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Greetings Marine!

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.

SFMC News


Posted: October 2014 SFMCNewsBot

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Posted: October 2014 SFMCNewsBot

Posted: October 2014 SFMCNewsBot

Posted: September 2014 SFMCNewsBot

SOR FORCECOM Sept 2014

Good day, Marines.

First off, just a brief comment. September is disaster preparedness month here in the US and even though we're coming up on the tail end of the month, this is a topic that really knows no specific date. Throughout the world seasons are changing and each region will have it's own climactic events to be on the look

Posted: September 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps September 2014

Greetings Marines!

I had this ready to go several days ago, but just before I posted it, I received the news of the untimely passing of LGN Gary “Tiny” Hollifield, and I decided to do what amounted to a substantial rewrite. So, with a bit of further ado, let’s head on over to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of m

Posted: September 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM, Sept 2014

Approximately Thursday of last week, the SFMC Quartermaster site lost it’s ability to use PayPal for payments due to some kind of update either from computer ops or DreamHost. Infocom was on top of this and has now fixed the site to include using PayPal for merchandise payments.

The numbers for the month are as follows:
Posted: September 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - September 2014

Greetings Marines,

Let's get straight to it.

Revised IC Awards List

This has been a long time in coming, but it has been checked several times to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Distinguished Service Cross
Dorffner, Joseph
Olson, Linda

Cross of Honor
S

Posted: September 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps August 2014

Greetings Marines!

Have a seat here in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, which finally re-opened after that “incident” during the IM “Pity Party” ( note to that Armor SGT - next time, ASK before deciding we needed a “Drive through” window) and I am relieved to report a certain MP butte

Posted: August 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM: Aug 2014

Good Day, Marines,

This will be a brief note from the Office of Forces Command.

Now with another International Marine Muster come and gone and with the major awards season over, now is a good time to check out your personnel records on the database. No one's going to know something is missing but you so it's a good to

Posted: August 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM August 2014

Greetings Marines,



First off, I wanted to say I had a great time at IC this year. It was great meeting new folks and seeing friends I’ve haven’t seen in a while. The flight to and from Chicago was uneventful. The possible problems with the hotel turned out to be nonexistent. My room was pleasant and my interac

Posted: August 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - August 2014

From the Quartermaster

Flags- Having shipped out the flags that were sold and sending 3 to be
sold at IC, I have on hand at the moment 9 flags.

Patches - I sent 24 patches to the IC for sale there, that leaves me
with 36 patches on hand here. I have had one person ask about having
the subdued

Posted: August 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM July 2014

Greetings Marines,

Before getting into the monthly report I would like to mention something that happened to me last week. My Mom called and told me she had received an email from her bank saying her account had been suspended and it required her login into the Bank with a link provided in the email to verify her account information

Posted: July 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps July 2014

Greetings Marines!

Welcome once again to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where tossing in a repainted dummy grenade will probably get you a good seat in a hurry, but you‘re also likely to get something less desirable and a lot less comfortable soon thereafter, and the cook has trotted out a new

Posted: July 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM July 2014

At Ease, Marines,

My apologies that real life stepped in the way of my getting this report out in a timely manner. As all of you know sometimes 'stuff happens'. Or in my current case 'health happens'. Nothing drastic, but just enough to totally throw my usual schedules off.

Now on to business. With the International Ma

Posted: July 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - July 2014

We had approximately 24 Quartermaster orders in the month of June.
From the Quartermaster
Flags-New SFMC flag are in and are starting to ship. They are $35.00 each.
Patches – The new patches have arrived. The new patch is selling at $5 each which is $1 less than the old one.
Aerospace Wings – The new Aerospace wing

Posted: July 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC – July 2014

Summer is in full swing and SFMC activities are on the rise. Reports are coming in from all quarters telling of outings both for fun and for service around the Corps. We love hearing about these sorts of things.
Keep it up.

Things have been busy here at HQ as well. Let's go over what's been going on.


Pr

Posted: July 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM June 2014

As I prepare for my IC trip this year, I wanted to remind everyone it may be close but it’s not too late to recommend someone for the Communications Service Award. If you think someone is deserving of this award and would like it presented at IC this year, please send in your recommendation as soon as you can and I’ll do everything I can to ge

Posted: June 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps June 2014

Greetings Marines!

We’re running late this month, but let’s mosey on over to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where the current pollen count is high enough that it’s being tracked by a Fleet astronomer instead of one of the local Meteorology guys, and that “Get Well Soon” card for the Da

Posted: June 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - June 2014

Marines,

First, let me apologize for the lateness of this report. As you may know, I have had some health issues that have prevented me from being as active on my computer as I would have liked. This report will be brief and also will be preceded by a short “State of the Dant” Report.

