UNITED FEDERATION

STARFLEET

CADET CORPS MANUAL

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United Federation Starfleet

The ULTIMATE

Starfleet Experience

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Original by:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Stardate 140530

Reviewed and amended by:

Commodore Maddox Underwood

Lieutenant Ramius Easterwood

Commodore Rosine Heinkel

Last revision date: 150409

Effective on: Stardate 140701

Published by:

UF Starfleet Academy Command

Layout:

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Chief Archivist Ens. Jak Forcella

Graphics:

Heraldry Director Captain Emilie Chardin

Intended Audience:

ALL new UFS Members

Reviewing Authority:

United Federation Starfleet Command

Revision History

First Edition : 140701

Revision History Page

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Stardate 150627 - Added point 1.6. UF Starfleet Marine Corps


United Federation Starfleet`s GOAL

UFS prides itself to be the Ultimate Starfleet Experience. When you join UFS, whether for role play, online gaming, or meeting new friends, you are in essence a Starfleet Officer or Enlisted.

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 a Starfleet Officer.

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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Section 1: YOU as a UF Starfleet Cadet

1.1. Purpose of the UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps

1.2. Structure of the UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps

1.3. Academy Squadrons

1.4. Academy Ranks

1.5. Branches

1.6. UF Starfleet Marine Corps

Section 2:   Graduation Requirements

2.1          Basic Training

2.3          Fields of Study (Branch-related Courses)

2.4          Weapon Training

2.5          Joint Squadron Mission

2.6          Weekly Reports

2.7          Assignment

2.8          Initial Medical Exam

2.9      Requirements by Sector

2.9.1       Graduation Requirements for Officers - Sector 001

2.9.2       Graduation Requirements for Enlisted - Sector 001

2.9.3       Graduation Requirements for Officers - Sectors 002 - 020

2.9.4       Graduation Requirements for Enlisted - Sectors 002 - 020

2.9.5       Graduation Requirements for Returning Members - Sector 001

2.9.6       Graduation Requirements for Returning Members - Sector 002 - 020

Section 3: After Graduation

Appendix A

UF Starfleet Sectors

Appendix B

Rank and TIG Chart

Officer Ranks

Appendix C

Important UFS Reference Manuals

Section 1: YOU as a UF Starfleet Cadet

1.1. Purpose of the UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps

When you join an organization that has been operating for many years, it can be very overwhelming for new members.

The UF Starfleet Cadet Corps is created to provide you a full Starfleet experience, which starts with you being a Cadet. During this time you will receive basic training and have the time to read our different manuals so you get a better grasp as to what UFS is all about, what you can expect from UFS, and what UFS expects from you.

1.2. Structure of the UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps

The UF Starfleet Academy Cadet Corps is comprised of Squadrons, or Training Units. Each of these Squadrons is headed by a Squadron Leader who is in charge of all Cadets in his or her Squadron. It’s his or her job to help YOU, as a Cadet, advance toward graduation. Your Squadron Leader will be your main point of contact during your time as a Cadet.

All UFS Academy campuses are managed by a Campus Director, who works with the Academy Staff at their campus. Among the Academy Staff are several instructors who receive specialized training before they can become an instructor. They will be providing you the training you need as outlined in Section 2 of this manual..

1.3. Academy Squadrons

As seen in the Star Trek TV show, Academy Cadets are grouped into Training Units, or Squadrons.

The UFS Academy Cadet Corps makes use of such Training Units to help new members find their way within United Federation Starfleet and to guide them toward graduation to become productive members of the Fleet.

Some Squadrons, such as the ones in Second Life, will be organized by time zones. However, other grids that don't have very many Cadets will have one Squadron.

New Squadrons can always be activated when the need arises.

1.4. Academy Ranks

When you join United Federation Starfleet, you are granted the entry rank of Cadet. This rank is listed in your UF Starfleet Membership Database profile and Service Jacket, including the stardate.

1.5. Branches

During your time as a Cadet, you will have your choice as to what branch of study you would like to follow. This will not only lead you to graduation, but will determine your career path after graduation. Take your time making this decision. We recommend taking several classes in each Branch until you are sure which career path you’d like to pursue.

