USS North Carolina Promotion System
The purpose of this system is to establish the promotion policies and procedures for all crewmembers of the USS North Carolina. As established in both 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 for the prescribed rank.
- 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.
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.
|Time in Service (3 months)||1 Point|
|Time in Service (Department Head)||2 Points|
|Personal Log (200 Words+)||.5 Points|
|Mission Post (200 Words+)||1 Point|
|First Rank Course Completed||2 Points||In your Primary Division|
|Final Rank Course Completed||2 Points||In your Primary Division|
|Any other Rank Course Completed||1 Point||May add points from other component branch academies.|
|First Technical Course Completed||2 Points||In your Department/Position|
|Final Technical Course Completed||2 Points||In your Department/Position|
|Any other Technical Course||1 Point|