UNITED FEDERATION

STARFLEET

COMMAND & GENERAL STAFF DEVELOPMENT

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Effective as of 140815

Original by:

Capt Poison Toocool

Stardate 140803

Reviewed and amended by:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Commodore Rosine Heinkel

General MilesPrower Dagger

Commodore Cheryl Skinstad

Commodore Ravyn Stormchyld

Last revision date: 180101

Effective on: Stardate 140815

Published by:

UF Starfleet Academy Command

Intended Audience:

Prospective Command Level Officers

Prospective Senior Administrators

Reviewing Authority:

United Federation Starfleet Command


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MISSION STATEMENT

The United Federation Starfleet

Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program

educates and develops leaders for UF Starfleet.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1: YOU as a CGSD Graduate Program Applicant

1.1. Introduction

1.2. The Application Process

1.3. UFSA College of Command versus the CGSD Graduate Program

1.4. About the CGSD levels

1.5 CGSD Weekly reports

Section 2: Schools within the CGSD Graduate Program

1. Level One - “School of Primitus”

2. Level Two “School of Secundus”

3. Level Three - “School of Tertius”

3.3.fa. CGSD Graduate Program Final Assignment

3.3.r. The CGSD Graduate Program Ribbon

3.4.hr. The Honorary CGSD Graduate Program Ribbon

Section 3.5.rm: UFS Reference Materials

Section 4: Current Serving COs, XOs, 2nd Officers, and Acting XOs

4.1. Commanding Officers

4.2. First Officers

4.3. Second Officers

4.4. Acting First Officers

4.5. Joint Chiefs

Section 5:  CGSD Requirement for Promotions

Appendix


SECTION ONE: YOU as a CGSD Graduate Program Applicant

1.1. Introduction

UFS Command and General Staff Development is a special Graduate Program created for those members who want to attain Command Level positions within United Federation Starfleet such as but not limited to:

•Ship and Station Commanding Officers

•Ship and Station Executive Officers

•Joint Chiefs

•Certain Staff positions

•Flag Officers

The Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program (CGSD) is closely supervised by Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun and the CGSD Board in order to create effective leaders within UFS.

The Board currently consists of the Deputy Commander, United Federation Starfleet; the Chief of Staff, United Federation Starfleet; and the Director of the UFS Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program.

If you wish to attend CGSD, you will need to apply, or you will receive a special invitation. We always look at what you already have accomplished in UFS when assessing your suitability for the program, this includes your Academy record as well as your general behaviour as a member and UF Starfleet Officer. You will also need to have a written recommendation from a Command Level Officer who will as your sponsor throughout the program.

When attending Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program you will receive special training, including stints on various ships of the line as well as at Starfleet Headquarters to gain first hand experience.

1.2. The Application Process

While everyone wants to be in Command and be in the Center Chair, only very few actually have what it takes for such a position. Everyone is free to apply for the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program, but not everyone will be invited to participate.

In order to apply for CGSD you must have the following credentials:

-UFS member in good standing

-Good Academy record

-minimum rank LT or Marine Captain

-Minimum 1 year service in UFS

-a record of recent active service (not just titles, but demonstrable duties & tasks completed over a period of some months)

-have an up-to-date Service Jacket

-have passed OCTS

-a written recommendation from a Command Level Officer who will act as your sponsor

-an application letter explaining to us why we should approve your attendance to the program

*see Appendix for sample application & recommendation letters

[ Note: Currently appointed Commanding Officers, First Officers, Joint Chiefs, and newly appointed Acting First Officers: see Section 4. Rank Commander and above, see Section 5. ]

To start the process applicants need to find a Command Officer who will act as sponsor and recommend you for the program. Let them know you have the basic requirements and would like to apply for the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program.  They should write their letter and send it to the CGSD Board at this address: cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org 

You yourself as a candidate will also need to write a letter as to why you want to attend Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program and be prepared to defend your letter. Include your relevant experience in UFS, other groups, and in RL if wished. Forward your application to the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program Board at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org 

If you begin the application process, it’s expected that you will work to provide the needed information, recommendations, or other details within a reasonable timeframe of 21 days, or at least inform the Director of your status. Failure to follow through on documentation will colour our perception of your ability to be organized and thorough, so stay in touch.

Once all components of the application are received, the CGSD Board will review your application and render its decision within a few days.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:

Please remember the listed criteria in the CGSD guide are the minimum qualifications to apply.  One year's active service and LT rank are required, and the quality of your application is very important. Additional recommendations, reports on activities or projects, demonstrated commitment to UFS and its programs - the more information you can provide to the Board, the better your chance of being successful with your request to be enrolled.

