Independence Fleet regularly recognizes its members for outstanding contributions to the fleet, our games, and the greater role playing community. There are four tiers of awards for differing types of action.
|Tier||Series||For||Nominated By||Approval Authority|
|1||Hall of Fame||Former Members||Anyone||Hall of Fame Charter|
|2||Major Awards||Current Members||Anyone||Commander-in-Chief|
|3||Monthly Awards||Current Members||Sim COs||Director of Personnel|
|4||Sim Awards||Current Members||Varies by Sim||Sim COs|
Hall of Fame
Major awards are the highest honors presented to active members of Independence Fleet.
|Distinguished Service Medal||Command Excellence Medal|
For for achievement above and beyond the call of duty at the Admiralty level.
For achievement above and beyond the call of duty at the sim Commanding Officer level.
Each month Independence Fleet presents eight awards to crewmembers throughout the fleet for role playing excellence. Commanding Officers make nominations, and then the Director of Personnel selects the winners. The winners are typically announced by the 15th.
|Best Post||Funniest Post||Genesis|
For writing the most outstanding post
For writing the most humorous post
For writing the best mission-starting post
For the best overall performance
For writing the highest total number of posts
For the most improved performance over the prior month
Rookie of the Month
For the best performance of everyone new to role playing
For efforts to recruit new players to the fleet
For any one-time or discontinued award
Independence Fleet is currently awarding two Best Post awards each month: one for a single author post and one for a joint post.
Sim Commanding Officers are only eligible for the Genesis award and the Best Post (Joint Post).
Joint post winners of Best Post, Funniest Post, and the Genesis award receive the award equivalent of one divided by the number of authors (1 / # of authors). For ceremonial purposes, all award fraction totals round up to the next highest whole number.
Commanding Officers of Independence Fleet role plays are free to create their own internal awards systems to recognize the achievements of their crews. These awards are not archived at the fleet level.