THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS HANDBOOK

THE PROUD, THE FEW THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINES

SCMC COMMANDANT WELCOME

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you into the United Federated Planets Marine Corps.

You have joined a branch of the UFP military service which is unique and very proud of it's history.  You are now a member of the few, the proud, the Starfleet Command Marine Corps.

As a Starfleet Command Marine you will receive training in all areas of military discipline, tactics and diplomatic procedures along with a chosen military occupational skill (MOS).  If you serve on a Starfleet Command Marine Corps vessel, you will receive additional training in starship operations.  You will become one of the best trained members of the UFP military service.

You may serve at a planet side base, a starbase or a patrol ship.  Each is unique in it's design and opportunities for you as a UFP Marine.  Another method of service is aboard a local UFP Starfleet Command starship, starbase or facility as a Military Police Officer with their security department.  In this way, you may take the Starfleet Command Marine Corps correspondence schools to complete and return for promotional points credit.  You serve that starship, starbase or facility as a Starfleet Command Marine Corps representative.  You show their crew how special it is to be a Starfleet Command Marine by displaying your courage, military bearing, your diplomatic skills and your willingness to be a part of their crew.

The Starfleet Command Marine Corps uniform is also unique.  It is designed to set you apart from every other member of the UFP military service.  It's traditional design and SCMC additions makes it a uniform of distinction to be worn with pride.  It's versatility and ability to be worn as either a dress uniform or a combat uniform makes it very affordable.  It's basic design and additions makes it very easily obtainable.

The contents of this basic handbook will get you started as a UFP Marine.  The rest is up to you.  You must constantly distinguish yourself as a UFP Marine.  One of the few, the proud, the Starfleet Command Marine Corps.

Mission Of The Starfleet Command Marine Corps


Mission of the Marine Corps The Marine Corps, within the Department of Starfleet Command, shall be so organized as to include not less than three combat divisions and three air wings, and such other land combat, aviation and other services as may be organic therein. The Marines Corps shall be organized, trained, and equipped to provide fleet marine forces of combined arms, together with supporting air components, for service with the fleet in the seizure or defense of advanced Starfleet Command bases and for the conduct of such land operations as may be essential to the prosecution of a Starfleet Command campaign. In addition, the Marine Corps shall provide detachments and organizations for service on armed vessels of the Starfleet Command, shall provide security detachments for the protection of Starfleet Command property at Starfleet Command stations and bases, and shall perform such other duties as the UFP President may direct. However, these additional duties may not detract from or interfere with the operations for which the Marine Corps is primarily organized. The Marine Corps shall develop, in coordination with the Starfleet Command, those phases of operations that pertain to the tactics, techniques, and equipment used by landing forces. The Marine Corps is responsible, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of peacetime components of the Marine Corps to meet the needs of war.

THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS

The Starfleet Command Marine Corps, SCMC, is the Marine Corps of the 23rd and 24th centuries which is based on the 20th century Marine Corps. This is an elite group of ground and space combat forces specially trained to defend the UFP from all types of threats to our space and falls under the direct authority of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Commandant and his/her staff.  The SCMC has it’s own rank structure and specialized job titles.

Code of Conduct of the United Federated Planets

ARTICLE I:
I am an United Federated Planets citizen, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

ARTICLE II:
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.

ARTICLE III:
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

ARTICLE IV:
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them in every way.

ARTICLE V:
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to the United Federated Planets or its allies or harmful to their cause.

ARTICLE VI:
I will never forget that I am an United Federated Planets citizen, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made the United Federated Planets free. I will trust in my God and in the United Federated Planets.

S.C. Marine Corps' Core Values

Generation after generation of U.F.P. men and women have given special meaning to the title Starfleet Command Marine. These same men and women live by a set of enduring Core Values which forms the bedrock of their character. The Core Values give Marines strength and regulate their behavior; they bond the Marine Corps into a total force that can meet any challenge.

Honor

Honor guides Marines to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior; to never lie, cheat or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; respect human dignity; and respect others. The quality of maturity, dedication, trust and dependability commit Marines to act responsibly; to be accountable for their actions; to fulfill their obligations; and to hold others accountable for their actions.

Courage

Courage is the mental, moral and physical strength ingrained in Marines. It carries them through the challenges of combat and helps them overcome fear. It is the inner strength that enables a Marine to do what is right; to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct; and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure.

Commitment

Commitment is the spirit of determination and dedication found in Marines. It leads to the highest order of discipline for individuals and units. It is the ingredient that enables 24-hour a day dedication to Corps and country. It inspires the unrelenting determination to achieve a standard of excellence in every endeavor.

STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS CHAPLAINS

For over 400 years, military chaplains have accompanied U.S. forces wherever they have served. Wherever our military is, chaplains and enlisted religious support personnel are there to help and serve military members and other authorized personnel.

