Crew Awards

Captains Personal Merit Captains Personal Merit
Awarded to the crew member of whom the Captain feels worthy.
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Advancement Award (lvl 1) Advancement Award (lvl 1)
Awarded to individuals who pass a ship-based course of study (inter-departmental training, phaser or combat training, specialized departmental training) as authorized by the Commanding Officer.
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Air Medal (lvl 1) Air Medal (lvl 1)
For proficiency in the flight operation of various craft piloted during any mission. (Not to be confused with the flying cross which will be reserved for acts of bravery in flight)
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Civilian Commendation Medal Civilian Commendation Medal
This award is for those civilians who play another side to Star Trek.
This award should be awarded to civilians who make their character a joy to interact with and add another dimension to the game.
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Crews Choice Award Crews Choice Award
Voted on by the crew of the simm being given by.
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DeForest Kelly Humour Award DeForest Kelly Humour Award
This award is meant to help us all remember that a bit of light-heartedness goes a long way; even in the face of danger.

DeForest Kelley was as much a comedian as he was an actor of the 20th century. Therefore, this is as much a tribute to him as it is an award to any recipient. This award can be given to any player.
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Departmental Service Badge: Command Departmental Service Badge: Command
Awarded for service in the command department, including departments of Command, Strategic Operations, Flight Operations, and Communications.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Marine Departmental Service Badge: Marine
Awarded for service in the Marines.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Science Departmental Service Badge: Science
Awarded for service in the science department, including departments of Science, Medical, and Counseling.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Service Departmental Service Badge: Service
Awarded for work in the service department, including departments of Operations, Security, Tactical, and Engineering.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Departmental Service Badge: Support Departmental Service Badge: Support
Awarded for service in the science department, including Intelligence, Diplomatic, SF Fighters.

A player is eligible for the service badge of their department through commitment to their department over a period of time on the sim that the CO feels significant. (Each departmental badge can only be awarded once per character.)
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Enlisted Commendation Medal Enlisted Commendation Medal
To recognize the contributions of Starfleet enlisted personnel and the players who write them.

Starfleet's enlisted are the people behind the scenes making everything happen and everything work. In the Star Trek universe, they are the unsung heroes who are rarely seen and hardly recognized, yet they are characters too, with stories all their own. Despite the lack of precedence or guides, recipients of this award are players who play their enlisted character successfully and making them a joy to interact with.

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Friendship Ribbon Friendship Ribbon
For the development of a meaningful character relationship.

The friendship may be either with an NPC of the player’s own design or with another player character or another Player’s NPC. The friendship should be an unfolding story over the course of multiple posts and impact the character(s) lives significantly. (*romantic relationships not included- please refer to the “rose award” in those instances)
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Geordi LaForge Obstacle Citation Geordi LaForge Obstacle Citation
This award is presented to those who have overcome a disability in order to perform their duties.

While this could be anything from being blind or deaf to being mute or missing both thumbs, this award is intended to recognize the achievements of those who have to overcome additional obstacles to get the job done. This award is for those individuals who have found clever and intriguing ways to counter their own personal handicaps in unique situations so as to equal or surpass the capabilities of able-bodied people around them.
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Good Conduct Medal Good Conduct Medal
For exceptional performance of one’s duties.
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Heart of the Tiger Heart of the Tiger
Awarded to the crew member that writes supreme battle posts, making their posts enjoyable and exciting to read in the heat of battle.
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Kublai Khan Award Kublai Khan Award
This award is presented to an individual who is a key part of developing new tactical combat manoeuvres while in hand-to-hand combat; not to be confused with the ship-to-ship award, which is similar.

Kublai Khan was a great Terran Chinese military strategist and warrior of the 13th century. Sample posts are required.
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Library Excellence Library Excellence
Awarded for the best writing style: clear, precise, and easy to follow - yet allows the story to flow smoothly and easily passed off to another crew member. Also includes spelling and grammar used properly.
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Markmanship Ribbon Markmanship Ribbon
For recognition of firearm abilities.

Defense of the Federation and her Allies requires action. Proficiency with firearms is a valued skill and this ribbon is to recognize those individuals who prove exceptional in their use.
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Medal of Honour Medal of Honour
This medal is awarded for the showing of bravery and valor in the heat of combat.

