This article is a direct copy of at least three separate pages from the United Federation Starfleet wiki; their About page (first quarter of the article),United Federation Starfleet Membership Handbook (Requirements to Join down to Organisational structure) and timeline (timeline section).
I'm thinking that everything below Requirements to Join isn't really necessary and that links to the UFS wiki would be better in their place. I don't see much point in duplicating all their info here, better to send interested parties to peruse their wiki instead. Might tackle the article later. – JayLR 17:35, 21 December 2008 (UTC)