UNITED FEDERATION STARFLEET MARINE CORPS MANUAL 140801UFSMCSeal.png

 

 

 

United Federation Starfleet

The ULTIMATE

Starfleet Experience

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Original by

Brigadier General Kimberly Hoffman

Brigadier MilesPrower Dagger

Colonel Jonathan G. Wilson

2nd Lieutenant Tamara Rodriguez

Reviewed and amended by:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Becomes Effective by:

Stardate 140805

Currently IN USE

Published by

United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps

Editor:

Lt. General MilesPrower Dagger

Layout:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Chief Archivist Ens. Jak Forcella

Graphics:

Heraldry Director Captain Emilie Chardin

Intended Audience:

Aspiring UFS Marine Corps Members

Last Revision date 140801

Revision History

First Edition: January 31, 2012

Second Edition: July 2, 2012

Third Edition: May 17, 2013

Fourth Revision: January 2014

Fifth Revision: August 2014

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Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a realistic Starfleet experience as if you are in the 24th century. To give you a realistic view what it would be like if Starfleet really existed. We go to great lengths to recreate Starfleet in all its details.

We want to make sure you really feel like you are Starfleet and a Starfleet Marine.

Disclaimer:

If at any moment you encounter conflicting information between the various United Federation Starfleet Manuals then the United Federation Starfleet Membership Manual trumps all other resources.

We would like to ask you that in the event you do find conflicting information that you email Mike Calhoun (mike.calhoun@ufstarfleet.org) directly with the locations as to where you found the conflicting information

Table of Contents

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= Attention on Deck! =

Section 1: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps and YOU

1.1 What is UFS?

1.2 What is the UFSMC?

1.3 Introduction

1.4        Why A Marine Corps?

1.5        Mission of the UFS Marine Corps

1.6 Qualification of a UFS Marine

1.7        Individual Marine: Reservist or Active Duty

Section 2: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps: ORGANIZATIONAL

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Organizational Structure

2.2.1. Marine Detachment (Det)

2.2.2. Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)

2.2.3. Regiments (REGs)

2.2.4. Marine Division (DIV’s)

2.3.          Marine Corps Staff

2.3.1. Chain of Command

2.3.2. General Staff

2.3.3. Support Staff

2.4. Marine Corps Commands

2.4.1.Forces Command

2.4.2. Training And Doctrine Command

2.4.3. Data & Information Command

Section 3: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps and its UNITS

3.1.           Organizational Arrangement of Units

3.1.1. Marine Detachment

3.1.2. Marine Expeditionary Force

3.1.3. Marine Regiment

3.1.4. Marine Division

3.2           Current UFSMC Numbering System

3.3. Numbering of Marine Units

3.3.1 Selecting a Unit Number

3.4. Wrapping things up

Section 4: Ranks, Heraldry, Customs, Uniforms & Military Courtesy

4.1 Rank vs Authority

4.2 Rank and Grade

4.2.1 General Officers

4.2.2 Field Officers

4.2.3 Junior Officers

4.2.4 Command NCOS

4.2.5 SNCO

4.2.6 NCO

4.2.7 Enlisted

4.3.  Flags, Colors, Standards, Banners, Streamers, and Unit Heraldry

4.3.1 Degrees of Uniqueness

4.4 Branch of Service Color Chart

Section 5: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps BRANCHES of SERVICE

Introduction

5.1 Infantry

5.2 Aerospace

5.3 Armor

5.4 Medical

5.5 Combat Engineering

5.6 Special Operations

= Common Abbreviations=

Appendix A

UF Starfleet Sectors and Division Equivalencies

Appendix B

Unit Reporting and the MSR

Appendix C

UFSMC Manuals

Appendix D

Important UFS reference Manuals - Heading 3

= Attention on Deck! =

 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps (UFSMC).  The purpose of this group is to allow fans to experience UFS from a more military point of view.  The UFSMC is built on respect, loyalty, discipline, and organization.  All of this is built from the strong foundation of the individual marines working together.  The UFSMC operates with, and parallel to, the Fleet side of UFS.  This manual will give you the basic knowledge of the UFSMC structure and operations that every soldier needs.  It is the result of strong dedication from marines like you.

Although we are just a fan organization, and here to have fun, a higher level of discipline is expected from a UFS Marine.  We take some aspects of our group from real life military structures such as the United States Marines and Army.  We look forward to adding many classes to the the Marine Corps Academy to help the Marines grow their skills and expertise.

We are at the beginning of a great new chapter for the UFS Marine Corps.  Provide respect and support to your fellow marine’s and they will do the same for you.  With this attitude, together we can help the UFSMC grow to its full potential.  It all depends on the individual marines showing dedication to the Corps they love.

I look forward to working with you!

