Marine Officer Training
Marine officers serve as leaders within the Starfleet Marine Corps and work with other Starfleet officers to accomplish the larger mission objectives.
As with all Starfleet officers, Starfleet Marine Corps officers earn their degrees and commissions after graduating Starfleet Academy. Cadets are not required to specify their intention to become a marine officer during their first year, and all cadets are encouraged to learn more about the Starfleet Marine Corps.
There are two routes to becoming a Marine officer at the Academy:
Declared Marine Majors
Cadets who declare their major at the Academy as the Marine major complete both the core Academy curriculum as well as specialized coursework from the Starfleet Marine Training College. These cadets typically seek to become Marine command officers who go on to lead squads, contingents, and the Marine Corps as a whole.
Marine Major Requirements
To complete the Marine Officer major, a cadet must complete the following credits:
The Starfleet Marine Corps depends on the skills of numerous other duty posts within their ranks to achieve their mission goals in addition to Marine command officers. These duty posts parallel those of non-Marine officers, and thus, these officers typically choose from one of the following majors and complete the requirements just as any other cadet, but upon graduation, they receive a commission in the Starfleet Marine Corps to become Marine pilots, communications officers, intelligence officers, engineers, and so forth:
Non-marine majors who wish to become marine officers should seek a marine mentor and begin working on their application into the Starfleet Marine Corps after their first year, although the marine officer selection process can start at any point within the first 3 years at the Academy.
Starfleet Marine Basic School
After graduation, marine officers who did not complete the Marine major at Starfleet Academy undergo additional training at the Starfleet Marine Basic School before given an assignment in the fleet. Here, they complete specific marine coursework as well as physical conditioning and exercises.
Emphasis is placed on combat-related skills, although marine officers are Starfleet officers first and foremost, sworn to uphold the values of the Federation and seek avoidance of collateral damage, even at the cost of their own lives.
Specific skills taught and exercises conducted at the Basic School:
Training at the Starfleet Marine Basic School concludes with two weeks of exercises testing all skills learned over the previous weeks.
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