Once accepted to CGSD, your training will begin. The components of this program will include academic, practical and internship. You will receive a certificate for each level of CGSD Graduate Program that is satisfactorily completed. Please note that you may not be automatically accepted into the following tier. In addition, the Board reserves the right to remove any participant found to be behaving in a manner unfitting for command rank.

You can be proud of being in CGSD Graduate Program and in what you accomplish while participating. It is likely the most demanding training in UFS, but at the end, you will be ready to take on any leadership position in UFS and you will have earned the respect deserving of one who has successfully graduated from this difficult course of training. However, please note that graduation from the CGSD does NOT guarantee you will be appointed to Command positions or receive promotions.

1.3. UFSA College of Command versus the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program

UF Starfleet Academy has within its curriculum a College of Command which is not to be confused with the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program. Within the UFSA College of Command there are different schools such as diplomacy and leadership. Thus to avoid confusion it is best to call the CGSD a Command Graduate Program rather than Command School.

While the UFSA College of Command, like any other branch-related college, is accessible by everyone, Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program is far more advanced and has limited enrolment via application only.

The UFSA College of Command offers a broad range of command-related courses while the Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program is more centered around earning the qualifications for leadership within United Federation Starfleet.

1.4. About the CGSD program levels

As you read through this document you will see that each of the three CGSD Levels specifies a period of at least 30 days in that level. This is only the minimum amount of time given in order for you to satisfy the requirements. You may take up to a year to complete one level of the CGSD, as long as you are active in UFS and making regular reports to the CGSD Director. Prolonged absence from CGSD without informing the Director will lead to your expulsion from the program. Be advised, if you ‘drop out’ without notice or contact you may not be allowed back into the program for at least six months.

1.4.1. Entry to Level III “Tertius”

Please note that graduation from Secondus does not automatically qualify you for entry into Tertius. We recommend a 6-month active service between Level II and Level III, at which point we will consider your application for re-entry into CGSD.

1.4.2. “Tracks”

As a participant in the CGSD you may choose your “track”. Those who hope to lead roleplaying ships of the line should choose the metaverse “Roleplayer track”. Those who plan to lead non-roleplaying ships or wish to hold an administrative position or are real life members should choose the non-metaverse “Non-Roleplay/Administrative track”.  Please note it IS possible to combine elements of the two. Please discuss this with the Program director.

1.5 CGSD Weekly reports

During your training you will be required to report to the Director of the CGSD each week with details of your progress. Failure to report may result in your suspension from the program (see 1.4 above).

A note on internships

Participants in the program may be given a credit for the required Internship in one of the CGSD Levels they are to complete, based on their service record. Please note this may only occur once, so, for example, if you enter Level I and are excused from Internship in Primitus based on your administrative service to UFS, you will be required to complete internships in Level II and III.

All internships must be approved by the Director and CGSD board before a participant begins the work. IN ADDITION: it’s preferred if you discuss the possibilities for Internship with the Director BEFORE contacting any Command Officer. CO’s and Joint Chiefs are under no obligation to continually provide internship opportunities and the Director will track openings as much as possible. If an Intern is already with your prospective host you will have to wait for them to complete their internship before you may begin yours.

"Ship of the Line Internships: you may only participate as Yeoman or Second Officer on a ship of the line which is commissioned. Ships of the line on shakedown are not permitted to host internships unless the ship’s CO and XO have passed the CGSD. Please check with the Director.

Obtaining classes

Most of the required classes for the CGSD are available online in the UFS Database, under Academy Curriculum, however, if you need an in-world Practical or JSM class, you may use this form to request it:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMN1RT58XlcnZenraaxewz3EZLqLSpC1-0fOeCM0WaQ2uBdw/viewform?c=0&w=1

One last note

If your service record or current job responsibilities and excellence in duty in that regard are assessed as equivalent to one or more levels of CGSD, those levels will be waived with the provision that you will add specific elements from Primitus and/or Secondus to the level in which you enter the Program. You do not receive any award, certificate or ribbon for waived levels.

 


SECTION TWO: Schools within the CGSD Graduate Program

CGSD LEVEL 1 - “School of Primitus”

INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP:

(Recommended for 2nd Officers, Executive Officers, Branch Yeoman, Branch Chiefs; may be required for Promotion (see Section 5))

Note: For those who have no other UFS continuing education credits, additional elements are listed to ensure the Primitus participant has the current Academy graduation requirements and the foundation requirements of the ADP Associate Degree.

Primitus 1.a. (applies to both metaverse and non-metaverse):

A tracking document will be created and shared with you, your sponsor (if applicable), and the CGSD Director so they may see your progress. Please review it and advise the CGSD Director if you have any questions. Then update it regularly.