My Illness

I wa

Posted: June 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - June 2014

This month’s SOR is a bit wordy, but I wanted to tell you about Henry Alfred Jackson, my great granddaddy and his three nephews.
My great granddaddy, Henry Alfred Jackson, and three of his nephews, Noah, Cornelius, and Bracey Jackson, were Confederate soldiers. They served with the North Carolina 40th State Troops (Regiment), 3rd Artille

Posted: June 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM May 2014

As I started working on my report for this month, I realized Memorial Day was coming up soon. I noticed as I was driving to and from work, I started seeing the Memorial Day sale signs at the car dealerships between my home and office. I also was throwing out all the fliers I received in the mail for the various Memorial Day sales going on over th

Posted: May 2014 SFMCNewsBot

SOR FORCECOM May 2014

At Ease, Marines,

First off I wish to thank members of my direct Command [both up and down] as well as the Promotion Board [EC] for have the trust in me to advance me to the rank of Brigadier General. And like anything else in life, just when you think you've got things settled, changes occur. Or, in my case, getting my four diamon

Posted: May 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps May 2014

Greetings Marines!

Time for our monthly trip to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where if you don’t feel like wiping your boots when you come in, plan on walking on your hands the rest of the night, and when two dozen 660s (Aerospace Crew Chiefs) had a little contest to see who the most arrogant

Posted: May 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - May 2014

Marines,

April was a pleasant end to the nastiness of winter weather here in the Midwest. Like all of you, I have been greatly concerned for our fellow members through the killer storms that have swept through the Midwest and South. I am really hoping that May shapes up into a warm, and reasonably dry, month for us all.

Posted: May 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - May 2014

Opening balance in April - $4664.98
PayPal transfer -$160.55 in March
PayPal transfer - $5.72 in April
Closing balance in April - $4831.25

Sales for month
Total merchandise total - $5.50
Postage collected - $0.70
PayPal fees - $0.48


Scholarship interest $0.07. The cur

Posted: May 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM April 2014

Greetings Marines,

As you may have read over the past couple of weeks companies have been scrambling to patch the heartbleed vulnerability on their computer systems. Basically if a system uses certain versions of openssl to secure the internet connection between the server and your computer a hacker could gain access to the server a

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot

SOR FORCECOM April 2014

Good Day, Marines.

First off I'd like to welcome MGN Edward Tunis III to the FORCECOM family. He is stepping into the 3BDE OIC slot. As always, my thanks to those who volunteered for this position. People willing to give of their time are what keep this organization running.

Now on to some points I'd like to make thi

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps April 2014

Greetings Marines!

Please join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where this past month, a bit of local flooding appeared to conclusively disprove that old myth that E-9s walk on water (A certain old Master Gunny did clear just enough on the bets made on it to make it worth drying out and clea

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - April 2014

From Linda,


As of this writing, the quartermaster PayPal function is still not working. I am accepting quartermaster orders and processing them thru the STARFLEET PayPal account. I have transferred $101.25 for two orders that were received earlier this month and will be transferring more as soon as the statements are avail

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - April 2014

Marines,

Its April and, hopefully, you've survived the winter comfortably. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope that your Winter is much milder than ours was.

Let's get down to business...

As you all know, the best part of being Commandant of the Corps is the opportunity to recognize deserving

Posted: April 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM March 2014

Greetings Marines,

After helping the COFINCOM recover his computer by redoing his windows profile, he is now backup and functioning within normal parameters. Luckily he maintained a backup his data and that made recovering his computer easier and we were able to get it back to almost 100%. Thank goodness he had listened me about kee

Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM March 2014

Well, it seems that another month has passed into the past. (See what I did there? Passed/Past? Never mind.)



Well, we welcomed a new member of the TRACOM staff this month, SMAJ John Radle has joined us as the Sergeant Major of TRACOM as well as the NCO school director. Please make him feel welcome by taking NCO course

Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps March 2014

Greetings Marines!

Let’s take five in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where if the coffee isn’t hot, and the drinks from the bar aren’t cold in their proper season, you can get a weapons grade discharge of LNFP (Language Not Fit to Print), and some kind soul has affixed a Leader’s Commen

Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM March 2014

We have been having some problems with the SFMC Quartermaster website. By some means, all of the PayPal information was deleted and “credit card” was the default means for payment. Linda is not set up to accept credit cards. The COINFOCOM has been working on this problem several days, but it is hard to regain all of the PayPal information ne

Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - March 2014

Greetings Marines,

Well, it looks like we aren't quite through with winter, at least not those of us in North America. I don't know about the rest of you, but I, for one, am pretty tired of snow, ice, and steely gray skies. I could do with some spring.

I do, however, have some things to discuss, so I'll get to them.Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM February 2013

Good Evening Folks!

Well, the good news is is that spring has got to be just around the corner, right?

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Sergeant Major - TRACOM/NCO Branch Director (Awaiting qualified applicant) Deputy Commanding Officer - Administration (Application period closes
Posted: March 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM February 2014

Greetings Marines,

Before we get started of this report, I would like to point out some pieces of information that I came across earlier this week.