Recipients of this Medal can serve in any department. Sample posts are required.
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Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award Meritorious Newcomer of the Month Award
This award will be given to the newcomer that makes themselves known and puts in the most effort to make their character a valuable addition.
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Most Improved Player of the Month Most Improved Player of the Month
This award will be given to the player that shows the most improvement from the previous month.
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Non-Player Character Award Non-Player Character Award
For the development of Non Player Characters.

The lives of our characters are in a setting populated by countless other people who are important to our featured individuals. This award marks the achievement of a player for his/her development of engaging, detailed NPCs who add realism and dimension to the simm.
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Gold Service Merit Gold Service Merit
Awarded to crew who have served on the same vessel for at least two years.
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Merit of Time Served Merit of Time Served
Awarded to crew members who have served on the ship for one year. This award is non-cumulative.
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Service Citation Service Citation
Awarded to a member of the crew who has served with the ship for at least 6 months. This award is non-cumulative.
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Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer Award
For the player who makes every effort to find significant ways to lend a hand to the sim’s command staff.
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Plot Development Citation Plot Development Citation
For developing the current plot line and making it original and unexpected yet not unbelievable.
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POW Ribbon of Sacrifice POW Ribbon of Sacrifice
Given to StarFleet officers who are captured by enemy forces for any length of time.

Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the player`s captivity is needed.
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Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded to the character that has developed his/her character with considerable talent, making that character a joy to interact with.
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Purple Heart Purple Heart
Awarded to personnel who are injured in the line of duty.
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Recruitment Award Recruitment Award
For recognition of recruitment successes. In order to secure a bright and long lasting future for DS5, there must always be the continual introduction of excited and eager new players. This award is to recognize those who have successfully recruited a new player to the simm who remains on that simm for a minimum period of 6 months.
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Ribbon of Merit Ribbon of Merit
This ribbon is used to symbolize the great sacrifice that the men and women of StarFleet endure.

These officers often pay the price for defending the very principles of the United Federation of Planets. A player must receive a Purple Heart in order to qualify for this ribbon. Those who cannot perform their normal duties aboard their location of service due to ongoing medical conditions and wounds (both which must have originated in service) are eligible for this ribbon. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the events for which the nomination is being presented is.
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Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded to the crew member that has made significant "romantic" character advancements.
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Service Accomodation Service Accomodation
Awarded to the crew member that performs his/her character`s job and advances above and beyond the job description they were "hired" to follow.
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Technical Medal Technical Medal
Awarded to the crew member that follows the technical standards of the Star Trek universe, incorporating them into their posts with nearly flawless precision.
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Tour of Duty: Kzinti Tour of Duty: Kzinti
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Kzinti space.
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Tour of Duty: Borg Tour of Duty: Borg
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the simm to the borders or interior regions of Borg space.
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Tour of Duty : Breen Tour of Duty : Breen
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Breen space.
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Tour of Duty : Cardassian Tour of Duty : Cardassian
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Cardassian space.
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Tour of Duty : Deep Space Tour of Duty : Deep Space
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to deep space.
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Tour of Duty:  Dominion Tour of Duty: Dominion
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the simm to the borders or interior regions of Dominion space.
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Tour of Duty : Ferengi Tour of Duty : Ferengi
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Ferengi space.
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Tour of Duty : Klingon Tour of Duty : Klingon
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Klingon space.
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Tour of Duty: Mirror Universe Tour of Duty: Mirror Universe
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the simm to the Mirror Universe.
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Tour of Duty : Romulan Tour of Duty : Romulan
This ribbon is issued to all participating players at the end of a mission that posts the sim to the borders or interior regions of Romulan space.
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Training Badge Training Badge
For completing and passing a course of study.
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Unit Citation Unit Citation
Awarded to the crew member that shows considerable talent in working with other crew members to create a winning plot line worthy of the vessel`s reputation.
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Unsung Hero Medal Unsung Hero Medal
For recognition of support actions in character.
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Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon Whoopi Goldberg Diversity Ribbon
Awarded for the successful portrayal of a non-human character aboard a simulation.
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Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration Zefram Cochrane Medal of Exploration
Given to those officers who discover a noteworthy place or thing.

