The History of Commendations

STF relies on the ongoing volunteer work by many of the club's members. Much of this work takes place behind the scene, and often some of our members go above and beyond to ensure the ongoing success of the club. To ensure that these members are recognized for the work that they do, various traditions have developed to allow the club president to publically recognize the members and their contributions. This is done by various means:

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List of Presidential Promotions, Commendations, and Recognitions

The following is a list of members who have been named in Presidential edicts for their contributions to the club. (This list is not complete. If you believe an entry is missing, please contact the Personnel Department). Many of the members listed below have volunteered significant time as club president, which is also noted. Note that a member's current rank may not reflect the promotions listed in this document.

Robert Archer

  • December 11, 2011: Officially thanked. (Wonderly Edict #56)
  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work as GM (including receiving awards in relation to his GM-ing). (Bayes Edict #36)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked for work as GM and for being available to talk to the President. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • December 1, 2013: Promoted to Commodore for his role as GM and his work Engineering Director. (Johnson Edict #18)
  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his role-playing (including development of ship or technical specifications and creating elaborate, captivating sims), his dedication to the Engineering Department, and stepping in as acting Fleet One Commander for the last three months of the term. (Dipper-3 Edict #20)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • December 1 - August 1, 2015: President
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Engineering Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Deanne Ashton

  • December 11, 1998: Promoted to Fleet Captain. (Bourdaa Edict #21)
  • November 22, 2001: Promoted to Commodore due to her role in a variety of positions in the club and her ongoing service to the club. (Robison Edict #32)
  • April 8, 2003: Promoted to Admiral* due to work in Fleet Six, improving Oed V, role as a GM, being a proactive role-player, and overall contributions to the club. (Rouse-Deane #28)
*re-designated Rear Admiral on March 8, 2009

Steve Ashton

  • June 28, 2002: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Academy Commandant, including creating the Academy fleet and making various improvements to the Academy. (Garfield Edict #18)
  • November 30, 2003: Promoted to Commodore due to his work in the Academy and Internet Department, including fixing a bandwidth problem. (Rouse-Deane Edict #59)

Sam B

  • November 28, 2015: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work as Personnel Director. (Dedul Edict #26)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)

Mike Ballway

  • March 5 - 31, 1996: President
  • February 18, 1999: Promoted to Admiral* due to his work in Fleet Two, his work in the Engineering Department (including creating the Engineering Department), his work on SNN, being acting President during the OC Crisis, his ongoing leadership, creating the position of Election Coordinator, creating the rules of succession, and ongoing contributions to the club. (Bourdaa Edict #34)
*re-designated Rear Admiral on March 8, 2009

Thomas Bates

  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work behind the scenes in STF. (Joe P. Edict #28)
  • December 1, 2013 - August 2, 2014: President
  • November 28, 2015: Promoted to Commodore for his work on developing TECH. (Dedul Edict #22)
  • April 1, 2017: Presidential Commendation awarded for his ongoing work on developing Exodus and the new site. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his hard work on TECH, including his work on the Discord rules and creating the system for the Discord subchannels. (DeSpain Edict #31)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his research into the history of how the Marketing & Advertising Coordinator position has been used and the impact of that research had on a vital club discussion. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 3, 2018: Promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral in recognition of his role in creating and then serving on TECH that directly led successful launch of Exodus, and his specific contributions to Exodus including the design and graphic decisions - and the recognition that his continuous service on TECH had to end with his election as Vice President. (Lerner-2 Edict #16)
  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked for assisting the President over an issue early in the term, leading the beginning of the discussion for the Community & Marketing Manager proposal, and his overall assistance to the President over the past term. (Adam W. Edict #27)

Lindsay Bayes

  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her invaluable role as role-player, her roles as Personnel Director and Fleet Commander, and her assistance to the President. (Wonderly Edict #49)
  • December 11, 2011 - August 6, 2012: President
  • August 13, 2012: Promoted to Commodore for her work in STF. (Joe P. Edict #2)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked for assistance to the President. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • April 3, 2015: Officially thanked for her work in getting more members involved in the Gamemaster programme, and her work on the GM Archive. (Dipper-3 Edict #23)
  • November 28, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by the Academy Commandant for her continuous five years as CO of the USS Endeavour. (Dedul Edict #24)
  • November 28, 2015: Presidential Commendation awarded for her work at reducing the GM shortage. (Dedul Edict #24)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • August 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017: President
  • April 2, 2017: Promoted to Rear Admiral for her work since her last promotion including serving as President while dealing with major changes in RL. Lindsay has recieved numerous thanks and commendations in the pervious terms. This has included her work in the GM Department, her five-year stretch as an Academy CO, her work as MAC, the articles she has written for STF's exposure on other sites, and arguably being the most skilled writer in STF. She has regularly recieved the award for Best STFer. Lindsay is a core part of the club. (DeSpain Edict #1)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander and as AMAC during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for her volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for her work on the creation of the Exodus Primer. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 4, 2018: Promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral for her work as the Gamemaster Director (including her work on GM mentoring and the success of the Sim Excavation Project), and her work as the Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, her major initiatives as MAC which have had a visible success in increasing interest in STF, and taking on the new expanded role of MAC to organize the club's community events. In addition, over the past term she has essentially become the third vice-president. (Lerner-2 Edict #17)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for her assistance to the President. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)
  • April 3, 2019: Presidential Commendation for her pioneering role as the Community and Marketing Manager. (Adam W. Edict #23)

Matt Bernardin

  • April 1, 2017: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by TECH for his work in assisting the migration of the Library. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Fleet Captain for both his work on TECH and his work during the rest of the past term, including being an adviser to the President. (DeSpain Edict #31)
  • August 3, 2018: Promoted to Commodore for his contributions over the past term to TECH, including keeping the non-Exodus systems running while other members of TECH were working on the development of Exodus, solving some major site problems that came up, and introducing the TECH ticket tracker. (Lerner-2 Edict #15)

Robin Bird

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her role in the Academy, including being the CO and the XO course tutor. (Dipper-2 Edict #23)

Mike Bourdaa

  • Prior to July 5, 1998: Promoted to Admiral.*
  • July 5, 1998 - March 2, 1999: President
*re-designated Rear Admiral on March 8, 2009

Ray Branch

  • April 1, 2017: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his multiple terms as Assistant Fleet Commander, his work as Supervisor of Experiments, and his contributions as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator. (Bayes-2 Edict #21)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander and as MAC during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Lee Bridgeford