Microsoft has announced the end of support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 effective April 8, 2014. Now this doesn’t mean that the products will cease to functio

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

SOR FORCECOM - Feb 2014

Good Day Marines,

Although February isn't a late month, it 'is' a short month, so this SOR may be late, but in keeping with the month, it will be short.
It's the time of year when we not only look toward the bright colors of spring flowers, but all the bright colors we get to wear on our uniforms. With various Brigade Musters

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

From the Deputy Commandant, SFMC

This was not now I would have liked to start the year, but such are the facts of
life--it does not always play fair! Drawing a blank for my first note to the
Corps, I turned to the Dant for gentle guidance and suggestions. And the rest
is history!
While this may have been covered prior, it is till needed to stress that o

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps February 2014

Greetings Marines!

You may recall that in our last VERY exciting episode, we were in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where Groundhog Flambe is a pretty popular dish right about now, and the odds are pretty good that few Marines other than Top and the Dant will get the reference in the opening of

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - February 2014

As the bulk of the SFMC digs its way back out from under a series of blizzards across North America, I would ask you all, first and foremost, to take all care and precautions in your travels. I would also ask you to look out for the elderly and disabled in your communities with continued donations of blankets, warm clothing, and time.

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM January 2014

Good Evening!

Well, another month has passed, and I was just beginning to get used to writing January on my checks. Ok, that's a lie. I don't write checks anymore.

Well, our first order of business this month is to say goodbye to Mark Polanis who has resigned as the DCO-Admin. Mark has taken on some new challenges in h

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM, January 2014

Since this is my first report, I will keep it to the basic financial information.

The SFMC checking account opened the month of January with a balance of
$4546.85
Paypal transfer - 48.08
There were debits in the amount of $67.06
USPS - 4.48 (quartermaster postage)
Check 1007 to Jari James for rei

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM January 2014

Greetings Marines,

Before jumping into the report I wanted to relay some information about my visit to Kennedy Space Center near Cocoa Florida last weekend. Although I have been in Florida for several years, I had never made the trip over to visit KSC. Now that they have the space shuttle Atlantis on display it was time to go. The

Posted: January 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM Jan 2014

Good evening, Marines.

With the start of the new year and the new Command cycle, I want to thank Commandant McGowan for his faith in my abilities and his decision to retain my in the position of COFORCECOM. For those who have worked with me the last 3 years, nothing has really changed. My job it to provide support and information t

Posted: January 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps January 2014

Greetings Marines!

Let’s take five in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where the HAZMAT and EOD teams have finally finished cleaning up after the New Year’s Eve party, and a lot of New Year’s Resolutions begin with “So help me, if I am ever tempted to do that again, somebody do me a BIG f

Posted: January 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM December 2013

Good Day and Happy New Year!

2013 was an interesting and productive year in TRACOM. We undertook a major project to renumber all of the courses to a 3 digit numbering system. This was done so that we can expand our offerings at the SFMCA.
As we move forward, we shall be expanding the number of courses, so be on the lookout fo

Posted: January 2014 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - December 2013

Greetings to all marines

As you will be aware, my term as SFMC Commandant comes to a close at midnight 31st December, when I will step down and be replaced in office by the most capable GEN Mike McGowan


In this my final address as Commandant, I would like to take a brief moment of your time to pass recognition

Posted: December 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM November-December 2013

Greeting Marines,

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I can't believe 2013 is almost over. Where does the time go? I wanted to get this combined report for November and December out before the end of your year. I didn't think I was going to be able to make it with all the extra holiday activities, but things worked

Posted: December 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps December 2013

Greetings Marines!

Please join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where so far this month, the stockings have been on our feet instead of being hung by the chimney with care because we’ll take any extra warmth we can get, and the kitchen staff had to put up a big sign over their soup kettles

Posted: December 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps November 2013

Greetings Marines!

Let’s take a break from beating our heads against a wall (because it feels so good when we stop), and head on over to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where the coffee isn’t anything special, but if you pour it in your boots, it’ll not only warm up your feet, it’s pretty

Posted: November 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM October 2013

Greeting Marines,
Sorry for the delay in my report for October. I have just recovered from my Halloween candy coma.
Just kidding, but it was a close call. With the holiday season fast approaching, INFOCOM will be delay starting any new projects until after the New Year. Normal maintenance and troubleshooting issues will continue

Posted: November 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps October 2013

Greetings Marines!

Time to head on over to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO Club, where a thorough investigation reveals that, against all odds and expectations, Prigal had absolutely nothing to do with the all too recent storm that dumped about 20 centimeters of snow on us here (but a certain Fleet ens

Posted: October 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM - September 2013

Well crud. This is late. Again. My apologies.

September was a slow month here at TRACOM, but the Academy was up and running with 57 exams graded, 14 Distinction, 16 Honors, and 27 Pass.
Congrats to all of our students!

