Awards & Promotions

The mission of the Regional Recognition Office is to promote member engagement and retention by celebrating core Star Trek values such as service, exploration, mutual understanding, and personal improvement. The Regional Recognition Officer (RRO) oversees the Regional Awards Program and assists the Regional Coordinator in identifying members who should be nominated for Flag Rank promotions.

Awards Program:

Region Eight members who are also STARFLEET members in good standing are eligible for recognition.

  • There are 18 awards, which can be organized into six dimensions:

    • service to humanity (blue)

    • physical well being (goldenrod)

    • education (orange)

    • service to the region (green)

    • faithful performance of duties (red)

    • special commendations (black)

  • Members may self-nominate or be nominated by any other STARFLEET member.

  • Please see the Awards Handbook for complete criteria. Then use the links below to start an application.


Application Process:

The 2020 nomination period has closed. Please check back in early February 2021 for a new set of nomination forms. In the mean time you may email the RRO for more information.

Rank Promotions:

As a part of STARFLEET, promotions in Region Eight are governed by the member handbook (see p. 13) and policies adopted by the current Executive Committee / Admiralty Board.

  • Promotions up to the rank of O-5 (Commander / Lieutenant Colonel) are issued by the Commanding Officer of a Chapter. Check with your CO for their policies and expectations. (If you are not part of a chapter, please email the Regional Recognition Officer or the Regional Coordinator.)

  • Promotion to the rank of O-6 (Captain / Colonel) is usually issued by the Regional Coordinator. Check with your CO when you are approaching this benchmark or reach out to the Regional Recognition Officer and s/he can guide you on the next steps.

  • Promotions to the rank of O-7 (Fleet Captain / Brigadier) and above can only be issued by the Executive Committee of STARFLEET, after the member has been nominated and met certain requirements. We have created this document to clarify the Region Eight policies regarding nominations for Flag Rank promotions.

Please contact the Regional Recognition Officer (Captain Rachel Martin, for more information.