"Never Forget Your Past, But Don't Let It Decide Your Future"
STF is perhaps best described as an Elected Dictatorship, or a Constitutional Monarchy, depending on one's point of view. Every 8 months the members of STF elect a President and Vice President. For the remainder of the President's term, he (or she) serves as an elected despot. The President is empowered with making changes to the club through the use of the edict system. He also has the ability to make more significant, lasting changes by issuing a bill (which is then checked by the Egotists).
Over the years, responsibility has been develoved down to the Department Directors (QDirs) and Fleet Commanders (FComms), collectively known as the Cabinet. Each Cabinet member is aided by an assistant (AQDir and AFComm). Together, they are responsible to the President for the day-to-day running of their department or fleet, as well as setting policy in line with the Club Bylaws. The current Cabinet members (and their assistants) are:
To aid the President and the Cabinet in the running of the club, there are several Subject Matter Experts known as Executive Assistants. Whilst the Cabinet is mainly a political choice of the President, and is dissolved at the end of each term, the Executive Assistants are non-political posts that stand ready to advise. The current Executive Assistants are:
A couple of terms back, EGO was formed in order to provide the Goverment with a formalised set of people who knew the history of STF, as well as providing a check and balance system for the President. The EGO team comprise of 3 Flag Officers that have been voted in by the active Flag Officers of STF. Each Egotist sits for a term of 2 years. The current Egotists are: