UNITS AND TEAMS
The Fighting 13th's structure is broken down into different sub-communities to account for different games being played, regions where players live, and different styles of games and playing games. The structure graphic will be updated when any changes to the current units are made. The different types of units explained:
Command Element (CE) is comprised of the Leader, Assistant Leader, Chief of Staff, the Staff, and honorarily the commanders of the Divisions. The CE team trains and manages the Officer ranks, provides administrative support, and most importantly lays out the strategic direction of the Community.
Divisions are comprised of several Companies/Squadrons (may or may not be similar) and are led by a Division Commander.
Companies/Squadrons are the basic unit within the Community. Led by Commanding Officer (CO) and Executive Officer (XO), a Company/Squadron may number anywhere between 10-40 members. Within a Company/Squadron, there may be sub-units or teams for any number of purposes.
RANKS AND ROLES
COMMUNITY MEMBER (CM)
Community Members is the rank (and Discord role) members get upon joining the Community. CMs are eligible to join a team, receive awards, and get access to the internal community forums as well as other perks for being a part of the Community.
VETERAN MEMBER (VM)
Veteran Members are Community Members who are actively involved, in good-standing within the Community and their leadership, and have been with us for six months. Veteran Members are eligible to take an extended absence without being separated from the Community.
SENIOR MEMBER (SM)
Senior Members are Veteran Members who have been around awhile, have roots in several teams/games within the Community, and are considered "core" members by their peers and by leadership. Senior Members are voted in by leadership after an extensive review of their time here. They automatically become members of the Senior Council--an advisory body which receives inputs from around the community and provides feedback to the leadership in order to enhance and shape the strategic direction of the Community.
Lieutenants are the first ranks within the Officer corps. Lieutenants usually serve as Executive Officers (XO) of Companies/Squadrons or a similar position within a staff section.
Captains have been in leadership for awhile and are usually promoted to lead a Company/Squadron as its Commanding Officer (CO) or a similar position within a staff section.
Majors are Command Element (CE) officers who are usually promoted to lead a Division as its commander or a similar position within the Command Element.
Leader of the Fighting 13th.