Semper Fi

Brigadier General Kimberly Hoffman

Commandant (ret.),

United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps

Section 1: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps and YOU

1.1 What is UFS?

United Federation Starfleet, or UFS, is a fan organization founded in 2005 in Second Life Grid. The phenomenon grew to include other grids as well as expanded into the real world.

1.2 What is the UFSMC?

The United Federation Starfleet Marine Corp or UFSMC is part of the UFS Fan Organization that was created along side UFS to allow members who wished to experience Star Trek in a more militaristic fashion.

1.3 Introduction

The United Federation Starfleet Marine Corp exists to allow Star Trek Fans to enjoy a unique and seldom seen side of the Federation: it’s Military. Starfleet’s main function is outside of conflict, after all its standing directive is to seek out new life forms, new civilizations and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

1.4        Why A Marine Corps?

The UFS Marine Corps allows fans to explore Starfleet from a more military structure, those that want to experience their fandom as a soldier. There may be an argument that Marines are “Not Trek” or “Not Canon” but neither hold weight. Just because you don’t see something does not mean it isn’t canon. Any power that wants to keep power needs to have a force to protect its key facilities. The Romulans have Reman shock troopers, the Cardassians have several Orders, and the Federation has the Marine Corps. Though the Federation’s primary mission is one of peace, it is not prudent to be completely without a specialized fighting force should the need arise for one. Although all members of Starfleet are trained for combat the Starfleet Marines hold a special level of combat knowledge and ability.

1.5        Mission of the UFS Marine Corps

The UFSMC’s mission is to defend the sovereignty of the Federation and ensure the safety of its citizens. This is done through the use of superior firepower, extensive training on how to effectively use it, extensive knowledge of combat and dedication of all Marines sworn to the defense of the Federation.

1.6 Qualification of a UFS Marine

All UF Starfleet Marines are required to have taken and passed any basic requirements set by UF Starfleet Academy to join the UF Starfleet Marine Corp. After becoming a crewmen or ensign a member can take the required courses to become a UF Starfleet Marine.

1.7        Individual Marine: Reservist or Active Duty

The individual marine is the heart and soul of the UFS Marine Corps. The marine falls into one of two categories within the UFSMC, reservist or active duty.

Reservist marines are those that have their primary duty stations as a role of UF Starfleet, but have trained to work with the UFS Marines through UFSMC Training programs.. Reservist marines can either use their starfleet rank OR their Marine rank  They are otherwise counted as a part of their Ship or Station Marine Detachment if there is one but can NOT hold any leadership position within any level of the Corps.

Active Duty marines have their primary role as part of the UFS Marine Corps and use their rank and title from the UFS Marine Corps, but may also perform duties at Starfleet posts and departments within their Ship or Station. All extra assigned duties and posts are assigned at the discretion of the Department OIC and/or the Chapter CO.

Section 2: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps: ORGANIZATIONAL

2.1. Introduction

This section will explain the organization of the UFSMC, and what a new marine should know when first getting involved or when forming their own unit.  Additional resources are available on common compositions of Squads and Platoons with different Units doing different MOS's.

The UFSMC’s structure has the same basic layout of UFS.  The Corps operates within and parallel to the UFS structure.  Marines may be part of a UFS Ship of the Line working with Fleet members, but can also staff a Ship or Station composed completely of Marine members.  

The Marine Corps has three levels of operation, Ship of the Line,  Sector and Fleet. The same as a UFS member, a marine is NOT excluded from gaining command of a Ship of the Line nor any other position such as but   not  limited to  a Sector Commander or even part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

2.2. Organizational Structure

From the smallest UFSMC unit to the largest, the order of units is:

- Detachment/ Marine Expeditionary Force

- Regiment

- Marine Division

- Corp

2.2.1. Marine Detachment (Det)

The Marine Detachment is the smallest organizational unit that is tracked by FORCECOM.  Only one (1) Marine Detachment can be assigned to any Starship, Station, Ground Facility, or Camp.   Within a detachment organization follows the guidelines of Detachment Branch (See Section 3.1.1 below) and is determined through consultation between the Detachment OIC and COFORCECOM.  Each Marine Detachment has a unique designation number which is to be 3 digits in length assigned from the Division’s available unit numbers by FORCECOM.

2.2.2. Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)

In the event no UFS Ship of the Line is available in  your area, or none fits your specific need, you may want to create a Marine Expeditionary Force.  A Marine Expeditionary Force may have a single member or as many as a UFS Ship of the Line, at which point it can become one.  In all other Respects a Marine Expeditionary Force is equivalent to a Marine Detachment.  The guidelines for the creation of a marine Detachment are expanded in the UFSMC Policy Manual.

