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Gamma Fleet Charter :: Chapter Three - Fleet Staff Responsibilities

 Section 1 - Authorized Naval and Marine Ranks

Authorized ranks shall be according to current Starfleet rank structure. This structure can be found in the Gamma Fleet Database by going to either link: Naval Rank Structure or Marine Rank Structure.

 Section 2 - Commanding Officer Promotion Powers

Promotions given by a Commanding Officer shall not exceed the rank of Lt. Commander (or Major) for officers, Chief Warrant Officer for warrant officers, Senior Chief Petty Officer (or Master Gunnery Sergeant) for enlisted members. Cadet promotions shall be according to the Fleet Academy Commandant. Warrant officers or enlisted members shall get their officer commissions according to Section 3 of this chapter, enlisted personnel shall become warrant officers according to Section 4 of this chapter.

Promotions above the naval rank of Lt. Commander require the person to attend Command School and secure authorization from the Academy Commandant before a promotion is granted by the Commander in Chief. All promotions are subject to approval of the Commander in Chief, likewise, the Commander in Chief may give promotions to members and waive necessary training in emergency cases.

 Section 3 - Commissioned Officers

Any member of this fleet who has served as an enlisted member up to the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class (or Sergeant), or the as a warrant officer up to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer may become a Commissioned Officer if the following conditions and obligations exist and are meet:

  • There is need for more Commissioned Officers.
  • The candidate has completed required Academy courses.
  • The candidate has had no criminal convictions within the last 3 months.
  • The candidate secures a recommendation from his/her Commanding Officer or Division Commander and/or gets an authorization and commission from the Academy Commandant, and conformation from the Commander in Chief. Recommendations from others will also be considered.

 Section 4 - Warrant Officers

Any member who has reached the rank of Crewman (or Corporal) may apply to become a Warrant Officer. A warrant officer may act as a Assistant Department head aboard a ship or as a Marine Fighter Pilot, but may not assume command of a vessel or vessel department. The below conditions and obligations must be meet:

  • There is an opening for a Warrant Officer.
  • The candidate has completed required Academy courses.
  • The candidate has had no criminal convictions within the last 3 months.
  • The candidate secures a 'Warrant' from his/her Commanding Officer.

 Section 5 - Revocation of Commission or Warrant Status

If an officer is found guilty of any crime, his/her commission may come up for review. If this happens, his/her commission will come before a board of three members as selected by the Commander in Chief. All members shall hold a rank above that of Lt. Commander (or Major). The board will review the file of the officer and his/her convictions and decide whether to revoke or continue his status as a Commissioned Officer. If they decide to revoke the commission, the officer will have the option of leaving the fleet or continuing as an enlisted member or warrant officer as decided by the board.

If a warrant officer is found guilty of any crime, his/her warrant may come up for review. If this happens, his CO will conduct the examination with advice from his staff.

Regardless, members shall be suspended pending proceedings and decision. Any decision may be appealed to their Division Commander, Judge Advocate General, Chief of Fleet Operations, with the final say in the hands of the Commander in Chief.

 Section 6 - Demotion or Reduction in Rank

If convicted of a crime, a member may be demoted or reduced in rank on step per crime. If an officer is demoted to Ensign (or Second Lieutenant) and is again required to be demoted, he/she shall be referred to a revocation board for examination, the same process shall happen for warrant officers but in a different process, both processes shall be according to Section 5 of this chapter.

 Section 7 - Nomination for Awards

Any member of this fleet may nominate another member for an award shown on the awards page by clicking here. These nominations shall be sent to the Chief of Fleet Operations who shall make sure they are in accordance with purpose and forward them onto the Commander in Chief for issuance.

If the person being nominated for an award is the Commander in Chief, the Administration and Command staff must vote to issue it to him.

 Section 8 - Nomination for Promotion

Any member may recommend the promotion of another to a flag staff or command position. These nominations shall go to the Chief of Fleet Operations who will insure that all the requirements have been meet by the nominee. If so, the nomination will be sent to the Commander in Chief for conformation and promotion.