This could be anything from a new and strange planet or moon, an abnormal nebula or subspace distortion, ancient ruins of a civilization long past, or anything else of this nature. As any Academy graduate should know, Zefram Cochrane was the first Terran to accomplish warp speed. Sample posts are required.
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Antagonist Award Antagonist Award
This award denotes a players exceptionally well crafted villain contributed to a sim’s plotline convincingly over a series of posts.

We love to hate the bad guy or the sinister mind plotting against our heroes. With out these dedicated evil, twisted, or simply misguided souls setting out against our protagonists, there might not be much story to tell! (Include sample post.)
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Community Builder Citation Community Builder Citation
This Crewmember is always going out of his or her way to help the crew connect with one another and knit the sim much closer together
Awarded to anyone who makes a constant indisputable effort to be welcoming to new players and encouraging to long standing members.
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Creativity Award Creativity Award
The Creativity Award is presented to those who come up with an outstanding idea during a mission.

This can be in battle, a diplomatic meeting, medical crises, or even during a shore leave. There is no exacting criteria for the qualifications of this award. Sample posts are required.
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Exemplary Courage Medal Exemplary Courage Medal
Officers who put themselves in grave danger by going far beyond the normal call of duty qualify for this medal.

Examples would be protecting a group of trapped/injured persons from enemy aggression; staying behind to ensure that the rest of the unit gets to safety and are not followed. NOTE: To achieve this award, the person nominated cannot simply be following their superior`s orders. They must volunteer to carry out such acts. Sample posts are required.
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Flying Cross Flying Cross
Presented to a Flight Control Officer for exhibiting outstanding flying abilities.

While not absolutely necessary, people who receive this award typically have to fly their ship manually either in battle situations or emergencies. Sample posts are required.
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Geneva Peace Ribbon Geneva Peace Ribbon
This ribbon is presented to individuals who were responsible for attaining a peaceful resolution between two conflicting parties.

The recipient may either be single-handedly responsible, or have played a large part in the negotiations. The conflicting parties does not have to be Star Fleet. The Geneva Peace Conference was a milestone in Terran diplomacy. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the events for which the award is being sought for is.
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Humanitarian Cross Humanitarian Cross
In recognition of efforts to relieve suffering of any person(s) within or outside of federation borders.

(Please explain in detail reasons for nomination.)
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Intelligence Prowess Award Intelligence Prowess Award
This award is given to an Intelligence Officer who has gone out of their way to protect and better DS5.

This could be from uncovering a spy, obtaining pertinent information which protected their own ship, Task Force, or Fleet as a whole, etc. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the situation is required.
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Joint Service Commendation Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal
Awarded to StarFleet/StarFleet Marine Corps personnel who participate in a major joint mission with other simms.

A minimum of 4 simms must participate to qualify. No sample posts are required, just a list of which simms took part in the joint mission and a general overview of the mission.
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Jonathan Archer Civilization Award Jonathan Archer Civilization Award
This award is among the highest achievements in Starfleet.

The recipient of this award is recognised as a key figure in introducing a new member species into the Federation. At the time of integration, the species cannot be in civil war. The crew member will have been at the forefront of any contact with this species. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the situation is required.
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Montgomery Scott Engineering Award Montgomery Scott Engineering Award
(Formerly Engineering Ingenuity Award) This is given to those who develop useful new technologies, Engineering-oriented upgrades, techniques and so forth.

Creativity and innovation are attributes that help to earn this award. (NOTE: To keep ships believable, these improvements should not be anything too drastic or long-term.) Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the situation is needed.
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Patterson Ribbon of Excellence Patterson Ribbon of Excellence
This is issued to StarFleet`s Medical officers who do something very special in the field.

This can be awarded for curing a disease or medical condition, or for finding a new disease or ailment. Dr. Colin Patterson was a 21st century Terran physician from Scotland who specialized in the study of bone diseases. Sample posts are required.
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Ribbon of Commitment Ribbon of Commitment
Given to a person who has truly put forth an indisputable amount of extra effort.

This is referring primarily to out of character circumstances. Recruiting, pulling the crew together, posting, helping to fill in the "gaps", and helping maintain their ship`s website are just a few of the things that could count toward this award. Truly, this is one award to cherish when received. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the events for which the award is being sought for is.
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Ribbon of Compassion Ribbon of Compassion
This ribbon is for those in the Counselling field. The awardee must have truly gone out of their way to help out a fellow crewman/crewmen.

