Starfleet Medal of Commendations!

Hello Bravo Fleet! We’re finally here at the time of the year that celebrates Gene Roddenberry’s birthday, and along with it, the yearly awarding of the Starfleet Medal of Commendation! The award reads as follows:

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).

This year the entire BFA came together to nominate the most dedicated among them. Now, keep in mind that this is a small window that the current BFA has been here for, and reflects that reality. Members of Bravo Fleet could only be nominated once (and yes, some people were nominated by different task forces!). Here are the recipients of this year’s Medal of Commendation:

Task Force 9
  • Aio aka CAPT Jacob Lambert, USS Unification
  • Marowolf aka CDR Chewrath ch’Ghorev, USS Ride
Task Force 38
  • Ansel aka CDRE Elgor Rae, USS Diligent
  • Cyndi aka CAPT Rhea Kennit, USS Victory
  • Clint aka CAPT Elizabeth Hart, Starbase Aurora
  • Holly aka CAPT K’Tyra Parker, USS Perenolde
  • Edgeford aka CDR Rufus Wessex, Starbase Aurora
Task Force 64
  • J.P. aka CAPT Vin lek Sholorn, USS Mercury
  • Jennifer aka CDR Katherine Williams, USS Augusta
Task Force 72
  • Billy aka RADM Julius Woodard
  • Mike aka CDR Thov th’Zeles, USS Hiryu
  • Temple aka CAPT Nyx Temple, USS Pandora
Bravo Fleet

The BFA-at-large have also nominated the following people for their extraordinary work:

  • Noel aka Gul Tadrel, CDS Damar
  • Nate aka CDRE Catherine Waldorf, USS Proxima
  • Kyle aka LCDR Nirak, USS Mercury
  • Chris aka CDRE Caymen Greener, USS August
Task Force 93
  • Andrew aka CDRE Juliet St. Clair
  • Cori aka LT Christine Descharmes, USS Shanghai
  • jtaylor aka LT Keri Kelea, USS Atlantis
  • Suzroe aka Cassandra Rae, USS Excalibur
Task Force 99
  • Jonathan aka CDRE Harrison Anders
  • Tara aka CDRE Cyndi Song, USS North Star
  • Sam aka CAPT Nathan Russ, ISS Yamato
  • Splendora aka LCDR Hades, Starbase 400

And finally, I am personally awarding the Starfleet Medal of Commendation to all members of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty since I became BFCO on June 14, 2019. They include all of the current BFA members as well as KrisK, Galen, Leam (aka TheCaptain), and JonM. I cannot thank you guys enough personally for all the help you’ve given both the fleet and me personally in this transition, as well as the many long hours that you’ve all put into pulling BF from the brink. Congratulations to all the recipients and I hope next year is even more awesome!

July 2019 Monthly Awards

Player of the Month (TF9)

Zakaran Ick’thar, USS Proxima

“This player has stepped up to help move us forward and take the mantle as XO with a new character while still writing her original character.”

Sim of the Month (TF9)

USS Proxima

“For the steadfastness of the crew in dealing with 3 CO changes in the last 2 months, while still writing compelling stories, the USS Proxima is the sim of the month for TF9.”

Player of the Month (TF38)

Rufus Wessex, Starbase Aurora

“Edgeford has been an absolutely outstanding player, embodying the spirit of collaboration aboard Starbase Aurora and setting the standard for detail, realism, and engagement in his posts.”

Sim of the Month (TF38)

Starbase Aurora

“Starbase Aurora has done an amazing job with recruitment and activity thus far along with having a team of writers that are intent on writing lasting stories.”

Player of the Month (TF64)

Nirak, USS Mercury

“I am nominating Kyle (Lieutenant Commander Nirak) for player of the month. He has created so much backstory for our current mission, and is consistently involved in all matters of the sim. Not only that but he is also involved with the Bravo Fleet graphics team and has done some amazing work for our fellow players. He’s a real pleasure to have on my sim and in many ways, he’s the ying to my yang.”

Sim of the Month (TF64)

USS Alexandria

“The Alexandria went from being the second most active in June to the most active game in July – even with their CO being on vacation, running a number of games, and TF99. I also appreciate the work of the Alexandria to explore the galaxy with a Star Trek: Discovery lens.”

Player of the Month (TF72)

Soit Emla, New Lakarian City

“Kyle has been instrumental to the success of New Lakarian City. He is undoubtedly our most versatile player, boldly writing every character from Cardassian civilians and Embassy personnel to Ferengi diplomats. He’s a staple in our crew, starting posts, encouraging other writers, and developing plots for the entire game. New Lakarian City would not be the game it is today without Kyle’s ideas.”

Sim of the Month (TF72)

USS Boadicea

“The USS Boadicea has staged an impressive return to Bravo Fleet, telling entertaining stories with a close-knit crew and seizing the opportunities of the Gavarian Corridor plotline’s reopening.”

Player of the Month (TF93)

Cassandra Rae, USS Excalibur

“I am going to nominate Sarah (Ensign Cassandra Rae) for this award this month, once again, she has made the position her own, so much so, that it is always the first thing my command staff talks about when discussing the simulation. Already with our storyline, Sarah has jumped right in and built in a backstory for her character and department and gotten right into making the plotline involving her character her own, offering suggestions that might be worth a second look by anybody else, but myself and the command staff love reading her ideas and can’t wait to read what happens with her character throughout this mission and beyond.”

