MACO Group Reporting

MACO Special Warfare Group Commanders report every month to the Task Force 31 MACO G-3 (Operations).  Other members of the Task Force 31 General Staff will also receive copies of the report for information purposes such as the MACO G-1 looks at strength reporting, awards information etc.

In the situation where  MACO Group Commanders are not being utilized, the reporting chain will be the MACO Operational Detachment reports to the MACO Company, MACO Company reports to the MACO G-3 (Operations).

The deadline for your MACO Group report is the eighth day each month. January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Only twelve reports a year.

There’s a lot more to reporting than just collecting and forwarding other peoples’ reports. As a matter of fact, this is not the proper procedure for any position within the reporting Chain of Command (CoC). Each position of the reporting CoC above the MACO Company is primarily utilized to assist the next position in dealing with processing the information from the MACO Company reports.

The MACO Group Commander is responsible for reporting the strength of the MACO Group to the MACO G-3 (Operations) along with activities, promotions, awards, etc. This information essentially comes from the MACO Company reports. The MACO Group Commanders has the prerogative to populate the MACO Group level positions to help in that job or to collect all the MACO Company reports personally. Assuming that a MACO Group has five MACO Battalions and each of them had 10 MACO Companies, the MACO Group Commander would have to collect fifty (50) MACO Company reports, it would be a little overwhelming for the MACO Group Commander to process all these reports alone. So, they employ MACO Battalion Commanders. The proper procedure for the MACO Group Commander to report this information to the MACO G-3 (Operations) is by compiling all the information from the MACO Battalion reports into one report. If the MACO Group Commander simply forwards the individual reports to the MACO G-3 (Operations), then there is no use in having anyone in the MACO Group Commander position.

The one thing to remember in all this is that the MACO Company (MCO) information is what is important. This is what should be reported first and foremost. What the MACO Group Commander is looking for in the report from the MACO Battalion Commanders is what MCOs are within the MACO Battalion (MBN) and all their information. At the beginning of the report is the area for listing what MACO Group (MGRP) is reporting and their contact information. After that will be the active MBNs and their contact information. After that, all the MACO Group Commander is concerned with is the MCOs. The MACO group Commander already knows what MBN the MCO is in from the report and their MBN assignment will be stated in the individual MCOs information.

Example: So if the MGRP has five MBNs with three MCOs each this is how the information will come to the MGRP in the MBN reports:

1 MBN        2 MBN        3 MBN        4 MBN         5 MBN
MCO          MCO           MCO           MCO           MCO

MCO-101   MCO-323   MCO-423   MCO-254   No MCO Assigned

MCO-222   MCO-491   MCO-031  MCO-511

MCO-002   MCO-688   MCO-921  MCO-119

The MACO Group Commander should send this information on to the MACO G-3 (Operations) like this:

1 MBN
MCO
MCO-101
MCO-222
MCO-002

2 MBN
MCO
MCO-323
MCO-491
MCO-688

3 MBN
MCO
MCO-423
MCO-031
MCO-921

4 MBN
MCO
MCO-254
MCO-511
MCO-119

5 MBN
No MCOs assigned

You can see this information is separated into MBNs. It is reporting the MBN and individual MCO information. All sections of the report should be compiled in this manner.

MGRP reporting information is below:

Reporting: (Who is submitting the report)
Reporting E-mail: (E-mail address of person filing the report)
Report Date: (Month and Year Reporting)

MACO Group Numerical Designation: (Example: 31)

MACO Group Commander: (Rank and Name)
MACO Group Commander E-mail:
MACO Group Deputy Commander : (Rank and Name)
MACO Group Deputy Commander E-mail:

The next section of the report is the MGRP Data. In this area the MACO Group Commander will list the reporting status of all MCOs by MBN in the MACO Group. MCOs will be grouped by MBN and SOU Designation sequence. The formatting is as follows:

MACO Battalion numerical designation #
MCO number, MCO name, MCO motto

If the MCO reported on time, you just make the entry in the above format. If the MCO report was “Late” or “FTR”, make a note of it after the MCO motto. Example:

MBN 1
MCO-101, 101st MACO Company “White Griffins”, “Tip of the Spear” -Late

SOU-122, 122nd MACO Company “Death Angels”, “Second to None”

MCO-002, 2nd MACO Company “Death Heads”, “Lead from the Front” -FTR

The MBN # is only listed once at the beginning of the MCO listings.