Primitus 1.b. Academic (Both):

UFS Graduation Requirements (fulfill any missed)

Intro to United Federation Starfleet

Protocols and Procedures

UFS History I: Politics and Pinastri

UFS Ethics

Chain of Command

Bridge Duty Stations

Phaser Safety

Introduction to Holodecks

Space Sickness

Amnesia

Branch Intro Class

Branch Practical (m-v)

Joint Squadron Mission (m-v)

Introduction to Branches:

Introduction to Starfleet Engineering
Introduction to Starfleet Intelligence
Introduction to Starfleet Medical
Introduction to Starfleet Operations
Introduction to Starfleet Science
Introduction to Starfleet Security

Intro to UFS Academy

Leadership Orientation

Introduction to Leadership

Interpersonal Communications

Promotions & Awards 101

Ship’s Management 101

Courtesy & Conduct

The First Officer

COCTS

Primitus 1.c. Required Reading

(see links below)

UF Starfleet Membership Manual

UF Starfleet Policy and Regulations Manual

UF Starfleet Uniform Policy (see wiki)

UF Starfleet Promotions Manual

UF Starfleet Awards Manual

UF Starfleet Academy Manual

UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps Manual

Primitus 1.d-m. Practical (Metaverse - for Roleplayers):

Roleplay Foundations - take these classes:

1.a. UFSA Instructor Training (Metaverse)

1.a.b. Branch Practical Author’s Guide (Metaverse)

1.b. Interactive Assignments (to be taken during this level):

Four Practical classes + a JSM:

Eng or Ops Practical

Med Practical

Sci Practical

Sec or Intel Practical

JSM

-list dates passed on your Tracking Document.

1.c. OPTIONAL: Roleplay leadership: It is preferred if you become a qualified Academy Instructor during this level. You may then apply to obtain certification as a Branch Practical Session Instructor (see the UFS Academy Manual for details), in order that you may assist members in their branch to roleplay. Future XOs and COs may also need this certification in order to become JSM instructors (see next level). Strongly recommended since COs and XOs need to have experience in planning and leading roleplays.

1.d. REQUIRED: After passing the interactive classes and taking the class “Sim Planning: Practicals,” write a (minimum) 500-word essay on RP etiquette.  Contact the CGSD director for specifics.

Primitus 1.d-nm. Practical (Non-Metaverse - for Non-Roleplay/Administration):

1.a Fulfil the requirements to become a School Director for the Online Academy (see the UFS Academy Manual for details) and apply for the position (Note: it’s expected this activity will extend after you complete this level of CGSD), OR

1.b Propose an alternative way to support UFS Academy during this level (writing a class, translating a class, or ?)

1.c Branch Foundations: Check your Academy records and ensure you have taken, besides your Branch Intro:

Branch class #1

Branch class #2

Branch class #3

Branch class #4

-list dates passed on your Tracking Document.

Primitus 1.e. Internship (Both):

a. Act as 2nd Officer or Yeoman to the Commanding Officer (other than your sponsor or CO) of a ship or station other than your own, for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

b. Act as Yeoman to a Command Level Officer (other than your sponsor or CO) involved in UFS administration for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org.

Primitus 1.f. Assignment #2 [P&A]:

(Please take the class ‘Promotions & Awards 101 before completing this assignment.)

2.1.f-a. (All) Write a fictional promotion request for LTjg John Slatter.

2.1.f-m. (Metaverse) Write a fictional roleplay award recommendation for LT Sarah Applebee

2.1.f.-nm. (Non-metaverse) Write a fictional personal achievement award recommendation for LT Sarah Applebee

(Please see the Promotions Manual for sample recommendation.)

-Submit both the fictional recommendations to the GCSDGP director for review in the body of an Email (not in a gdoc) to cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org 

1.1.e. Certification

When you have completed all the requirements for this level, you are required to send an email to the Director informing the Board that you have finished all the elements. We would like you to report on your participation, what you learned, what worked for you, as well as any suggestions you may have on the organization and requirements. Minimum report length is 300 words. See sample format in Appendix.

If all elements have been completed, your performance, attitude, reports and other documentation will be reviewed by the GCS Development Board. If you have met the qualifications for certification, a Certificate of Completion for the CGSD School of Primitus will be issued to you. The Director will advise you if you may continue to Level II, Secondus.


CGSD LEVEL 2 - “School of Secundus”

MASTER’s in LEADERSHIP:

(Recommended for Commanding Officers, Branch Commanders; may be required for Promotion (see Section 5))

Note: Those who have graduated ADP Associates and hold an ADP Bachelor in one of the RP Branches, may enter CGSD at this level, providing:

1. They apply to the CGSD Board as detailed in this Guide and are accepted; and

2. they complete the P&A and Ship Management 101 assignments and complete any missing elements as set by the CGSD Director. Their Primitus internship is waived. They will be required to do internships in Level II and III.

