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United Federation Starfleet

Command Grade Promotion Program

Original by:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Reviewed and amended by:

Captain Rosine Heinkel

Published by:

Chief of United Federation Starfleet Communications

Commodore Zania Turner

Intended Audience:

All current and future members of United Federation Starfleet

Reviewing Authority:

United Federation Starfleet Command

Revision History:

First Edition : February 2012


Table of Contents

I.        Being Eligible for Promotion

II.        Positions with Responsibility within UFS

III.        Procedures for Promotions

IV.        Appeals in the Event of a Denial or Refusal to Approve Promotions

V.        Wait Period


The guidelines listed below will be followed in order for any candidate to be considered for a promotion to the rank of Captain/Colonel or above.

  1. Being Eligible for Promotion
  1. In order to be considered for a Command Grade Promotion (Captain/Colonel), the individual member must have passed Officer Candidate Training School (OCTS) and Command Officer Candidate Training School (COCTS) from United Federation Starfleet Academy.
  2. Promotions are elevated one grade at a time using the UFS Rank Structure as found in the Membership Manual.
  3. In order to be considered for a Flag Promotion (Fleet Captain/Brigadier or above), the individual member must also have passed Flag Officer Candidate Training School (FOCTS) from United Federation Starfleet Academy.
  4. Before a promotion can be considered, the candidate must have the minimum Time in Grade (TIG) as described in the UFS Membership Handbook:
  1. Captain/Colonel - 12 months as Commander/Lieutenant Colonel
  2. Fleet Captain/Brigadier- 15 months as Captain/Colonel
  3. Commodore/Brigadier General - 20 months as Fleet Captain/ Brigadier
  4. Rear Admiral/Major General - 25 months as Commodore/ Brigadier General
  5. Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General - 30 months as Rear Admiral / Major General
  6. Admiral/General - 36 months as Vice Admiral / Lieutenant General

  1. Positions with Responsibility within UFS
  1. Positions that require a certain level of responsibility within United Federation Starfleet will be awarded a rank advance if they do not hold that rank or a higher rank already. This type of promotion is to be considered a brevet promotion until 12 months of satisfactory service in the new position.
  1. Upon starting a Chapter-in-Training, the Commanding Officer of the new Chapter-in-Training shall be promoted to the rank of Commander/Lt Colonel by the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations if said member meets all the requirements as listed in the UFS Membership Manual.
  2. Upon being assigned as Executive Officer of a Chapter-in-Training, the Executive Officer of the new Chapter-in-Training shall be promoted to the rank of Lt Commander/Major by the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations if said member meets all requirements as listed in the UFS Membership Manual.
  3. Chapter Commanding Officers who hold the rank of Commander or below shall be promoted to the rank of Captain/Colonel by the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations if said member meets all requirements as listed in the UFS Membership Manual.
  4. Chapter Executive Officers who hold the rank of Lt Commander or below shall be promoted to the rank of Commander/Lt Colonel by the Chief of UF Starfleet Operations if said member meets all requirements as listed in the UFS Membership Manual.
  5. Sector Commanders who hold the rank of Captain shall be promoted to Fleet Captain/ Brigadier by the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet.
  6. UFS Joint Chiefs of Staff holding the rank of Fleet Captain or below will be promoted to the rank of Commodore/ Brigadier General by the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet.

  1. Procedures for Promotions
  1. Nominations
  1. Members are nominated for promotion by other members using the Online Promotion Form.
  2. All nominations for promotions are received by the UFS Promotions Director, with the exception of brevet promotions for positions of responsibility (see section II above).
  3. The nomination will then be forwarded to the appropriate Sector Commander by the Promotions Director.
  4. The Sector Commander shall inform the individual’s Commanding Officer that a promotion nomination has been made.
  1. Upon receiving promotion nominations, the Promotions Director shall send the nominations to the members of the UFS Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  2. Upon reaching a decision by the Joint Chiefs (JCs), the Promotions Director shall notify the individuals involved in the promotion nomination process.
  1. All nominating officers and/or nominees will receive an email confirmation of the acceptance or denial of the proposed promotion.
  2. If a promotion is denied, then the email will contain the reason(s) for denial. It will not contain the voting of each JC. The voting will remain sealed unless ordered open by the Commander-in-Chief, United Federation Starfleet.

  1. Appeals in the Event of a Denial or Refusal to Approve Promotions
  1. To appeal a denial of a promotion, a formal email from the nominee or the nominator must be sent to the Promotions Director requesting the appeal.
  2. The appeal should contain another promotion request and any additional information or documentation to show just cause for the denial being in error. If any further endorsements are desired, they should be collected before the appeal is sent off and included in the new promotion request.
  3. All appeals must be filed within 30 days following the notification of denial.
  4. All appeals shall contain the following:
  1. Current rank and TIG of the applicant.
  2. All information needed to identify the applicant in the membership of UFS, including but not limited to full name, SSN number, Chapter, the reasons why the applicant should be promoted in rank as well as any documentation needed to show just cause for reversing the decision.
  1. The appeal will be forwarded to the UFS Promotions Director who then will forward the appeal to the JC’s for final disposition.
  2. The nominee will receive notification by email of receipt of an appeal.
  3. The nominee will receive additional notification of the outcome of the appeal.
  4. All appeals are considered final and will carry the same weight as the original decision.

  1. Wait Period
  1. Any nominee that has been denied promotion must wait 6 months before being eligible to be nominated for promotion again.