Chaplains are ordained by individual religious denominations before they join the military. Once commissioned as officers), they provide religious worship services, rites, sacraments, ordinances, and ministrations to military members and their families. They state their mission is to "nurture the living, care for the sick or wounded, minister to prisoners or prisoners of war, and honor the dead."


          For many service members, chaplains are the first person they can get help from outside their chain of command. In this role, Chaplains help to resolve problems by making appropriate referrals to command channels or social service agencies. They also assist military personnel in requesting emergency leave, compassionate reassignments, and hardship discharges.

STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS INSPECTOR GENERAL

Inspectors General (IG's) are an extension of the eyes, ears, and conscience of their commanders. They are also responsible for investigating complaints that come from outside the chain of command. This provides military members, civilian members, and their dependents a channel to present complaints or get advice on a subject that might constitute a complaint.

Though recommended, an individual does not have to follow the chain of command or get the prior approval of a superior to file an IG complaint. Most of the complaints investigated by the inspectors general are from service members who think they have been wronged by their commanders or units. They also investigate allegations of discrimination against military members from organizations and businesses in the civilian communities.

Every attempt is made to resolve complaints at the lowest possible level. But, if that is not possible, the complaint can move up to the inspector general of the next highest command. Eventually, if necessary, complaints can reach the IG for an individual service or the Department of Starfleet Command IG.

STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS JAG

Judge advocates (JAGs) can offer help in legal and non-legal matters ranging from purchasing a car to renting an apartment, buying a home, paying taxes or writing a will. A "judge advocate” is an attorney who has graduated from an accredited law school, and is licensed to practice law by the highest court of a state or by a federal court. Judge advocates assigned to assist individuals with personal legal problems are known as legal assistance attorneys.

Legal assistance offices are located on almost every base, ship and installation. If you have trouble locating legal assistance, you can search these base installation guides to find contact information.
If a legal assistance attorney is unable to resolve the case or a specialized attorney is needed, the legal assistance attorney will refer you to a civilian attorney, normally through a local lawyer referral service, who can handle the case.

Legal assistance offices can help with the following:

Legal assistance attorneys hold all conversations and dealings with clients in strict confidence, as required by rules of professional responsibility.

Starfleet Command Marine Corps Awards Ribbons

Medal of Honor                                      E Ribbon

Distinguished Service Cross                 Marine Corps OCS Graduate

Legion of Merit                                        Marine Corps War College

SCMC Ribbon                                       

Bronze Star                                           

Purple Heart                                          

Meritorious Service                               

Air Medal                                               

Joint Service Commendation Ribbon   

Marine Corps Commendation              

Marine Corps Achievement Ribbon      

Prisoner of War Ribbon                                

Combat Action Ribbon                          

Good Conduct Ribbon                          

Humane Action Ribbon                         

UFP Defense Service Ribbon              

NCO Professional Development          

Presidential Unit Citation

Unit Citation                                           

Meritorious Unit Citation

 

THE UFP MARINES CREED

     I am a SCMC Marine.  I am a citizen of the UFP, a protector of the galaxy.  Because I am proud of the uniform I wear, I will always act in ways that are loyal and honorable to the SCMC and the federation that I am sworn to guard.

     I am proud of the Corps.  I will do all I can to make it the finest organization in the UFP.  I will be loyal to those under whom I serve.  I will do my fullest to carry out the orders and instructions given to and my unit.

     As a Marine, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored profession.   I am doing my part to keep alive the principles of freedom for which the UFP stands.  No matter what situation arises that I am in I will never do anything for pleasure, profit, or personnel safety, which will disgrace the uniform, the Corps, or the United Federated Planets.  I will do everything within my means, going beyond the line of duty, and giving everything I have including making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the safety of my fellow marines and the citizens of the UFP.

    I am proud of the UFP-MC and its banner.  I will try to make the citizens of the United Federated Planets proud of the Corps that I represent, because I AM A SCMC MARINE!!

SCMC CODE OF CONDUCT

1.       I am a SCMC Marine.  I serve with the forces, which guard the United Federated Planets and our way of life.  I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2.       I will never surrender of my own free will.  If in command I well never surrender my men while they have the means to resist.

3.       If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available.  I will make every effort to escape and to aid others to escape.  I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4.       If I become a prisoner, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners.  I will give no information or take part in any action, which might be harmful to my comrades.  If I am senior, I will take command.  If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

5.       When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, and service number.  I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability.  I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to the UFP, the Starfleet Command, the Corps, or their allies or harmful to their cause.

6.       I will never forget that I am a Marine, fighting to preserve our way of life.  I will be responsible for my actions and dedicated to the principles for which I have dedicated my life.  I will trust in my God, the Corps, the Starfleet Command and the United Federated Planets.

SC MARINE CORPS DUTIES

1.       To serve aboard SC-MC border patrol ships, to maintain the integrity and stability of all established UFP boarders from alien or enemy infiltration by acts of aggression or espionage through a non-routine patrol mission.