Secondus 2.1.a. (Both): A tracking document will be created and shared with you, your sponsor (if applicable), and the CGSD Director so they may see your progress. Please review it and advise the CGSD Director if you have any questions. Then update it regularly. It will be checked weekly.

Secondus 2.1.b. Academic (Both):

UFSA Class Author's Guide

Historian's Craft

UFS History II: Ex Astris, Scientia

Effective Delegation

Personal and Intraship Communications

Orders & Directives

Intro to Diplomacy

The Enlisted Corps

Ship’s Management 102 (Crew Management)

2.2.b. Required Reading (Both):

(see links below)

UF Starfleet Academy Faculty Recognition Program

UFS Marine Corps Manual

UFS Marine Corps Policy Manual

UF Starfleet Ship of the Line Commanding Officer Manual

2.2.c-m. Practical: UFS Academy (Metaverse - for Roleplayers):

Roleplay Foundations - take these classes:

JSMs & Story-arcs Author’s Guide

Take an additional JSM during this level.

1.b. REQUIRED: After passing the class “Sim Planning: JSMs & Story-arcs”, write a min 500 word brief for a potential one or two episode mission for the runabout USS Snail, of which you are Captain. You have a crew of 10. Set this up as a Gdoc and add the Director so your work can be reviewed: cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org

1.c OPTIONAL: Roleplay leadership: Future XOs and COs (and those on shakedown) could, if wished, apply to obtain certification as a Joint Squadron Mission/Bridge Simulator Training Instructor (see the UFS Academy Manual for details), as they will need to manage and oversee the roleplay on their ship. Strongly recommended.

2- REQUIRED: Participate in at least one mission aboard a ship or station in a metaverse/grid outside your home metaverse/grid, submitting mission log to the CO or assigned person, and providing a copy for your CGSD Program  records.

Info for 3rd Rock Grid (Astraios Colony & SS Astraios): https://www.evernote.com/shard/s392/sh/779d7023-7ec1-4ca0-8165-ce9d7789347d/83e77d99ff381d47d75410e7b18e516f

Contact: FCapt David7 Bravin, FCapt Genny7 Markus in SL, via email, or in 3RG

2.2.c-nm. Practical (Non-Metaverse - for Non-Roleplay/Administration):

1.a. Come up with an idea for a virtual or real life event for members of your Sector or all UFS. Contact the correct person in the UFS Chain of Command to obtain permission to make it so. Give yourself at least 4 to 6 weeks lead time to effectively carry out the task, especially for real life events. Set up your task list to organize and market the event, copying in your CGSD sponsor and the CoC officer. Write a detailed report on your progress to date at the end of the 30 day period, submitting a copy to your CGSD sponsor, the CoC officer, and the CGSD Director, OR

1.b Propose an alternative way to support UFS Academy or the Fleet during this level.

2.2.d. Internship (Both):

a. Act as Yeoman to a Command Level Officer (other than your sponsor or CO, and different to Level One) involved in UFS Fleet level administration for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

b. Act as 2nd Officer or Yeoman to the Commanding Officer (other than your sponsor or CO, and different to Level One) of a ship or station other than your own, for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

c. Those already in Command positions may be given permission to devise an internship project of 30 days. You would be responsible for contacting the appropriate Command officer and obtaining a go-ahead for the proposal. Submit the internship proposal to your Sponsor and the CGSD Program for review. Once approved, complete the project. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org.  Please contact the CGSD Director for further guidance.

2.2.e. Secondus Assignment #1 (Both):

*  Write a class proposal for UFS Academy, and have it approved by Curriculum Development. Write the class and submit it during this level.

2.2.f. Secondus Assignment #2 [P&A]:

(Please take the class ‘Promotions & Awards 101 before completing this assignment.)

2.1.f-a. (Both) Write a fictional promotion request for Captain Terrance Maple

2.m. (Metaverse) Write a fictional special award recommendation for Ens Nohen T’Pai

2.nm. (Non-metaverse) Write a fictional personal achievement award recommendation for LT Haro Berk,  who helped a great deal with a UFS project.

-Submit both the fictional recommendations to the GCSDGP director for review in the body of an Email (not in a gdoc) to cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org 

2.2.g. Secondus Assignment #3 [SM102] (Both):

REQUIRED: After passing the class “Ship’s Management 102”, unless you are a currently serving CO, you will need to complete a mock MSR. Please send an email to cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org once you have passed the class, and the document will be provided to you for completion.

