USS North Carolina Promotion System
The purpose of this system is to establish the promotion policies and procedures for all crewmembers, STAR-FLEET Marines and STARFLEET Special Operations (MACO, RANGERS, SEALS, RECON and INTEL) of the USS North Carolina. As established in both the STARFLEET Constitution and the USS NORTH CAROLINA Constitution, the Commanding Officer has the authority to promote any of his/her crew up to the rank of Commander. While the Commanding Officer has the authority to promote any of his/her crew as he pleases, The USS NORTH CAROLINA uses three ways of promoting a crewmember. They are; The Promotion Point System, Promotion Review Board, and then the Commanders Promotion. The Promotion Point System is the PRIMARY procedure for promotion and requires the following:
- Completing the minimum time requirement of six months minimum since last promotion.
- Earning the required number of promotion points for the prescribed rank.
- Only personnel who are maintaining membership requirements will be eligible for promotion.
The USS NORTH CAROLINA uses two rank styles which include the PIP Ranks as seen in Star Trek: Voyager and that of the STARFLEET Marine Corps.
In the SFMC use a rank structure very similar to the 20th century United States Marine Corps and United States Army. This is done for two important reasons. First, it allows us to use some commercially available rank insignia with only slight modifications necessary to make it distinctly ours. Second, it is easily understood by anyone with even a little military experience. Our system also nicely correlates with the system already used by SFI and the SFMC.
The USS NORTH CAROLINA groups its ranks into categories. These are: Cadet Ranks, Crewman Ranks, Enlisted Ranks, Warrant Officer Ranks, Officer Ranks, and Flag Officer Ranks. Each are described below in further detail.
Acting Cadet Rank
Acting Cadet Rank is designed for the junior members of the chapter, starting at birth thru the 8th grade. This ranks is automatic at time of qualification for that rank.
Cadet Ranks are designed for the adolescent members from the High School level of 9th Grade thru 12th Grade. These ranks are automatic at time of qualification for that rank. The ranks and requirements are as follows:
|Naval Ranks:||Marine Ranks:||Requirements:|
|Cadet 4th Class||Recruit 4th Class||Freshman (9th Grade)|
|Cadet 3rd Class||Recruit 3rd Class||Sophomore (10th Grade)|
|Cadet 2nd Class||Recruit 2nd Class||Junior (11th Grade)|
|Cadet 1st Class||Recruit 1st Class||Senior (12th Grade)|
ADULT RANK SYSTEM
Adult members have three basic forms of rank: Enlisted, Warrant Officer, and Officer.
The enlisted ranks are separated into grades E1 through E9.
Below we will discuss each separately because the Marines and MACOs have different training requirements compared to the Fleet Enlisted as required by the USS NORTH CAROLINA.
The Enlisted Ranks are designed for the crewmembers starting at the age of 18. These ranks are awarded by using the promotion point system. The ranks and requirements are as follows:
|Crewman Recruit||Initial enlistment and at least 18 years of age|
|Crewman Apprentice||Earn 60 promotion points|
|Crewman||Earn 60 promotion points|
|Petty Officer 3rd Class||Earn 60 promotion points|
|Petty Officer 2nd Class||Earn 60 promotion points|
|Petty Officer 1st Class||Earn 75 promotion points|
|Chief Petty Officer||Earn 80 promotion points|
|Senior Chief Petty Officer||Earn 90 promotion points|
|Master Chief Petty Officer||Earn 100 promotion points|
|Private Recruit||Initial enlistment and at least 18 years of age|
|Private||Earn 60 promotion points, must have PD-100 Completed|
|Private First Class||Earn 60 promotion points, must have PD-105 and PD-110 Completed|
|Lance Corporal||Earn 75 promotion points, must be MOS Qualified|
|Corporal||Earn 80 promotion points, must complete NCO-100|
|Sergeant||Earn 90 promotion points, must complete NCO-201|
|Staff Sergeant||Earn 100 promotion points, must complete all NCO below 301|
|Gunnery Sergeant||Earn 200 promotion points, must complete NCO-301|
|Master Sergeant||Earn 200 promotion points, must complete LD-100, and PD-201|
|First Sergeant||Lateral promotion, must be holding a First Sergeant Position|
|Sergeant Major||Earn 300 promotion points, must complete LD-201|
The Warrant Officers serve in those fields and billets that are too specialized in scope for unrestricted officers and billets that require a grade above staff noncommissioned officers. Warrant officers are, in essence, the technical specialists and serve to fill in holes that would normally require an officer to cover, thus freeing the officer for more essential tasks.