As in the Star Trek series of shows, you have your choice of the following branches:

For those who would like to become Command Officers, we offer additional opportunities via our Command School. Please see section 2.3 of this manual for more information.

1.6. UF Starfleet Marine Corps

If you prefer the more militaristic style of Star Trek, than joining the UF Starfleet Marine Corps is the right path for you.

However, UF Starfleet Marine Corps has its own requirements for becoming a Marine.

In order to join the Corps, you will first need to graduate from UF Starfleet Academy. After you graduate, you can apply to join the Corps and attend the UF Starfleet Marine Academy.

Section 2:   Graduation Requirements

 

The UFS Academy (UFSA) serves the needs of the UFS membership by helping to ensure that all the courses required by UFS Command are available to the new members. These classes are helpful to understand what UFS is, what it’s about, why it exists, and how you may choose to get the most enjoyment from being a commissioned officer or enlisted personnel.

The following sections describe the requirements to graduate as an Officer or Enlisted from the Academy so you can begin your UFS career. The Basic Training consists of the basic courses all Cadets need to pass regardless of their future branch or affiliation.

 

2.1          Basic Training

 

Introduction to United Federation Starfleet

Cadet Orientation

Protocols and Procedures

UFS History I: Politics and Pinastri

Introduction to Starfleet (Branch*) -

Each Branch has an Introduction to Starfleet ‘Branch’ course, each Cadet is required to take and pass the introductory class that matches their chosen branch.  

*Engineering, Intelligence, Medical, Operations, Science, Security

 

2.3          Fields of Study (Branch-related Courses)

 

Branch-related courses are designed to give you a well-rounded understanding as to what you can expect in the field.

Each Branch will have specialized Practical classes. These are specifically designed as interactive classes during which you are in a holographic version of a starship or station environment and engaged in a situation that may occur during a mission on your assigned ship or station.

These classes are led by the CTO Branch Practical Instructor who provides guidance and advice during the session.

 

2.4          Weapon Training

 

Phaser Safety (Required prior to taking next class)

Phaser Type II Proficiency (minimum of “marksmen”)

 

2.5          Joint Squadron Mission

 

We will put you together with other Cadets from other branches and have you work together for a live mission to show us that you can put into practice all you learned at the academy. The CTO Joint Squadron Mission Instructor will make use of real environments, such as starship bridges, to put the Cadets to the test. This is designed to test your skills in the field under pressure.

 

2.6          Weekly Reports

 

Each Monday you are required to file a report detailing your activities for the week. This is required to graduate. It is the only way your Squadron Leaders will know when you are qualified to graduate. The link to this form is: http://tinyurl.com/weeklycadetreporting

 

2.7          Assignment

 

The final step to graduation is to be assigned to a Ship or Station of the Fleet. You must contact a Commanding Officer and request permission to join their Command.

 

2.8          Initial Medical Exam

An initial medical exam must be acquired before graduation. Then another one will be repeated yearly.

 

2.9      Requirements by Sector

 

2.9.1       Graduation Requirements for Officers - Sector 001

 

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Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Officer Candidate Training School (OCTS)

Fields of Study (Branch-related Courses) (2.3)

  Two courses from your Branch are required

Weapon Training (2.4)

Joint Squadron Mission (2.5)

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7)

Initial medical exam (2.8) not a requirement

 

2.9.2       Graduation Requirements for Enlisted - Sector 001

 

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Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Enlisted Candidate Training School (ECTS)

Fields of Study (Branch-related Courses) (2.3)

  One course from your Branch are required

Weapon Training (2.4)

Joint Squadron Mission (2.5)

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7)

Initial medical exam (2.8) v

 

2.9.3       Graduation Requirements for Officers - Sectors 002 - 020

 

Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Officer Candidate Training School (OCTS)

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7) But not required

 

2.9.4       Graduation Requirements for Enlisted - Sectors 002 - 020

 

Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Enlisted Candidate Training School (ECTS)

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7) But not required

 

2.9.5       Graduation Requirements for Returning Members - Sector 001

 

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Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Officer Candidate Training School (OCTS) : ECTS if Enlisted

Weapon Training (2.4)

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7)

Initial medical exam (2.8) not a requirement

2.9.6       Graduation Requirements for Returning Members - Sector 002 - 020

 

Basic Training (2.2)

Required - Officer Candidate Training School (OCTS) : ECTS if Enlisted

Weekly Reports (2.6)

Assignment (2.7) But not required

Section 3: After Graduation

Once you have completed all your required coursework, the Academy staff will post the commencements and Academy Command will file your transfer papers. After this has been completed, you are officially graduated from the Academy and you are a fully fledged Ensign or Crewman Recruit, depending on your chosen track.

