AWARDS

Awards are given out twice annually: at our anniversary meeting each May and at our holiday meeting in December. There are three categories of awards based on who is responsible for awarding them.

STARFLEET LEVEL

Awards at this level are selected by the Admiralty Board and may be bestowed upon any members who hold the rank of Crewman (E-3) and above and have served on the ship for a period of no less than 1 year.

FEDERATION CITATION OF HONOR

This Medal is awarded for outstanding and honorable service. The recipient has spent many years in leadership positions and has continuously shown above and beyond leadership. The recipient has held up the highest ideals of IDIC and set a shining example for all whom they have served with.

STARFLEET DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Awarded to officers and Enlisted personnel for going above and beyond the call of duty and consistently demonstrating outstanding performance over a long period of time.

STARFLEET SERVICE CROSS

Awarded to officers and Enlisted personnel for exceptional leadership and service while serving in a position of great responsibility.

COMSOL COMMAND

Awarded to officer and senior NCO’s while serving in a command position. This medal is awarded for exceptional and outstanding service over a long period of time.

STARFLEET EXPEDITIONARY

This award is given for lengthy or extreme travel on behalf of your ship. This would include presenting a demonstration, class or panel.  Just going to an event does not qualify.

FEDERATION DEFENSE

This award is given to officers and enlisted personnel who have served 180 days or more in their countries armed forces.

LIBRARY COMPUTER ACCESS

JOINT SERVICE

This award is given for participation in events with other science fiction orientated organizations. The awardee must have been acting in an official or active capacity. The bases for the award include acting as event staff, co- chairing and working with the other organization or group directly.

CAPTAIN'S LEVEL

Awards at this level are selected by the Commanding Officer and may be bestowed upon any members who hold the rank of Crewman (E-3) and above.

COMMAND COMMENDATION

Formerly known as the Captain's Choice Award, this award is given to the individual who is selected by the Commanding Officer for his/her outstanding personal and professional growth within the ship.

HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

This award is given for making a significant impact in a community service effort over time. Financial donations are specifically excluded. The basis of eligibility is volunteering your time and hard work.

GALAXY EXPLORATION

This award is given at the completion of a ship 5 year mission.  Only the crew members who were assigned to the vessel at the launch of the five year mission are eligible to receive this award.

GALAXY EXPLORATION w/ PLANK

Awarded to the ship's original launch crew at the 5-year anniversary and are assigned a device with the ships registry number may be attached to the medal and ribbon. This “PLANK” can only be worn by the ships Plank Owners (founding members).

LEGION OF HONOR

This award is given to those who demonstrate their dedication to the ship through their actions and participation. They consistently show loyalty to the ship and its well being

COMMAND LEVEL

Awards at this level are selected by the Senior Staff and may be bestowed upon any members who hold the rank of Crewman (E-3) and above (with the exception of Meritorious Service - Officer).

MERITORIOUS SERVICE - OFFICER

(OFFICER OF THE YEAR)

This award is reserved for Officers who hold the Rank of 0-1 and above. This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a constant level of guidance for fellow members and leadership in the Ship, through both word and action. The officer of the year also demonstrates conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek and supports the series vision of the future through community service and scholastic accomplishment ( where appropriate), in addition to participation in Ship functions.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE - ENLISTED

This award is reserved for enlisted members who hold the Rank of E-1 and above. This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a constant level of guidance for fellow members and leadership in the Ship, through both word and action. The officer of the year also demonstrates conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek and supports the series vision of the future through community service and scholastic accomplishment ( where appropriate), in addition to participation in Ship functions.

STAR CROSS

This award is given to the individual who best displays, through his/her individual contributions, consistent support for and contribution to the Independence, as well as a consistent level of direction as appropriate.

COMMAND ACHIEVEMENT

This award is given to those who demonstrate support for the ship by means of recruitment, encouragement of other members, and consistent support of the Ship.

CADET ACHIEVEMENT

This award is reserved for Cadet Members. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic achievement. The Cadet’s conduct is  in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek and supports the series vision of the future through community service and scholastic accomplishment ( where appropriate), in addition to participation in Ship functions.

ORDER OF TACTICS

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Command Division.

VULCAN SCIENTIFIC LEGION

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Science Division.

JEFFERIES AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Operations Division.

CARRINTINGTON AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Medical Division.

OKUDA AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Engineering Division.

PASKEY AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement, service, and constant contributions in the support of the Security Division.

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