2.2.h. Certification

When you have completed all the requirements for this level, you are required to send an email to the Director informing the Board that you have finished all the elements. We would like you to report on your participation, what you learned, what worked for you, as well as any suggestions you may have on the organization and requirements. (Minimum 300 words.) At that time your performance, attitude, reports and other documentation will be reviewed by the GCSD Graduate Program Board. If you have met the qualifications for certification, a Certificate of Completion for the CGSD School of Secundus will be issued to you. At this point we recommend six months of active service before applying to enter Tertius.

3. CGSD LEVEL 3 - “School of Tertius”:

DOCTORATE in LEADERSHIP:

(Recommended for Sector Commander, Joint Chiefs; may be required for Promotion (see Section 5))

Tertius 3.1. (Both): A tracking document will be created and shared with you, your sponsor (if applicable), and the CGSD Director so they may see your progress. Please review it and advise the CGSD Director if you have any questions. Then update it regularly. It will be checked weekly.

3.2.a-m. Assignment #3a (Metaverse):

Propose an assignment. Submit it to your Sponsor and the CGSD Director for review. Once approved, complete the project. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed, and have the supervising Officer approve the report for submission to your CGSD records.  Possible assignments might be: a building project for your Colony, re-writing or updating a section of Wiki history, organizing and hosting an OOC Fleet event, etc. Minimum 4 hours work.

3.3.a-nm. Assignment #3a (Non-metaverse): 

Continue to work on your event from Section 2.2. It should take place during this level. Write a complete report regarding your event coordination, what you learned, what you liked & disliked, list of participants, their feedback, and include any recommendations for future UFS event planning. Have the supervising Officer approve the report for submission to your CGSD records.

OR:

Propose an assignment. Submit it to your Sponsor and the CGSD Director for review. Once approved, complete the project. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed, and have the supervising Officer approve the report for submission to your CGSD records.

3.3.b. Academic (Both):

Hospitality 101

Intro to Cultural Studies

The Morality of Command

UFS History III: The Sword in the Stone

UFS History IV: The Astraios Effect

History of Starships I

FOCTS

Five additional Command or History classes:

1

2

3

4

5

3.3.c. Required Reading

(see links below)

UF Starfleet Colony Administrators Handbook

UF Starfleet Sector Commander Manual

3.3.d-m. Practical (Metaverse - for Roleplayers):

1.a. Take the class Bridge Teamwork

1.b. Take an additional JSM or take part in a Guest RP on a ship/station other than your own (please provide a log and a link to the mission record on the UFS forum).

 

1.d. OPTIONAL: Roleplay leadership: Obtain certification as a Cadet Training Officer (see the UFS Academy Manual for details), particularly helpful for those who intend to plan, manage and oversee the roleplay on a ship or station. Strongly recommended.

1.e. REQUIRED: Come up with an idea for a Fleet-wide virtual roleplay. Write a detailed background history of at least 2,000 words, including information on participating sentient species as well as starting parameters for participating ships of the line. Submit your proposal to the Chief of Starfleet Operations, with a copy to your CGSD Program sponsor and the CGSD Director.

3.3.d-nm. Practical (Non-Metaverse - for Non-Roleplay/Administration):

1.a. Write a class proposal for an aspect of Star Trek history, fandom or canon that has not yet been covered by current UFSA courses (this is in addition to the class proposed in 2.2.e.); OR, with Academy approval,  translate two current classes into another language;

OR

1.b.- Propose an alternative practical project, obtaining approval from the appropriate Command officer(s) before submitting your detailed proposal to the CGSD Director. If approved, make it so within the specified time frame.  When it is completed, write a report detailing the tasks and duties you undertook, and have the supervising Officer approve the report for submission to your CGSD records;

OR

1.c. Come up with an idea for a Sector or Fleet-wide virtual roleplay (this can be forum and/or email, and include metaverse if wished). Write a detailed background history of at least 2,000 words, including information on participating sentient species as well as starting parameters for participating ships of the line. Submit your proposal to the Chief of Starfleet Operations, with a copy to your CGSD Program sponsor and the CGSD Director.

3.3.e. Internship (Both):

a. Act as Yeoman to a Command Level Officer (other than your sponsor or CO, and different to Level One & Two) involved in UFS administration for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

b. Act as 2nd Officer or Yeoman to the Commanding Officer (other than your sponsor or CO, and different to Level One & Two) of a ship or station other than your own, for at least 30 days. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

c. for a period of at least 30 days, work with the Office of the Chief of Starfleet Operations, acting as Yeoman or assisting the Chief of Starfleet Operations with duties as assigned. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

d. for a period of at least 30 days, work with a Colony Administrator in a Colony different from your own, acting as Yeoman and/or assisting the CA with duties as assigned. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org;

OR

e. Devise an internship project of 30 days, contacting the appropriate Command officer and obtaining a go-ahead for the proposal. Submit it to your Sponsor and the CGSD Program for review. Once approved, complete the project. Write a report detailing the tasks and duties you completed and what you learned in the process. The supervising Command Officer must also provide a performance review detailing the tasks and duties the intern undertook during the internship and provide information as to the intern’s conduct and participation level during the thirty(+) days. Both the report and the performance review should be sent to the CGSD Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org.  Please contact the CGSD Director for further guidance.