We are still looking for a Sergeant Major and Assistants to the DCO-Doctrine. The original ap

Posted: October 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of SFMC - October 2013

Greetings to all marines

Over the last several weeks, I have been very fortunately involved in working with the marines in my own Brigade which has seen quite a lot of inter-activity.
My reasons for raising this here is that I have been again reminded of the rewards that are gained from the camaraderie that is developed almost

Posted: October 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM September 2013

Greeting Marines,
I just returned home yesterday from a long weekend in Daytona Beach at the 15th annual Klingon Feast. It was a great event this year and a good time was had by all. One word of advice, if you ever attend a Klingon Feast remember they don’t use utensils. Talk about all hands on deck.

I would like take

Posted: September 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM September 2013

Good day, Marines.

First off I have two words: flu shot. I don't care if it's for the bird flu, the swine flu or the Tellerian spotted flu, if your health allows, get yours. Most insurance companies will cover it to include Medicare and for those military veterans out there, VA will provide it. It's not a guarantee that you won't get

Posted: September 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps September 2013

Greetings Marines!

Once again, I invite you to join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO Club, where there will be harsh words when we find out which wise guy from R&D released the genetically engineered flying pink micro-elephants to nest up in the rafters (they apparently view beer as convenient hig

Posted: September 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - September 2013

Greetings to all marines

My apologies for the severe lateness of this report. Real life keeps entangling efforts to get this completed and published

This last month has proved to be a busy period for myself and various other GS commands, as we work to attempt to finalize as many "unfinished projects " as we can, before

Posted: September 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM 2013 August 2013

Greetings everybody,



First off, sorry for the tardiness of this. As Steve Miller said, ‘Time keeps slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future’



It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I have received, and accepted the resignation of Phillip Muller as the Sergeant Ma

Posted: September 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM August 2013

Greeting Marines,
Now that we have wrapped up IC and we are head into the second half of the year, some of us have started thinking about our plans for the upcoming holidays at the end of you year. I would suggest to take some of that time and plan on backing up your computer data. As an IT professional with over 20 years of experience, I

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM August 2013

Good Day, Marines,

This will be a brief note from the Office of Forces Command.

First off, for those who may have missed the announcement on the email lists and of Facebook, COL Derek Allen of 4th Brigade has been assigned to the position of Deputy Commanding Officer of Forces Command. He can be reached at dcoforcecom

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps August 2013

Greetings Marines!

Let’s head on over to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO Club, where the reserved parking slots are enforced by command detonated mines, and, in hindsight, that little drinking game we played during the broadcast of the International Muster (every time an enlisted Marine gets mentione

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - August 2013

Greetings to all marines

IC/IM has come and gone and the Corps has once again have rewarded its most deserving marines with the endowment of appropriate awards and decorations. This is as it should always be with the prime announcement of our highest awards being given the dignity and honor of personal, verbal presentation rather tha

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM July 2013

Sorry for the lateness of this report. I got caught up in the preparations for International Muster and IC 2013.
I had a great time at IC, it was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I enjoyed announcing the awards at the International Muster. It is always great when I get to recognize Marines for the hard work they do. Pleas

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM - July 2013

Bank of America SFMC Checking Account

Opening Balance 7/1/2013 $5,247.71

Credits
7/1/13 - Deposit from PayPal $287.45
7/29/13 – Deposit from PayPal $277.35

Debits
7/2/13 – USPS ($2.41)
7/3/13 - USPS ($22.30)
Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM - July 2013

Good news everyone!



As of last night, the penultimate school at the SFMCA has been renumbered. The only one left is the Cadet Academy, which will soon be getting the 2-number treatment.



We are also hard at work on getting the MOS manual updated with the new numbers, and will be releasing

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps July 2013

Greetings Marines!

Please join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where a guy can relax after having to deal with Marines of various ranks who apparently need be told to not to put their shoes and socks on in THAT order and the new cook‘s very popular “Semper Fi Chili” requires a signe

Posted: July 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - July 2013

Greetings to all marines

With IC/IM looming and being in the midst of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, I am sure many marines will be real busy planning their trip to Dallas or maybe a family vacation somewhere away from home.

Either way, it is hoped that everyone plans carefully and wisely to ensure their travels a

Posted: July 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM June 2013

Bank of America SFMC Checking Account

Opening Balance 6/1/2013 $3,684.47

Credits
6/1/13 - Deposit from PayPal (posted 5/31) $1,244.28
6/18/13 - Counter Credit $38.50
6/27/13 - Counter Credit $64.07
6/29/13 - Transfer in process from PayPal $287.45

Posted: July 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM June 2013

As we are continuing our work addressing issues and improving the functions of INFOCOM, we are still missing some key staff positions. I’m going to reopen the application process until 11:59 PM July 31st for the following staff positions.
G-3 Publications Officer.
This Marine is charged with overseeing the creation and revisions t

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM June 2013

At Ease, Marines,

My apologies for the lateness on this. This Command [as well as the entire General Staff ] has been keeping very busy with business specific to the upcoming Marine Muster as well as it's usual day to day duties.

