The MACO General Staff exist to help the commander make and implement decisions. No command decision is more important, or more difficult to make, than that which risks the lives of Special Warfare Operators/Officers to impose the Federation’s will over a resisting enemy. Staff organizations and procedures are structured to meet the commander’s critical information requirements.
The Headquarters Staff is the decision-making body of the MACOCOM and is made up of the top Special Warfare Operators/Officers with in MACO.
The Task Force 31 MACO Command Staff General Staff is comprised of nine (9) individuals who are charged with conducting the day-to-day business of the Task Force 31 MACO. Their duties include setting policy, awards, recruiting, equipping, training, maintenance, support, readiness, deployment, and education of Task Force 31 MACO Special Warfare Operators/Officers.
All members of the MACO General Staff serve at the pleasure of the MACO Commander, with the exception of the MACO Commander who serves at the pleasure of the Task Force 31 Commander. Any member of the MACO General Staff may be removed from their position at any time for any reason.
Currently the MACO General Staff is comprised of the MACO Commander (MACOCO), MACO Deputy Commander (MACODCO), MACO Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO/MACO), MACO G-1 (MACOG1), MACO G-2 (MACOG2), MACO G-3 (MACOG3), MACO G-4 (MACOG4), MACO G-5 (MACOG5), MACO G-6 (MACOG6), and the MACO G-7 (MACOG7). Please note that Deputy General Staff Officers (DGS) and any departmental staff are not considered to be part of the General Staff.
*Note: The MCPO/MACO is an advisory position on the General Staff and does not vote on matters that are presented to the General Staff for consideration.
Members of the MACO General Staff are appointed to their positions for a three (3) year term by the MACO Commander, with exception of the MACO Commander who is appointed to a three (3) year term by the Task Force 31 Commander.
Members of the General Staff can be any current TF31 MACO Special Warfare Officer (with the exception of the MACO MCPO) who meets the following prerequisites:
- Must be a TF31 MACO in good standing.
- Can not be affiliated with the STARFLEET MACO program.
- Must have completed the minimum training grade of MACO Grade 7.
Any additional qualifications to be a member of the MACO General Staff are laid out below in the specifics of each MACO General Staff position.
Most members that are called upon to serve on the MACO General Staff are considered career STARFLEET members, who have on average many years of service completed already and have served in various positions within STARFLEET or the Task Force 31/Task Force 31 MACO.
Each member of the MACO General Staff is assigned to a specific position that has unique duties assigned to it. Below is a listing of those duties assigned to various members of the MACO General Staff. Please note that the duties listed can change at any time.