Ranks & Promotions


The most important thing to remember about STARFLEET rank is that it holds NO VALUE outside of STARFLEET. All ranks within STARFLEET are bestowed as a testament to a job well done. When you earn a promotion on the Katherine Johnson, you have the right to be proud of your accomplishments, but please don't use your rank inappropriately. Everyone on the Katherine Johnson serves as a team, and no one person is superior to another.

Non-Commissioned Ranks - STARFLEET

             STARFLEET / STARFLEET Marine Corps (SFMC) / KJ Points Needed

  • Crewman Recruit (CRR) / Private (PVT) / 0 pts.  
  • Crewman Apprentice (CRA) / Private First Class (PFC) / 25 pts.  
  • Crewman (CRM) / Lance Corporal (LCPL) / 50 pts.  
  • Petty Officer Third Class (PO3) / Corporal (CPL) / 75 pts.  
  • Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) / Sergeant (SGT) / 100 pts.  
  • Petty Officer First Class (PO1) / Staff Sergeant (SSGT) / 150 pts.  
  • Chief Petty Officer (CPO) / First Sergeant (1SGT) / 200 pts.  
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) / Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGSGT) / 400 pts.  
  • Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) / Sergeant Major (SGM) / 800 pts.  

Commissioned Ranks - STARFLEET

             STARFLEET / STARFLEET Marine Corps (SFMC) / KJ Points Needed

  • Ensign / 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) / Complete OTS
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) / 1st Lieutenant (1LT) / 200 pts
  • Lieutenant (LT) / Captain (CAPT) / 300 pts.
  • Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) / Major (MAJ) / 500 pts
  • Commander (CMDR) / Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) / 700 pts

Promotion Points

The USS Katherine Johnson operates on a point system, accumulating points as you participate in activities. Most events and activities you participate in are worth a pre-set amount of points, and after gaining enough points, you are eligible for a promotion. Keeping track of promotion points is the responsibility of each individual member! 

The list below is only a partial listing of the activities for which you may earn points. If you have an idea for another category for promotion points, please discuss it with the Command Staff. In some cases, points may be awarded by Department Chiefs or by the Command Staff for exemplary service above and beyond the call of duty. These point categories may be changed at the discretion of the crew during the yearly review of the chapter's bylaws. See section 8.0 of this handbook for more information.

Category / Activity / Points

  • Renew STARFLEET membership / 10 pts. per year

  • Successfully pass OTS or OCC / 15 pts. per passing exam

  • Successfully pass FOS 101 / 15 pts.

  • Successfully complete Bridge Officer Certification Program w/concentration in your field / 15 pts. 

  • Successfully pass a STARFLEET academy course / 5 pts. per exam with a PASS [+1 point for passing with HONORS / +2 points for passing with DISTINCTION]

  • Plan a chapter or department project or event / 15-25 pts. Command staff will determine amount depending on amount of work.

  • Work on a chapter or department project or event (not organizer - a volunteer) / 10 pts.

  • Attend a chapter event / 10 pts. 

  • Attend an event hosted by another STARFLEET chapter or fan group / 10 pts.

  • Attend a convention / 10 pts. 

  • Leave recruiting flyers at a convention / 5 pts. 

  • Volunteer at a convention / 10 pts. per hour

  • Organize a recruiting table at a convention / 10 pts.  

  • Work a STARFLEET recruiting table at a convention / 10 pts. per hour 

  • Leave recruiting flyers at games shops, community bulletin boards, etc. / 5 pts. 

  • Recruit a new STARFLEET member / 5 pts. per member [members on family memberships may be counted separately if they are old enough to participate in chapter activities] 

  • Contribute to the STARFLEET CQ, or R7 websites or newsletters / 10 pts. per item

  • Contribute to a fanzine, professional fandom publication, newspaper, etc. / 10 pts. per item 

  • Donate to a Ship charity, another Ship's chapter charity, or a STARFLEET charity project / 10% of the total cash value of the donation, max 50 points (for a $500 donation) 

  • Enlist a pet in PETFLEET / 10 pts. per pet