  • March 30, 2007: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work in the Engineering Department, an being a long-time member of STF. (Hemenway Edict #29)
  • April 3, 2011: Officially thanked for work as Engineering Director (Dipper-2 Edict #28)

Ed Brough

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work in revamping MOTDs and coming up with new ideas for WeBBspace. (Dipper-2 Edict #22)

Dustin Bukowksi

  • November 29, 2001: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to role as Vice-President and outstanding job as Fleet Five Commander, as well as his service above and beyond the call of duty. (Robison Edict #35")

Nikolle Burchett

  • March 25, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to assistance to the club. (Spurlin Edict #8)
  • August 26, 1999: Promoted to Commodore due to upholding the dignity and character of STF during a club crisis, and being a leader in the club. (Spurlin Edict #21)

Terry Calvin

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her role as Fleet Commander and as a leader and team player. (Dipper-2 Edict #25)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked for work in Fleet Six and as a mediator. (Joe P. Edict #34)

Harley Cartee

  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)

Butch Carter

  • September 15, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to ongoing role in STF, including recent roles as Vice-President, Internet Director, Assistant Internet Director, and CO of a ship that he designed. (Lackie Edict #11)

Stuart Coll

  • July 25, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to excellent command and roleplaying abilities. (Hughes Edict #35)

Edgar Cramer

Jerome Davis

  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work as Fleet Commander. (Dipper-3 Edict #17)

Katherine Dedul

  • July 30, 2006: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her willingness to step in as the new Fleet Two Commander, including being willing to change which ship she was a CO for to allow for the transition. She is willing to do what is needed for the club, even if slightly inconvenienced. (Herr Edict #38)
  • July 31, 2008: Promoted to Commodore for holding following positions at the same time with little to no notice: aCO of the USS Genesis, aCO of the USS Columbia, CO of the USS Constellation, XO of the USS Polaris, and Fleet Two Commander. She was also promoted for her work in Fleet Two and her support of the President during the last term. (Lerner Edict #20)
  • July 31, 2010: Promoted to Rear Admiral due to role as CO of the USS Constellation and CO of the USS Columbia, and her roles as Fleet Commander and Academy Commandant. She has also been a dedicated role-player. (Herr-2 Edict #38)
  • April 3, 2011: Officially thanked for work as Academy Commandant (Dipper-2 Edict #28)
  • August 5, 2012: Officially thanked for her advice and for her role as CO and Fleet Commander. (Bayes Edict #40)
  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Vice Admiral for her long-term role in STF, her work in teaching and coaching new members, and her role as an advisor. (Joe. P. Edict #29)
  • April 3, 2015: Officially thanked for her work as Academy Commandant. (Dipper-3 Edict #23)
  • April 3 - December 1, 2015: President
  • April 1, 2017: Promoted to Admiral for contributing to the club in signficant ways since her last promotion including serving as both President and Vice-President. Kat also served as Fleet Commander to sort out a difficult situation, and then without hestitation, agreed to change to a different cabinet position where her expertise was badly needed to right a serious issue. She has helped make lasting impacts on the club's government, and has made difficult and not overwhelming popular decisions that led STF to being on the verge of moving to a new site. Further, her involvement in the Academy including being XO, CO, and Commandant has contributed to the club's future through her work with new members. Kat is a core part of the club. (Bayes-2 Edict #24)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for her work in the Academy and on EGO during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for her work in the Academy during the past term and her support for moving the mentor program to the Academy, as well as supporting the President on his ship while he was caught up with President-related work. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)
  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked for providing advice and assistance to the President over the past term, and her willingess to listen. (Adam W. Edict #27)

Amber DeSadier

  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked for recruitment to the club. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • July 31, 2014: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her role as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator and her efforts in STF generally. (Bates Edict #20)
  • April 3, 2015: Officially thanked for her work as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator. (Dipper-3 Edict #23)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for her work as an Executive Assistant. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for her dedication to her former role as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator. (Archer Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Commodore for her recent work on TECH and filling a difficult vacancy during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #31)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for work on TECH over the past term, including using her RL experience to identify issues with the site's code and helping with the redesign of Exodus's profile page between the beta version and the live version. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)

Jeremy DeSpain

  • July 31, 2014: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work as Fleet Five Commander, being an advisor to the President during the past term, and his general overall performance in STF. (Bates Edict #21)
  • April 1, 2017: Officially thanked for his assistance to the President, taking honest feedback, and holding the reins for the President while she was occupied during the term. (Bayes-2 Edict #26)
  • April 2, 2017 - December 2, 2017: President
  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked for stepping into the role as an FComm notwithstanding his real-life issues, staying on as CO, and helping the President. He put the needs and wants of other people ahead of his own. He will be missed by everyone in the club. (Adam W. Edict #27)

Drew Diamond

  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Captain* for his work on Outpost 45 and his recruitment of new members. (Joe P. Edict #33)
  • April 6 - August 26, 2013: President
*does not reflect current member rank

Michael Diamond

  • July 21, 2004: Promoted to Fleet Captain. During the term, Mike agreed to have his ship switch fleets so another member could step in as Fleet Five Commander. However, within days, the FComm-5 had to step down, so Mike agreed to switch his ship back to the original fleet, and then accepted the FComm-5 position at the last minute, and did a good job as FComm-5. He also has become a leader in STF. (Dugan Edict #48)

Jack Dipper

  • April 1 - November 30, 2005: President
  • July 28, 2006: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work in the Academy, his time as President, being a hard worker, and his ongoing service to the club. (Herr Edict #36)
  • March 30, 2007: Officially thanked for his role as Vice-President and his support and advice to the President during the past term. (Hemenway Edict #32)
  • November 12, 2007: Promoted to Commodore for revolutionizing STF in many ways, for being President, Vice President, his work in the Academy, looking good in a uniform (?), and for... being British? (Hemenway Edict #60)
  • August 1, 2008: Officially thanked for his willingness to become Vice-President due to an unexpected change in Presidency, and for his advice and support of the President during the past term. (Lerner Edict #21)
  • March 10/12, 2009: Promoted to Rear Admiral due to being a member for six years, being the Academy Commandant for six presidents, introducing CADET and its various revisions, introducing the CO course, the DH course, and the XO course, assisted with the creation of the Academy Fleet Liaison Officer position, overseeing the new Player's Handbook, and completely revising the procedures and standards of the Academy. He has served as President, twice as Vice President, and has been there for the club despite a hectic real life schedule. He also served as Fleet One Commander and Internet Director during difficult times. Finally, he was an advisor to the President. (Robinson Edict #51, modified by Robinson Edict #56)
  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked for his role as advisor to the President during the past term, including handling internal discussion proposals, and refining them to make them presentable to the membership. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • December 6, 2009: Officially thanked for his role as advisor to the President during the past term. (Robinson Edict #100)
  • January 1 - April 3, 2011: President
  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Vice Admiral for ongoing contributions to STF. (Wonderly Edict #1)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • December 1, 2013: Officially thanked for role as EGOtist during difficult time, his role as Internet Director (including his work to secure and smoothly transfer to a new server host), and his role in development of the Genesis platform. (Johnson Edict #19)
  • August 2, 2014 - April 3, 2015: President
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet and as an Executive Assistant. (Dedul Edict #30)