This SOR will be short and sweet due to computer issues caused by unseasonable temperatu

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps June 2013

Greetings Marines!

Well, it’s time to head for the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where that blinding flash near the door is just the sun reflecting off some old NCO‘s legs (In hindsight, allowing shorts with the new All-Weather Work Uniform may have had some unforeseen consequences) and sipping

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM May 2013

At Ease, Marines,

First off I want to thank all the members of the General Staff and BGN Bruce OBrian [Commandant/SFMC] for having the confidence in me to invite me to 'join the ranks' as the new Commanding Officer Forces Command. As with any period of transition, things may take just a bit more time to get done then before, but any

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC - May 2013

Greetings to all marines

Once again, I apologize for the lateness of this report. No excuses form me other real life duties interfering..


Heading towards IC and time for those Spring/Summer Musters. Have you got all your gear?? Are you ready to present yourselves as you should? Have you got your nominations

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM May 2013

In the few short weeks I have been assigned as COINFOCOM, I have been busy. Currently I’m trying to fill several key staff positions in INFOCOM. If you or If you know anyone who has the skills required to fill a vacant position, please encourage them to join the team, there’s still time.
We are continuing to improve the SFMC websit

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps May 2013

Greetings Marines!

Please join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where April showers sometimes mean some fool on the mortar range scored a direct hit on the water reservoir AGAIN, and May flowers aren’t an approved uniform item, but nobody much cares.

As I write this, I’ve

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM April 2013

Bank of America SFMC Checking Account



Opening Balance 4/1/2013 $5,326.54



Credits

4/29/13 - Transfer from PayPal $351.78



Debits

4/4/13 - USPS ($6.21)

4/8/13 -

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM 2013 April 2013

by Jari 'Gato' James, COFORCECOM (acting)

Geetings, Marines.

This is just a brief 'touch base' in regards to Forces Command.

With the stepping down of MGSGT John 'Kiwi' Kane as COFORCECOM I have been asked to 'hold down the Fort' here at FORCECOM in an acting capacity until such time as a new Commandin

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM March 2013

As this is my first report and the fact I have was just appointed as COINFOCOM, I will keep this short and sweet. I want to thank BGEN Joe Brouhard for all his work including getting the new SFMC and SFMCA websites deployed. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
I have been part of INFOCOM for some time now. I was made pa

Posted: June 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps February 2013

State of the NCO Corps February 10, 2013

Greetings Marines!

Once again, it’s time to head for the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where I can let my hair down a little instead of tearing it out in clumps (And it‘s not always due to Prigal!), and right about now the rest of the mem

Posted: February 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM February 2013

Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkSPMRdalYI&list=PL5Sre9lo1HJxSFztuEZ07uxPLwiVXENNH for the latest vlog on the State of TRACOM.

Posted: February 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC January 2013

Greetings and welcome to 2013 to all marines

Our third year of office is already well underway, with each of the GS Commands locked into progressing with those objectives and goals they had set for completion by December this year.
There is much we wish to accomplish even 'though a fair bit of the work is behind the scenes in

Posted: February 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM December 2012

Seasons Greetings from INFOCOM!

This has been a very long year for INFOCOM.. we've had several staff
changes, two major website revisions, several publication updates, and a
whole lot more.All these changes have, for the most part, been for the
best and we've had very little problems with the changes.That has

Posted: February 2013 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps December 2012

State of the NCO Corps December 9, 2012



Greetings Marines!



Please join me in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where the latest sign over the bar reads “Land of Cotton” (because old times here are not only not forgotten, they are generally discuss

Posted: December 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC December 2012

Greetings to all Marines

Very shortly we herald the end of another year for the SFMC and hopefully, bring with it the promise of an improved 2013.

Thus it is once again timely to continue to remind all those involved in the Commandants Campaign, that this years campaign will
come to close at the end of the mon

Posted: December 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM November 2012

My apologies for the delay in this report. Subspace interference...

State of
FINCOM November 2012

The password
is holiday shopping. Thats right, get
your marine attire and supplies today at the SFMC Quartermaster! So head on over to www.qm.sfi-sfmc.org to see what you can
give your f

Posted: December 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM November 2012

State of TRACOM November 2012

Hello everyone!

Little has gone on or changed this month, so this will be short and sweet. So, lets begin!

While our illustrious leader is taking some time away from the office, I have been appointed as the Acting COTRACOM, and I will be updating you once again this month

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM November 2012

Greetings Marines,

I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving and if you decided to brave
the black Friday shopping you managed to escape with some good
bargins.

I was reminded on Wednesday how fragile life is when I found out that
a good friend of mine had passed on, it was a surprise as he was
Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM November 2012

I hope everyone has had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday!

November has had quite a bit of a stir with us in INFOCOM. Not only have we rolled out the new SFMC Website, but we've also been but-fixing and spot-checking a lot of the new scripts we've been working with. On top of that, I have been personally working on the awards nominat

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps November 2012

Greetings Marines!

