After several months of hard work the SFSO Training Manual is completed.
Some changes that where made from the previous manual was the deletion of levels. Many of you mentioned that you did not like this because there were no certificates for completing a level, only when a Grade was completed. Also an Operative had to jump around in the manual from grade to grade. What we did is we combined the training levels of a grade into just the grade so it makes it appear to be a lot more courses, but in fact they are about the same.
We also grouped the Branches so that as an example; A Ranger operative had all his/her training requirements all together in one area starting from Grade 2 thru Grade 10. No more jumping around.
Do to issues from the SFMCA, all course requirements from the SFMCA have been removed and all courses will be taken at the SFA.
Upon completion the operative fills out the appropriate Branch/Grade certification form, completes all the information requested and has the unit OIC verify each course completion and then send it to the proper branch certification officers which are listed on the SFSO website. Once the certification officer has validated the information, an electronic certificate will generate and sent to the operative.
We also created an Individual Training Document that you or your unit can use to track your training.
At the back of the manual are four additional skill certifications that an operative can earn, however, you MUST complete and be certified in your required Grade 2 first.
The manual and forms can be located on the SFSO website under Publications. The link is provided: https://sfisfso.wordpress.com/publications/
I want to thank both Paul Dyl and Christopher Bayonet for the work and input they provided to get this manual completed. I also want to thanks TJ Allen and Mark Anderson for their attendance to our staff meetings where we talked about the training manual.
Direct any questions to the following:
email@example.com – Paul Dyl
firstname.lastname@example.org – TJ Allen
email@example.com – Barry Jackson
1 June 2015 Submission Deadline
I have been given the task of trying to get a regular publication of “Secured Frequency” started up again. Among other things I have sketched out, I would like three things from the teams; motivational “shout outs” from what you consider your team’s unique perspective, updates on fictional/ role playing missions, and updates on any community service/ community support type missions you conduct. Along with some motivation from the directors and such, I think we could have a fun little newsletter. Send me what you can in this line. If I get only a little bit, you’ll have to put up with my writing. If you send me a lot, I’ll rotate through the teams to make sure everyone’s updates and shout outs get in on a fair rotation.
Guy Mackey, 47th Rangers “Sun Dogs”
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have been working on an Awards Manual and have about got it ready. Be on the look out for the manual by 2015.
We are working on getting the nomination form on the web ready.
Now let me introduce a member that has stepped up to assist in the manuals and awards. Paul Dyl from Region 1 has been working with me on creating an Awards and a Uniform manual. He has worked hard and has earned the respect from the Deputy Director (Support) and myself. Paul has graciously stepped into the Assistant Deputy Director (Support) position to fill in on the manual set up. All manuals need to be submitted to him for review. Barry and he will review the manuals and make them match the same formatting. If a manual needs to be reviewed please email them and myself.
On another note, I have not heard from our newsletter and from what I have been told it is because no one was willing to submit articles to him. We need those articles to get the newsletter rolling. Tank Clark has done an excellent job on it and needs YOUR assistance. Get those articles in.
Reporting… I know you get tired of hearing about it. Reports are due by the first of each month. Pam and Tim are assisting Michael on compiling the reports to get them into me. I then have to submit them up to command. Intelligence Unit Reports and Reconnaissance Unit Reports need to go into Pam and Michael. The S.E.A.L.S. and Rangers Units reports need to go into Tim and Michael. Using the web-based form is the best possible way to make sure all involved gets the reports.If your team is not listed on the roster, it is possible we have not seen a report from you either never or after three failures to report.
I would need reports from Operations, Training, and Support as well as M.A.C.O. command by the 10th at the latest.
We are off to a wonderful group and it would be nice to see some role-playing missions within the units. Contact Deputy Director (Support) Jackson and he can let you know what to fill out and how to run a mission.
Email for director is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email to Operations is email@example.com
Email to Support is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email to Training is email@example.com
Email for Intel Ops reporting is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for Tac Ops reporting is email@example.com
Email for Intel Certification is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for Tac Certification is email@example.com
Email for the newsletter is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for the Quartermaster is email@example.com
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Reports are due by the 1st of every month.
I use the reports for multiple things. I have to send a report to STARFLEET Command, I have to verify the reports coming from my staff, and I have to see what each of you have done.
I would like to see the Team Leaders to send in a report where they have sent off request to the Training Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting to have training verified. I also would like to see reports where people are requesting awards. Granted we only have two awards at this time. However, if an operative has the Doctorate of Intelligence Operations, Doctorate of Special Operations, and at least a Masters in Military Studies then the operative can get the highest award of the Gannet Brooks Award. However, I will not know if the reports are not sent in.
I am working on other awards. I have my staff working on manuals such as the awards manual, Uniform manual, SFSO manual, training manual, etc.
I also have enlisted assistance from a very good friend from the Academy to help revise the training manual. So be on the look out in the future for these.
I have talked with a few of my staff and have thought about the lowest award for the teams. Once we all agree then that will be an easy (sort of) award to get. But there again I need to see this in reports.
Therefore the word of the Day would be … REPORTS. Please turn them in on time. The DD(O) and I will be looking for them.
TJ Allen, Director
Ladies and Gentlemen
We are still alive and kicking. With the change in CS and the EC, SFSO is still moving forward. We report to the Chief of Staff, VCS.
Now with that being said, we need to get reports turned in on time from all teams. If you are on the roster, we expect to see a report. If you know someone that is on the roster, just give them a friendly nudge to see if they are sending in their reports. For us to survive, we need to get reports and prove that we want the SFSO. I do not want to be posting which units are not reporting but if I have to resort to that then I will. CWO Michael Denman is the new Deputy Director (Operations). He will be on the look out for those not reporting and will inform me.
Remember… unit reports are due to Michael on the 1st of every month.
Now onto something else that is in the works…
We have two ribbons that will start to be issued. There is the Admiral Forrest award for the command staff of SFSO. There is also the Gannett Brooks award for those that complete at least one side of the SFSO Training and have obtained the Doctorate of Special Operations, the Doctorate of Intelligence Operations, and at least the Masters of Military Studies. I am working with the Quartermaster trying to find the ribbons and will post them when we get them. I will have him post the pricing when we have them.
I need to here back from some folks on if we want to have a ribbon for completing at least one of the above SFA degrees. We are also looking into what the other 8 ribbons might be used for.
I am only going to allow for 11 Ribbons to be used and worn on the uniform. We will have an Award Manual after we get all the kinks worked out. With the SFSO, right now I am pushing for getting training done and service to SFSO. I will be looking for other options to.
Now for Charity…
We would like to do some charity work for the Wounded Warrior Project. I would also like to here some other suggestions from other Operatives. From what I have found out from the WWP is they accept donations. Maybe we can start a Walk-a-thon for the WWP and raise money to give to them. Let’s see what ideas and all that we come up with and let’s try to get something going.
That is all for now,
TJ Allen, Director
At this time it seems confusing to our Operatives for the facebook.
We have a couple of Pages on Facebook and people seem confused. The STARFLEET Special Operations page as per the link to the right is just a Page. SFSO Crossed Daggers is where all the posting about SFSO goes on. We can discuss things and so forth. There was a page called SFSO that is no longer being used. There is one other page that is used for the Staff that falls under the Director of Special Operations.
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