2.       To provide support to other starship’s and ship’s departments and UFP planetary facilities in emergency situations.

3.       To act as a reactionary force to repel hostile enemy attacks against UFP starships, planets, and facilities.  Also, to repel enemy forces from captured UFP starships and installations in space or planetside.

4.       To perform search and rescue missions when called upon to do so in all types of situations, to include hostage situations.

5.       To work in armories to provide special weapons maintenance, to issue and receive issued weapons, and repair weapons.

6.       To serve in the security department as a Military Police force by working within starships, starbases, embassies, and planetside installations.  This includes brig operations, arrests, prisoner processing, prisoner transport and transfers, and guard duty.  Marines are required to maintain their tactical proficiency, and readiness.

7.       To provide sentry duty at a specific area to guard and protect from unauthorized intrusion and entry.

8.       To perform embassy duty, to protect Ambassadors, embassy employees, and facilities against hostile actions and acts of terrorism.

9.       To provide body guards or escorts for visiting dignitaries.  To protect UFP officials and cargo from attack for the purpose of kidnapping, sabotage, destruction, or theft.

10.   To conduct reconnaissance, offensive and defensive operations, tactical operations behind enemy lines, and convoy escort duty.

11.   To act as a member of a boarding party as the first to board a captured or incommunicative vessel to secure it before allowing senior officers to come aboard.

12.   To accompany landing parties as a member of a security team.

13.   To perform any other duties as assigned by SCMC HQ to better serve the members of the United Federated Planets and its allies.

General Orders


General Order 1

To take charge of this post and all UFP government property in view.

General Order 2

To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

General Order 3

To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

General Order 4

To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.

General Order 5

To quit my post only when properly relieved.

General Order 6

To receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.

General Order 7

To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

General Order 8

To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

General Order 9

To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.

General Order 10

To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

General Order 11

To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

 

Marine Corps Unit Chain of Command

I'm often asked what the elements of command are for the S.C. Marine Corps. While this can change somewhat based upon the type of unit, the basic elements for the Marines are:

Division: Two or more Brigades are assigned to make up a Division.

Brigade: Two or more Regiments form a Brigade.

Regiment: Two or more battalions form a Regiment.

Battalion: Two or more companies/batteries are assigned to form a battery a battalion.

Company (or Battery): Two or more platoons can be assigned to a Company (an artillery company is called a battery). The Company/battery is the lowest level of command with a headquarters element (example, a Company Commander, or Company First Sergeant)

Platoon: Individual Marines are usually assigned to a specific platoon

Squad : Individual Marines are usually assigned to a specific squad

Fire Team : Individual Marines are usually assigned to a specific fire team

MEU: In addition to the above, there are also MEUs (Marine Expeditionary Unit). With a strength of about 2,200 personnel, the MEU is normally built around a reinforced battalion, a composite aircraft squadron, and by a MEU Service Support group. Commanded by a colonel, the MEU is employed to fulfill routine forward deployments with fleets in all areas of combat. The MEU is deployed on up to four Starfleet Command ships. The ground combat element (GCE) is the battalion landing team (BLT), an infantry battalion reinforced with artillery, light armored reconnaissance assets and other units as the mission and circumstances require. The aviation combat element (ACE) is a Marine Large Shuttle Craft Squadron augmented with four types of small shuttle craft into a composite squadron. The combat service support element is the MEU Service Support Group (MSSG) formed primarily from force service support groups assets. The MSSG contains all the logistics specialists necessary to keep the GCE, ACE and organic equipment functioning. Included within the MSSG are medical, maintenance, engineering, and other technical experts. The command element (CE) provides command and control of the other three elements. In addition to the MEU commander and his supporting staff, the CE includes specialized detachments providing a direct action capability, Starfleet Command gunfire liaison capability, reconnaissance, and surveillance and specialized communications and electronics warfare capabilities.

Marine Aviation:

The Marines structure their aviation commands a little differently. The structure for aviation commands are:

Wing : - 3+ Groups. 2 or more MAGs + MWSG, MACG.

Group: (3 or more squadrons) Includes Marine Aircraft Group (MAG), Marine Wing Support Group (MWSG), Marine Air Control Group (MACG). The MAGs are usually all large shuttle craft, The MWSG are usually all small shuttle craft

Squadron: (applied to flying & non-flying units). In aircraft squadrons, the number of aircraft varies from 4 - 24, depending on the type of squadron. Non-flying squadrons include Marine Aviation Logistics Sqns (supply), Marine Wing Support Sqns (construction), Marine Air Control Sqns (air defense), Marine Air Support Sqns (Airfield control), Marine Tactical Air Command Sqns, Marine Wing Communications Sqns, Marine Wing Headquarters Sqns (Admin).

 

Starfleet Command Marine Corps Rank Structure

Here you will find the official Marine Corps Rank Structure

Enlisted
E-1 Private (No Insignia)
E-2 Private First Class (1 Chevron)
E-3 Lance Corporal (1 Chevron w/ crossed rifles)
E-4 Corporal (2 Chevrons w/ crossed rifles)
E-5 Sergeant (3 Chevrons w/ crossed rifles)
E-6 Staff Sergeant (3 Chevrons w/ crossed rifles and 1 rocker)
E-7 Gunnery Sergeant (3 Chevrons w/ crossed rifles and 2 rockers)
E-8 First Sergeant and Master Sergeant (FS:3 Chevrons with diamond and 3 rockers; MS:Substitutes diamond for crossed rifles)
E-9 Sergeant Major and Master Gunnery Sergeant (SM:3 Chevrons with star and 4 rockers; MGS:Substitutes star for bursting bomb)
The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps has an Eagle, Globe, Anchor in the place of his star on his rank insignia.

Warrant Officers
W1-Warrant Officer 1-Gold bar with two red squares
W2-Chief Warrant Officer 2-Gold bar w/three red squares
W3-Chief Warrant Officer 3-Silver bar w/ two red squares
W4-Chief Warrant Officer 4-Silver bar w/ three red squares
W5-Chief Warrant Officer 5-Silver bar w/ red line

Warrant Officers are all prior enlisted Marines(unlike the Army which allows civilians to go directly into WO ranks). They are specialists in certain fields like infantry. They always stay in their specialty field. There are only about 2000 Warrant Officers in the Marine Corps.

Officers
O-1 2nd Lieutenant (One gold bar)
O-2 1st Lieutenant (One silver bar)
O-3 Captain (Double silver bars)
O-4 Major (Golden oak leaf)
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel (Silver oak leaf)
O-6 Colonel (Silver eagle)
O-7 Brigadier General (One silver star)
O-8 Major General (Two silver stars)
O-9 Lieutenant General (Three silver stars)
O-10 General (Four silver stars

The Commandant of the Marine Corps has five stars. The Assistant Commandant also has four stars as well. There are about  3 Four star generals in the Marine Corps at any given time.

THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS

Introduction: These regulations are designed to tell you exactly how the Starfleet Command Marine Corps uniform is to be put together and worn.  They will describe how to prepare the uniform for dress and combat wear.

COMBAT UNIFORM

1. Headgear:

A. Combat Uniform: A standard military black combat cap will be worn with the subdued rank insignia centered on the front.

2. Undershirt:

A. A black crewneck T-shirt, no writing visible, will be worn under the black uniform shirt.

3. Shirt:

A. The standard military style black jacket as the regulation Starfleet Command Marine Corps shirt, not tucked into the trousers.

3A. Uniform Shirt Attachments:

A. Combat Uniform: The Starfleet Command Marine Corps pin will be left on the collar.  The subdued rank insignia (black, green or brown) will replace the colored rank insignia.  All other pins, decorations and commendations will be removed from the shirt.  The Starfleet Command Marine Corps shoulder patch should be removed if affixed using Velcro, when available.

4. Trousers Belt:

A. Black web military belt

B. Blue web military belt

C. Green web military belt

D. Black buckle on ALL above belts.

5. Uniform Trousers:

A. The standard military style black trousers will be worn with both the dress and combat uniforms.

B. The trousers will be bloused at all times.

6. Socks:

A. Green socks should be worn if the trousers are bloused using the drawstring or trouser blousers.

B. Any color socks may be worn when the trousers are bloused inside the boot tops.

7. Boots:

A. Black leather combat boots

B. Black canvas top hot weather boots

C. Boots are to be polished and shined.

Dress uniform

1 Headgear:

A black beret will be worn with the regulation colored rank (silver or gold) worn centered on the front of the beret.

2. Undershirt:

A. A white crewneck T-shirt, no writing visible, will be worn under the dress uniform shirt.

3. Shirt:

A. The standard military style tan shirt as the regulation Starfleet Command Marine Corps shirt, tucked into the trousers. Suggested shirt is

3A. Uniform Shirt Attachments:

A. Dress Uniform: The Starfleet Command Marine Corps pin will be worn centered on the left collar.  The regulation colored (silver or gold) officer rank insignia or the regulation colored (gold) enlisted rank insignia will be worn centered on the right collar.  The Starfleet Command Marine Corps identification badge will be worn centered on the left breast pocket flap.  The Starfleet Command Marine Corps shoulder patch will be worn centered one inch below the shoulder seam on the left sleeve, when available. The Starfleet Command Marine Corps name badge will be worn centered over the right breast pocket.

4. Trousers Belt:

A. White web military belt with a gold military buckle, polished.

5. Uniform Trousers:

A. The standard military style blue trousers will be worn with the dress uniform. Suggested trousers are

6. Socks:

A. Black socks are to be worn.

7. Shoes:

A. Black leather, smooth toed shoes, shined.

Uniform Appearance:

The Uniform distinguishes the Starfleet Command Marine Corps from all other UFP military services so it must always look exceptional.

It must be clean and everything placed in its right place in accordance with these regulations.

The uniform must be in good repair with no tears or holes anywhere.  It should be properly pressed and have a very professional appearance.

The head gear should be worn appropriately at all times.

Facial and head hair should be neat in appearance too, you are the most important part of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps uniform.

Uniform Wear:

The uniform will be worn as a dress uniform to all Starfleet Command Marine Corps functions unless otherwise specified by your unit Commander.

Personal Pride:

As a member of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps you should take great personal pride in yourself for only a few can do what you do all the time, be a UFP Marine.  Your personal pride is reflected in your appearance in your uniform, your professional attitude and your military bearing.  Personal pride holds a lot of weight with the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Promotion Board.  So take the time to show your pride.

We do it right the first time!

THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS COMMAND STAFF

FADM. Hugh Brower, Commander of Starfleet Command

            As Commander of Starfleet Command, the Fleet Admiral shall be appraised of all SCMC operations via the SCMC Commandant or the Vice Commandant in the absence of the Commandant.  All command staff appointments by the Fleet Admiral shall be approved by the Fleet Admiral.

COL. Mike Ferguson, Commandant, Starfleet Command Marine Corps

            The Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps will be responsible for creating and operating the Starfleet Academy Marine Corps School.

            For detailed information concerning the Starfleet Command Marine Corps please see the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Manual.

            The rank of the Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps will be assigned by the Fleet Admiral.

            The Starfleet Command Marine Corps will set up chapters under their own authority as well as having elements of the Marine Corps aboard Starfleet Command vessels and facilities.

            Requests for Marine assistance will come through the Fleet Admiral's office except for units aboard vessels. The Commanding Officer of a vessel may use the Marine Unit aboard his vessel to augment normal crew functions as he sees fit.

            The Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps will report to the Fleet Admiral by the 25th of each month.

Vice Commandant, Starfleet Command Marine Corps

            The Vice Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps is responsible for assisting the Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps in the daily operations of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps.

            The Vice Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps

Will assume operational and limited administrative command of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps ion the absence of the Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps due to illness or vacation leave time.

            The Vice Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps position shall be appointed by the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Commandant.

            The Vice Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine corps shall report directly to the Commandant of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps on the operations of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps not later than the end of each month.

Chief of Operations, Starfleet Command Marine Corps

            The Chief of Operations, Starfleet Command Marine Corps shall serve as the reporting center for all of the Starfleet Command Marine Corps vessels and units. He shall also commission all SCMC vessels and units, with the approval of the SCMC Commandant, and shall issue said certificates of commissioning.

            This position shall be appointed by the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Commandant with approval of the Fleet Admiral.

            This Command Staff Officer shall be an administrative officer and shall be responsible to report to the Director of Operations and the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Commandant.  While the Chief of Operations, SCMC is assigned to the SCMC he is also under the direct authority of the Director of Operations, as prescribed by Starfleet Command Regulations set herein.  The Chief of Operations, SCMC shall submit a written report by the 25th of each month to the Director of Operations and the SCMC Commandant.

 

RULES GOVERNING ETIQUETTE

Since it is a fact that the officers of the United Federated Planets Starfleet Command Marine Corps have worked hard to earn their rank, as you will someday, it only stands to reason that they be accorded proper paramilitary courtesy. It is therefore requested that you address officers above you in rank by their rank, example: you are talking to Captain Scott, YOU say “Captain Scott” when addressing him. The same holds true for all ranks between those of Second Lieutenant and General.

It is proper to address a warrant officer as MISTER. When in doubt, address a warrant officer by his rank and name, that is never improper.

When an Officer or Commanding Officer of a unit enters an area, the person who notices him first will announce him. Example: The Company Commander makes an appearance in a room, the first person seeing him will announce loudly “Attention” while coming to attention as does everyone in the room unless this is a work area. If the  Commanding Officer enters the bridge and the first person seeing him announces loudly “Captain on the bridge” and everyone not busy will stand at attention until told to “carry on”.

Female officers, unless the officer in question states her preference, is to be addressed by her rank or by Mister by a person of lower rank. Officers of a higher rank may also inquire as to the female officer’s preference.

Using an officer’s first name is permissible if consented to either verbally or by implication. The use of a “nick name” is done ONLY with verbal permission of the officer.

Noncommissioned officers and enlisted members will be addressed by their ranks by those of higher rank. Example: “Corporal Russell.”  A Warrant Officer may be addressed by the term “Mister”. The crew members first name may be used by an officer above the rank of Lieutenant but otherwise would be improper.

NOTE: These rules apply only during a Starfleet Command Marine Corps function.

GENERAL REGULATIONS AND PROTOCOL

PROJECT APPROVAL:

All ship/unit members need to go through their immediate superior officer to have departmental projects approved, then their superior officer will go to the ship or unit Commanding Officer for final approval. In most cases projects are approved and upon the Marine’s supervisor’s approval some projects may already be started. The ship or unit Commanding Officer MUST always be made aware of any and all projects going on within his ship or unit.

