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Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2127
09-28-2010, 06:37 AM
To help you decide on which Fleet to join, we would like to provide you some good information to help you make an informed choice. Here is the basic ranking and management structure of the VKF:

Matrix Management: There are two chains of command, both headed by Fleet Grand Admiral Keysailor:
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The first chain is modeled after the STO ranking system. We use Vulcan names for the ranks.

When you first join the VKF, you are assigned Cadet Status, and your rank is Ne-lan. You will be promoted once you have chosen a career path and have taken the time to learn and understand a bit about the Fleet, and have provided some contribution to the Fleet. Think of Ne-lan as the tutorial part of STO.

Officer Ranks are roughly equivalent to the STO ranks:
• Ot-lan = Lieutenant
• Tra-lan = Lieutenant Commander
• Zhel-lan = Commander
• Khart-lan = Captain
• Halitra-lan = Admiral
• F-Rel-Barr = Grand Admiral

You will progress through these ranks based on your demonstrated performance. This includes providing value on this forum through posting, posting on the VKF Recruitment thread in the STO forum, and in-game performance. VKF Officers see a need, and they fill it. VKF Officers help each other, and respect each other. VKF Officers are trustworthy, honest, and logical, among many other positive traits. We do not flame, we do not gank, camp, grief, kill steal, or in any way diminish the enjoyment of STO for anyone else, other than by defeating our enemies with honor and dispatch. We share our Intel and game tips with each other. We respect and work with our allies. We answer all Federation Distress Calls.

Your officer rank above is managed by the career Chief Officer. Each Fleet member chooses a career path (Tactical, Engineering, or Science) and reports to the Chief Tactical Officer, Chief Engineering Officer, or Chief Science Officer for career guidance. You also gather and report to the career Chief Officer any information and Intel on in-game activity including game mechanics, tactics and strategy, mission aspects, location of resources and new discoveries, etc. The career Chief Officers and their staff organize this information along with that from other Fleet members and provide it on the career center thread so all may benefit.

Separate from the above ranking structure, is the chain of command for designated 'area of responsibility' assignments. These are exclusive of the above ranking, in that even a junior officer may be assigned an area of responsibility, given demonstrated performance, capability, and desire - the needs of the Fleet take precedence as determined by the Vulcan High Council. You should note that being offered a Command position entails a significant contribution to the Fleet, so your rank above will be affected by the valuable contributions you make as a leader in one or more of these positions.

These areas of responsibility currently include (with additional positions underneath many):


Fleet Grand Admiral: Keysailor
Fleet High Executive Officer: Phoenix_Lord
Speaker for the Vulcan High Council: T'Kota
Fleet Admiral: Daho
Fleet Executive Officer: Raw

Fleet Administrative Wing Commander:
o Fleet Chief Engineering Officer: DoktaD
o Fleet Assistant Chief Engineering Officer: Greyknight
o Fleet Engineering Team Leader:
o Fleet Engineering Staff Manager:
o Fleet Chief Science Officer: Zendruid
o Fleet Assistant Chief Science Officer:
o Fleet Science Team Leader:
o Fleet Science Staff Manager:
o Fleet Chief Tactical Officer: Austin
o Fleet Assistant Chief Tactical Officer:
o Fleet Tactical Team Leader:
o Fleet Tactical Staff Manager:
o Fleet Kevet-dutar, Chief Ambassador:
o Fleet Deputy Kevet-Dutar: Risen_Sith
o Fleet Junior Ambassador: KilllerCal
o Fleet Senior Ambassador: Sarlak
o Fleet Diplomatic Envoy:
o Fleet Chief Recruiting Officer: Jonathon_Davis
o Fleet Recruiting Officer (Welcomer):
o Fleet Recruiting Officer (Home Office):
o Fleet Recruiting Officer (Field Office):
o Fleet Recruiting Officer (Scout): TzarKhune
o Fleet Chief Intelligence Officer: Daho
o Fleet Forum Administrator:
o Fleet Media Management Officer:
o Fleet Communications Officer: Urie
o Fleet Chief Supply Officer/Quartermaster: Geha/Phoenix_Lord
o Fleet Supply Officer (Home Office):
o Fleet Supply Officer (Field Office):
o Fleet Supply Officer (Fleet Assets Manager):

Fleet PvP Wing (Vuhlkansu fosh nekwitau) Commander: Daho
o Battle Group (Alpha) Commander: Austin
o Strike Team (A) Leader:
o Strike Team (B) Leader:
o Battle Group (Beta) Commander: MaQogh – son of Kern
o Strike Team (A) Leader:
o Strike Team (B) Leader:
o Klingon PvP Hand of Khaless Fleet Leader: Sogh Sa’ MaQogh
Fleet Klingon PvP Aggressor (House of Gore) Commander: MaQogh
Fleet PvE Wing (fi'Terra-telanik katra) Commander: Qtec
o Task Force V'kree'zals Commander: Golonzo
o Patrol Team Dvatai t'Ak'spra Leader: ReplicateThis
o Patrol Team (B) Leader:
o Task Force (Alpha) Commander: Austin
o Patrol Team Klon Kaunsh’es: Qtec
o Patrol Team (B) Leader:

Fleet Operations Wing Commander:
o Chief Operations Officer:
o Tactics Team Leader:
o Strategy Team Leader:
o Chief of Personnel: Urie
o Promotion Board Leader: T’Kota
o Chief Archivist:


The Fleet Grand Admiral is Admiral Keysailor, who is our V'las, our Administrator of the High Command, Head of the Fleet and of the Vulcan High Council. Our High XO is Pid-Trensu Phoenix_Lord, who oversees all aspects of the administration of the Fleet both in the forums and in-game.

The positions in the PvP and PvE Wings are ‘line’ positions and are primarily in-game group Commanders. Line Officers help leverage the strengths of individual players in all career fields to create a force that will accomplish all missions, win all battles, and help each other in engagements. The leaders selected for these positions will have the honor of naming their Wing, Group, Force, or Team - choose wisely (there is a handy Vulcan-English dictionary at http://www.starbase-10.de/vld/ ).

These positions may be supplemented by additional positions as the Fleet requires. We expect our Officers to make their qualifications and command aspirations known up-front, so that the Vulcan High Council can assess and make the right assignments.

If you desire a position of responsibility, we have a position for you. If you simply wish to enjoy STO with Fleet-mates, that is also fine. We have a number of ‘in-game only’ members and do not make everyone fit a particular mode. The VKF exists to enrich the STO experience for our members; however that works for each member. While we are a Vulcan Fleet, we do not discriminate against any race or creed of STO gamer – all who embrace logic are welcome to join. Come and be a part of a vibrant community of individuals and help us protect the Federation and defeat all enemies - Join the VKF! Live Long and Prosper!