Pamela Dugan

  • December 1, 2003 - July 31, 2004: President

David Eads

  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as an Assistant Fleet Commander and AMAC during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Ryan Empson

  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked as being a friend to the President, and recognized for his role as CO of the USS Entente. (Robinson Edict #58)

Emily England

  • November 28, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by Fleet One Commander (The Foremost Fleet) for her work as XO of the SS Bonaventure. Emily went above and beyond while while the ship's command situation was being figured out and served as the ship's aCO during the interim. (Dedul Edict #28)

Joe Fahey

  • January 4, 2007: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his assistance in the administrative work of decommissioning Fleet Seven, as well as long-term member of STF, a friend and support to many members, an outstanding role-player, and a reliable government participant. (Hemenway Edict #19)
  • March 11, 2009: Promoted to Commodore due to being a member for nine years, serving in one term as the Academy Vice Commandant, Assistant Fleet Four Commander, and Mentors Coordinator, as well as being the CO of Starbase 202, XO of the USS Odin, and XO of the USS Apollo, and between RL and continued service to the club. (Robinson Edict #52)
  • March 29, 2009: Officially recognized for his long service in the club, his invaluable knowledge, and his role as Mentors Coordinator. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • December 6, 2009: Officially recognized for his work as Mentors Coordinator, his willingness to step up when issue comes up, and holding more aFComm, aAFComm, aCO, and aXO positions than any other member. He was also an advisor to the President during the past term. (Robinson Edict #100)
  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his overall contributions to the club and his work as Vice President. (Dipper-3 Edict #22)

Alan Felts

  • March 25, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to helpful service and assistance. (Spurlin Edict #8)

David Fergusson

  • March 30, 2007: Officially recognized for the work he accomplished as CO of the USS Merrimack in turning the ship around, while being an active role-player on other ships. (Hemenway Edict #32)
  • July 31, 2010: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his long-term role as CO of the alt-RPG USS Merrimack. (Herr-2 Edict #36)
  • July 31 and August 1, 2014: Promoted to Commodore to his work as CO of the USS Merrimack (Bates Edicts #22, as modified by Bates Edict #25)

Jeff Field

Anthony Findora

  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his role as CO since 2009, his work as Assistant Fleet Three Commander, and being a sounding board for the president. (Bayes Edict #31)

Jeremy Friedman

  • March 30, 2001: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to performance as Gamemaster Director, being CO of a self-simming ship, being reasonable, and showing admirable judgment and insight. (Lackie Edict #40)

Larry Garfield

  • August 1, 1998: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to being a long-time member of STF. (Bourdaa Edict #5)
  • June 29, 1999: Promoted to Commodore due to ongoing service to STF. (Spurlin Edict #16)
  • November 30, 2001 - July 31, 2002: President
  • April 17, 2005: Promoted to Admiral for overall service to STF, including roles as Dock Master, Reference Manual Librarian, Fleet Four Commander, Gamemaster Director, Assistant Gamemaster Director, Academy Dean of Students and Vice Commandant, Engineering Director, acting Engineering Director, Vice-President, and President. He has also authored OGRE, EORE, FCOMM, 12 Steps to the WeBB, GMDeveolution, and the STF Technical Manual, and assisted writing the IC Database (Reference Manual) and the Milwaukee Plan, and has assisted other presidents with some of their edicts. He conducted two fleet-wide sims, and had the longest-serving character at the time of this promotion. Finally, he has spent a remarkable amount of time on the club. (Dipper Edict #3)
  • August 1, 2008: Officially thanked for his work on creating, developing, and implementing WeBBspace, as well as being an advisor to the President during the past term. (Lerner Edict #21)
  • December 6, 2009: Officially thanked for his role as advisor to the President during the past term. (Robinson Edict #100)
  • December 11, 2011: Presented with STF Lifetime Achievement Award. (Wonderly Edict #57)
  • December 1, 2013: Officially thanked for role as EGOtist during a difficult time. (Johnson Edict #19)

Gene Gibbs

  • March 28, 2009: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as CO of the USS Draco. (Robinson Edict #57)
  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Commodore for his role as a GM, as well as his work as XO, CO, Academy CO, Assistant Election Coordinator, Fleet One Commander, and Fleet Five Commander. (Bayes Edict #39)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Gamemaster Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

M. Bret Godfrey

  • December 1, 2003: Promoted to Fleet Captain* for reasons including work on the SS Bonaventure. (Rouse-Deane #63)
*does not reflect current member rank

Phillip Graham

  • December 2, 2017: Offically thanked for work in the Engineering Department, Gamemaster Department and as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Chris Grinder

  • December 6, 2009: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his role as Fleet Commander and his long-term role as a member and CO of the USS Polaris. (Robinson Edict #95)
  • June 31, 2010: Officially commended* for his role as CO of the USS Polaris and Fleet Commander, and increasing Fleet Two's identity. (Herr-2 Edict #36)
*intended to be a promotion to Fleet Captain, but this member already held that rank

D Grisham

  • July 31, 2010: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role as CO of the USS Europa and being a talented role-player. (Herr-2 Edict #36)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for taking over as Fleet Commander part way into the term and having to address a difficult situation right after her appointment. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)

Robert Gulley

  • March 31, 2005: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his willingness as Internet Director to work on effWeBB coding and serving as Election Coordinator. (Rouse-Deane-2 Edict #14)

Amber Hagan

  • April 5, 2013: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her pioneering role as Supervisor of Experiments. (Joe P. Edict #31)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for her work as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • April 4, 2018: Officially thanked for being Vice President during the past term, introducing the idea of organized community events, assisting on the new plans for MAC, and helping to re-staff the Personnel Department. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)

