SPACE STATION CENTAUR is an independent sci-fi, Star Trek themed group of fans. We are a correspondence chapter, nominally based in Shropshire, but our members come from across the country. We meet up on Facebook and at conventions etc. However, not all of our members are on Facebook so we have additional pages here.
As a couple of people have asked me about this, promotions and rank within STARFLEET are more about personal achievement than seniority. Indeed, seniority is by post rather than rank (which is why a department head could have a lower rank than other people in his her department.
Promotion is gained by participation so by posting comments, adding articles, submitting things to the Centaurian and things like that, it all goes towards your next promotion.
Having said that, there are two STARFLEET Academy exams that also carry promotion. This is because they deal with how SFI operates. They are both very useful exams: they are OTS and OCC.
Officer Training School (OTS) will allow the student to learn about the real-world of STARFLEET and prepare the individual to become a commissioned officer. It is a prerequisite for anyone becoming a Chapter Commanding Officer (CO) or Executive Officer (XO), as well as for anyone wanting to complete Officer Command College (OCC).
Completion of this course will earn you the rank of Ensign on Space Station Centaur.
Officer Command College (OCC) will expand the student's knowledge of STARFLEET as an organization, as well as strengthen their knowledge of being a commissioned officer. It is a prerequisite for anyone becoming a Chapter Commanding Officer (CO) or Executive Officer (XO), as well as for anyone wanting to complete Flag Officer School (FOS). Officer Training School (OTS) is a prerequisite for Officer Command College.
Completion of this course will earn you the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade on Space Station Centaur.