COMMUNICATION:

All unit Officers or their assistants need to contact their unit members at least once a month between meetings or on a pre-arranged schedule.

PROJECT CHAIN OF APPROVAL:

As stated above in item 01, all ship/unit projects go through the unit Officer. Unit and ship projects need to go directly to the ship or unit Commanding Officer and the proposal author must give a written copy of the project proposal to their unit Officer for their files. This way the unit member will be sure to receive proper credit for the proposed project.

DOCUMENTATION:

Please put all ideas, comments, suggestions or complaints in writing since this insures that the proper credit will be given to the proper ship/unit member.

PROMOTIONS:

The Commanding Officer of a ship or unit may at any time promote an individual at any time regardless of regulations. Usually a “Field Promotion” of this nature is earned for highly conspicuous performance of duty. This condition is called “Command Prerogative”.

NOTE: ALL members who wish to be in the chain-of-command MUST be of legal age of accountability for their state of residence for legal reasons.

COMMENDATIONS:

Commendations are given for outstanding performance of duty above and beyond the normal call of duty. Commendations figure very highly in the promotion process. (See complete criteria in this manual)

RANKS AND RATINGS IN STARFLEET COMMAND

The primary rank structure used for the UFP Starfleet Command Marine Corps is that of the 20th century U. S. Marine Corps. This runs from Private E-1 to General.

RANK INSIGNIA:

Rank insignia for Starfleet Command Marine Corps uniforms will be the proper rank insignia for the rank held by a Starfleet Command Marine Corps member. It will be of the proper style for the uniform worn. Example: color insignia is not worn with the combat uniform.

UNIFORMS:

The uniforms to be worn are those depicted in manual. The uniform should be clean, neat in appearance, in good repair and have all of the proper markings for that specific uniform. Remember, when we appear in public in uniform the people see Starfleet Command Marines in us and we want our first impressions to be good impressions so others will be encouraged to join us and not avoid or ridicule us.

RANKS OF OTHER BRANCHES:

Starfleet Command Marines have their own rank structure while the Starfleet Command has their own rank structure. Both services will respect the ranks and officers of the other since both serve under the Starfleet Command Fleet Admiral.

MEETING CONDUCT:

Meetings are to be called to order and during the business portion of the meeting a modified version of the Robert’s Rules of Order should be followed.

Individuals will raise their hands to be addressed, upon recognition the member will identify himself by stating his rank, last name and duty position. The person being addressed is to be addressed by rank and last name, when possible.

This will allow for a more orderly meeting and should enhance the feeling of actually serving aboard a Starfleet Command Marine Corps starship or unit.

The individual member may address any other member at the meeting in the manner outlined herein.

MEETING DISCIPLINE:

Any person acting in a disruptive or insulting manner may be asked to leave by the most senior officer conducting the meeting. This holds true for ship, and unit meetings along with all other UFP sanctioned meetings and functions..

RULE MODIFICATION:

These rules may be modified within reason by the ship or unit Commanding Officer.

CHAPTER DUES:

In order for a ship or unit to operate it usually becomes necessary to collect membership dues. Monthly dues of 0.50 cents to $2.00 are not uncommon. This will facilitate projects and basic operating expenses of the ship or unit.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Ships and units are encouraged to participate in projects which demonstrate the ideals and philosophies of Star Trek. Such as, wildlife assistance or human condition betterment or medical research organizations. It is recommended that the ship or unit check into an organization they wish to assist to insure that it matches the ideals of Star Trek and the United Federated Planets.

COMPETITION AND COOPERATION:

Competition and cooperation between ships and units and any other chapter of the United Federated Planets is strongly encouraged. Repeated refusal of a Starfleet Command Marine Corps ship or unit to cooperate, respond or otherwise interact with another chapter of the UFP will be subject to review and recommendations by the Inspector General appointed by the Starfleet Command Marine Corps Commandant.

JUNIOR OFFICERS MEETINGS:

It is recommended that the Commanding Officer hold a meeting of all junior officers at least once every two (2) months, where possible.

CREW/UNIT MEMBER RANK ASSIGNMENT AND PLACEMENT:

When a member of the United Federated Planets joins Starfleet Command Marine Corps or any Starfleet Command related branch he has the option of choosing which ship or unit he wishes to serve within. All attempts will be made to fulfill this request.  However, in some cases it may not be possible to do this.

Ranks will be assigned in accordance with promotional guidelines in this manual.       

OFFICER / CREW DISCIPLINE:

Any SCMC member demonstrating activities that are deemed to be unbecoming of a member of the United Federated Planets Starfleet Command Marine Corps, depending on the severity, will receive a warning in the following manner: First offense is a verbal warning, second offense is a written warning, third offense is a Captain’s Mast and the fourth offense is a trial by courts-martial. Disciplinary action can be anything from temporary relief of duty, temporary or permanent demotion of up to two ranks and up to loss of United Federated Planets Membership Rights.