Julia Hager

  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for long-term service to the club and her work as Fleet Six Commander. (Bayes Edict #35)
  • April 3, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by Fleet Six Commander (The Black Fleet) for her work with Oed V. (Dipper-3 Edict #16)
  • November 28, 2015: Promoted to Commodore for her work as Fleet Commander. (Dedul Edict #23)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • April 1, 2017: Presidential Commendation awarded for running a fleet-wide sim in the Black Fleet, and a very successful training of her Assistant Fleet Commander. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)

Dennis Hannigan

Jaret Hargreaves

  • July 25, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to excelling as CO and overall roleplayer. (Hughes Edict #35)

James Harrison

  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term (DeSpain Edict #27)

Robert Harvey

  • June 28, 2004: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his role as Gamemaster Director, Assistant Fleet Commander, and CO. (Dugan Edict #42)

Sarah Hemenway

  • March 31, 2005: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role as Gamemaster Director, revising OGRE, her time as Election Coordinator, herwork as Mentor Coordinator, and keeping Larry Garfield well trained! (Rouse-Deane-2 Edict #13)
  • August 1, 2006 - March 28, 2008: President
  • March 28, 2008: Promoted to Commodore due to her 19 continuous months as President and her enactment of numerous edicts establishing the inner-workings of the club, as well her accomplishments as CO, creating new positions and traditions in STF, creating more accountability in STF, her work in the Academy and Gamemaster Department, being the member most often associated with STF, and being voted "Best STFer" three times in a row. (Lerner Edict #2)
  • August 1, 2008: Officially thanked for mentorship of the outgoing President while he was Vice-President. (Lerner Edict #21)

Jen Herr

  • November 30, 2005: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her role as Vice-President, as well as her work as the Personnel Director (including creating the PDept's first edict, and redesigning the PDept's pages). (Dipper Edict #34)
  • December 1, 2005 - July 31, 2006: President
  • December 6, 2009: Promotion to Commodore for her role in STF, including President, Vice President, Personnel Director, Assistant Personnel Director, Academy course instructor, Engineering Director (including taking on that position on short notice despite have little knowledge of Trek's nitpicking technical points, and giving new life to the department), and CO of the USS Genesis and USS Challenger. (Robinson Edict #97)
  • December 6, 2009 - August 1, 2010: President
  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Rear Admiral for her impact on STF. (Wonderly Edict #54)
  • August 5, 2012: Officially thanked for her advice to the President during the past term. (Bayes Edict #40)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Vice Admiral for her work behind the scenes. Since her last promotion, she has served as Academy Commandant, Vice President, and Fleet Six Commander. As Academy Commandant, she created the Academy Syllabus and worked with the Gamemaster Department to update the Gamemaster Exam. She worked for over two terms as Fleet Six Commander to assist the COs develop their ships. (Dipper-3 Edict #21)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for her work on EGO during the past term, and helping the president through his learning curve and fixing his errors. (Archer Edict #19)

Greg Hertszch

  • February 2, 1997 - July 4, 1998: President
  • July 26, 1998: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his long service to STF. (Bourdaa Edict #5)
  • March 25, 1999: Promoted to Commodore due to serving STF for many years in a variety of roles, being President for two terms, being Internet Director for two terms, and assisting new members. (Spurlin Edict #8)
  • October 3, 2001: Promoted to Admiral for serving two terms as President, four terms as Personnel Director, serving as Fleet One Commander, and recognizing that he used his own funds to move STF to WeBB. It was acknowledged that we would not have STF today if it were not of his (and others') efforts. (Robison Edict #22)

Michelle Higdon

  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role in the club, including her work in Fleet Two. (Wonderly Edict #51)

Bob Hillis

  • November 30, 2005: Promoted to Fleet Captain for managing to get Larry Garfield to write a fleet report. Also, for his role as Assistant Fleet Four Commander and CO. (Dipper Edict #33)

Helen Hosick

  • December 6, 2009: Officially thanked for providing the perspective of a new member during discussions. (Robinson Edict #100)
  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role as Personnel Director while continuing her role as a CO of Outpost 42 and XO of Outpost 45. (Dipper-2 Edict #24)

Jim Hosick

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Fleet Thee Commander and organizing a fleet-wide sim. (Dipper-2 Edict #24)

Seamus Hughes

  • March 25, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to performance as Assistant Fleet Commander. (Spurlin Edict #8)
  • November 10, 1999 - July 31, 2000: President

Brandon Irvine

  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his roles as Assistant Fleet Commander, CO of the USS Victorious, GM, and work in the Engineering Department. (Bayes Edict #33)

Rob J

  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work in running, moderating, and updating the Ten Forward Lounge. (Archer Edict #19)

Levon Johnson

  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for contribution to TECH. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)

Steve Johnson

  • November 30, 2003: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to effort he placed in being Fleet Two Commander, CO of the USS Discovery, and Mentor Coordinator. (Rouse-Deane Edict #60)
  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Commodore for his role behind the scenes in STF. (Wonderly Edict #53)
  • April 6, 2013: Officially thanked for assistance during the past presidential term. (Joe P. Edict #34)
  • August 26 - December 1, 2013: President
  • April 3, 2015: Presidential Commendation awarded for work as Election Coordinator. (Dipper-3 Edict #16)
  • November 28, 2015: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his work as Election Coordinator, EGOtist, Fleet Commander, and President (in less than ideal circumstances), and his extensive service to the club. (Dedul Edict #29)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work on EGO during the past term, and helping the president through his learning curve and fixing his errors. (Archer Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his creation of the new STF logo. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)

Geoff Joosten

  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked as an advisor to the President during the past term and providing perspective as a member outside of the government. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • June 6, 2010: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his long-term role in the club, and his roles as Gamemaster Director and Fleet Five Commander. (Herr-2 Edict #21)

Kendra Kerr

  • July 31, 2010: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role as CO of the USS Atlantis, winning multiple STF Awards, and serving as Fleet Three Commander. (Herr-2 Edict #36)
  • December 11, 2011: Officially thanked. (Wonderly Edict #56)
  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Commodore for her leadership role in the club. (Bayes Edict #38)

Paula Kirk

  • December 24, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain* due to being a long-term member and CO, and devotion to STF. (Hughes Edict #7)
*does not reflect current member rank