3.3.f. Assignment #3b (if applicable):

3.1.f-a. - Complete the draft of your proposed Academy class(es), and submit to Curriculum Development for approval.

3.3.g. Assignment #4 [P&A] (Both):

(Please take the class ‘Promotions & Awards 101 before completing this assignment.)

3.1.g-a. Write a fictional promotion request for Commodore Jackie London

3.1.g-b. Special Awards/Distinguished Service Awards - from this list of Top Honors, choose ONE and write a fictional award recommendation for Captain Shore Williams:

Christopher Pike Medal of Valor, Distinguished Service Cross, Federation Star, Legion of Honour, Legion of Merit, Rising Star, Medal of Honor, Order of the Shining Star, Andreia Reid Medal of Service.

-Submit both the fictional recommendations to the GCSD Director for review in the body of an Email (not in a gdoc) to cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org 

3.3.h. Certification

When you have completed all the requirements for this level, you are required to send an email to the Director informing the Board that you have finished all the elements. (See final assignment). At that time  your performance, attitude, reports and other documentation will be reviewed by the CGSD Board. If you have met the qualifications for certification, a Certificate of Completion for the CGSD School of Tertius will be issued to you.

3.3.fa. CGSD Graduate Program Final Assignment:

For those who have completed two to three levels in CGSD: Write an essay (minimum 2,000 words) regarding your experiences in CGSD Graduate Program, what you liked, what you learned, where you saw problems or issues that UFS might address, and concluding with your suggestion of how you could serve best, given your skills, abilities, and interest. Submit this essay to the CGSD Board at the following address: cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org

3.3.pr. The CGSD Graduate Program Ribbon

Besides your certificates of completion for the three Command Levels, you will receive a special award upon graduating all three levels of the Command Program: the prestigious CGSD Program Ribbon. This will be placed in your permanent UFS record and can be added to your Service Jacket.

3.4.hr. The Honorary CGSD Graduate Program

An Honorary CGSD Graduate Program Ribbon may be awarded by United Federation Starfleet Command to officers currently serving in command or command staff positions who have completed the requirements listed in the three CGSD schools.

However, anyone who wants to attain a position mentioned in this manual, no matter what your current rank is, how long you have been a UFS member or what positions you may have held in the past, will have to take and pass the requirements.  Those who already hold Command Positions at the time this manual was established are exempt from this requirement, however they will need to follow the regulations if they wish to change position or if they are Captain/Colonel or above.

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3.5.rm. UFS REFERENCE MATERIALS

UF Starfleet Membership Manual

UF Starfleet Policy and Regulations Manual

UF Starfleet Constitution and Bylaws

UF Starfleet Academy Manual

UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps Manual

UF Starfleet Academy Faculty Recognition Program

UFS Marine Corps Manual

UFS Marine Corps Policy Manual

UF Starfleet Promotions Manual

UF Starfleet Awards Manual

UFS Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program

UF Starfleet Ship of the Line Commanding Officer Manual

UF Starfleet Colony Administrators Handbook

UFS Sector Commander’s Handbook

Section 4 and 5 apply to currently appointed COs, XOs, Joint Chiefs, and those of requiring CGSD in order to qualify for promotion.  All other applicants refer to Section 1.2.

4.0 CURRENT SERVING COMMAND OFFICERS & ACTING COMMAND OFFICERS

4.1. COs: In the case of existing UFS COs (Commanding Officers): an application is not required beyond an email advising you would like to begin. Currently appointed COs will start at Level III (Tertius) but will need to complete certain elements of Level One & Two (such as the Readings & the Academic Requirements) in order to pass. Detailed reports of UFS activities aboard ship and in other departments during your career should be included in the advising email so that credit may be received for those contributions. COs on shakedown will start at Level II (Secondus).

42. XOs:  In the case of existing UFS XOs (Executive/First Officers): an application is not required beyond an email advising the board that you would like to begin your training. Currently serving XOs may begin the Program at Level Two (Secondus) but will need to complete certain elements of Level One (such as the Readings & the Academic Requirements) in order to pass. Detailed reports of UFS activities aboard ship and in other departments during your career should be included in the advising email so that credit may be received for those contributions. XOs on shakedown will start at Level I (Primitus).

