Bravo Fleet Constitution


To provide all of our members with a positive setting in which to write creatively about the Star Trek universe. We agree with the spirit of Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future and strive to provide an environment free of any form of discrimination or harassment, where our members are encouraged to work together to think imaginatively and harness their potential. We strive for excellence in simulation gaming and endeavor to provide a high quality service and resources to our members, so that they may develop their creative writing and character development skills. We strive to be ambassadors to others in the Star Trek community and, above all else, we aim to have fun and to boldly go where no one has gone before.


This document, the Bravo Fleet Constitution (the “Constitution”), defines the fundamental principles and systems of Bravo Fleet (the “Fleet” or “BF”), including the Fleet’s general structure, the rights of those who participate in the Fleet (the “Members”), and the powers and limits of the Fleet’s leadership (the “Bravo Fleet Admiralty” or “BFA”) and command staff (the “Bravo Fleet Command Council” or “BFCC”).


  1. The Constitution, with the exceptions of Article I and Article II, may only be amended by a two thirds majority vote of the BFA.
  2. Article I and Article II of the Constitution may only be amended by unanimous vote of the BFA.
  3. The quorum for amending the Constitution shall be defined as three quarters of the BFA.
  4. All amendments to the Constitution must be documented and announced to the Members.


  1. The Bravo Fleet By-laws (“By-laws”) define the structures and procedures of the Fleet.
  2. If a conflict exists between a provision in the By-laws and the Constitution, the Constitution shall be considered correct, and that provision in the By-laws shall be considered void.
  3. By-laws may only be modified by a majority vote of the BFA.
  4. The quorum for modifying the By-laws shall be defined as three quarters of the BFA.
  5. All changes to the By-laws must be documented and announced to the Members.


  1. When urgent action is required, the BFCC may issue an Executive Order (“EO”) temporarily changing the By-laws or other operating procedures of the Fleet.
  2. The following limits exist on the scope of an Executive Order:
    1. An Executive Order may not change or circumvent any portion of the Constitution for any period of time.
    2. An Executive Order may not remove the ability of the BFA or any of its members from calling or participating in a vote.
    3. An Executive Order may not change the procedures or means in which the BFA votes.
    4. An Executive Order may not add any additional seats to the BFA
  3. The BFCC must agree unanimously to issue an Executive Order.
  4. An Executive Order must be referred to the BFA for consideration within two hours of issuance.
  5. All Executive Orders shall expire under whichever of the following conditions comes first:
    1. the BFCC revokes the Executive Order;
    2. the BFA adopts the Executive Order as a permanent change;
    3. the BFA votes to overrule the Executive Order; or
    4. 90 days elapse since the issuance of the Executive Order.
  6. The BFCC may request permission from the BFA to extend any Executive Order for up to one additional period of 90 days. An extension shall only be permitted by a two thirds majority vote of the BFA.
  7. Should a matter covered by an Executive Order later be rejected by the BFA, such a matter cannot be addressed again by an Executive Order.
  8. Executive Orders must be announced to the membership and then be documented in the listing of Bravo Fleet Executive Orders.


All members of Bravo Fleet are granted certain rights and privileges as members, no matter what position they may be holding. Additional rights are granted to Simm CO’s that reflect on their administration of their Simm.


  1. Bravo Fleet recognizes and acknowledges that, first and foremost, the organization is an amalgamation of its members. The most important aspect, as well as the most valuable resource is the membership. The first goal of the fleet’s leadership should always be to protect and serve the members, followed closely by a drive to meet their needs and wants as much as possible.
  2. Every member is valuable, and has a right to be treated as such, free of undue bias and disregard. So long as they desire to remain a valuable addition to the organization and do not abuse the right, then every member has the right to be here.
  3. All members regardless of rank or position shall be held accountable under the same standards of conduct.
  4. All players have the right to own their own characters, the right to have their characters respected by others, and the right to not have those characters used without their approval.
  5. All players have the right to take a leave of absence from their game(s) and/or position(s), without fear of loss of rank, when they have real life commitments to which they must attend.
  6. Every member has the right to a fair and impartial system of justice.
  7. Any member may approach his superiors with issues and complaints he is currently facing without harm. Complaints can always be sent to the direct superior of the member. If the complaint involves that superior, the complaint should then follow the chain of command.
  8. Every member has the right to be adequately acknowledged and rewarded for time, activity and efforts, and shall not be denied adequate and timely recognition based on personal bias and prejudice of their superiors. All rewards and recognitions are given according to merit.
  9. All Bravo Fleet players are entitled to an environment where they are not harassed or discriminated against due to any personal characteristics, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, skin color, biological gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status and marital status. Simming, as a form of expression, should not be restricted based on any of these characteristics.