The next section of the report is “MCOs NOT reporting:” Each MCO that was identified as FTR will be listed in this section. The information needed is the standard MCO information as used above. Then the Name of the MCO Commander and email address.

The formatting will be:

MOUs NOT reporting:

MBN 1
MCO-002, 2nd MACO Company, “Dead Heads”, “Lead from the Front”
MCO Commander Name
MCO Commander E-mail Address

MGRP Strength – Provide the number of MACO Special Warfare Operators/Officers assigned to MCOs within the MGRP, the number of unassigned MACO Special Warfare Operators/Officer in the MGRP and the number of active MCOs in the MGRP. The following format must be followed:

144 assigned/ 2 unassigned, 146 MACO Special Warfare Operators/Officers total, 12 MCOs

The next section is the MCO Rosters. The Operators/Officers are grouped by MBN, then MCO. The following format will be used:

MBN #
MCO Numerical Designation, MCO Name, MCO Motto
Name:
SCC#:
Rank:
SFI Exp Date:

Name:
SCC#:
Rank:
SFI Exp Date:

The MCO info is only listed once with the beginning of the particular MCO. The labels (Name:, SCC#: Rank: and SFI Exp Date:) for each line must be present.

Remember that an Operator/Officer must be a member assigned to a chapter of Task Force 31, which these chapters are also chapters of STARFLEET The International Star Trek Fan Association. If a chapter or a MCO allows for non-STARFLEET members, that is the chapters right, but Task Force 31 and Task Force 31 MACOs do not recognize them as members of Task Force 31 and therefore they can not be members of Task Force 31 MACOs.

This section of your report is very important. It is the PERSONNEL DATA section. From the roster we determine how many Operators/Officers we actually have. Some awards, such as the MACO Good Conduct can be determined by an Operative’s name appearing on 12 consecutive reports. The roster is extremely important and MUST contain the following information on every Operator/Officer within the MGRP.

All Operators/Officers MUST be members in good standing with TASK FORCE 31. We are TASK FORCE 31 members first, Operators/Officers second. If a STARFLEET membership is expired the name and information belongs in the “Lossed” list, if the member does not plan on renewing, or has not renewed at the time of your report.

As the MACO Group Commander it is your responsibility to check your roster for accuracy. This can be done through two sources, the chapter CO can verify information from the STARFLEET database or the MACO Company Commander can request updated rosters from the Task Force 31 MACO G-1 (Personnel) which maintains the MACO personnel database. Keep a master copy of your roster with all the information and before each report check expiring members to be sure they have renewed.

“Changes to roster” is the next section in reporting. List each change of personnel that took place during the reporting period. List Gains first and then Losses. Use the following format:

Gains:

MACO Group
MACO BN
MCO Designation, MCO Name, MCO Motto
Name
SCC#:
Rank:
SFI Exp Date:
Reason: (State why they are a gain, such “Recruited”, “Transferred in from another MCO” and SFI Membership Renewed” If recruited, place in parenthesis who recruited them).

Losses:

MACO Group
MACO BN
MCO Designation, MCO Name, MCO Motto
Name
SCC#:
Rank:
SFI Exp Date:
Reason: (State why they are a loss, such “Discharged”, “Transferred to another MCO” and “SFI Membership Exp”.

As mentioned above, if the MCOI has more than 1 gain or loss, the MBN or MCO info only needs to be listed with the first Operator/Officer. The same goes with the MGRP label.

The next section is “MACO Company Activated:” List all new MCO’s activated in your MGRP for the reporting period. Use the following format:

MACO Company Activated:

MGRP
MBN
MCO Designation, MCO Name, MCO Motto
MCO Commander Name
MCO Commander Email:

If no new MCO’s during the reporting period, the format should be as follows:

MACO Company Activated:
None

The next section is “MACO Company Deactivated:” List all MCOs deactivated in your MGRP for the reporting period. Use the following format:

MACO Company Deactivated:

MGRP
MBN
MCO Designation, MCO Name, MCO Motto
MCO Commander Name:
MCO Commander Email:
Reason: (Example could be “FTR”, “MCO Commander requested” or “Chapter CO requested”

If no MCOs deactivated during the reporting period, the format should be as follows:

MACO Company Deactivated:
None

The next section is “Awards Issued:” In this section, first list the name of the Award that was issues, next is the MCO Designation, MCO Name and then MCO motto, next would be the Name of the person the award was issued to, then rank and then SCC#. Only awards that are awarded by the Task Force 31 MACO Commander and/or listed in the MACO Awards Manual will be listed. Exceptions are awards issued by their chapter, Task Force 31, SFA or the SFI Awards Director can also be listed. Use the following format:

Awards Issued:

MACO Good Conduct Award-3 yr
MCO-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
Name: Danial K. Williams
Rank: Ensign
SCC: 12345

If no awards were issued during the reporting period, the format would be”

Awards Issued:
None

The next section is “Awards Requested:” In this section, first list the name of the Award that was requested, next is the MCO Designation, MCO Name and then MCO motto, next would be the Name of the person the award was recommended for, then rank then SCC#, then summarize why the awarded was requested and finally the date the award was earned. Use the following format:

Awards Requested:

MCO-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
Major Hayes Award-MACO
NAME:
SCC:
Rank:
Reason:
Date earned:

If no awards were requested during the reporting period, the format would be”

Awards Requested:
None

*Note: See the Task Force 31 MACO Awards Manual for more information pertaining to MACO Awards.

The next section is “Activities:” This is a list or detailed description of activities since the last report. What did the MCOs in your MGRP do as a MGRP?, As a MBN?, As a MCO? and As individuals? What community service project are you involved in? What conventions, musters, meetings, etc. did the MCO members attend or otherwise participate in? This is another opportunity to get recognition for your Operators/Officers. Let us know what is happening. Many of the annual awards are based on information obtained from your reports.

It is not necessary for MCOs to report their plans for the next reporting period or the list of courses that the Operators/Officers have taken. You can however list the number of courses from each academy. (Example: Ens John Doe completed 12 SFA courses and 4 SFMCA courses.) Use the following format:

MACO Group Activities:

MGRP
MBN
MCO-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
(Enter MCO activities from the MCO report)

If no activities is reported in the MCO report, use the following format:

MACO Group Activities:

MGRP
MBN
MCO-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
No activities report

The final section of the report is one of the most important though rarely used. Problems, Comments, and Suggestions- We can’t fix it if we don’t know it is broken. Please be sure to pass along items that fall in this category whether they are from yourself or an Operator/Officer in your MCO.

If you had a problem in the MGRP and have solved it, explain the problem and the solution. Someone else in MACO could have the same problem and not know what to do. Individual Operators/Officers sometimes have very good suggestions on how we can streamline and advance. Make sure to send this information up the chain and always give credit where it is due. Use the following format:

Problems, Comments, and Suggestions:

MGRP
MBN
SOU-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
(Describe the issue and what course of Actions did the MCO take to have the issued resolved)

If the MCO had nothing to report for Problems, Comments, and Suggestions, use the following format:

Problems, Comments, and Suggestions:

MGRP
MBN
MCO-230, 230th MACO Company, “Strike Eagles”. “Death from above”
None

The MACO Group Commander is responsible for reporting the compiled information from the MCO reports by the due date and no later. The Task Force MACO G-3, (Operations) has the option for replacing any MACO Group Commander who fails to report or is consistently late in reporting.

In the case of a vacancy of a MACO Group Commander, the Task Force MACO G-3 (Operations) has the option to accept applications for the position or to fill the position without applications, should this course of action be determined best for the MGRP at the time. It is strongly suggested that MGRP and MBN Commander positions be held by persons who are members of the MCO/MBN/MGRP in question. The reason for this is that a person who is and has been a member of the affected area should have a better understanding of the particulars of that area. If there is no qualified applicant for the position to be found within the area, an applicant from outside the MCO/MBN/MGRP may be considered.

See Appendix D of the Task Force 31 MACO Operations Manual for an example of a MGRP Report.

Report recipients
The below E-mails are the minimum recipients. The automated reporting tool located on the MACO website will automatically send your report to all who need to receive it.

Email for the Task Force 31 MACO Commander: TF31MCDR@gmail.com
Email for the Task Force 31 MACO Deputy Commander: TF31MDCDR@gmail.com
Email to the Task Force 31 MACO G-1: dd.o@gmail.com
Email for the Task Force 31 MACO G-3: tac.add@gmail.com
Email for the Task Force MACO MCPO:  @gmail.com