Welcome to the Military Assault Command Operations (MACO), a group affiliated with Starfleet Task Force 31, The North America Star Trek Fan Club. As a member of STF31, the MACO operates as an office under the Deputy Director and reports directly to the Deputy Director.
In the fictional Star Trek universe, the MACO is a part of the Starfleet Ground Forces that work closely with the Naval Fleet of the United Federation of Planets. However, membership in the MACO does not have any special requirements except for being a member in good standing with STF31. Although the MACO has a different organizational structure and ranking system than the Naval portion of STF31, MACO Operators are regular members.
MACO Operators occasionally hold their own separate activities, which can range from paintball or laser tag to fundraising events like Toys for Tots or blood drives. These events are in addition to participating in local chapter, sector, and STF31-wide activities.
Wherever there is one MACO Operator, there is a MACO Company. MACO Operator groups take on various forms, from the usual MACO Company on an active chapter to a MACO Reserve Company on a chapter that has left STF31. There are many MACOs across STF31, and interested parties can check the MACO Unit Listings for a group near them or for the name of the MACO Group or MACO Battalion CO in their state or sector to contact for more information.
Please see the list below for MACO Groups in the MACO and the geographic area they cover.
Sector 1: 1st MACO Group: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Sector 2: 2nd MACO Group: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Sector 3: 3rd MACO Group: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
Sector 4: 4th MACO Group: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico
Sector 5: 5th MACO Group: Louisiana and Texas
Sector 6: 6th MACO Group: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee
Sector 7: 7th MACO Group: Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
Sector 8: 8th MACO Group: Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada
Sector 9: 9th MACO Group: Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah
Sector 10: 10th MACO Group: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Sector 11: 11th MACO Group: Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington
Sector 12: 12th MACO Group: Alaska, Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan)
Sector 13: 13th Military Assault Command Operations Group: Manitoba, Ontario, Canada and Michigan
Sector 14: 14th MACO Group: Quebec, Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island)
Sector 15: 15th MACO Group: Mexico
The STF31 Military Assault Command Operations (MACO) follows the guidelines set out in the MACO Operators Manual (MOM), which contains detailed information about the MACO’s rank system, awards, and uniforms. This publication is available exclusively on the MACO website, and interested parties can download it from the knowledge base section.
The MACO also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called Black Ops!, which covers news and events related to the organization.
Becoming a MACO Operator is simple, and the only requirement is being a member in good standing with Starfleet Task Force 31, The North America Star Trek Fan Club. To join STF31, visit their website and download the STF31 Membership Application. Once you have completed the form, email it back to the designated email address listed on the form.
After becoming a member of STF31, contact your ship’s MACO Company (MCO) Commander to express your interest in joining the MACO. If your ship does not have an MCO or you are unassigned, contact your state’s MACO Battalion Commander or geographical sector’s MACO Group Commander to join. There are no tests required to become a member of the STF31 MACO.