  1. Simm COs have the right to administer their games as they see fit so long as they do not violate the terms of this Constitution and its By-Laws. These rights are detailed as follows:
    1. The right to set the ranks of their crew up to and including the rank of Commander (or its equivalent in marine or alien rank), further promotions shall be approved by the TFCO.
      1. A Simm CO shall not lower the rank of a player’s character when that player is directly transferring from one BF simm to another without the consent of the player or for just cause.
    2. The right to demote or remove players from his or her simm and to set the scope and nature of the plot of their simm.
    3. The right to create and award their players with special citations created by the CO.
    4. The sole right to start new missions or significantly alter the plot of the simm unless the CO specifically grants that right to another.
    5. The right to determine the gaming environment on their simm. To that end, any effect on one simm taking place in the gaming environment of another shall only occur with the consent of all affected Simm COs.



  1. At the core of Bravo Fleet are individual role-playing simulation groups known as “simms”.
  2. Each simm is assigned to a Task Force.
  3. Each simm is comprised of members (“players”) who collaborate to write a cohesive story.
    1. Every member of the simm must agree to follow the rules and guidelines outlined by the Constitution and Bylaws for players.
  4. Each simm is led by a Commanding Officer (“CO”) who serves as the group manager (“GM”) for the simm.
  5. Each simm must meet the minimum membership requirements stipulated in the By-laws.
    1. The simm CO must agree to follow the rules and guidelines outlined by the Constitution and Bylaws for both players and simm COs.
  6. Bravo Fleet reserves the right to use the name of any simm that was ever a part of the Fleet.
  7. Bravo Fleet reserves the right to use any story element developed on a simm that was incorporated into the Task Force or Fleet story while the simm was a part of Bravo Fleet.


  1. Every simm in the Fleet is assigned to a group of simms known as a Task Force.
  2. Each Bravo Fleet Task Force must be chartered in the Bylaws with specification of the:
    1. Task Force number;
    2. Task Force area of operation; and
    3. Task Force assignment
  3. The Task Force staff must, at minimum, include the following roles, which shall be considered the Task Force Senior Staff:
    1. An executive known as the Task Force Commanding Officer (“TFCO”).
    2. A deputy known as the Task Force Executive Officer (“TFXO”).


  1. Bravo Fleet contains Departments in order to support the needs of the organization.
  2. Each Bravo Fleet Department must be chartered in the Bylaws.
  3. The Department Staff, at minimum, include the following roles, which shall be considered the Department Senior Staff:
    1. An executive, known commonly as the Department Head.
    2. A deputy, known as the Department Adjutant.
  4. The Department, depending on its responsibilities, may:
    1. staff the Department as necessary to support their assigned functions;
    2. organize committees and groups; and
    3. appoint a chairperson, who must be an active member of a simm but need not be a CO, to oversee individual or multiple committees and/or groups.



  1. The Bravo Fleet Admiralty (“BFA”) shall be composed of:
    1. each Task Force Commanding Officer (TFCO) of a Task Force established by By-Law;
    2. each Department Head of a Department established by By-Law; and
    3. each Member of the Bravo Fleet Command Council (“BFCC”).
  2. No BFA member shall occupy any other BFA-level position except:
    1. on an acting or emergency basis until a qualified person for the position can be found; or
    2. if the additional position is as a member of the Bravo Fleet Command Council.


  1. The Body known as the Bravo Fleet Command Council (“BFCC”) shall serve as the executive committee of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.
    1. The BFCC shall consist of 3 members.
    2. Each member of the BFCC shall individually hold all powers and privileges granted under the By-laws to the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer (“BFCO”) and also to the Bravo Fleet Executive Officer (“BFXO”), and all references to BFCO in the By-laws shall mean “a member of the BFCC”.
    3. Each member of the BFCC shall be a full voting member of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty.
      1. When a member of the BFCC also holds a regular BFA position, that member will only be able to cast one vote.
    4. The BFCC shall establish its own internal decision-making processes and protocols.
    5. Each member of the BFCC shall serve a term of one (1) calendar year from January 1 to December 31 (each a “BFCC Term”).
    6. No individual may serve as a member of the BFCC for more than 3 BFCC Terms (the “BFCC Term Limit”).
      1. Where an individual serves as a member of the BFCC for any part of a BFCC Term, it shall be counted towards the BFCC Term Limit.