(To transfer from the Academy to the New Officers pool, Academy Command has to fill in the transfer request through the UF Starfleet Membership Database.)

We understand you will want to be assigned to a ship or station as soon as possible, but we do know that as a newly minted ensign it can be daunting to find that perfect assignment for you.

We have an office set up specialized in helping new graduates find their first assignment, so dont be surprised if you receive a subspace message from the OFFICE OF ORIENTATION.

Within the UF Starfleet Membership Database, you will also be transferred by our Personnel department from the Academy to UF Starfleet Headquarters and will be listed in the “new officers pool.”

For members within the different metaverses:

* You will be added to the MAIN UFS Group

* You will be added to your chosen BRANCH Group

* You will need to go to the Supply Deck (there is one in each metaverse) and get your new uniform

We hope you enjoy your time at United Federation Starfleet Academy.

Appendix A

UF Starfleet Sectors

Sector 001

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

Sector 002

Mainland Europe

Sector 003

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and the surrounding islands

Sector 004

New Zealand, Australia

Sector 005

Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Philippines

Sector 006

Asia

Sector 007

Mexico, Central and South America

Sector 008

Alaska, Western Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

Sector 009

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

Sector 010

Africa and the Middle East

Sector 011

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

Sector 012

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

Sector 013

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

Sector 014

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

Sector 015

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Sector 016

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Sector 017

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Sector 018

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

Sector 019

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

Sector 020

Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Sector 099

Unassigned

Appendix B

Rank and TIG Chart

Enlisted Ranks

Time in Grade

Fleet

Marine

(E-1)

Crewman Recruit

Crewman Recruit

1 Month (E-2)

Crewman Apprentice

Private

1 Month (E-3)

Crewman 3rd Class

Private 1st Class

2 Months (E-4)

Crewman 2nd Class

Lance Corporal

3 Months (E-5)

Crewman 1st Class

Corporal

4 Months (E-6)

Petty Officer 3rd Class

Sergeant (SSGT)

6 Months (E-7)

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Staff Sergeant

9 Months (E-8)

Petty Officer 1st Class

Gunnery Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-9)

Chief Petty Officer

Master Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-10)

Senior Chief Petty Officer

1st Sergeant

Minimum 12 Months (E-11)

Master Chief Petty Officer

Sergeant Major

Billet,Not a Rank

Master Chief Petty Officer of the 'X' Fleet

Sergeant Major of the X Division

Billet,Not a rank

Master Chief Petty Officer of UF Starfleet

Sergeant Major of the UFSMC

Officer Ranks

Time in Grade

Fleet

Marine

Entry Rank (O-1)

Ensign (ENS)

2nd Lieutenant (2LT)

3 Months (O-2)

Lieutenant (JG) (LT(JG))

1st Lieutenant (1LT)

3 Months (O-3)

Lieutenant (LT)

Marine Captain (MCAPT)

6 Months (O-4)

Lieutenant Commander (LTCMDR)

Major (MAJ)

9 Months (O-5)

Commander (CMDR)

Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL)

12 Months (O-6)

Captain (CAPT)

Colonel (COL)

15 Months (O-7)

Fleet Captain (FCAPT)

Brigadier (BDR)

20 Months (O-8)

Commodore (COMM)

Brigadier General (BGEN)

25 Months (O-9)

Rear Admiral (RADM)

Major General (MGEN)

30 Months (O-10)

Vice Admiral (VADM)

Lieutenant General (LGEN)

36 Months (O-11)

Admiral (ADM)

General (GEN)

Appendix C

Important UFS Reference Manuals