Fleet Action

From Bravo Fleet
This article is official Bravo Fleet Official Policy.

A Fleet Action (FA) is a club-wide event comprised usually of several smaller events (or phases) that tie together into an overall storyline. These annual events are meant to be opportunities for members to rack up a lot of activity in a short period of time and celebrate all areas of the fleet's offerings. Both units and members are in direct competition with one another for overall score. They are the only opportunity to earn Starfleet Stars and Challenge Coins. Since the Echoes of the Tkon Fleet Action in 2021, battlefield promotions have been available in fleet actions to both the BFCO and each unit leader to promote a small number of members beyond the normal OCS rank guidelines. Fleet Actions are run by the Senior Staff of Bravo Fleet Command at the direction of the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer, once per calendar year. They are the only time during which no member-run competitions may be offered.

Starting with the Echoes of the Tkon Fleet Action, a fleet-wide storyline has also been a part of fleet actions. This occurs other times during the year with stand-alone campaigns, which are not to be confused with fleet actions themselves, as they do not have special awards, overall scoring, or the other trappings that make a fleet action special.

Awards and Scoring

Unlike other events, Fleet Actions have special awards and a unique scoring system, which recognizes their rarity and importance. For more information on these awards consult the Awards page or the OCS policy.

Starfleet Stars

Starfleet Stars (which occur in Gold, Silver, and Bronze varieties) are the most prestigious competition placement awards available to Bravo Fleet Members, and they can only be earned during Fleet Actions. In addition to their reward for placement in individual competitions, they are also awarded to the three overall top-scoring members.

Challenge Coins

Challenge Coins are issued for every entry a member makes in a Fleet Action competition. Unlike badges (such as staff badges or academy badges), each fleet action's challenge coin can only be earned during that fleet action, and is considered in a similar fashion to activity ribbons or other quantified measures of activity for the purposes of medals and promotions beyond the normal weight of competition entries. Senior Staff members who organize competitions also receive a challenge coin for each competition they organized.

Overall Scoring

Each member's contributions to the fleet action are recorded by the Senior Staff and are factored into a scoring formula. This formula weights the number and type of competitions a member has entered and placed in, resulting in a score. The formula may vary between different fleet actions, but in all cases it recognizes a member's standing through quantifiable activity. A task force's score is the sum of the score of its members. The top three scorers are recognized with Starfleet Stars, while the top-scoring Task Force is recognize with prestige.

List of Fleet Actions

Fleet Action I: The Raptor's Wings

26 April 2020 to 30 May 2020

The first Bravo Fleet Fleet Action, The Raptor's Wings, was an assembly of the fleet's assets in response to the continued humanitarian crisis within Romulan space.

Fleet Action II: Echoes of the Tkon

24 July 2021 to 17 September 2021

In the second Bravo Fleet Fleet Action, Echoes of the Tkon, the Fourth Fleet responded to galaxy-wide manifestations of Omega molecules, and the ensuing discovery of its cause: ancient technology of the long-dead Tkon Empire.

Fleet Action III: Sundered Wings

28 May 2022 to 11 July 2022

In the third Bravo Fleet Fleet Action, Sundered Wings, the Fourth Fleet responded to the collapse of the Star Empire of Rator, the imperial successor state of the Romulan Star Empire following the loss of Romulus, rallying to prevent humanitarian disasters and assist the Federation's ally, the Romulan Republic, in ensuring the wellbeing for as many worlds as possible in the new political climate to follow.

Fleet Action IV: The Lost Fleet

5 May 2023 to 18 June 2023

In the fourth Bravo Fleet Fleet Action, The Lost Fleet, Fourth Fleet is forced to confront an enemy long thought lost to the whims of fate - the Dominion fleet swept away by the Prophet's as they transmitted the Celestial Temple.

Fleet Action V: We Are the Borg

27 October 2023 to 8 December 2023

In the fifth Bravo Fleet Fleet Action, We Are the Borg, the Federation's greatest enemy makes its presence known once more. Not as a direct threat, but a stirring of the leviathan that all had hoped was dead.