2.2.3. Regiments (REGs)

A Regiment, or REG, is an organizational unit consisting of all Detachments and Task Forces assigned within a specific geographical location.  The Regiment level of organization is equivalent to the Sub-Sector divisions of the Fleet Sectors and are numbered within each division.  Regiments have no specific Branch affiliation but are rather inclusive of all branches.

2.2.4. Marine Division (DIV’s)

A Marine Division is equivalent to the Fleet Sectors and are numbered the same.  All Marine Divisions have a unique number assigned to them that only changes if the Fleet Sector organizational system is changed.

2.3.          Marine Corps Staff

2.3.1. Chain of Command

The Chain of Command or sometimes Chain of Communication exists to allow the Corp to function. The right hand should know what the left is doing. By properly using and following the CoC marines or other members of UF Starfleet can the fastest and most accurate results needed. The CoC allows for the best flow of information, this can be up the chain for recognition of contributions in the form of awards or promotions, or down to give information in changes of policy or important general information. Failure to follow the CoC correctly can result in in proper or late information and marine command will not be held responsible for that.

2.3.2. General Staff

The General Staff is charged with the day to day operations of the Marine Corps and currently consists of:

*Commandant of the Marine Corp (DANT)

        The Commandant of the Marine Corps is responsible for all Aspects of the Corps.  They are the Leader and Supervisor of all functions and undertakings of the Corps.  The Commandant serves at the Discretion of the Commander in Chief of UFS Starfleet and is considered one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United Federation Starfleet.

*Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corp (DEPDANT)

        The Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps is the assistant and second to the Commandant, as well as the Chief of the Support Staff.  They are prepared to step into the role of the Commandant in time of need.  The Deputy Commandant is appointed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

*Commanding Officer, Forces Command  (COFORCECOM)

        The Commanding Officer, Forces Command is responsible for the Day to Day operations of the different Marine Units, including all communication with and tracking of Marine Units and the members thereof.  This Marine is responsible for the membership of the Marine Corps and works with the UFS Database.  The COFORCECOM serves at the discretion of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

*Commanding Officer, Training and Doctrine Command (COTRACOM)

        The Commanding Officer, Training and Doctrine Command is responsible for the Education and Certification of all marines.  This Marine bears the responsibility for training and induction of new Marines and the Certification of the same in MOS.  This Marine also serves as the Commandant of the UFS Marine Corps Academy.  The COTRACOM is appointed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

*Commanding Officer, Information Command (CODATACOM)

        The Commanding Officer, DATACOM is responsible for the communication of policy to Marines and the creation as well of content for use on the UFS Marine Corps website and the UFSMC Newsletter.  This Marine works closely with the Marine Corps Webmaster and Director of Communications.  The CODATACOM is appointed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

*Sergeant Major of the Marine Corp (SGTMAJ/UFSMC)

        The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is the Senior Enlisted member of the Corps.  The Sergeant Major is responsible for providing leadership to the Enlisted Marines as well as to support the other members of the General Staff.  The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps serves at the discretion of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

2.3.3. Support Staff

The Support Staff assists the General Staff various duties of the corps and consist of:

UF Starfleet Marine Historian

Director of UFSMC Awards

Marine Corps Webmaster

Director of UFSMC Heraldry

Marine Corps Quartermaster

2.4. Marine Corps Commands

2.4.1.Forces Command

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Forces Command (FORCECOM) is charged with the administration of the units of the Corp. It is headed by the Commanding Officer, Forces Command (COFORCECOM). All Marine OICs report to the COFORCECOM via the Monthly Status Report (MSR). The MSR that reaches the COFORCECOM starts from the Detachment and Task Force level. Each Detachment or Expeditionary Force OIC sends an MSR to their Ship CO and Division or Regiment OIC.  If in place, Regimental OICs then forward compiled reports to Division OIC. The Division OICs compile their reports to the COFORCECOM to report to the Commandant. FORCECOM also oversees approval of all new units, as well as disbanding of all defunct.

Staff:

Executive Officer, Marine Operations (XOFORCECOM)

Marine Division OICs for each Division

The FORCECOM Support Staff assists in various duties

2.4.2. Training And Doctrine Command

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Training and Doctrine Command (TRACOM) is charged with the development and update of all Marine Training Manuals, Classes and MOS Certifications. Under TRACOM are the Marine Branch Directors, experts in their fields that have volunteered to share that knowledge with their fellow marines. They each oversee a College in the UF Starfleet Marine Academy that contains all of the classes needed for the MOS Certifications of the Corps. TRACOM also offers its experience to all Chapters that need advice on developing a more authentic setting for their Marines.

