TF31 Annual Awards

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The Task Force 31 Annual Awards are awards listed below that are awarded on an annual basis for actions, achievements and accomplishments through out the previous calendar year. These awards are for individual members, units, departments and chapters associated with Task Force 31.

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TASK FORCE 31 ANNUAL AWARDS
Starship of the Year CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This is awarded to the most distinguished Task Force 31 chapter. This chapter best represents the ideals of their chapter, Task Force 31, region and STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., and, as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of STARFLEET.

Qualifications for the Chapter of the Year include promotion of the basic philosophy of STAR TREK, involvement in community and/or charitable service, promotion of activities and projects that are fun for the chapter members, solid administration, and a vision for the future. Chapter must have a 100% MSR rating.

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Orange

Starship of Excellence CHAPTER OF EXCELLENCE

(Runner up Chapter of the Year)
Criteria:

The criteria is the same as Chapter of the Year: This is awarded to the runner up chapter in the Task Force 31 Chapter of the Year. This chapter best represents the ideals of their chapter, Task Force 31, region, and STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., and, as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of STARFLEET.

Qualifications for the chapter of the year include promotion of the basic philosophy of STAR TREK, involvement in community and/or charitable service, promotion of activities and projects that are fun for the chapter members, solid administration, and a vision for the future. Chapter must have a 100% MSR rating.

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Light Brown

Best Shakedown Cruise

SHAKEDOWN CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

Awarded to the most exceptional Task Force 31 shakedown chapter. The shakedown chapter of the year best demonstrates the qualities of and the potential to become an ideal chapter. These qualities should include a chapter newsletter, prompt and proper reporting to the Task Force 31 Commander, their respective Regional Coordinator and STARFLEET Operations/ShOC, effective chapter structure and organization, and involvement in task force, regional or Fleet activities when possible. This chapter should be the one which best exemplifies the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and which best serves as a role model for other chapters-in-training. Chapter must have a 100% MSR rating.

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Red

First Mission CHAPTER FIRST MISSION OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

A Task force 31 chapter that has performed its first year of service excellently, showing the qualities of being a “Chapter of the Year”. Chapter must have a 100% MSR rating. Chapter must have less then 2 years as a chapter to qualify for this award.

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Gold

Mothership of the Year SUPPORT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

Awarded to the most exceptional Task Force 31 STARFLEET chapter that supported and launched a shuttle that commissioned. The Support Chapter of the Year best demonstrates to a chapter-in-training the best qualities of a Task Force 31 STARFLEET chapter, and serves as a role model and mentor to its shuttles and daughter chapters. It shows chapters how to actively and effectively run their own chapter-level events, and participate in task force, regional or Fleet-level events when possible. This chapter should be the one which best demonstrates the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and that serves as a role model for other STARFLEET chapters.

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Transparent Ruby Red

Class of Excellence COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is reserved for the Commanding Officer of a Task Force 31 Chapter. This award is given to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership and motivational skills, and helps set the direction and vision for his/her chapter. The Commanding Officer of the Year encourages crew-members to work hard for their chapter, and to take interest in task force, regional and STARFLEET activities. The Commanding Officer of the Year demonstrates conduct consistent with the philosophies of Star Trek and promotes the vision of the various series. To be eligible for this award, the member must have been a commanding officer for at least six months of the calendar year for which he or she is nominated.

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Yellow

Flag Officer of the Year FLAG OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is reserved for Task Force 31 officers who hold the rank of Fleet Captain or higher. This award is given to the individual who best embodies the ideals, visions, and philosophy of Star Trek, as illustrated in the various series, as well as demonstrating consistent support for and contribution to Task Force 31. The Flag Officer of the year takes an active role in chapter, task force, region and STARFLEET functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The Flag Officer of the Year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET, region, task force, and chapter functions. This individual serves as a role model for all personnel.

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Forrest Green w/gold outer boarder

Officer of the Year OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is reserved for task force officers who hold the rank of Ensign to Captain (inclusive). This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a consistent level of guidance for fellow members, and leadership in Task Force 31 through both word and action. The Officer of the Year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET, region, task force, and chapter functions.

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Forrest Green w/silver outer boarder

Enlisted Member of the Year ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is reserved for task force members who hold the rank of PO3 through CPO. This award is given to the individual who best displays, through his/her individual contributions, consistent support for and contribution to Task Force 31, as well as a consistent level of direction, as appropriate. The enlisted Member of the Year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET region, task force and chapter functions. This individual is willing to do what it takes to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently

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Forrest Green w/bronze outer border

Jonathan Archer Award ROOKIE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is earned by a Commanding Officer, within the first year in command has shown exceptional performance, dedication and distinguished service to his chapter, task force, region and STARFLEET. This Commanding Officer has shown excellent leadership, administration skills and has helped set the direction and vision for the chapter. This Commanding Officer must have completed OTS and OCC and has a 100% reporting rating during that first year.

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Light Yellow

Cadet of the Year JUNIOR MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is reserved for members 18 years old or younger. The Junior Member of the Year, to the best of his or her abilities, takes an active role in chapter and task force functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The Junior Member of the Year also demonstrates the potential for leadership, consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and support for the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET, region, task force and chapter functions.

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Rust

Edith Keeker Award HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

The Humanitarian of the Year Award is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander
to a task force member who perform outstanding volunteer community/civic service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. To qualify for award of the Humanitarian of the Year Award a task force member’s volunteer service must meet the following requirements:

  • Be to the civilian community, to include the military family community.
  • Be significant in nature and produce tangible results.
  • Reflect favorably on the Task Force, Region and STARFLEET.
  • Be of a sustained and direct nature.

While there is no specific time period to qualify for the Humanitarian of the Year Award (for example, 500 hours of community service within 24 calendar months), approval authorities shall ensure the service to be honored merits the special recognition afforded by this award. The Humanitarian of the Year Award is intended to recognize exceptional community/civic support over time and not a single act or achievement. Further, it is intended to honor direct support of community/civic activities.

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Petal Pink

Department of the Year DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

For the chapter department that exemplifies by its actions and deeds the best of what a STARFLEET group can do. This department has shown great activity; has undertaken projects and events related to the department; This Department lends support to others in their chapter, task force, region, community and to the Fleet.

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Kelly Green

Staff Member of the Year STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

The Staff Member of the Year that is chosen from the Task Force 31 Staff member whose work and efforts over the course of the last year have been instrumental and vital to the wellbeing, growth and stability of the task force above all others.

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Irish Green

RDC of Excellence REGION DEPARTMENT CHIEF OF THE YEAR

Criteria:

This award is presented to a Task Force 31 Department Chief who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, administration, and communications skills. The Task Force 31 Department Chief also encourages and aids the task force members including reaching out to their counterparts at the chapter level. The Task Force 31 Department Chief must also have a rating of 100% in reporting their department activities.

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Olive Drab

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