The ship or unit Commanding Officer has the final say and authority in matters of discipline within his ship or unit. He must notify the SCMC Commandant immediately of any disciplinary actions taken against a UFP Starfleet Command Marine Corps member.

ADDENDUM:

Starfleet Command Marine Corps Officer Training Program Director may at any time add or subtract or change the rules and regulations set herein.

DEFINITIONS:

1.   Temporary relief of duty means the said crew/unit member is relieved of all duties for a period of time decided upon by the Commanding Officer or the Courts-Martial Board Members. The officer’s duty performance is evaluated and monitored on a regular basis to determine if the given time period may be lessened.

2.   Temporary Demotion means said crew/unit member will be reduced in rank one grade for a period of time decided upon by the Commanding Officer or the Courts-Martial Board Members. The officer’s duty is evaluated and monitored on a regular basis to determine if the given time period may be lessened.

3.      Demotion means a permanent reduction in rank of up to no more than 2 grades. The crew/unit member can only be re-promoted through the normal procedures.

Marine's Prayer

Almighty Father , whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family. Give me the will to do the work of a Marine and to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm. Grant me the courage to be proficient in my daily performance. Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my country and the Marine Corps have entrusted to me. Make me considerate of those committed to my leadership. Help me to wear my uniform with dignity, and let it remind me daily of the traditions which I must uphold.

If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again.

Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.

AMEN.

A Rifleman's Prayer


Dear God, my Father, through Thy Son
Hear the prayer of a warrior son.
Give my eyes a vision keen
To see the thing that must be seen.
A steady hand I ask of Thee
The feel of wind on land or sea.
Let me not ever careless be
Of life or limb or liberty.
For Justice sake a quiet heart
And grace and strength to do my part.
To God and Country, Home and Corps
Let me be faithful evermore.
Amen

 

RANK COMPARISON CHART

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL CHART TO BE USED IN COMPARISON OF RANKS BETWEEN THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS AND THE STARFLEET COMMAND SECTORS.   THE STARFLEET RANKS ARE THE NEXT GENERATION/VOYAGER RANKS.

OFFICERS RANK

MARINE CORPS RANK

STARFLEET COMMAND RANK

GENERAL OF THE SCMC

FLEET ADMIRAL

GENERAL

ADMIRAL

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

VICE ADMIRAL

MAJOR GENERAL

REAR ADMIRAL

BRIGADIER GENERAL

COMMODORE

COLONEL

FLEET CAPTAIN

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

CAPTAIN

MAJOR

COMMANDER

CAPTAIN

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER

FIRST LIEUTENANT

LIEUTENANT

SECOND LIEUTENANT

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 5

ENSIGN

* CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 4

MIDSHIPMAN

** WARRANT OFFICER 3

CADET

***CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2

 

****WARRANT OFFICER 1

 

* DENOTES RANK WORN BY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

** DENOTES RANK WORN BY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

*** DENOTES RANK WORN BY HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES

**** DENOTES RANK WORN BY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN

ADULTS MAY ALSO SERVE AS WARRANT OFFICERS, IF THEY SO DESIRE

ENLISTED MEMBERS RANK

MARINE CORPS RANK

STARFLEET COMMAND RANK

SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE SCMC

MASTER WARRANT OFFICER OF STARFLEET COMMAND

MASTER GUNNERY SERGEANT 

MASTER WARRANT OFFICER

SERGEANT MAJOR

WARRANT OFFICER FIST CLASS

FIRST SERGEANT

WARRANT OFFICER

MASTER SERGEANT

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER

GUNNERY SERGEANT

PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS

STAFF SERGEANT

PETTY OFFICER

SERGEANT

CHIEF SPECIALIST

CORPORAL

SPECIALIST THIRD CLASS

LANCE CORPORAL

SPECIALIST SECOND CLASS

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

SPECIALIST

PRIVATE

RECRUIT

 

WEAPONS TYPICALLY UTILIZED BY THE STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS

 Type-II Hand Phaser

Type-II Hand Phaser

A scaled-down, more ergonomic version of the previous hand phaser.

 

TYPE-III PHASER RIFLES –A AND -B

Type-III Phaser Rifle-A

Type-III Phaser Rifle

Heavy-duty weapon, not usually carried as part of a normal starship’s manifest. Rechargeable using powerpacks

Type-III Phaser Rifle B

 

Sometimes referred to as assault rifles, the Type-IIIa and its companion the Type-IIIb utilise plasma acceleration to provide a powerful bolt of energy similar to that fired by pulse phaser cannons on the Defiant-class starship.

The beam can be configured to transport Borg nanoprobes.