Staff:

Executive Officer, Training Command (XOTRACOM)

Branch Directors

The TRACOM Support Staff assists in various duties

2.4.3. Data & Information Command

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Data & Information Command (DATACOM) is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Marine Corps information regarding policy.  Within DATACOM lies responsibility for the creation and dissemination of content for the UFS Website, Forums as well as the UFSMC Newsletter.  The DATACOM staff includes graphic as well as text and media specialists.

Staff:

Executive Officer, Data and Information Command (XODCOM)

Media Specialists

The DATACOM Support Staff assists in various duties.

Section 3: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps and its UNITS

3.1.           Organizational Arrangement of Units

To make the organizational structure of the UFS Marine Corp a little easier to understand we will look at it from the smallest unit, Detachment, to the largest formation Marine Division.

3.1.1. Marine Detachment

The Detachment is the smallest organizational unit in the design of the UFS Marine Corps. This is the unit assigned to current Ship of the Line of United Federation Starfleet. Each Ship of the Line may contain one detachment. A marine detachment may be as few as one marine and as many as they want. The detachment’s design is at the discretion of the Detachment OIC and can be comprised of  only ONE (1) Marine Branch of Service. The OIC must be certified through TRACOM. The Detachment OIC submits an MSR to the Ship CO and the Regiment or Division OIC.

3.1.2. Marine Expeditionary Force

The Marine Expeditionary Force or MEF is similar to a Ship of the Line. It is created when a group of marines cannot find a ship or one that suites their needs. It allows marines of any MOS to work together as a combined arms force.

3.1.3. Marine Regiment

The Marine Regiment is a sub-sector level of organization that is not always active in UFS. Not all Divisions have Regiments, they are activated as needed by the Corps.

3.1.4. Marine Division

The Division is the same level as a UFS Sector. One Division is attached to each UFS Sector. The Marine Division OIC reports on a monthly basis to the COFORCECOM.

3.2           Current UFSMC Numbering System

Listed below is the numerical system UF Starfleet Marine Corp uses for its various units. It is taken from many military organizations from Earth.

1st Marine Division Unit Numbers  001-199

               Metaverses

1st Regiment (Second Life Grid)

2nd Regiment (3rd Rock Grid)

3rd Regiment (UFS Grid)        

4rd Regiment (Digiworldz)                          

2nd Marine Division   Unit Numbers  200-235

Mainland Europe                               

3rd Marine Division    Unit Numbers  236-269

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the surrounding islands  

1st Regiment (England)

2nd Regiment (Scotland)

3rd Regiment (Ireland)                             

4rd Marine Division         Unit Numbers  270-299

New Zealand, Australia                            

5th Marine Division   Unit Numbers To Be Assigned

Japan, South Korea, Philippines

1st Regiment (Japan)

2nd Regiment (South Korea)

3rd Regiment (Philippines)                                  

6th Marine Division Unit Numbers To Be Assigned

Asia                                 

7th Marine Division Unit Numbers To Be Assigned

Mexico, Central and South America                                              

8th Marine Division   Unit Numbers 300-335  

Alaska, Western Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan                            

9th Marine Division           Unit Numbers 336-369

Quebec, Canadian Maritimes: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario                       

10th Marine Division   Unit Numbers To Be Assigned

               Africa and the Middle East               

11th Marine Division   Unit Numbers 370-399

               Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont        

1st Regiment (Connecticut)

2nd Regiment (Maine)

3rd Regiment (Massachusetts)        

4th Regiment (New Hampshire)

5th Regiment (Rhode Island)

6th Regiment (Vermont)                       

12th Marine Division        Unit Numbers 400-435

New Jersey, New York, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania          

1st Regiment (New Jersey)

2nd Regiment (New York)

3rd Regiment (Delaware)            

4th Regiment (District of Columbia)

5th Regiment (Maryland)

6th Regiment (Pennsylvania)  

13th Marine Division           Unit Numbers 436-469

Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee               

1st Regiment (North Carolina)

2nd Regiment (Virginia)

3rd Regiment (West Virginia)            

4th Regiment (South Carolina)

5th Regiment (Kentucky)

6th Regiment (Tennessee)                       

14th Marine Division           Unit Numbers 470-499

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Mississippi, Louisiana               

1st Regiment (Alabama)

2nd Regiment (Georgia)

3rd Regiment (Florida)            

4th Regiment (Mississippi)

5th Regiment (Louisiana)

6th Regiment (Puerto Rico)

7th Regiment (Virgin Islands)                                                      

15th Marine Division           Unit Numbers 500-535

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico         

1st Regiment (Arkansas)

2nd Regiment (Oklahoma)

3rd Regiment (Texas)            

4th Regiment (New Mexico)                                                    

16th Marine Division           Unit Numbers 536-569        

               Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

1st Regiment (Iowa)

2nd Regiment (Kansas)

3rd Regiment (Missouri)            

