Starfleet Command is unique amongst Sci-Fi clubs – not only do we have an unparalleled forty-plus year history of continuous activity world wide, we were also given our start by Gene Roddenberry himself! Legend has it that Starfleet Command’s founders approached Gene with the concept of a club based on the Starfleet organisation as seen in the show and asked for his approval. Naturally, they received it – in fact, the original SFC club logo was even seen in a subtly modified form in Star Trek: The Motion Picture!
While the Star Trek franchise went from strength to strength with the jump to motion pictures and the introduction of The Next Generation, Starfleet Command also prospered and spread around the world – with the US arm becoming Quadrant One, being joined by Quadrant Two (UK and Europe) shortly afterwards and finally Quadrant Three (Singapore and Australia) completing the global organisation.
Each Quadrant is supervised by an Admiralty Board, assisted by a Command Support Staff, in support of individual Units scattered across the Quadrant. These Units are the real heart of SFC – each one based on a vessel or facility as seen in Star Trek’s many incarnations. SFC Units can be Space Stations, Ground Bases or even Shuttlecraft – but the most common Unit type remains a Starship.
Starfleet Command is a nation-wide organisation, so there may be a Unit near to you – some Units hold meetings which allow you to meet your crewmates face to face and even attend special Unit events, such as Celebrations and seasonal events – even camping trips and educational visits! And if you are unfortunate enough to live in an area which currently has no Unit, you can request assignment to our flagship Internet Unit, U.S.S. Sovereign.
When you join SFC, you will be given your choice of posting from the Active Unit Roster – any of the Units listed on the Starfleet Units page – as well as a first and second choice of Departmental Assignment. You will immediately be assigned to Starfleet Academy, enroled as a Cadet Officer to begin your studies. you will receive your Academy Assigment Notice by e-mail as soon as your mermbership is processed and then the fun Academy Core Exam will be emailed to you within forty-eight hours.
From there on – how much you get out of SFC is up to you. Answer and return your Core Exam to enter Starfleet Academy and follow the course through the Service, Branch and Graduation Examinations to be commissioned as a Starfleet Officer, or do nothing and wait for your Academy Class to graduate to be enlisted in Starfleet as a Crewman.
Just like the Starfleet you have seen in the Star Trek shows, we award rank on merit – so the member who sits back and allows SFC to run on around them is less likely to see promotion than one who joins in and takes part in events and activities. We recognise your involvement and commitment to SFC and will reward you for it – today’s Admirals and Unit Captains were once Cadets and Ensigns themselves!
However, the emphasis is on always on enjoying yourself – if you’re looking for some gold on your collar, you’ve come to the wrong place! But if you’d like to make friends with people who share a common interest and maybe take part in the world’s foremost Fan-run Star Trek Club, then we’re looking for you!
Membership is absolutely free and once your have graduated from Starfleet Academy you will receive a full membership pack along with a pdf format Graduation Certificate and Duty Orders, personalised for you and sent straight to your e-mail.