Sim of the Month (TF93)

USS Sirona

“I am going to nominate the USS Sirona this month, I have found their simulation to be one that I am always bound to look at several times a month, always to see what they are getting up to. A great group of writers who all seem to work very well together, with a storyline that always seems to inspire good writing. They aren’t the fastest paced simulation but they never give up. I really loved reading “Playing The Part, Part Two” with their current mission really making headway in what they want to achieve, that post shows me how dedicated each writer is to not only their character but to each other and to the simulation. To switch between two locations on a constant basis is hard, but this crew seem to make it look easy and it was very easy for me to follow along with the post and therefore know where things were up to with the current mission, so well done to the Sirona crew!”

Player of the Month (TF99)

Titus Knight, Port Royale

“Awarded to Captain Titus Knight of Starbase Port Royale. The Fleet Strategic Operations Officer for Task Force 99 and support commander of the USS Tianlong. Captain Knight is a delight to write with, and has a sense of humor, that grows on you. This new character has done well posting wise in the month of July and is truly deserving of this award.”

Sim of the Month (TF99)

ISS Yamato

CO #1: I am really enjoying the story that is coming from this sim. Keep up the good work!
CO #2: It’s tough running a mirror universe sim, many have tried. The ISS Yamato seems to be going well, posts are fun to read too.
CO #3: They’re doing quite well. Happy to see a mirror universe sim working out.

Bravo Fleet’s First Competition: Design a Logo!

Welcome to Bravo Fleet’s first competition! The Hall of Honour is now accepting entries for a Hazard Team logo. Hazard Teams are special units used in situations that require high levels of skill but are too dangerous for a ship’s senior staff. The logo should reflect the team’s specialty and incorporate a reference to Bravo Fleet.

Design a logo for the Hazard Team! Be creative and show off your graphic design skills to the entire fleet!

Enter Competition

How It Works
  1. Start designing your logo for the Hazard Team using the criteria on this page!
  2. Submit your design by 11:59 PM (EST) on September 6, 2019.
  3. Judges will announce first, second, and third place on September 9, 2019.
Competition Criteria
  • The image must have a transparent background with dimensions greater than 600x600px.
  • The logo should reference both the Hazard Team and Bravo Fleet.
  • The shape of the logo is up to you. Popular choices are circular or triangular logos referenced below.
The Judges
The judges of the competition will select first, second, and third place winners using the competition criteria.

  • Tia (@Nadiezja#1701)
  • Noel (@SweetChiliYeet#4057)
  • Emily (@Emily#6153)

Reference & Examples
Bravo Fleet Department Logo

Hazard Team Inspiration

Designed by cbunye.

Official Bravo Fleet Graphics

If you have any questions, please contact our judges or email the the Hall of Hounour (

Hall of Honour Revamp

It is with great pleasure that I announce a revamp of the Hall of Honour! We’ve added new awards, restored a few old awards, and setup a brand new system for competitions. Our goal is to recognize the efforts of individuals in their writing and dedication to the community.

Some highlights of awards we’ve added:

The other change to the Hall of Honour is the addition of fleet-wide competitions. Competition prompts can range from graphics (avatars, mission banners, etc) and writing (short stories, sim posts, etc) to community activities (trivia, gaming, etc). Any player can submit a proposal for a competition using this form: If the HoH approves your proposal, they’ll contact you before announcing it to the fleet. Members who submit a proposal will judge entries and select finalists (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place). Competitions may be held on Discord, through form submissions, or even on a gaming platform.

If you have any questions about our new awards or HoH competitions, feel free to contact me (@Emily#6153) or Zyrell (@Zyrell#6273) on Discord or via email ( We’re still expanding our list of awards and the functions of the HoH, so if you’d like to be involved, feel free to contact us!

Player & Simulation of the 2nd Quarter (2019)!

It’s that time of year again! Selected from the previous 3 months of monthly award winners, here are the 2nd Quarter 2019 Player and Simulation Winners!

Player of the Quarter

“Lieutenant Griffin had a mammoth task during this mission – both IC and OOC – to piece together the random, untrustworthy clues left by the players and myself. He had to deal with intentional red-herrings, people lying and keeping secrets, and this elusive, unknown Murderer running rampant around Paradise and Pandora. And despite the challenge set, he has risen above and beyond the call of his position and a normal RP writer; he has always done so with grace and the spirit of fun that the mission required. To say that he performed his duties would be an understatement; he has helped to carry this mission successfully through to its narrative conclusion and I hold him in the highest regard for his diligence, patience, and skill. It is easy to be impressed by Griffin for the kind of high-calibre writer that he already is – our previous mission in an alternate universe is testament enough to his talents and carefully crafted sense of character – but as a player, he has outdone himself in the past few months and deserves the highest recognition for his achievements.”

Simulation of the Quarter

“I am going to nominate the USS Atlantis this month, I have found their storyline to be quite interesting and a thrill to read, they have offered a good and unique premise for people to join and they keep things moving. It might not be at a super-pace but they move the storyline forward with brilliant writing and with great teamwork and collaboration. The few posts that I did read were all done by multiple members of the simulation and led to some great interactions and story writing from the crew. Their posts are very detailed and provide the reader with a whole lot more than just from point A to point B in the post and the mission, so well done!”