This encompasses more than just a couple of counselling sessions. Sample posts are not required, but a detailed description of the entire situation is required.
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Scheherezade Award Scheherezade Award
Named after the mythical heroine of the Arabian Nights, the Scheherezade awards the intricate story-crafting which is displayed within DS5. This goes beyond simple matters of spelling, grammar, and legibility; rather, it is for the obvious effort put into posts to make them enjoyable to read for all members of a platform and not just as enjoyment for the writers who created them – for telling a tale within a tale as they weave their own story within the greater plot of their SIMM.
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Silver Star Silver Star
The crew member that demonstrates supreme postings, posts often, and plays his/her character "to the hilt" will receive this award. Arguably considered one of the highest honours a crew member can receive.
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Tactical Superiority Award Tactical Superiority Award
Presented to individuals who play a major role (or even solely) develop new tactics and/or combat manuevers while in ship-to-ship combat; not to be confused with the hand-to-hand award, which is similar.

These must prove to be very efficient and worthy of much attention. An example would be the Picard Maneuver. Sample posts are required.
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United Federation of Planets Pip United Federation of Planets Pip
Only a very few and elite people have ever attained this prestigious honour. To receive it, a person must single-handedly save the Federation from imminent destruction.

This could be a great number of things. Over ninety percent of the individuals who receive this pip died in the process of qualifying for it`s standards. This is a special pip which is to be worn opposite the ones already on an officer`s collar. This tiny pip has the emblem of the UFP on it. Sample posts are required.
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Character of the Year Character of the Year
This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship CO`s. Post samples are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Posts should be available upon request, though.
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James T. Kirk CO of the Year James T. Kirk CO of the Year
This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from Task Force CO`s and Task Group CO`s. One CO is chosen from the nominations received. Reasons supporting the nomination are required, but post samples are not.
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William Riker XO of the Year William Riker XO of the Year
This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship CO`s. One XO is chosen from the nominations received, to receive the award. Post samples are not required, but reasons for the nomination are.
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Sim of the Year Sim of the Year
This is used to recognize the Fleet sim which has done their very best to embody the spirit of the Fleet in their actions both in character and out of character.
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Anniversary Anniversary
Presented for being an active member of OF during the 10th anniversary Celebration
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Long Service Award: 3 years Long Service Award: 3 years
For Participation on DS5 for 3 years
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Long Service Award: 4 years Long Service Award: 4 years
For 4 years participation
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Long Service Award: 5 years Long Service Award: 5 years
For Participation on DS5 for 5 years
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Long Service Award: 6 Years Long Service Award: 6 Years
For Participation on DS5 for 6 years
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Long Service Award: 7 Years Long Service Award: 7 Years
For Participation on DS5 for 7 years
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8 Years Service 8 Years Service
Awarded for eight years service aboard DS5.
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Theta Fleet Player of the Month Award (Lvl 3) Theta Fleet Player of the Month Award (Lvl 3)
Awarded to an individual who goes above and beyond what is expected of them. This award is chosen by the Theta Fleet Command based on CO Monthly Reports.

An individual that follows the posting requirements of the simm, interacts with fellow crew while developing their own character plots and personal story arcs, moves the plot along in a way which is both entertaining and not too far from the mark, as well as helps with the SIM, develops plots, the website, awards, and recognizes other players will qualify for this award.
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Theta Fleet Player of the Quarter (lvl 3) Theta Fleet Player of the Quarter (lvl 3)
The Player of the Quarter Award is given to the person who best supports his or her CO and sim during a given quarter. This award is generally chosen by the Theta Fleet Command from the Player of the Month winners for that quarter.

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Theta Fleet CO of the Quarter Theta Fleet CO of the Quarter
Awarded quarterly by the Theta Fleet Command to honor the Commanding Officer they feel best deserves the award for that quarter. This is based on both in and out of character activity and leadership.

The CO of the Quarter Award is given to the Commanding Officer that best exhibits the qualities of a Theta Fleet Commanding Officer, as determined by the Admiralty.
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