After a busy month, its time to head to the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where we can stay warm just off the hot air from all the No (Spit) There We Was stories, and in spite of local hunting season, the grounds are full of wildlife because nobody wants to see if the large sign

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC November 2012

Greetings to all Marines

With but only several weeks before we hit the end of 2012, and with the Festive Season rushing at us all at warp speed, it is timely for us to gather our resources as we look towards that time of year when we traditionally begin to think of others than ourselves.

The 2012 Commandant's Campaign

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM October 2012

Not much to
report here, a relatively slow month. I
do want to give a shout out there to all you marines that are thinking about
SFMC gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.
Please visit the QM site to see what available for that Marine on your
gift list!!



Financials
for Octo

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM October 2012

Greetings Marines,
I would like to start off this report by thanking LGEN Joseph C
Dorffner Jr and his marines in the 7th Brigade for the great time of
fun and fellowship at the Region 7 conference in Cherry Hill, NJ, I
really enjoyed getting to meet some of his marines and catching up
with some friends.
It

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM October 2012

This has been a crazy two months... between being appointed the
permanent COINFOCOM by our Commandant, hiring on a new DCO, and
finishing off the final touches of the SFMC Beta website before it goes
"live"... I have hardly had time to deal with the SOR on top of my real
life duties!!It certainly is one of the crazie

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps October 2012

State of the NCO Corps October 17, 2012

Greetings Marines!

I apologize for my report being greatly delayed this month. I contracted a severe case of that scourge of the STARFLEET Marines: Real Life. Computer problems, health problems, weather problems … this has been a couple of weeks that makes me long for the sim

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM October 2012

State of TRACOM – October 2012

Hello everyone!

Our illustrious leader is taking some time off, and I have been chosen
to update everyone on the happenings in TRACOM this month.

The past month has seen the arrival of several new faces here at TRACOM,
as we welcomed the following people i

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC October 2012

Greetings to all Marines

Again I must apologize for the lateness of this report - in future I will endeavor to ensure I can keep these reports to the strict timetable that has been in place over the last eighteen months..

NEW UNITS

As reported by ForceCom, it is really great to see us welcoming new Units

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM September 2012

State of
FINCOM – September 2012

It’s been
busy here in the FINCOM department!! The
QM is really busy getting things stocked, sold, and recorded. The QM store is now holding stocks of many of the ribbons marines
require. We are trying to make the QM a *one stop shop* as best we can, to
minimiz

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM September 2012

Greetings Marines,
I hope you have all had a great month, I know my report is late but it
is better late than never.
I would like the following units to the corps
The 126th Stormriders from the 1st Brigade
The 340th Time Keepers from the 3rd Brigade
The 805th Einerjar from the 6th Brigade
The 809th A

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps September 2012

(Note: I apologize for the lateness of this report. I have been sick off and on for a week, and did not get it sent off in a timely fashion.)

State of the NCO Corps September 9, 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again, it’s time for me to take a little break from all my other duties and settle into the b

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC September 2012

Greetings to all Marines

In the last month, there has been a lot going on as the GS staff have been finalizing some of the many projects we have swinging about.

Key element in this has been the review and editing to the MFM and SFMC Policy Manuals and these will very shortly be published and posted to website.
T

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM August 2012

State of FINCOM – August 2012

Well, another IC/IM has come and
gone. I would to take a moment to thank
Kiwi Kane for allowing me to participate in the awards presentation at the
International Muster. I had an
enjoyable time, including having the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Rod
Roddenber

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM August 2012

State of INFOCOM August 2012

Unlike the last few SOTRs, I'm going to keep this one short.

As we all found out earlier in the week, BDR Mike Timko has resigned from
COINFOCOM. Those of us in INFOCOM thank him for his service and wish him
well on his future endeavors. At his request, he's asked to remain in

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps August 2012

State of the NCO Corps August 10, 2012

Greetings Marines!

As usual, I am coming to you from in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where the annual IC Pity Party featured no unfortunate incidents thanks largely due to the success of the Temporary Prigal Containment System (consisting

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM August 2012

Greetings Marines,

Well the 2012 International Conference and Muster is now behind us and
I would like to thank all of you that were there and who worked at the
event and attended the Marine Dress Mess and the Muster I hope you
enjoyed yourselves

I would like to congratulate the following MarinesPosted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM August 2012

State of TRACOM
“Semper Docens, Semper Erudito”
August, 2012


Greetings Marines!

I want to give everyone a fair warning that this State of Address
might be lengthy but is full of important and key information you will
want to know! I will not go over the TRACOM Annual Awards here

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM July 2012

State of
FINCOM – July 2012

IC is
quickly approaching, and I am looking forward to convening with the rest of the
General Staff for our annual Muster.
Nothing new to report this month, other than keeping up on QM orders
(thank you Linda!), but here is your financial data for July:

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM July 2012

State of INFOCOM July 2012

This makes the first time I've had to write a SOR for INFOCOM, So bear
with me folks!

