The Maritime Operations School

Maritime Operations Branch LogoMaritime Operations Branch LogoThis school instructs its students in all phases of Maritime Operations, covering maritime equipment, tactics, missions, and organization. The Maritime Operations School is administered through the Office of the Commandant, STARFLEET Marine Corps Academy by the Maritime Branch Director.

The manuals necessary  for these courses can be downloaded from the SFMCA Library.
To request any of these courses please use the course request form.

Courses Available

MO-100 Maritime Basic Course: This is the first primary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to give the student an idea of some of the basics about Maritime Operations including its history, development, and traditions. Successful completion of this course allows the student to continue their studies within this branch. Prerequisite for this course: PD-100.
MO-110 MOS Familiarization Course: This is the first auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the student aware of all of the various MOS's available to Maritime Marines as well educate them on the courses they need to take for the various ratings available. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100.
MO-111 Flight Deck Uniform Recognition: This is the second auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the Maritime Marine aware of the different flight deck uniforms for quick recognition aboard aircraft carriers and very active flight stations. This would also be an ideal course for Aerospace students as well. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100 or AE-100.
MO-120 Basic History and Traditions of Maritime Operations: This exam is focused on the History and Traditions of SFMC Maritime Operations.  This course covers both real and fictional traditions of MO,including the fictional historical background of SFMC  Maritime Operations and their real-life naval counterparts in Earth's history. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100.
MO-151 Maritime Vessel Familiarization Course:
This is the third auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the Maritime Marine more aware of the differences and technical aspects on the various ships and vessels that comprise the Maritime Branch. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100.
MO-155 Maritime Replenishment Techniques: This is the fourth auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the Maritime Marine aware of the techniques and knowledge involved in Underway Replenishment Techniques, its dangers, advantages, and disadvantages. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100.
MO-156 Signals and Codes: This is the fifth auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the Maritime Marine more knowledgeable in the use and deciphering of the various signals and codes used in the branch, as well as their history and evolution. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100.
MO-201 Maritime Advance Course: This is the second primary course in the Maritime Operations Branch. This course will further test and challenge the student's knowledge of Maritime Ops and delve into advanced techniques employed by the branch. Prerequisite for this course: MO-100
MO-211 Maritime Tactics: This is the sixth auxiliary course in the Maritime Operations Branch series. It is designed to make the Maritime Marine aware of the various tactics used on the vessels employed by this branch. Prerequisite for this course: MO-201.
MO-301 Maritime Independent Study: For the final step in the Maritime Operations Branch studies the student must complete an independent studies project. The independent studies project must either consist of a paper or another approved project. The student MUST submit a topic or project description to the Branch Director for approval. Once approved the student will then have 10 weeks to submit their independent studies project for grading. After submittal and if the student receives a passing grade, then the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Military Science Degree with a Concentration in Maritime Operations. Prerequisite for this course: MO-20.
Before sending a request for a level -301 project please read the following:
  1. The Branch Director has the authority to approve or deny any and all requests for this course and their decisions are final.
  2. Projects MUST in some way shape or form relate to the SFMC and the branch for which you are applying to.
  3. You must submit a topic or project description when requesting this course. Any requests without a topic or project description will not be honored.
Below are some SUGGESTED projects. A student can either use the suggested projects or any other project that they can think of. Please note however that these are suggestions only and that directors may or may not approve them.
  1. College-style papers.
  2. Specifications / descriptions and/or technical drawings of new technology relating to the branch.
  3. A short story that utilizes the material in the branch.
  4. An addition to the branch's manual relating to a topic not covered by the existing manual.
  5. A new exam and answers for the branch (Please note that this is at the Branch Directors discretion).