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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.

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 out after all.

With the beginning of the New Year we will have a new Starfleet administration take office. We will also see some of our fellow Marines moving on to other things. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the outgoing administration for their service to STARFLEET. As previously announced most of the current General Staff will remain at our posts and I look forward to continuing my service to the Corps. For those that are standing down and especially Commandant Major General Bruce O'Brien, I want to say thank you for your outstanding service.

I'm working with the new STARFLEET administration and INFOCOM will be picking up our project list in January, I will cover the list of projects in the January 2014 report.

Please keep those who remain out there carrying a rifle and standing a post in your thoughts. We can't thank them enough for their sacrifices. Being a veteran myself and spending many holidays away from home, I know how difficult it can be on the families.

I hope everyone has a happy, safe and prosperous new year.

In closing here are the pingdom stats for November and December.

Uptime: 99.58%
Outages: 4
Downtime: 1hr 45 min
Response time: 574 ms

Uptime: 99.66%
Outages: 6
Downtime: 2hr 30 min
Response time: 535 ms

Thank you,

BGEN Mark "Slayer" Anderson
Commanding Officer, Information Command (COINFOCOM) STARFLEET Marine Corps

Posted: December 2013 SFMCNewsBot