Awards are given to recognize outstanding service to Bravo Fleet through project work, winning competitive activities, or long term consistent service. Some awards are medals while others are awarded as ribbons. Awards are broken down into four categories: Merit, Competition, Activity, and Other. Awards are given based on knowledge, leadership, skill, participation, gaming, mentorship, among other accomplishments.
Some awards are only granted during special occasions: challenge coins and Starfleet stars during fleet actions, and the Starfleet Medal of Commendation annually on August 19th. Ultimately, there are a variety of awards for all types of activities at all levels of the Fleet.
Merit awards are awards that recognize a member’s overall activity and contribution to the fleet. These awards are all encompassing and are meant to recognize ongoing activity or effort on the part of a member as opposed to a specific activity item or milestone. These awards will often serve as major awards for members in between their advancement to their next rank. These awards are divided into two types: Tier 1 Recognition awards that are awarded for more standard activity and Tier 2 Distinction awards that are given for levels of activity and work for the fleet that go above and beyond.
Recognition Awards (Tier 1)
Recognition Awards reflect ongoing activity or notable contributions from members. They are nominated by various members of the Task Force Senior Staff.
Those who receive the Medal of Achievement have shown a strong level of activity within their Task Force or Task Group through gaming, participation and placement in competitions and events, or having worked on small-scale projects. Nominated by a Task Group Commanding Officer or higher.
Recipients of the Meritorious Service Cross have shown consistent and dedicated service to one’s unit by having displayed a greater than average amount of activity over a period of several weeks that included participation in several projects, events or competitions. Nominated by a Task Force Chief of Staff or higher.
The Silver Palm is awarded for extended service to one’s Task Group or Task Force, such as duties that aid a TGCO or TFCO as well as being a mentor to others. Activity over a period of some time that goes above and beyond what is considered normal can also be rewarded with this award. Nominated by a Task Force Executive Officer or higher.
The Star for Distinguished Service is awarded for exceptional levels of service or activity to a member’s Task Force or the Fleet. Taking on projects for a unit or fleet office, coupled with or supplemented by exceptional levels of general activity, are often recognized with this award. Nominated by a Task Force Commanding Officer or higher.
The Star Cross is a medal that bridges the gap between the recognition awards and higher level merit awards. This can also be rewarded for extraordinary amounts of activity in a large-scale competition such as a Fleet Action, where the very best are rewarded for their efforts. However, for those having achieved an outstanding amount of general activity over a longer course of time, this award may also be given to reward such accomplishments. Nominated by a Task Force Commanding Officer or higher.
Distinction Awards (Tier 2)
Distinction Awards are the highest awards of the Fleet, given for outstanding contributions to the community or activity that goes above and beyond. They are nominated by various members of Bravo Fleet Command.
The recipient of the Jonathan Archer Order of Merit has shown consistent and long-term service to their Task Force or Fleet position. Such services however cannot be seen until taken on a whole, each individual part seen as one. It is given to those who have shown exemplary work in their position, demonstrating a keen understanding of their surroundings and helping to further their planned goals. Nominated by a Task Force Commanding Officer or higher.
Recipients of the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor have demonstrated their value to the whole Fleet through extreme dedication to one or more specific aspects of the organization. This can include service as a member of the Admiralty, or service on a major Fleet project. It is often awarded to those who have shown themselves to truly bring something new to their given position. However, their actions are not to be solely consigned to their specific Task Force, but instead, must show that they have had an impact outside of their respective work. One who receives this medal will be known to the Fleet at large, their impressive array of work standing the test of time. Nominated by a member of the Bravo Fleet Command Senior Staff or above.
To receive the coveted Zephram Cochrane Medal of Excellence, a member of the Fleet must have shown an impressive array of talents and qualities over a considerable length of time. Such a member will have been active personally throughout their career, continually striving for more; they will have shown leadership abilities over a wide range of positions throughout the Fleet; they will have been a mentor to numerous other members, helping them along their path; they will be a pillar of the Fleet. These are the recipients of the Zephram Cochrane Medal of Excellence. Nominated by the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer or above.
The recipients of the Starfleet Medal of Honor have displayed the greatest forms of ability, service and sacrifice for the Fleet. Others pale in comparison to what the holders of this award have accomplished. They will have served the Fleet for many years, often in various capacities, and their names will go down in history as some of the most impactful members. Nominated by the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer.
Competition awards are given for placement in Bravo Fleet offical competitions. Different levels of awards are given for different types of events, or those held at different levels of the fleet (for example Task Force level competitions would award differnt levels of Action Medals than those awarded for Task Group level competitions).
Starfleet stars are awarded for placing in competitions offered under the auspices of Bravo Fleet wide Fleet Action events. Other fleet wide competitions would instead award varios Action Medals.
Awarded for exceptional performance in Fleet Action level event for earning a 1st place finish in a competition.
Action medals are awarded for any competition that is not part of a Fleet Action. These awards also offer sliding scales, with the tier of the competition (or the fleet unit level the competition is available to, be it fleet wide, restricted to a Task Force, or restricted to a Task Group) determining the specific awards available. These awards progress in prominence from the Comet Cluster to the Galaxy Cluster.
Awarded for achieving first, second, or third place in an official, non-Fleet Action competition determined by the Tier of the competition.
Challenge Coins are awarded for participation and judging of Fleet Actions at a ratio of one coin per competition. Each coin is only awarded for competitions offered during a single fleet action, never to be awarded again after its conclusion.
Awarded to players for a year of their membership in the Fleet, 1 per year served. It is up to the player to inform the Chief of Staff’s office or their Task Force Staff of eligibility for this citation.
These awards are those that are not covered by other award types. Often times these are for specific and unique contributions or milestones that a member has reached.
These awards reflect specific contributions to the Fleet that are worthy of unique acclaim.
A yearly award for the players of each Task Force (each Task Force can nominate up to 5 people) whom have shown extreme dedication and resilience to their task force and Bravo Fleet, given on the 19th of August (Gene Roddenberry’s birthday).
Awarded to a member who recruits a someone to Bravo Fleet. The recruiter becomes eligible for the award when the new member reaches the rank of Ensign, reflecting a level of commitment and to the Fleet community.
This award is granted to any member who serves as a Task Force Commanding Officer or above, and remains on their record in perpetuity to reflect their contributions to the community.
Legacy Awards represent any Bravo Fleet awards given before 25/04/2020. These medals and ribbons reflect a member’s past contributions to the fleet even if the critera for awarding them is no longer tracked or available.
The Legacy Ribbon represents an old ribbon for which there is no current comparable award in the current system. This may mean the criteria for the award is no longer applicable to present ribbons, or the written nomination lacks sufficient detail for the OCS to award a current ribbon in its place. The Legacy Ribbon still represents a notable contribution to Bravo Fleet in past years.
The Legacy Medal represents an old medal for which there is no current comparable award in the current system. This may mean the criteria for the award is no longer applicable to present medals, or the written nomination lacks sufficient detail for the OCS to award a current medal in its place. The Legacy Medal still represents a significant contribution to Bravo Fleet in past years.