The STARFLEET Marine Corps is a group affiliated with STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association Inc. The SFMC is considered an office under the Vice Commander, STARFLEET and as such reports to Vice Commander, STARFLEET.
Fictionally, the SFMC is part of the Ground Forces that are rarely seen in the episodes but are assumed to be a part of the Naval Fleet of the United Federation of Planets.
We are members of STARFLEET. The Corps does not have different requirements for membership, except that a STARFLEET Marine must be a member in good standing in STARFLEET. Although it does have a different name for each rank within the promotional system, and a different organizational structure than the Naval portion of STARFLEET, STARFLEET Marines are regular, dues paying members.
Some STARFLEET members are Marine Reserve. These are members who are active in the naval portion of the Fleet AND with the Ground Forces area as well. Occasionally you may find a STARFLEET Marine who is or was active military, but this is not a requirement to be in the Corps.
What We Do
Besides taking part in local chapter, Regional and Fleet-wide activities, STARFLEET Marines occasionally hold their own separate activities. These can be anything from paint ball or laser tag to fund-raising events like Toys for Tots or blood drives.
The SFMC has its own Academy as well. Since much of the fictional aspects of the Corps revolve around the ground-based military, the courses offered are based around the various Branches of Duty within the SFMC. Examples of these are Infantry, Special Ops, Armor and even MECHA (similar to the Battletech & MechWarrior game system). Some courses are based on Leadership skills, designed to help a Strike Group Leader improve his ability to lead his group within the chapter's structure.
Where We Are
Wherever there is one STARFLEET Marine, there is a Strike Group. STARFLEET Marine groups take on various forms, from the usual Marine Strike Group on an active chapter, to a Marine Expeditionary Unit on a chapter that has left STARFLEET (membership in STARFLEET is required, remember). There are lots of MSGs across the Fleet. Check the Alert Roster for one near you, or for the name of the Brigade or Battalion CO in your state or Region, to contact for more information.
The following is a list of the brigades in the SFMC and the geographic area they encompass.
More About Us
The STARFLEET Marine Corps is organized under the Marine Force Manual. This publication has a multitude of information about the Corps, our rank system, awards, and uniforms. The MFM is only available through either the SFMC site or the SFMCA site . You can download the MFM from the knowledge base section of this site.
The STARFLEET Marine Corps has a bi-monthly newsletter, Attention on Deck!. While Attention on Deck! has been folded into the SFI Communique, older issues can be downloaded from the knowledge base. In addition to the Attention on Deck! the SFMC now publishes a monthly supplement called the Attention on Deck! Extra. These issues can also be downloaded from the knowledge base.
How to Become a STARFLEET Marine
Last but not least to become a STARFLEET Marine is extremely simple. First you need to be a member in good standing in STARFLEET The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. If you are already a member then you are almost there! If not join STARFLEET by going to www.sfi.org . Next log into the STARFLEET database, click on "Member" then "Affiliations". On the SFMC screen click on either "Active" or "Reserve". Choose "Active" if you want to play in the SFMC pretty much full time or choose "Reserve" if you only want to play in the SFMC part-time. Once you have done this contact your ship's Marine Strike Group (MSG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and let them know that you have joined the SFMC. If your ship does not have a MSG or you are unassigned, contact your state's Battalion OIC or geographical region's Brigade OIC and let them know you have joined the SFMC.
Please not that NO test are required to become a member of the STARFLEET Marine Corps. PD-10 is only required if a Marine wishes to take courses from the STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy (SFMCA) or hold a leadership position in the SFMC. THE ONLY REQUIREMENT TO BECOME A STARFLEET MARINE IS THAT AN INDIVIDUAL BE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING IN STARFLEET THE INTERNATIONAL STAR TREK FAN ASSOCIATION, INC.