Scientology honors its bodysnatchers with stars on its Xenu-rrific walk of fame - 2020-01-12
Scientology has two main awards ceremonies per year. Donors to the IAS draw attention for the huge trophies awarded at an October event at Saint Hill in East Grinstead, England that mirror their millions in donations that keep the organization going. The other awards are made during the New Year's event in Los Angeles where Power FSMs are recognized. We count 26 in this year's photo with Scientology leader David Miscavige, but there are many more that didn't make the trip. Field Staff Members (FSMs) keep Scientology going by bringing in new members, and work to encourage current members to pay for more courses.
All Scientologists are FSMs and receive a commission of 10 percent on all processing sold and 15 percent of all training for their "selectees." L. Ron Hubbard called them the salesmen of Scientology. A "Power FSM" is one who has 100 courses started by their selectees during the past year. They receive a trophy, a pin, and a photo op with Miscavige. Your FSM may be your friend, but they also have a financial interest in the number of Scientology courses you take.
The FSM I/C (Field Staff Member In-Charge) is a low level staff member in Division 6C who is charged with running the FSMs. He or she collects the selection slips, tracks stats, arranges for commissions to be paid and runs the org's group of FSMs. Most orgs don't have one, the post is "held from above" by the Field Control Secretary if that post is filled.