Matthew Kleinman

  • December 11, 2011: Officially thanked for work as Fleet Three Commander. (Wonderly Edict #56)
  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Fleet Three Commander, his work in Fleet Two, and his work as CO. (Joe P. Edict #27)
  • November 28, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by the Personnel Director for his work in the Personnel Department. (Dedul Edict #27)
  • July 31, 2016: Promoted to Commodore for his hard work in the Personnel Department, answering new member questions quickly, and working on STF's Star Trek Online fleet. Matthew's work in the Personnel Department resulted in two great reviews from new members about the department. (Archer Edict #20)
  • April 1, 2017: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work as Personnel Director while the Personnel Department went through a high turnover in staff, leaving Matt with little to no help sometimes. During that time, Matt continued to personally reach out to new members and guide them through the process. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Personnel Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his multiple terms as Personnel Director, and his specific work during his past term as Personnel Director. (DeSpain Edict #30)

Kenson Koh

  • November 30, 2003: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to being a great role-player, and his work as a GM and a CO. (Rouse-Deane #62)
  • July 31, 2006: Promoted to Commodore due to his role as Fleet Three Commander, being an outstanding role-player, his role as a GM, and his work at holding struggling ships together. (Herr Edict #41)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for being the longest-serving CO in the club, having been the CO of the USS Aztec since April 18, 2000. (Archer Edict #19)
  • February 22, 2018: Promoted to Rear Admiral in recognition of the completion of his total seventeen years as CO of the USS Aztec, including all the work he did with that ship as CO while also serving additional roles in STF. (Lerner-2 Edict #4)

Nick Lackie

  • July 31, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to ongoing roles in STF, including Fleet Six Commander. ( Hughes Edict #36)
  • August 1, 2000 - March 31, 2001: President
  • November 3, 2001: Promoted to Commodore for stepping in over the years wherever he was asked, including Personnel Director, Fleet Six Commander, Assistant Fleet Six Commander, and taking over as CO of the USS Brandywine when it was unhealthy. He also had a successful term as president. (Robison Edict #22)

Daniel Lerner

  • March 30, 2007: Promoted to Captain due to his role-playing ability, support and guidance to cadets, work in the Personnel Department, work as an XO, and being an active and helpful participant in Command (using his legal knowledge to improve edicts). (Hemenway Edict #28)
  • August 24, 2007: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work rewriting the election edict, his role in the Personnel Department, and being an amazing role-player. (Hemenway Edict #52)
  • March 28 - August 3, 2008: President
  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked as an advisor to the President during the past term, using his legal background to assist with discussions and difficult decisions, undertaking investigations on behalf of the President, and fixing a loophole in the Terms of Service. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • April 3, 2015: Presidential Commendation awarded for creating the Promotions, Commendations and Recognition page (i.e. this document). (Dipper-3 Edict #16)
  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Commodore for his work as Fleet Five Commander, running the STF Awards, creating the Promotions, Commendations and Recognitions page, working behind the scenes to develop guidance for each of the command positions on a ship, and advising the president. (Dipper-3 Edict #19)
  • November 28, 2015: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his overal contributions to the club, including his work as Academy Commandant, advising the president, and his work as Election Coordinator. (Dedul Edict #28)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work on EGO during the past term, and helping the president through his learning curve and fixing his errors. (Archer Edict #19)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for building the archive of the 25 years of STF's ship names and histories. (Archer Edict #19)
  • April 1, 2017: Presidential Commendation awarded for serving a third consecutive term as Election Coordinator. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work on EGO during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 3, 2017 - August 4, 2018: President
  • April 3, 2019: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work as the Personnel Director in getting the Personnel Department healthy and functioning again. (Adam W. Edict #24)

John Lucas

  • January 1, 2009: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work as the CO of the USS Trinitron/Samurai (including turning the ship around), and his role as Fleet Two Commander. (Robinson Edict #31)
  • March 29, 2009: Officially recognized for his personal commitment to the club, his role in Fleet Two, and his leadership. (Robinson Edict #58)

Tara Manini

  • July 20, 2004: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her dedication, he role as CO of Starbase 202, and her role as Assistant Fleet Four Commander. (Dugan Edict #46)

Anthony Martin

  • March 30, 2007: Officially recognized for becoming a new CO and Fleet Commander in the same edict, and doing an excellent job with both roles. As Election Coordinator, he concluded a quiet election. (Hemenway Edict #32)
  • December 6, 2009: Promotion to Fleet Captain due to serving as Assistant Personnel Director, Second Assistant Personnel Director, Fleet Four Commander, Election Coordinator, Fleet Three Commander, and acting Internet Director (while FComm-3). As CO of Outpost 42, he turned around a struggling ship. (Robinson Edict #94)
  • August 1, 2010: Officially thanked for his role as Vice President, and being a liaison for the President during the past term. (Herr-2 Edict #40)
  • August 1, 2010 - January 1, 2011: President
  • January 9, 2011: Promoted to Commodore in recognition of his consecutive roles as Vice President and President, as well as being Fleet Three Commander and CO of Outpost 42. He was also recognized for his ability to remain calm during disputes. (Dipper-2 Edict #3)

Jessica McClary

  • July 30, 2006: Promoted to Fleet Captain for being an outstanding role-player, a CO, a GM, Fleet Seven Commander, and her dedication to the club. (Herr Edict #39)

Brady McGuinn

  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Krystelle McLean

  • July 20, 2004: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role in assisting Fleet One, work as CO of the SS Bonaventure, and balancing between RL and her dedication to STF. (Dugan Edict #45)
  • July 31, 2010: Promoted to Commodore due her being an outstanding a role-player, her role as CO and Fleet Commander, and her ability to deal with difficult situations. (Herr-2 Edict #37)
  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Rear Admiral for her work in STF, including as Assistant Gamemaster Director, Gamemaster Director, and Vice President. (Wonderly Edict #55)
  • August 2, 2018: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by the Gamemaster Deptartment for her significant contributions to the Sim Excavation Project. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for stepping in as Fleet Commander part way into the term, and doing so right after taking on an XO position for a newly promoted CO and around the same time Krys agreed to become CO of the USS Chernov. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)

Amanda Mercer

  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Academy during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for her volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)

Sharon Miller

  • April 1, 2017: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her work as CO of the USS Viking and her extraordinary efforts in turning the ship into the best in the club. (Bayes-2 Edict #22)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Personnel Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Owen Morgan