  1. The operations of Bravo Fleet shall be overseen by the Bravo Fleet Admiralty (BFA).
  2. The BFA shall have authority to permanently pass and amend the Constitution and By-Laws of Bravo Fleet.
  3. The BFA shall determine what constitutes Fleet Canon.
  4. The BFA shall make decisions in a fashion so as to best meet the needs of Bravo Fleet and its members. In order to facilitate this, it shall proceed as follows:
    1. A list of topics being discussed by the BFA shall be kept in a publicly accessible area on the internet.
    2. TFCOs shall invite the members of their TFs to forward their views on matters being discussed through the chain of command.
    3. In order to ensure that each BFA member’s right to speak freely is upheld, no member or former member of the BFA shall disclose any information about any discussion held during their tenure as a member of the BFA.
      1. Notwithstanding the above, members of the BFA are permitted to speak to their Task Force Executive Officer or Command Adjutant when matters in the BFA will affect the general welfare of their command.
        1. Members brought into confidence in this way may only discuss these matters with their Task Force Commanding Officer or Department Head.
      2. Former members of the BFA may only speak on matters discussed during their tenure when a current sitting member of the BFA requests that information.
    4. Once finalized, all decisions of the BFA will be supported in full by all members of the BFA.


  1. All matters before the BFA, where applicable, will be decided by a simple majority (50%+1) vote, except as defined elsewhere in this Constitution or the By-Laws.
  2. Any vote of the BFA must be preceded by a 48-hour discussion period. During the discussion period, the voting members are free to ask any questions they may have and state any concerns or opinions.
  3. Following the discussion period, any member of the BFA shall have the right to call for a vote in any accessible venue determined by the BFCC, as long as a matter of substantially similar nature has not been voted on within the preceding three months.
  4. The quorum for a vote to be considered effective is 50% of eligible voters except as required to be otherwise in the Constitution.
  5. All votes shall be conducted over a period of seven (7) days.
    1. Notwithstanding the above, at any time that all eligible voters have cast a vote in favor, against or explicitly indicated their desire to abstain from the vote, or when a percentage of all eligible voters sufficient to ensure passage or defeat of a measure regardless of votes of others, a member of the BFCC may declare the vote closed and announce a result.
  6. The BFCC shall not entertain calls for unanimous consent on any matter.
  7. In the event of a tie in a BFA vote, the BFCC shall, acting by majority, have a single deciding vote even if each member of the BFCC has already cast a vote.
  8. Unfilled positions are not tallied in the voting totals in any fashion. The total number of votes considered for a vote is reduced by the number of empty non-BFCC BFA positions.
  9. Members are free to abstain from voting. “The number of votes considered for a vote is reduced by the number of abstentions.
  10. A BFA member may not cast a ballot in any vote directly involving themselves (such as position appointments).


  1. The appointment of a member to a position on the BFA shall proceed as follows:
    1. All members of the Bravo Fleet Admiralty shall have the right to propose an individual for consideration to any unfilled BFA position.
    2. If more than one individual is proposed for an unfilled BFA position, a plurality vote shall be conducted of the BFA. The individual with the most votes is then considered the nominee.
    3. The nominee shall then be approved with a 66% vote by the members of the BFA.
    4. If the BFA does not ratify the nominee, then the individual with the next higher number of votes shall be considered the nominee and a new vote of affirmation conducted. If no candidates remain, a new round of proposed individuals, not including any individuals previously proposed for the position, shall commence.
  2. The appointment of a member to a position on the BFCC shall proceed as follows:
    1. On December 1 of each year, each member of the BFCC that has not served for the BFCC Term Limit shall specify whether he/she wishes to serve for a further BFCC Term as a member of the BFCC.
    2. Where an incumbent member of the BFCC indicates that he/she wishes to serve a further BFCC Term and has not exceeded the BFCC Term Limit, he/she will be subject to an affirmative vote of the BFA (“Re-election of a BFCC Member”).
      1. Re-election of a BFCC Member must be affirmed by a 66% majority of the BFA for that member to serve an additional BFCC Term.
    3. Where an incumbent member of the BFCC declines to serve an additional BFCC Term, is ineligible to serve an additional BFCC Term, or is not affirmed by a 66% majority vote of the BFA, any member of the BFA may propose an individual to serve as a member of the BFCC (“Election of a New BFCC Member”).
      1. The BFA shall then vote on all names proposed for nomination in a successive series of rounds. In each round, the individual with the fewest votes will be eliminated, until only one name commands a majority of 66% support of the BFA.
    4. Where a vacancy in the BFCC arises during a BFCC Term, a replacement individual shall be selected through the procedures defined for “Election of a New BFCC Member,” and that individual shall serve the remainder of the BFCC Term and be subject to the terms for “Re-election of a BFCC Member” at the conclusion of the BFCC Term.
  3. The BFA shall have the power to remove any of its members from office.
    1. The removal of a member of the BFCC shall be determined by a 66% majority vote of the members of the BFA, excluding all members of the BFCC.
      1. Should a member of the BFCC hold a regular BFA office, that BFCC member will still be unable to vote.
      2. The removal of a member of the BFCC does not implicitly constitute the removal of a member from another role they may serve on the BFA.
    2. The removal of any member of the BFA shall be determined by a 66% majority vote of the rest of the BFA.
    3. Any vote to remove a member of the BFA shall be deemed to be null and void if the BFA member affected is on an authorized LOA.