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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 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 his day to day life, and in order to devote the time required to them he has decided to step away from his duties at TRACOM.
We wish him all the best, and hope to see him around the water cooler again someday.

With that, the position of DCO-Admin is open for applications. I will be taking applications until March 5th.

Also, the position of Sergeant Major is still open for applications.
This position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate applies.

Here are the requirements for SGM TRACOM:

1. All TRACOM Staff members must have completed PD-10 (Marine Basic Training), PD-20 and OTS; 2. Must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET; 3. Be at least 18 years of age; 4. Branch Directors must have completed every course offered by their Branch up to and including the –30/-301 level coursework (Bachelor’s of Military Science); 5. If a staff member is appointed to a position within TRACOM, and that person has not completed the requirements for the position, he/she shall have 60 days to complete the requirements or be asked to resign the position; 6. All candidates should review the TRACOM Policies and Procedures Manual paying close attention to the duties outlined in sections 3.01, 3.02, 3.04 Doctrine Section sub-section Branch Directors, and section
3.05 IN FULL. Please send your ‘Fleet resume, a letter of intent, and why you feel you would make a valuable addition to the Training and Doctrine Command Staff to me at tjlittou@cox.net.
7. This billet must be filled by a Non-Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer.

Here are the requirements for Assistants to the DCO-Administration:

1. All TRACOM Staff members must have completed PD-10 (Marine Basic Training), PD-20 and OTS; 2. Must be a member in good standing of STARFLEET; 3. Be at least 18 years of age; 4. Branch Directors must have completed every course offered by their Branch up to and including the –30/-301 level coursework (Bachelor’s of Military Science); 5. If a staff member is appointed to a position within TRACOM, and that person has not completed the requirements for the position, he/she shall have 60 days to complete the requirements or be asked to resign the position; 6. All candidates should review the TRACOM Policies and Procedures Manual paying close attention to the duties outlined in sections 3.01, 3.02, 3.04 Doctrine Section sub-section Branch Directors, and section
3.05 IN FULL. Please send your ‘Fleet resume, a letter of intent, and why you feel you would make a valuable addition to the Training and Doctrine Command Staff to me at tjlittou@cox.net.

The next item of business concerns SFMCA Certificates. Due to some recent changes, the ADC Officer, Shane Russell does not have full access to all of the student's information. This is being worked on, but until it is fixed, if you have completed a course, but have not received your certificate in 7 days, please send Shane a message to adc@sfmca.sfi-sfmc.org with a copy of your graduation email from the SFI database. This will help speed things along.

Also in the ADC realm, the -301 level certificates are being reworked, and will include verbiage attesting to the fact that the student holds a Bachelors of Military Science in the branch studied. While completion of a -301 course has always carried with it the awarding of a BMS, the certificates will now attest to that.

As always, If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Wait, no, strike that. If you have an issue with any aspect of TRACOM, please let me know. I will be happy to help!

TJL
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*Major General Travis Littou*
COTRACOM
SFMCA Team Delta
tjlittou@cox.net
tracom@sfi-sfmc.org

Posted: February 2014 SFMCNewsBot