4th Regiment (Nebraska)              

17th Marine Division               Unit Numbers 570-599

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin         

1st Regiment (Illinois)

2nd Regiment (Indiana)

3rd Regiment (Michigan)            

4th Regiment (Minnesota)

5th Regiment (Ohio)            

6th Regiment (Wisconsin)                          

18th Marine Division              Unit Numbers 600-635

               Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming               

1st Regiment (Colorado)

2nd Regiment (Montana)

3rd Regiment (North Dakota)            

4th Regiment (South Dakota)

5th Regiment (Utah)            

6th Regiment (Wyoming)                       

19th Marine Division                  Unit Numbers 636-669

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands        

1st Regiment (Arizona)

2nd Regiment (California)

3rd Regiment (Hawaii)            

4th Regiment (Nevada)

5th Regiment (American Samoa)            

6th Regiment (Guam)          

7th Regiment (Northern Mariana Islands)                       

20th Marine Division                   Unit Numbers 670-699

Idaho, Oregon, Washington

1st Regiment (Idaho)

2nd Regiment (Oregon)

3rd Regiment (Washington)                 

3.3. Numbering of Marine Units

3.3.1 Selecting a Unit Number

Marine units all get a unique number . These numbers depend on the Division and are handed out by the Division OIC., who in turn received the Division Numbers from FORCECOM. A Unit can then select a number based on this set of numbers. The only rule is first come first serve. Numbers may only be used once. Each unit is also encouraged to take their number and further develop it. For example if the 111th Detachment was made up of all Aerospace something along the lines of the following would be appropriate:

“111th Fighter Squadron “Angry Angels”

FORCECOM will NOT track anything other than the number and unit MOS Branch, and the units are encouraged to go deeper than the number.

3.4. Wrapping things up

The Marine layers of organization all work together for the good of and betterment of the membership.  The top level is Marine Command that oversees the entirety of the Corp. Next are the Marine Divisions that are numbered the same as their UFS counterparts. 1st Division is Sector 001. The Regiments break up the Divisions into area for better management. The break up occurs on an easy to understand or identify basis. For example each of the U.S. States would be a Regiment and each Metaverse of the 1st Marine Division is a Regiment.  All marines will be part of a Division as well as assigned to a Detachment. A Detachment may not exist on a ship if the CO does not want it. A marine’s first duty is always to their Detachment.

To explain it with an example

Marine Detachment: All active marines PLUS all reserve marines aboard the USS Longstreet make up the 199th Marine Detachment

Regiment: The USS Longstreet is located in the UFS Grid which is the 3rd Regiment. of the Metaverse Division So we now have 3rd Regiment, 199th Marine detachment.

Marine Division: The USS Longstreet is located in a Metaverse which is the First Division. So that gives us the 1st Marine Division, 3rd Regiment, 199th Marine Detachment.


Section 4: Ranks, Heraldry, Customs, Uniforms & Military Courtesy

4.1 Rank vs Authority

The most important part is to realize the difference between rank and authority. As stated in the UFS Membership Manual: Rank and Authority are sometimes confused. Your RANK is fictional while authority is real. Rank is awarded to members for service within UFS and UFSMC and helps enhance the Star Trek experience. The AUTHORITY of Commanding Officers, Division Officer’s In Charge, and the Joint Chiefs is given to them by the Commander-in-Chief, UFS, in order to enforce their administrative and management jobs.

4.2 Rank and Grade

The rank system of the Marine Corps is same as UFS, only with different insignia. All ranks as ‘graded’ and have a matching grade to maintain the structure.

For example in UFS Ensign is (O-1) or Officer Grade 1 in UFSMC we have 2nd Lieutenant as (O-1). The system works for all Enlisted and Officer ranks. The fictional pips, up to O-5 (Commander/Lt. Colonel) are awarded at the discretion of your Ship/Station CO. Some ranks are given when a member takes up a certain position, such as when a person becomes a Ship/Station CO they are promoted to O-6 (Captain/Colonel). More on rank and promotions is available in the United Federation Starfleet Membership Manual (UF Starfleet Membership Manual) and the UF Starfleet Promotions Manual (UF Starfleet Promotions Manual )

4.2.1 General Officers

General Officers are the Flag Officers of the Marine Corp, they are responsible of overall leadership and guidance of the Corp as a whole. They will also direct

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

O-11

General

GEN

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O-10

Lieutenant General

LGEN

O-9

Major General

MGEN

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O-8

Brigadier General

BGEN

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O-7

Brigadier

BRIG

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4.2.2 Field Officers

Field Officers are the Command Officers of the Marine Corp, they are responsible of direct leadership and guidance of the units of the Corp. They are the ones seen in the field directing most of the operations of the Corp. The Field Officer Ranks in the UFSMC are:

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

O-6

Colonel

COL

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O-5

Lieutenant Colonel

LCOL

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O-4

Major

MAJ

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O-3

Marine Captain

MCAPT

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4.2.3 Junior Officers

Junior Officers are the Line Officers of the Marine Corp, they are responsible of direct command of the Marines of the Corp. They are the ones seen in the field leading Platoons and Teams on missions. The Junior Officer Ranks in the UFSMC are:

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

O-2

First Lieutenant

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O-1

Second Lieutenant

2LT

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4.2.4 Command NCOS

There are several posts for enlisted personnel, the highest is of course the Sergeant Major of the UF Starfleet Marine Corp. There are also posts such as the Divisions Sergeant Major, Regiment First Sergeant.

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

E-11

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

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E-11

Division Sergeant Major

‘X’ DivSgtMaj

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4.2.5 SNCO

Senior Noncommissioned Officers are among the most important parts of the corp. Their decades of experience have made them masters in Marine Operations and this knowledge of ‘doing’ is used by the general offices to form plans and strategy for the corp. SNCOs are often seen attached to the staff of high ranking Generals as well as senior field commanders.

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

E-11

Sergeant Major

SgtMaj

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E-10

Master Gunnery Sergeant

MGySgt

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E-9

First Sergeant

1st Sgt

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4.2.6 NCO

Noncommissioned Officers or NonComs are the backbone of the Marine Corp. Marines who have spent years honing their skills and knowledge to better the corp as a whole. NonComs are often seen attached to Company and Platoon command to best advise the field officers. It is also common to see Sergeants commanding fire teams and squads.

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

E-8

Master Sergeant

MySgt

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E-7

Gunnery Sergeant

GyStg

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E-6

Staff Sergeant

SSgt

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E-5

Sergeant

Sgt

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4.2.7 Enlisted

Enlisted Marines are the backbone of the marine corp, the rank and file that risk everything for Federation.

Grade

Rank

Abbreviation

Insignia

E-4

Lance Corporal

LCpl

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E-3

Corporal

Cpl

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E-2

Private First Class

PFC

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E-1

Private

Pvt

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4.3.  Flags, Colors, Standards, Banners, Streamers, and Unit Heraldry

A unit’s standards are their identity, it is what makes them, them. They are usually based on a unique action or characteristic when the unit is new. Each unit must have these approved by UFS Marine Corps Command to make sure none are copyrighted or too close to the original to not be considered new or unique.

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4.3.1 Degrees of Uniqueness

Some units take their names and logos from current military units. While this is permitted, the logos must have at least two points of difference between them and the original. This can be an addition or subtraction of items or changing the color scheme.

4.4 Branch of Service Color Chart

Branch of Service

Branch Color

Acceptable

Not Acceptable

Aerospace

Blue

Navy, Royal Sky

Teal, Cyan

Armor

Red

Crimson

Pink

Infantry

Green

Hunter, Lincoln, Olive

Neon

Medical

White

Cream

Grey

Special Operations

Black

Exceptions

Commandant

Silver

Metallic

Deputy Commandant

Gold

Metallic

Former Commandants

Green and Silver

Metallic

Sergeant Major of the UFSMC

Green and Gold

General Staff Officers (CO`s)

Orange, Green and Silver

General Staff XO’s

Orange, Green and Gold

Command Staff

Orange and Green

Division OIC`s

Teal and Silver

Division Deputy OIC`s

Teal and Gold

Regiment OIC`s

Maroon and Silver

Regiment Deputy OIC’s

Maroon and Gold

Detachment OIC’s

Silver with Branch Color

Detachment Deputy OIC`s

Gold with Branch Color

Section 5: United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps BRANCHES of SERVICE

 Introduction

Each Marine Detachment has to pick a MOS (Marine Occupational Specialty) Branch. This will identify the unit and can be used to select the Unit Name and Motto as well as design its heraldry among other things.

5.1 Infantry

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Infantry branch is the backbone of the Marine Corps. It contains all ground based non vehicular forces. It in turn is based around two core units, light infantry and powered infantry. Long gone are the days when armies of thousands fought on one battlefield, today it is elite groups of troopers trained to fight fast and hard. Light infantry is based around the rapid deployment and battlefield movement. Powered infantry are specially trained marines fighting with the aid of armored suits. This armor enhances strength, speed and carries greater amounts of weapons.

5.2 Aerospace

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Aerospace branch contains all flight capable combat and non-combat vehicles. This includes troop carriers, cargo planes, armed shuttles and fighter craft. The focuses of these flight capable vehicles are those used for combat on a planet surface or close range attacks on starships. Light weight craft will also fall under this category though full starships do not.