This past month has been an interesting month. We rolled out a brand-new
SFMCA website, and are gearing up to re-tool the sfi-sfmc.org website as
well.

Here's some info

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM July 2012

State of TRACOM
July 14, 2012

“Semper Eruditio, Semper Docens”

Kinda neat, huh? Its Latin and it means “Always Learning, Always Teaching” which, in my short time as COTRACOM (both acting and official) has become my personal motto for Training and Doctrine Command. I am always learning something new prett

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps July 2012

State of the NCO Corps July 8, 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again I am coming to you from in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where these days the drink of choice is a simple di-hydrogen monoxide solution with a bit of flavoring added, and rumors of an official SFMC uniform proposal

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM June 2012

State of TRACOM
June, 2012



Greetings, Marines;

I have to apologize for the lateness of this State of address; I became a tad overwhelmed when I was asked to be Acting COTRACOM and continue my duties as DCOTRACOM at the same time. I have some very large shoes to fill as my mentor and close friend,

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM June 2012

Greetings Marines, Well we are just over a month away from the 2012 International Conference and International Muster, if you are going to be attending I hope you travel plans are progressing nicely and I will look forward to see you there.

During this month we lost a valued member of the Corps Brigadier Joseph Gallagher of the 128t

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM June 2012

Greetings all,

Please excuse the tardiness of this office, I have been writing this
report the past week now, but with the recent passing of my
mother-in-law and SFMC member, Donna Leavitt its been hard to finish,
but I knew I had to. Right now, I am on a leave of absence from the
GS and my DCO, Joe Brouh

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC July 2012

Greetings to all Marines

At time of writing this, many of our Marines will be suffering through sweltering heat or fighting off the seasonal storms that seem to be affecting the U.S. at this time of the year.
It is hoped that all our Marines and their families have gone through this period safely - if not at the least, a litt

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM May 2012

State of FINCOM – May 2012

Greeting Marines!! I am pleased to announce that many of our ribbons in the QM inventory will be replenished soon, and we will be shipping (if you haven't already received) your orders soon!! Linda and I thank you all for your patience as we got the QM replenished.

I am submitting my report

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM May 2012

Greetings Marines,
Well this past weekend I had to privilege of fellowshipping with the marines of my home brigade, The Fighting First, as we gathered for the 1st Brigade Muster in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

A good time was had by all, the Marines of the 1st Brigade sponsored a Pizza party on the Friday night. I would like to con

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM May 2012

Marines,
I have to apologize for the tardiness of this report. In my defense, I needed to wait until some issues were resolved so that they could be reported upon correctly and completely.

As many if not all of you already know, in April it became evident that the SFMCA site wasn't properly reporting course requests to the va

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM May 2012

Greetings all,

They say April showers bring May flowers, so I need to keep an extra close eye on my staff to make sure they are working and not frolicking in the fields outside the Datawarfare Center. I wonder if I should tell them I just approved the Infantry Branches request to use those fields as a new mine field... nah, they'll

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps May 2012

State of the NCO Corps May 6, 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again, it is time for me to take a break from my various duties and spend some time with you from (you guessed it) the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where we are thinking about getting a pet rabbit to help eat all the new hea

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC May 2012

Greetings to all Marines

I have to open with an apology for the lateness of this report, which had been held back purposefully pending settlement of a few issues that I had wished to include specifically in this report, relating specifically to QM store items.

WEBSITE CONCERNS
Although this an area managed by In

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM April 2012

STATE OF FINCOM – April 2012

OK Marines, I'm going to keep my "talking" to a minimum this month so that I can get you all up to speed on the finances. I apologize for not posting our finances for a few months, but as you have all been aware, the latest data streams coming from the bank have been getting diverted to the Ferengi!!Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM April 2012

Greetings Marines,

This month I would like to talk about the Cadets. How many of you that are Unit OIC’s or above that have Cadets in your units have read the Cadets manual that is available on the Corps website?

Admit it…you like to get recognized for your hard work and dedication.
When you do something ni

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM April 2012

Greetings Marines!

NUMBERS:

In March, 2012, the SFMCA posted a total of 168 grades for 54 unique students. Numbers are a bit down, but there were some site issues that interfered with people taking courses. I'm pretty sure the numbers will return.

ONGOING:

I am still accepting applications

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps April 2012

State of the NCO Corps April 8, 2012

Greetings Marines!

I will start off by confessing a certain temptation to file my monthly report on April 1, and have it consist in its entirety of: “YEP, we have a bunch of ‘em and they are doing lots of stuff. “ But I shook that impulse off, and headed for in the booth in th

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC April 2012

Greetings to all marines
This last period has again been one of good activity for most of the Corps seemingly at all levels. Various brigades have been either conducting or planning Annual Musters and in my own office I have been responding to a wide and vibrant range of queries and suggestions posed that have come from all over the Corps.

