted to the Director of UF Starfleet Awards and Promotions within two weeks of being informed that the promotion was denied.The member will be made aware of why their submission was denied, and in that appeal, they must counter with proof or argument that the reason for denial was not valid.

Basically what this means is that most likely we ask you to simply provide more evidence of what the member in question has done since his/her last promotion.

Meritorious promotions that are denied can not be appealed.

All appeals must be submitted through email to promotions@ufstarfleet.org.

Section 7 - Tombstone Promotions

Tombstone promotions are promotions granted posthumously. These promotions are only granted when there is absolute certainty of the deceased .

Section 8 - Meritorious Promotions

A meritorious promotion may be given at any time by the Commander-in-Chief.  A meritorious promotion is considered any promotion given outside Time in Grade and based on activities of members going above and beyond their duty.

Section 9 - Transfer of Rank - Enlisted to Commissioned

If a member wishes to move career track then the following steps must be taken.

  1. The member emails promotions@ufstarfleet.org with the request stating Name, Rank, SSC and reason for transfer.
  2. The Promotions Director will then look into the case and decide what steps need to be taken.

After the case has been assessed the following ranks will apply

E-1 to E4 - Promoted to Ensign/2nd Lieutenant

E5 - E7 - Promoted to Lieutenant (JG)/1st Lieutenant

E8 - E10 - Promoted to Lieutenant/Marine Captain

In order for these ranks to become effective the candidate must of completed all academy requirements for graduation to an officer.

Appendix A

Rank and TIG Chart

Enlisted Ranks

Time in Grade

Fleet

Marine

(E-1)

Crewman Recruit

Crewman Recruit

1 Month (E-2)

Crewman Apprentice

Private

1 Month (E-3)

Crewman 3rd Class

Private 1st Class

2 Months (E-4)

Crewman 2nd Class

Lance Corporal

3 Months (E-5)

Crewman 1st Class

Corporal

4 Months (E-6)

Petty Officer 3rd Class

Sergeant (SSGT)

6 Months (E-7)

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Staff Sergeant

9 Months (E-8)

Petty Officer 1st Class

Gunnery Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-9)

Chief Petty Officer

Master Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-10)

Senior Chief Petty Officer

1st Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-11)

Master Chief Petty Officer

Sergeant Major

Billet,Not a Rank

Master Chief Petty Officer of the 'X' Fleet

Sergeant Major of the X Division


Billet,Not a rank

Master Chief Petty Officer of UF Starfleet

Sergeant Major of the UFSMC

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Officer Ranks

Time in Grade

Fleet

Marine

Entry Rank (O-1)

Ensign (ENS)

2nd Lieutenant (2LT)

3 Months (O-2)

Lieutenant (JG) (LT(JG))

1st Lieutenant (1LT)

3 Months (O-3)

Lieutenant (LT)

Marine Captain (MCAPT)

6 Months (O-4)

Lieutenant Commander (LTCMDR)

Major (MAJ)

9 Months (O-5)

Commander (CMDR)

Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL)

12 Months (O-6)

Captain (CAPT)

Colonel (COL)

15 Months (O-7)

Fleet Captain (FCAPT)

Brigadier (BDR)

20 Months (O-8)

Commodore (COMM)

Brigadier General (BGEN)

25 Months (O-9)

Rear Admiral (RADM)

Major General (MGEN)

30 Months (O-10)

Vice Admiral (VADM)

Lieutenant General (LGEN)

36 Months (O-11)

Admiral (ADM)

General (GEN)