  • April 1, 2017: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by TECH for his work on ensuring existing MOTDs are compatible with the new site, and re-designing the public face of the Library. (Bayes-2 Edict #19)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Academy and as SOX during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Commander for his work on doing MOTD and page compatabilty tests in advance of the Exodus rollout during his time on TECH. (DeSpain Edict #31)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his work on the transfer of every single MOTD to Exodus and ensuring they were all compatible with the new system. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • April 3, 2019: Promoted to Captain in recognition for his work over the last few years including his work that led to his promotion to Commander (which may not have been a proper edict at the time), his work as a TECH member and his outside assistance to TECH, his work as the Assistant Fleet Liasion Officer, his work as SOX, and his ongoing work in improving MOTDs and static pages in the club. (Adam W. Edict #25)

TJ Morgan

  • April 3, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by Fleet Five Commander (The Meridian Fleet) for his work as CO of the USS Chernov. (Dipper-3 Edict #16)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Gamemaster Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Brian Moss

  • July 31, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to long career in the Gamemaster Department. (Hughes Edict #36)

Crissy N.

  • July 31, 2014: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her role-playing on the USS Montgomery and her extremely great skill and contributions to STF over the years. (Bates Edict #23)

Ty Napier

  • April 3, 2015: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to her work as the first Fleet Commander for Fleet 8 (The Infinite Fleet), creating a fleet identity, having Fleet 8 be awarded twice as the Best Fleet, and overseeing changes to the fleet's ships. (Dipper-3 Edict #18)
  • December 7, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Personnel Department during the past term (DeSpain Edict #27)

Amanda Noon

  • April 8, 2003: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to ongoing work in the Personnel Department. (Rouse-Deane #29)
  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Commodore due to her role as Fleet Commander. (Dipper-2 Edict #26)
  • December 2, 2017: In recognition of Amanda's impact on STF and her recent passing away, the Gamemaster Archives were renamed "The Amanda Noon Archives". (DeSpain Edict #28)

Kate O'Neill

  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked keeping the President sane over the past term, supporting the President as his XO and FComm, being a great friend, and volunteering as the official lyricist for future STF dictators. (Adam W. Edict #27)

Brian Olinski

  • March 30, 2007: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Academy Commandant, a wonderful role-player, his work as a CO and XO (including being an Academy CO) and his guidance to new members. (Hemenway Edict #30)
  • March 11, 2009: Promoted to Commodore for his prior roles as Personnel Director, Fleet Five Commander, Assistant Fleet Five Commander, Vice President, Academy Commandant, Academy Vice Commandant, CO of the USS Entente and the USS Apollo, and former CO of the USS Columbia. He created the Academy Fleet Liaison Officer position and commissioned creating new Academy courses. He also commissioned the latest version of PDICT, and created the Second Assistant Personnel Director. He was also an advisor to the President. (Robinson Edict #53)
  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked for his role as Vice-President and Personnel Director. He was an advisor and supporter of the President during the past term, performed a months-long behind-the-scenes investigation, and ghost wrote a number of edicts. He also streamlined the application process with the Personnel Department, dropping the average processing time from 72 hours to 24 hours. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • December 6, 2009: Officially thanked for his role as Vice-President and his role in dealing with behind-the-scene investigations. He was also recognized for his ongoing role in the Personnel Department, processing upwards of 100 applications a month. (Robinson Edict #100)
  • May 23, 2010: In memory of the loss of Brian Olinksi and the impact he had on the club, his former ship the USS Entente is recommissoned as the USS Brian A. Olinski. (Herr-2 Edict #16)

Joe P

  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work in the club behind the scenes, including his work in the Academy, the Internet Department and his role as Vice President. (Bayes Edict #37)
  • August 5, 2012: Officially thanked for his role as Vice President and support of the President during the past term. (Bayes Edict #40)
  • August 6, 2012 - April 6, 2013: President
  • July 31, 2014: Promoted to Commodore due to his role as advisor to the President during the past term, and holding multiple positions during the past term, including Supervisor of Experiments, Assistant Internet Director, Librarian, Academy Commandant, CO of the USS Europa, EGOtist, and Election Coordinator. (Bates Edict #24)
  • April 3, 2015: Officially thanked for his work as the Internet Director, Librarian, and Supervisor of Experiments. (Dipper-3 Edict #23)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for contribution to TECH. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • December 11, 2015: Promoted to Rear Admiral for his continuing role as Supervisor of Experiments, his work on EGO in the previous term, he continuing work as Librarian, being CO of the club's only fast paced ship, and developing TECH. (Archer Edict #2)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for his work on the X-Fleet review at the same time as his ongoing work in developing the new platform. (Archer Edcit #19)
  • April 1, 2017: Promoted to Vice Admiral for his hard work on the new site, managing player expectations, addressing various deployment issues, supervising a large group of testers, and supervising the people contributing work to the site's design and function. (Bayes-2 Edict #23)
  • April 1, 2017: Officially thanked because of his effectiveness as working with the President behind-the-scenes, and being a friend to the President. (Bayes-2 Edict #26)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work on EGO during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Admiral. At the the time of the promotion, Joe was CO of the USS Europa, an Academy DH, the Librian, Chief EGO and TECH Chair. He is a source of honest criticism, advice and friendship. He has been CO of the Europa for over six years, which is an amazing achievement. (Joe was also awarded a nice, new Hat Rack by the President at the same time :) ). (DeSpain Edict #33)
  • August, 4 2018: Presidential commendation for his successful launch of Exodus, including the work over the past term he had to undertake to make it happen in a very tight timetable, and the fact that he was able to resolve a few unexpected but signficant surprises that came up at the last minute of the launch. It was noted that this commendation would have been a promotion to Admiral had Joe not been promoted to that rank. (Lerner-2 Edict #18)
  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked for giving advice and assistance to the President over the past term. (Adam W. Edict #27)

Sidney Parker

  • August 1, 2010: Officially commended* for his dealing with turmoil in Fleet One, his work with cadets in the Academy, and his ability to be a team player. (Herr-2 Edict #39)
  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for reasons stated above (i.e. Herr-2 Edict #29). (Bayes Edict #32)
  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Commodore for his work in Fleet One and Fleet Five. (Joe P. Edict #26)
*intended to be a promotion to Fleet Captain, however due to timing of the edict the promotion was subsequently declared null and void

Luke R

  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for his contribution to TECH and work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)

