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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 - 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 it soon.



Today is the last day that I will be accepting applications for the position of DCO-Administration, so if you have had any thoughts about applying, now is the time to do it. I will be reviewing all of the applications and will announce who the new poor soul is over the coming weekend. (I am just joking about the poor soul part. I’m not that hard to work for.)



The annual TRACOM awards will be announced at the International Muster this weekend in Dallas, Texas, and I have been given very explicit instructions that I cannot spill the beans before then, so I won’t.

Let’s move on shall we?



I have noticed that some students have gone to the SFI helpdesk for issues they have had with TRACOM. Please don’t do this, as it will only delay you in getting the answers you seek. If you need help, please contact myself, or one of the DCOs, or the specific branch director, and we will do what we can to help you out.



One more word of caution that I need to discuss, and that is a bit of an issue we are having with the vanity email redirects for the various members of the TRACOM staff. Some of the redirects are not going to the proper location, and it causes a delay in the processing of requests and questions while the request is sent to the correct person. Please bear with us during this time. The appropriate people have been notified of the issue, and are working to resolve it.



In July, the SFMCA had 110 students complete exams. 28 of those exams were scored Distinction, 32 Honors, and 50 Pass.



That is what I have for you this month. See you next month!



TJL

Posted: August 2013 SFMCNewsBot