TR-116 Projectile Rifle

An experimental weapon developed by Starfleet Security. It fires tritanium projectiles propelled by expanding gases from a chemical detonation. This rifle was designed for use in areas of high EM interference (whether artificial or natural) that would render phasers useless, but was dropped in favor of regenerative phasers. Access to the replicator pattern for this design is restricted to Starfleet officers.

One unique aspect of the gun is its Exographic Targeting System, a separate sighting device which communicates with the weapon. The operator wears a wire frame helmet with a monocle attached over one eye, and moves a mouse trackball (mounted on both sides of the weapon, making it ambidextrous) located on the rifle to zoom in to the target. The magazine is contained in the forward handgrip under the barrel, being removed by releasing a catch and sliding it forward.

In 2375, one of these rifles was modified on Deep Space Nine with a micro-transporter connected near the barrel exit. The rifle dematerialized the bullet after firing and rematerialized it just in front of the target, and could possibly have done it inside the victim. The person responsible, a traumatized Vulcan officer, murdered several Starfleet personnel before being wounded by another modified TR-116 and taken into custody.

It's a fair assumption that this rifle was designed with the Borg in mind, since projectiles have been proved effective against them - so far as we've seen. Plus, the stand-off capability of the modified weapon could be used to hit a drone before it is aware it is being shot at. Surely not even the Borg could anticipate being shot through a wall.

EVA Phaser Rifle

Specially designed for use with environment suits, the EVA rifle has two pistol-grips and no trigger-guard for ease of handling, as well as magnetised areas for securing in zero-gravity conditions.

Isomagnetic Disintegrator

Shoulder-mounted large-caliber energy weapon.

LASER AND SONIC WEAPONS OF GREATER DESTRUCTION

LASER MINE

 

Laser Mine - Just a slightly modified version of the Trip Mine. Laser Mines project an extremely powerful laser beam that cuts anything that passes through it. Like the Trip Mine, it creates a powerful explosion when shot.

 

The Laser Mine Detection System

The Laser Mine Detection System is a mine countermeasure that is intended to detect, classify, and localize floating or stationary laser mines that are near the area of operations. The Laser Mine Detection System is used by SCMC Battle Groups and Fire Teams. The system is portable and transferable and represents a capability that invaluable in the SCMC mine countermeasures inventory.

Sonic Grenade

 

The sonic grenade functions as a normal grenade, except instead of an explosion it emits a highly powerful sonic pulse that affects things in a huge radius.

Weapon Stats:

Weight: one half pound

Effective Range: Can be thrown 100ft. Effects a radius of 20ft.

Lead Pipe

 

A small pipe made completely of lead. It's slightly stronger than the crowbar and swings at the same speed.

 

The MicroNuke

The MicroNuke is a new weapon designed by the SCMC Weapons Development Division. To use the MicroNuke you need a key bound to "micronuke" and the software for it. After you drop a MicroNuke, you have 10 seconds to get out of range. The MicroNuke kills anything within a blast radius of 750 meters and a line of sight radius of 2000 meters. A range indicator has been added to the HUD (Heads-Up Display) as well as a danger icon which only appears when you are within the 750 meter blast radius. One of the main uses of the MicroNuke is to kill people, and to get people out of their base when they get dug in like an Alabama tick. All lasermines within 750 meters of the nuke are detonated.

The MicroNuke is delivered to the drop site by a SCMC shuttle craft. The MicroNuke is then dropped in the area of the enemy forces and is set for detonation by the SCMC shuttle crew as they depart the area. All SCMC ground forces are notified by SCMC ground command by a secure line of the deployment of the MicroNuke to insure no SCMC ground forces are within the radius of mass destruction.

How Phasers Work

All variants of the 23rd century phaser store energy in a sarium krellide cell. Sarium krellide stores a maximum of 1.3x106 megajoules per cubic centimeter. The power cell is connected in series to three control modules: the beam control assembly, the safety interlock and the subspace transceiver assembly (STA):

Energy from the power cell passes through all three modules and is then routed through shielded conduits to the prefire chamber, a sphere of gulium arkenide-reinforced LiCu 521, 1.5 cm in diameter. This energy is stored temporarily by a charge barrier, which then collapses the energy, discharging it through the LiCu (the 'emitter crystal') as a pulse of energy.

The charge barrier collapse takes an average of  0.02 picoseconds, whereupon through a 'rapid nadion' effect the LiCu emitter converts the pulse into a tuned phaser discharge. As with a ship's main phaser banks, the greater the energy in the prefire chamber, the higher the percentage of nuclear disruption. Low to moderate phaser settings are calibrated to fall short of this nuclear disruption threshold, limiting the phaser discharge to stun and thermal electromagnetic effects.

STARFLEET COMMAND MARINE CORPS DECORATIONS

WEAPONS QUALIFICATION RIBBONS

Note: This handbook was originally written by BG. Jim Snider, the previous SCMC Commandant. However, it has been updated by COL. Mike Ferguson, Acting SCMC Commandant on August 23, 2002., to better serve the new UFP Starfleet Command Marine Corps.




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