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM March 2012

Greetings Marines,
I am would like to thank the 2nd and 3rd Brigades for the great Joint Summit and Joint Brigade Muster that your Brigades put on the weekend of the 15-17th of March.

It was great to meet some new friends and catch up with some old friends. I would like to congratulate the following marines on being awarded

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM March 2012

Another month, another report… Well, all is quiet here in the finance department of the STARFLEET Marine Corps, but that will change soon. We are confident that we will be able to fulfill some backlogged orders soon.

New items coming soon!! There will be some new devices ordered soon, so stay tuned to the QM for news on that.
Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM March 2012

Marines,
This report is late, again, sorry. Here we go...

Numbers
During the month of February, the SFMCA Faculty issued 176 grades to 40 unique students. March promises to be back to our standard numbers by virtue of being a longer month.

Arrivals
As previously announced, Master Gunnery Sergeant

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM March 2012

Greetings Marines,

With spring in full gear pretty soon it will be Easter and that means the members of the Datawarfare Center will be finding colored, oval shaped objects hidden on the most peculiar of places. The most notable has always been the file drawers.

Let's talk about what going on shall we.

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps March 2012

State of the NCO Corps March 11, 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again I am here in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where a full investigation revealed the hot wings sauce was NOT responsible for the damage to the kitchen (but the recipe has been changed Just In Case), and after a rec

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC March 2012

Greetings to all marines!

Without wishing to appear as if there is some sort of "fixation" to our membership, I just wish to note in my opening that the database shows an increase over that as reported last month, of an additional 20 marines - bringing current membership of the Corps to 1128.

This would certainly appea

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM February 2012

State of FINCOM – February 2012

I have nothing new to report in FINCOM. This will be a short report due to the fact that I am having trouble accessing the accounts to report on this month again. Linda, Tammy, and I are working on the problem and should have the things back up and running next month!!

We are still i

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM February 2012

Greetings Marines,
Love was in the air several weeks back... that was until I trained my Type 3 Phaser Rifle on Cupid and winged the sucker. Now things are finally getting back to normal here at the Datawarfare Center.

Let's talk about what going on shall we.
Pingdom:
The Pingdom report for December showed us wi

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM February 2012

Marines,

Things are a little crazy at the moment at TRACOM HQ so I'll be keeping this very very short.

As I announced a few minutes ago, Tiny Hollifield is in the hospital and in need of all the prayers/good wishes/etc. you can send his way. I'll be covering his duties until his return.

Shane has resolve

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps February 2012

Greetings Marines!

Once again I am here in the booth in the back in the corner in the dark of my local NCO club, where in hindsight, we are cutting the Meteorology boys a bit of slack since the weather even has groundhogs scratching their heads, and bets on the Big Game are paid off promptly and with good grace.

By no

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC February 2012

Greetings to all marines
At time of writing this I feel it important to draw attention to a few key matters.
Firstly, let's talk about the membership of the SFMC

Currently, there are 1,104 members of the Corps - being 565 Active and 539 reserves, Spread over 147 Units. This figure represents an exact total of 25% of cur

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FINCOM January 2012

Well, my first year in this position has come to a close and I hope that I am now getting used to this job. I have enjoyed serving in this capacity in the past year, and I hope that all you marines out there have had in your heart to be patient with me (I know that’s not normal Marine procedure/protocol, but indulge me anyway J!).

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of INFOCOM January 2012

Greetings Marines,

The first month of 2012 is almost over and in just about 8 weeks, winter will be over... Yeah!

Let's talk about what going on at the Datawarfare center shall we.

Pingdom:
The Pingdom report for December showed us with 3 outages and an uptime of 99.90%. The average response time

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of TRACOM January 2012

Marines,
I apologize for the tardiness of this report. Let's get straight to it.

Raw Numbers:
In December 2011, the SFMCA issued 184 grades to 56 unique students. This is a bit low, but the holidays traditionally cause a slow down at the Academy. In the first half of January, the SFMCA issued 101 grades to 37 unique stu

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of FORCECOM January 2012

Greetings from the Office of Forces Command at SFMC HQ,


First off I would like to thank Colonel Jari James my Deputy for the outstanding work she did while I was away visiting various parts for 11th Brigade, It was nice to get away, it would be been nice if the
transporters were working then the trip would down to 11th

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the NCO Corps January 2012

Greetings Marines!

As usual, I am coming to you from my reserved booth in the back in the corner in the dark of the local NCO club, where we frown on practicing PLFs (parachute landing falls) from the top of the bar (the paperwork gets filed under Training Accident and the damages come out of your own pocket) and the cook knows more

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot

State of the SFMC January 2012

Greetings to all members of the SFMC

I wish to welcome all marines to a whole New Year - a year in which we will later celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the SFMC as an organization. With this report, I wish to present a slightly different communication rather the usual "State of " report, simply because I would like us to take a quic

Posted: November 2012 SFMCNewsBot