Cale Reilly

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her work behind the scenes, and her willingness to stay on as Fleet Two Commander without being asked to after no replacement could be found following her initial resignation due to RL. (Dipper-2 Edict #21)
  • July 31, 2016: Presidential Commendation awarded for her hard work as FComm-1 running the Foremost Fleet. (Archer Edict #19)
  • April 1, 2017: Officially thanked for providing quality feedback to the President's ideas, having a great sense of justice and fairness, and acting in the best interests of the club. (Bayes-2 Edict #26)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Personnel Department and as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 4, 2018: Officially thanked for serving as Vice President during the second part of the term, moderating Command discussions, stepping in at the end of the term to help the Personnel Department with processing applications, and having a role in developing the idea that later led to moving the mentor program to the Academy. (Lerner-2 Edict #19)
  • April 3, 2019: Promotoed to Commodore for her work as FComm and AFComm, helping out mid-term as Vice-President during the Lerner presidency right before the launch of Exodus, making significant contributions to the Personnel Department during the past three terms. Her work over the past two terms has been exceptional, above and beyond what has been required. (Adam W. Edict #26)

Andrew Robinson

  • July 31, 2006: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his help during the presidential term. He was trusted to be placed in various cabinet positions including Personnel Director, Fleet Five Commander, and Engineering Director. Notwithstanding his busy real life, he did a great job as CO, GM, and a role-player. He also gave invaluable advice and opinions to the President during the previous term. (Herr Edict #40)
  • August 3, 2008 - December 6, 2009: President
  • April 10, 2010: Promoted to Commodore for all the work accomplished as President, including creating EGO and the Bylaw system. (Herr-2 Edict #8)

Scott Dale Robison

  • April 1 - November 29, 2001: President
  • January 8, 2002: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to high-quality role-playing, serving as President with distinction and merit, contributing positively to the culture and life of STF, and overall level of respect and admiration of his peers and friends. (Garfield Edict #4)

Jody Romero

  • November 30, 2003: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his work as CO and overall work in the club. (Rouse-Deane Edict #61)

Emma Rouse-Deane

  • February 6, 2001: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to being an active roleplayer, being helpful to those that ask, long period of good conduct, roles as CO and Assistant Fleet Commander, and being a valuable part of STF. (Lackie Edict #29)
  • June 28, 2002: Promoted to Commodore due to role as Fleet Four Commander, Assistant Personnel Director, volunteering to be XO of the USS Discovery (at the time of this edict, an XO of an Academy ship was the equivalent of a CO in the main fleet), and high-skill as a CO. (Garfield Edict #18)
  • August 1, 2002 - November 30, 2003: President
  • December 22, 2004 - March 31, 2005: President
  • July 31, 2006: Promoted to Admiral*. Since her last promotion, she has been President for three terms, Vice-President for three terms, and Fleet Four Commander whenever she wasn't President (except recently when asked to be Internet Director). She was also involved with the Personnel Department, and had been an IRC admin for four years. At the time of this promotion, she has authored more edicts and promoted more people than anyone previously. She has become one of the most influential people in the club's history. She has also been the CO/XO of the USS Discovery for four years, and CO of the USS Asimov for six years. She has been an outstanding Fleet Commander and CO. Her exceptional ability as a role-player led to the STF Awards to be named after her. (Herr #42)
*does not reflect current member rank

Kevin Sawyer

  • July 30, 2008: Promoted to Fleet Captain as the past term's "wildcard" who could be used to fill any position in the government, including Academy Commandant, Gamemaster Director, Election Coordinator, and various assistant positions. He was a reliable and dependable member of the STF government. He was a GM an "ungodly number of ships", a mentor to new members, and an advisor to senior members. (Lerner Edict #19)
  • March 11, 2009: Promoted to Commodore for prior service as Fleet One Commander, Gamemaster Director, Academy Commandant, Academy Vice Commandant, and various other assistant positions His is the CO of the USS Apollo and the USS Valkyrie. He is one of the top GMs, and has been a GM on 12 ships, conducting 22 sims, and has won a number of awards in the process. (Robinson Edict #55)

Tyra Schroll

  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for her role in STF. (Wonderly Edict #52)
  • April 6, 2013: Promoted to Commodore her various work in STF, including her work in the Personnel Department. (Joe P. Edict #32)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for her work in the Gamemaster Department and Personnel Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Rear Admiral for her ability to rise the occasion when there was a need and always being the first to volunteer. Tyra was quick to take the Gamemaster Department position even if that meant putting her own RP-ing on hold. She was someone the President could count on to get things done, even when no else wanted to do it. (DeSpain Edict #32)

Mike Seiler

  • July 20, 2004: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his willingness to step in and take over as Fleet One Commander unexpectedly, and his role as a natural leader. (Dugan Edict #44)

Richard Shindle

  • April 3, 2013: Officially recognized for his enthusiasm in STF. (Joe P. Edict #34)

Harry Shires

  • November 28, 2015: Promoted to Captain for his work in the Gamemaster Department. (Dedul Edict #21)

David Shotton

  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • December 2, 2017: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his support of the President during the past term, and being his confidante, adviseer and dart board. (DeSpain Edict #29)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • April 6, 2019 - Present: President

Steven Sigle

  • April 3, 2011: Officially thanked for work as Fleet Five Commander. (Dipper-2 Edict #28)
  • December 11, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Fleet Five Commander. (Wonderly Edict #50)
  • August 5, 2011: Officially thanked for his advice to the President during the past term. (Bayes Edict #40)
  • December 1, 2013: Officially thanked for role as EGOtist during a difficult time. (Johnson Edict #19)
  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • July 3, 2018: Promoted to the rank of Commodore in recognition of his prior work as the Fleet Commander for Fleet Five / Merdian Fleet, taking on an expanded role as Assistant Fleet Commander of the fleet this past term, and his re-appointent as Fleet Commander of the fleet. (Lerner-2 Edict #12)

Symon Silvester

  • November 30, 2005: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to roles as Academy Commandant, Assistant Fleet One Commander, and Fleet One Commander. He is involved with the government and shows the true makings of a good Captain in his role as CO of the SS Bonaventure. (Dipper Edict #32)
  • March 30, 2007: Promoted to Commodore for ensuring the club was having fun while administrative issues were being addressed, for his role as Fleet Commander, and his role as Governor of Oed V, and his role as GM. (Hemenway Edict #31)
  • December 6, 2009: Promoted to Rear Admiral in recognition of his multiple roles as former CO of the USS Agamemnon (now the USS Vanguard), former CO of the SS Bonaventure, former CO of the USS Discovery, former CO of the USS Olympic, and Governor of Oed V (restructuring it into the unique alt-RPG area it has become), and his roles as Vice President, Fleet One Commander, Academy Commandant, Gamemaster Director, and Fleet Six Commander. He is the author of the Academy's CO course, XO course, and DH course. He rebranded Fleet Six. (Robinson Edict #96)
  • August 1, 2010: Officially thanked for being an advisor to the President during past term. (Herr-2 Edict #40)

