STARFLEET Marine Corps
The STARFLEET Marine Corps is a component of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association Inc. The SFMC is an office under the Commander, STARFLEET and as such reports to Commander, STARFLEET.
Fictionally, the SFMC is part of the Ground Forces that are rarely seen in the episodes but are assumed to be a part of the Naval Fleet of the United Federation of Planets.
We're members of STARFLEET. The Corps does not have different requirements for membership, except that a STARFLEET Marine must be a member in good standing in STARFLEET. Although it does have a different name for each rank within the promotional system, and a different organizational structure than the "Naval" portion of STARFLEET, STARFLEET Marines are regular, dues paying members.
Some STARFLEET members are "Marine Reserve". These are members who
are active in the naval portion of the Fleet AND with the Ground Forces area as well. Occasionally you may find a STARFLEET Marine who is or was active military, but this is not a requirement to be in the Corps.
02.2012: Congratulations to the following Marines aboard the USS Sinclair that have been recognized:
STARFLEET Marine Corps 13th Brigade Awards:
Cross Of Valor (a.k.a. Brigade Marine of the Year) James Stephens
Sword of Valor (a.k.a. Brigade Officer of the year) Scott Schaller
Star of Valor (Brigade NCO of the Year) James Stephens
Legion of Valor (Brigade Unit of the year) 455 MSG
Brigade Service Commendation Scott Schaller and Joe Sare
Community Service Citation Melissa Toole
STARFLEET Marine Corps Naval Citations
Current USS Sinclair Marines
455th MSG - The Fighting Wolfpack
The Fighting Wolfpack
The Best is Yet to Come
13th Brigade, USS Sinclair NCC-74209