5.3 Armor

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Armor branch is the heavy motorized forces section of the Corps. It contains all ground vehicles of the Marine Corps as well as artillery units. The armor branch is also responsible for maintenance and support of these weapons and their ordnance, both heavy and light duty.

5.4 Medical

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Medical Branch contains all medical staff including physicians, nurses, medics and medical technicians. The medical branch is also responsible for all specialized medical equipment as well as medical transport vehicles. Thought the medical branch maintains its own fleet of both ground and flight vehicles it may receive support from the armor or aerospace branches.

5.5 Combat Engineering

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Combat engineering is responsible for a variety of duties including: dive and spacewalk missions, construction of both ground and air vehicles as well as planetary support structures, planetary topographical and ecological surveys, as well as firefighting and structural repair duties.

5.6 Special Operations

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Special operations contains uniquely trained individuals from a variety of MOS’s, including those under other branches of service.  Special ops employs conventional and unconventional wartime tactics to complete their missions both during combat and times of peace.  Missions during times of peace include intelligence gathering, reconnaissance, counter terrorism, and protection of diplomats and officials.  Special operations is also the home of hostage rescue team (HRT) and specialized weapons and tactics team (SWAT).

 

= Common Abbreviations=

UFS – United Federation Starfleet

UFSMC – United Federation Starfleet Marine Corp

CO FORCECOM – Commanding Officer, Forced Command

CO TRACOM – Commanding Officer, Training and Doctrine Command

DANT – Commandant of the Marine Corps

DEP DANT – Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corp

DIV - Divison

XO/DOIC – Executive Officer or Deputy Officer in Charge

COM – Marine Command

MARDET - Marine Detachment

OCTS – Officer Candidate Training School

OIC/CO - Officer In Charge/Commanding Officer

REG - Regiment

SGTMAJMC – Sergeant Major of the Marine Corp

UFS – United Federation Starfleet

UFSMC – United Federation Starfleet Marine Corp

UFSMCA - United Federation Starfleet Marine Corp Academy

UFSMCTC - United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps Training Camp

XO FORCECOM – Executive Officer, Command

XO TRACOM – Executive Officer, Training and Doctrine Command

 


Appendix A

UF Starfleet Sectors and Division Equivalencies

SECTOR

DIVISON

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Sector 001

1st Division

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Metaverses (Second Life, 3rd Rock, UFS Grid,.......etc)

Sector 002

2nd Division

Mainland Europe

Sector 003

3rd Division

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the surrounding islands

Sector 004

4th Division

New Zealand, Australia

Sector 005

5th Division

Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Philippines

Sector 006

6th Division

Asia

Sector 007

7th Division

Mexico, Central and South America

Sector 008

8th Division

Alaska, Western Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

Sector 009

9th Division

Quebec, Canadian Maritimes: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario

Sector 010

10th Division

Africa and the Middle East

Sector 011

11th Division

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Sector 012

12th Division

New Jersey, New York, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania

Sector 013

13th Division

Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee

Sector 014

14th Division

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Mississippi, Louisiana

Sector 015

15th Division

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Sector 016

16th Division

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Sector 017

17th Division

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Sector 018

18th Division

Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

Sector 019

19th Division

Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

Sector 020

20th Division

Idaho, Oregon, Washington


Appendix B

Unit Reporting and the MSR

UFSMC MSR Reporting

Just like units in UF Starfleet all UF Starfleet Marines are required to report in in via their MSR. This is required of the Detachment OICs, Regiment OICs and Divisions OICs so the CO FORCECOM can create an accurate report for command.

While is should go without saying honesty is expected from all OICs on this report, if it is discovered that information has been falsified intentionally, be it the roster or giving credit to the right individuals for activities, the OIC will be punished. This can be anything from removal from position, reduction in rank to expulsion from the corp.

Each Division has a sheet with all the Regiments and Detachments on it for the purposes of speed and clarity. The deadlines for the MSRs are set as follows:

MARDET -> First of each month reporting activities of the previous month

MARREG -> Third of each month reporting activities of the previous month

MARDIV -> Fifth of each month reporting activities of the previous month

This will allow the CO FORCECOM to have a full and comprehensive report for command by the 10th of the month and the Dant can report to the CinC by the 15th.

Failure to report in on time will have repercussions. Failure to report on time will mean that the marines in your detachment will not be eligible for awards and promotions for the month missed for the very simple face we wont have the information to grant them. Failure to report for two consecutive months will mean the immediate dismissal of the current OIC and the DOIC will be appointed OIC (If no DOIC is assigned the CO will assign an a new OIC, if no other marines are assigned the Detachment will be disbanded). If a third month passes with no report the Detachment will be disbanded. As with all positions of responsibility the expectations of Regiment and Division OICs are higher if they fail to report for a month the are replaced. Detachment OICs can and are encouraged to keep their MSRs up to date so if something happens last minute they will not be late. As Regiment and Division OICs have to wait till the deadline to compile their reports for command they can not start early.  These dates are held fast in case there is a problem and it can be researched and addressed asap.