Warrant Officers are considered enlisted personnel for purposes of annual awards and promotions. The Warrant Officer grades are as follows:
|Warrant Officer (WO)||Appointed, must have held the minimum rank of Sergeant|
|Chief Warrant Officer Two (CWO-2)||Earn 150 promotion points|
|Chief Warrant Officer Three (CWO-3)||Earn 250 promotion points|
|Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO-4)||Earn 250 promotion points|
|Chief Warrant Officer Five (CWO-5)||Earn 350 promotion points|
|Warrant Officer (WO)||Appointed, must have held the minimum rank of Sergeant|
|Chief Warrant Officer Two (CWO-2)||Earn 150 promotion points, complete all NCO below 301|
|Chief Warrant Officer Three (CWO-3)||Earn 250 promotion points, complete NCO-301|
|Chief Warrant Officer Four (CWO-4)||Earn 250 promotion points, complete LD-100, and PD-201|
|Chief Warrant Officer Five (CWO-5)||Earn 350 promotion points, complete LD-201|
It is intended that those selected for Warrant Officer demonstrate advanced knowledge of the SFMC/MACO, and leadership abilities in their chosen career field.
In a similar fashion, the officer ranks are separated into 11 grades (O1 to O11).
|Ensign||Completion of SFA OTS|
|Lieutenant Junior Grade||Earn 150 promotion points|
|Lieutenant||Earn 175 promotion points|
|Lieutenant Commander||Earn 200 promotion points, a Promotion Review Board and OCC|
|Commander||Earn 250 promotion points, a Promotion Review Board and OCC|
|Second Lieutenant||Completion of OTS (SFA), OD-100, PD-100, and PD-120|
|First Lieutenant||Earn 150 promotion points, OD-151, PD-130 and PD-135|
|Captain||Earn 175 promotion points and OD-161, and OD-171|
|Major||Earn 200 promotion points, SFA OCC, OD-201 and any OD-211 to OD-251|
|Lieutenant Colonel||Earn 250 promotion points, PD-220|
The Flag Officer ranks are promotions of Captain and higher and are awarded by the Regional Coordinator or the STARFLEET Executive Committee. The Ranks are as follows:
|Fleet Captain/Brigadier||Awarded by the Executive Committee|
|Commodore/Brigadier General||Awarded by the Executive Committee|
|Rear Admiral/Major General||Awarded by the Executive Committee|
|Vice Admiral/Lieutenant General||Awarded by the Executive Committee|
|Admiral/General||Awarded by the Executive Committee|
|Fleet Admiral||Elected by the general membership of STARFLEET|
Promotion Point System
This system is used as the primary form for promotions. Many of the promotions require points to become eligible for that particular promotion. When a member feels they are qualified for that promotion to the next rank, they will see their Department Chief to file the proper promotion recommendation form. When calculating your promotion points, the required points needed for promotion must be used within at least 5 of the categories.
As authorized by both the STARFLEET Constitution and the USS NORTH CAROLINA Constitution, the Commanding Officer reserves the right to promote any crewmember of the USS NORTH CAROLINA. While this is reserved by the Commanding Officer, each promotion will be handled on a case by case situation.
Promotions Due to Appointments
Any crewmember who is promoted to a Command Staff Position or to a position in which a promotion is required, the crewmember must meet ALL the qualifications for that position with the prescribed time allowed and hold that position for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. If any of the above situations are not met, then the crewmember will revert back to their original rank prior to the appointment. If another promotion had taken place after the appointment, then the crewmember will revert back to their original rank and then be promoted to the next higher prescribed rank.
Rank Assessments Due To Transfers
The policy of the USS NORTH CAROLINA is to accept any rank that a member may have within STARFLEET upon transfer to the USS NORTH CAROLINA. If the new member is transferring from another organization into STARFLEET and holds the rank under Captain, then the individuals rank will be recognized.
The following is the chart of how much points are awarded for each category.
|Recruiting a new member||5||Per recruit-Must join SFI|
|Recruiting a new member||10||Per recruit-Must join SFI and SFMC|
|STARFLEET Academy Course||10||Per completed course|
|STARFLEET Marine Academy Course||10||Per completed course|
|STARFLEET Academy Commendation||5||Per commendation|
|STARFLEET Marine Academy Commendation||5||Per commendation|