4.3. 2nd Officer: Currently serving 2nd Officers may begin the Program at Level One (Primitus) IF accepted to the program: an application and recommendation letter(s) ARE required as advised in the Introductory section. Detailed reports of UFS activities aboard ship and in other departments during your career should be included in the advising email so that credit may be received for those contributions.

4.4. Acting XOs: In the event that a qualified officer is not available, a CO may appoint someone as an ‘Acting XO’ pending their acceptance and completion of the required CGSD training.  A recommendation from the Commanding Officer AND another command officer is required along with the other minimum qualifications such as rank and time in service as well as an excellent application letter. Acting First Officers may begin the Program at Level One (Primitus) and have up to 90 days to complete the training successfully.  It is strongly recommended that you provide the best application possible.. Detailed reports of UFS activities aboard ship and in other departments should be included in the application so that credit may be received for those contributions, additional recommendations from other Command Officers will also assist.  In the event the application from the Acting XO is declined, or in the event that the Acting XO does not complete the program satisfactorily, the CO will need to choose another person for that position on their ship.

4.5. Joint Chiefs: In the case of currently serving Joint Chiefs: please email the director and your service record will be considered in establishing what program requirements you will need to fulfill in Level III.

5.0 C&GSDGP REQUIREMENT FOR RANK PROMOTIONS

5.1. Certain ranks may require the CGSD be graduated before a promotion will be granted. For specific information on the ranks needing graduation from one or more CGSD levels, check requirements at http://tinyurl.com/UFS-PROMOTIONS 

Commander/Lieutenant Colonel - needs CGSD Primitus for next rank

Captain/Colonel - needs CGSD Secondus for next rank (Primitus is a prerequisite)

Fleet Captain/Brigadier - needs CGSD Tertius for next rank (Primitus & Secondus are prerequisites)

If you need the CGSD to qualify for promotion, please contact the Director at cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org for information regarding the application process. Credit will be given for active participation and contributions during your career, and each application will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine which levels you will need to complete.

5.2. Fleet Captains and above do not need to make a formal application or have a sponsoring Command Officer in order to enter the program, however recommendation letters from those familiar with your work are helpful.  A detailed notice of intent to begin the program should be sent to the director cg.staffdev@ufstarfleet.org and include a summary of your work and service for UF Starfleet.  Credit will be given for active participation and contributions during your career, and each officer’s record will be reviewed on an individual basis when determining which elements of the Program you will need to complete in order to graduate.

APPENDIX

Sample application and recommendation letters

Example Application for CGSD

Greetings CGSD Board:

I am LGEN MilesPrower Dagger and I am writing this to apply to the UFS Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program. My goal is to take and complete this program and start my own ship in United Federation Starfleet. I have served in UF Starfleet for over six years and have served in a variety of positions including Commandant, UFSA, Deputy Commandant and Commandant, UFSMC, UFS Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander, UFS. Through my years of service in the UFS Academy I have taken on a variety of projects and help almost every position. As a Dean I oversaw the College of Command and Operations which at the time was the largest and most active. With several months of hard work I recruited instructors and had every active class on the schedule at least once a week. As Vice Commandant, UFSA I took on the task of revamping one of the most paperwork and administrative posts with required two admins and three Cadet Company Officers and streamlined and updated it to require only a CCO and Vice Commandant to work effectively. As Commandant I took on the task of updating the College Dean reporting procedures as well as renewing and rearrange some of them to be more effective. In the Marines I was charged to take a completely inactive corp and bring it back to life with great success. I had over two dozen active marines who were online and doing things on a regular basis. I have been told by many it was the most active corp in UFS History. As my service jacket will show I have been highly awarded for my successes. In these posts I have developed leadership abilities and want to put them to work running my own vessel.

Thank You for your time.

LGEN MilesPrower Dagger

 

Example Reference Letter for CGSD

To Whom It My Concern:

I am LGEN MilesPrower Dagger and am writing this letter for Lt. Commander Emilie Chardin for admittance into the United Federation Starfleet Command and General Staff Development Graduate Program. While under my command Emilie has cheerfully accepted duties to preform, be active in helping others and provided outstanding results. Emilie lives in a timezone different than the majority of some of the crew and instead of complaining or being inactive she has used this as an opportunity to take on a leadership role. She contacted me and with my permission she started a ‘beta shift’ for missions that the majority of the crew does not attend.  She has recruited four new members through her activity and I have received several messages about how she makes everyone enjoy their time. She has shown an ability to report properly by sending in her mission reports in a timely manner. She also follows the chain of command that is set before he well and has other do it as well. I believe helping to enhance these abilities will make her an even better asset to UFS.