Not all marines must be in detachments but all marines must be accounted for. To accomplish this the system allows marines to be entered in at certain points. All Marines in Detachments are recorded by the Detachment OIC, should they serve in a higher post such as Regiment, Division or Corp level their activities and contributions will be recorded at that level. Marines on ships and stations but not in a detachment will report to either the Regiment or if no Regiment exists the Division OIC with the information required. Any marine failing to do this will not be eligible for promotions or awards.

MARDET

1 - Reporting Officer - Person who assembled the report

2 - Detachment OIC - OIC of Detachment

3 - Detachment DOIC - DOIC of Detachment

4 - Ship/Station - UFS Ship or Station Detachment is on

5 - Ship/Station CO - CO of the MARDETs Ship or Station

6 - Regiment - Regiment MARDET is in (N/A if none)

7 - Division - Division MARDET is in

9/10 - Detachment Roster:

*Name - Name of the Marine. Name they are registered to UFS under, NOT display or nickname.

*Rank - Their rank.

*SSN - Their UFS Starfleet Security Number

*MOS - Their MOS number

*Status - Their current status:

**Active - Regular activities and communication

**Inactive - No communications or activity

**LOA - Informed OIC of absence from activity

**Transferring In - Joined between reports

**Transferring Out - Left between reports

(LOA and Transferring In/Out are not negative marks, they are simply tools to know about the Marine if they are submitted for awards or promotions)

*Detachment - Your Detachment Number

21 - Total Strength - Adds all current members *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

22 - Strength from Last Report - Take the strength from last report and place in here.

23 - Difference from Last Report - Calculates the differences between the months in numbers *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

26 - Detachment  Activities -  Stuff done by Detachment or Marines (RPs, Charity work, Classes taken, work for UFS, ect)

29 - Comments, Concerns or Suggestions - Self Explanatory

MARREG

1 - Reporting Officer - Person who assembled the report

2 - Regiment OIC - OIC of Regiment

3 - Regiment DOIC - DOIC of Regiment

4 - Regiment - Regiment Reporting

5 - Division - Division MARREG is in

7/8 - Regiment Roster:

*Name - Name of the Marine. Name they are registered to UFS under, NOT display or nickname.

*Rank - Their rank.

*SSN - Their UFS Starfleet Security Number

*MOS - Their MOS number

*Status - Their current status:

**Active - Regular activities and communication

**Inactive - No communications or activity

**LOA - Informed OIC of absence from activity

**Transferring In - Joined between reports

**Transferring Out - Left between reports

(LOA and Transferring In/Out are not negative marks, they are simply tools to know about the Marine if they are submitted for awards or promotions)

*Detachment - Detachment Number

*Regiment - Your Regiment

19 - Total Strength - Adds all current members *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

20 - Strength from Last Report - Take the strength from last report and place in here.

21 - Difference from Last Report - Calculates the differences between the months in numbers *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

24 - Regiment  Activities -  Stuff done by Regiments or Marines (RPs, Charity work, Classes taken, work for UFS, ect)

27 - Comments, Concerns or Suggestions - Self Explanatory

MARDIV

1 - Reporting Officer - Person who assembled the report

2 - Division OIC - OIC of Detachment

3 - Division DOIC - DOIC of Detachment

4 - Division - Division Reporting

5/6 - Detachment Roster:

*Name - Name of the Marine. Name they are registered to UFS under, NOT display or nickname.

*Rank - Their rank.

*SSN - Their UFS Starfleet Security Number

*MOS - Their MOS number

*Status - Their current status:

**Active - Regular activities and communication

**Inactive - No communications or activity

**LOA - Informed OIC of absence from activity

**Transferring In - Joined between reports

**Transferring Out - Left between reports

(LOA and Transferring In/Out are not negative marks, they are simply tools to know about the Marine if they are submitted for awards or promotions)

*Detachment - Detachment Number

*Regiment - Regiment Number

*Division - Your Division

16 - Total Strength - Adds all current members *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

17 - Strength from Last Report - Take the strength from last report and place in here.

18 - Difference from Last Report - Calculates the differences between the months in numbers *Cell Programed DO NOT EDIT!*

21 - Regiment  Activities -  Stuff done by Division or Marines (RPs, Charity work, Classes taken, work for UFS, ect)

24 - Comments, Concerns or Suggestions - Self Explanatory

Appendix C

UFSMC Manuals

(Not all yet Published)

UFSMCA Manuals

Appendix D

Important UFS reference Manuals - Heading 3