James Sinclair

  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)

James Speck

  • June 29, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to performance as Fleet Three Commander, and overall role as a member. (Spurlin Edict #16)
  • March 30, 2001: Promoted to Commodore due to his excellent role as CO of the USS Athena, his long-term role as a Fleet Commander, being a good problem-solver, and always being available for information and consultation. (Lackie Edict #40)

Robert Spicer

  • April 3, 2011: Officially thanked for work as Fleet Four Commander (Dipper-2 Edict #28)
  • August 5, 2012: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his roles as CO and Fleet Commander. (Bayes Edict #34)
  • April 3, 2015: Cabinet-Level Commendation awarded by Fleet Five Commander (The Meridian Fleet) for taking over as CO of the USS Saracen and significantly improving the ship's health. (Dipper-3 Edict #16)

Bob Spurlin

Adam St. Clair

  • October 18, 2000: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to integral and long-term role in STF, including long-term roles as CO, Assistant Fleet Three Commander, and Assistant Personnel Director. He has also been his own GM on a very active ship. (Lackie Edict #19)

Terry Sullivan

  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as an Assistant Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Stan Tomson

  • June 28, 2002: Officially thanked for spearheading proposal to create a TOS movie-era ship (i.e. the USS Merrimack). (Garfield Edict #18)

Franco Torres

  • August 1, 1998: Promoted to Fleet Captain to officially recognize a prior unrecorded promotion. (Bourdaa Edict #5)

Owen Townes

Nicholas Villarreal

  • July 31, 2016: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to his amazing job as Engineering Director, keeping the Engineering Department as an open, fun and fair place to go, spotting technical errors in submitted designs, and has done great work in mentoring the Assistant Engineering Director. In addition, after hosting a number of discussions, Nick passed several designs during the past term. (Archer Edict #21)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Engineering Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Alex Verdusco

  • June 28, 2002: Promoted to Fleet Captain* due to role as Gamemaster Director, and prior role as Librarian (including putting together the IC Library). (Garfield Edict #18)
*does not reflect current member rank

Barry Vogtman

  • June 28, 2002: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to being a "top-notch" role-player, being a key advisor, and being an active and constructive contributor in Command. In addition, as Assistant Internet Director, he spearheaded the push to make a number of improvements to the website, including the index/login page. (Garfield Edict #18)

Adam W

  • November 29, 2015: Officially thanked for work in the cabinet. (Dedul Edict #30)
  • April 1, 2017: Promoted to Captain for his ongoing work in the Academy and the club at large. Adam has worked directly with new members, making them feel welcome and listening to their issues. Adam has also advised the President and worked on behind-the-scene challenges. (Bayes-2 Edict #20)
  • April 1, 2017: Officially thanked for his support as Vice President, and the work that was accomplished during the past term with his work with the President. (Bayes-2 Edict #26)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for his work as a Fleet Commander and in the Academy during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his volunteer work transferring the current membership to Exodus and answering member questions during that period. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 2, 2018: Presidential Commendation for his work on the creation of the Exodus Primer. (Lerner-2 Edict #13)
  • August 2, 2018: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his contributions to club discussions, his earlier term as Vice President (which he served before even having a CO appointment), his work in the Academy as Vice Commandant and Assistant Fleet Liasison Officer, his work as Fleet Commander, his willingness to serve as Assistant Personnel Director this past term even if that meant he had to step away from being FComm, helping ensure the PDept was running smoothly without any PDept experience, his ongoing mentorship, and his recent election to President. (Lerner-2 Edict #14)
  • August 4, 2018 - April 6, 2019: President

Russell Watt

  • March 30, 2007: Officially recognized for his role as Personnel Director, including one month where STF received nearly 70 new membership applications. He has done a good job as CO of the USS Draco, and is a great role-player. (Hemenway Edict #32)
  • May 7, 2008: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to being a creative role-player, his leadership, his role as CO on two separate ships, his multiple cabinet positions, his role as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, his role in administering the STF Awards, his role as a mentor to new members, receiving the award for most creative poster, and his role with Oed V. (Lerner Edict #11)
  • August 1, 2008: Officially thanked for being an advisor to the President during the past term. (Lerner Edict #21)
  • March 29, 2009: Officially thanked for stepping up to be Internet Director, updating the various archives, and worked with the Coder to ensure that WeBBspace development continued. He has also continued to be the master of ceremonies for the STF Awards. (Robinson Edict #58)
  • December 11, 2011: Officially thanked. (Wonderly Edict #56)
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work as a Fleet Commander during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)
  • April 4, 2019: Officially thanked for maintaining the President's sanity over the past term. (a href="https://www.star-fleet.com/prez/edicts/adamw/#e27">Adam W. Edict #27)

Mark Wilson

  • September 28, 1999: Promoted to Fleet Captain due to ongoing roles in STF, including Fleet One Commander, GM, and CO of the USS Victorious. (Wyers Edict #3)
  • March 30, 2001: Promoted to Commodore due to being a long-time Fleet Commander, his ongoing role as CO, his work with SNNHN, and the club as a whole, his reliable and good advice to those that need it, and his entertainment. (Lackie Edict #40)

David Wonderly

  • April 3, 2011: Promoted to Fleet Captain for his role as Gamemaster Director, and his willingness to become Vice-President when the Presidency had to change. (Dipper-2 Edict #27)
  • April 3 - December 11, 2011: President
  • December 2, 2017: Officially thanked for work in the Gamemaster Department during the past term. (DeSpain Edict #27)

Colin Wyers

  • October 31, 1998: Promoted to Commodore. (Bourdaa Edict #16)
  • August 26, 1999: Promoted to Admiral* due to role and support of the club during Vice-Presidency (including giving up his own plans to run as President in order to serve as Vice President), ongoing service to the club, and ongoing work on the Articles of Organization. (Spurlin Edict #21)
  • September 20 - November 9, 1999: President
*re-designated Rear Admiral on March 8, 2009