In Service

LGEN Miles ProwerDagger

Deputy Commander, UFS

Sample Promotion Recommendation

Greetings. I write today to recommend Commander Genny7 Markus for promotion.

I had the pleasure of meeting Genny in the spring of 2011, when she joined Starfleet Academy on 3rd Rock Grid and subsequently joined my ship of the line, SS Astraios, after graduation. She applied herself diligently to her training and impressed me with her dedication and attitude, so much so that by the time she received her first promotion to LTjg I was pleased to offer her the position of Vice CMO. She received awards for dedication to duty and loyalty to her station and colony in those first months as well.  Soon she was CMO, continuing to perform beyond expectation and well-liked by all.  She progressed well in her training, her example, her roleplay skills, and leadership ability, demonstrating in her conduct every attribute of a Starfleet Officer. In July of 2012, just one year after her graduation, she applied for the position of Executive Officer and I was pleased to appoint her XO. In this position she has done her best to understand and support everything I have asked of her, often going above and beyond the call of duty.

Her dedication to her career, ship and colony continues.  Over the past year she has been given many leadership opportunities and has performed well with these additional responsibilities. In particular, in the last six months she has begun to plan missions and lead missions on a weekly basis, and is therefore instrumental in ensuring her ship of the line continues to be active and thriving. She has begun to teach at Academy and mentor cadets and junior officers as part of her desire to assist UFS in retaining members. In her role of Colony Chief Operations she has provided advice and leadership to officers in that branch, assisting them to understand UFS manuals, requirements for positions, and recommending classes they might take to further their knowledge and assist their careers.

In addition, she is Events Manager for Astraios Colony, in this respect she coordinates with the 3rg events planners and the Colony Commander in planning events for our Colony to raise our profile, foster communication and support from the Grid, and market our colony and ships of the line to potential UFS members. She also attends and hosts/co-hosts almost every event we host on a weekly basis. Her dedication and diligence in this respect is crucial to the longevity of Astraios Colony.

She is applying for C&GSDGP shortly and I know she will apply herself thoroughly to anything that will be asked of her in order to complete that training and prepare herself further for command.

I therefore recommend this excellent officer to you for promotion to the rank of Captain. It is well-deserved.

In service,

FCapt Poison Toocool

CO SS Astraios

Colony Commander Astraios

Stardate 141009

Sample Award Recommendation

I am writing to recommend Commander Bravin for a Citation for Outstanding Dedication.

Comm Bravin works many hours each week in support of his ship, colony and UFS as a whole.  He is consistently involved in mission planning and execution for SS Astraios, the recording of RP logs, and administrative tasks like distributing mission briefs, the event calendar, taking minutes of our command meetings, and other duties as assigned. He always shows up as promised, conducts himself as befitting a Senior Officer, is available to lead missions or act as XO as required. Although he has been with UFS now for four years his dedication continues as strong as ever, and I can honestly say he has scarcely missed five missions in all the years he's been with us.  I feel he is well deserving of this citation. He truly is extremely hardworking and has a great attitude.

in service,

FCapt P. Toocool

CO | SS Astraios

Colony Commander | Astraios

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CGSD REPORT/LOG FORMATS

==Reports Common to All Tiers==


WEEKLY CGSD LOG

Rank - Your Name & SSC

Stardate - YYMMDD

Reporting Period: YYMMDD - YYMMDD (Mon-Sun)

Summary of activities for the week (here we want you to tell us things that aren’t on your tracking document, like, RPs you participated in (and how that went), or UFS events you went to, things that happened in UFS that you enjoyed and also questions or concerns.

In service,

Rank Name


CGSD FINAL REPORT

Rank - Your Name & SSC

Stardate - YYMMDD

RE: CGSD LEVEL COMPLETION

Minimum 300 word report: We would like you to report on your participation, what you learned, what worked for you, as well as any suggestions you may have on the organization and requirements.

In service,

Rank Name


CGSD RP MISSION LOG

Rank - Your Name & SSC

Stardate - YYMMDD

RE: Roleplay aboard USS/SS [Name] YYMMDD

Summarize the mission brief (the starting instructions). Write a brief log from the viewpoint of your character, talking about what happened during their duty shift.

In service,

Rank Name

Link to the mission log on the UFS Forum: < link >


CGSD INTERNSHIP REPORT

Rank - Your Name & SSC

Stardate - YYMMDD

RE: Internship/Yeomanship

The intern is required to submit an internship report at the completion of the internship, detailing the tasks and duties they were required to do, providing samples (pictures, links) of the work completed, and advising what they learned in the process.

In service,

Rank Name