- 1 Introduction
- 2 Ranks
- 3 Qualifications for Leadership
- 4 Divisions
- 5 Admiralty and Central Command
The Alliance Navy is organized into divisions, with the principal focus being on the activities of the Operations division. Each division is overseen by a member of Central Command, is charged with specific areas of responsibility, and may possess subordinate roles to execute those responsibilities. Ranks do not necessarily create a superior-subordinate relationship, but rather, serve to indicate a member's relative level of responsibility and authority within the group.
Ranks indicate the authority and responsibility a member holds at a particular moment in time. Ranks may increase or decrease rapidly in view of both the member’s leadership ability and the group’s needs. E-1 through E-4 are largely awarded through seniority and activity with the group. E-5 and above are awarded on a combination of merit and a history of contributions towards group management.
- Recruit, E1. Most new members are considered a probationary member for their first 30 days of membership.
- Enlisted, E2 - E4. Most members of the Alliance Navy are enlisted.
- Non-Commissioned Officer, E5 - E7. Non-Commissioned Officers, NCOs, execute limited administrative power tossteward the Alliance Navy’s day-to-day operations.
- Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, E8 - E9. Senior Non-Commissioned Officers, SNCOs, have moderate administrative authority within the group and are typically senior subject-matter experts or supervisors.
- Junior Officer, O1 - O3. While SNCOs are responsible for most high-level administrative tasks, Junior Officers may lead important group-wide efforts.
- Senior Officer, O4 - O6. Senior Officers lead high-profile, group-wide efforts and typically hold positions within Central Command.
- Admiral, A1 - A2. Admirals are the highest authorities in the group, as set forth in the Central Command Section below.
Qualifications for Leadership
The Alliance Navy’s leaders are expected to:
- Demonstrate a calm, friendly, and helpful attitude.
- Create a positive environment for the people they are leading.
- Present themselves well as representatives of the group.
- Encourage others to become members, and mentor new members.
- Be active members of the group and active in executing their responsibilities.
- Assist other leaders in achieving these goals.
The best way to become a leader in the Alliance Navy is to act according to these tenants.
The subordinate roles in each division may be created and deleted, and members appointed thereto or dismissed therefrom, upon either (i) the recommendation of a division head, with the advice and consent of the Admiralty or (ii) by vote of Central Command.
The Vice Admiral oversees the Operations division, which consists of the group’s formal and informal activity in games. It is the group’s purpose for being and focal point of activity.
- Field Commanders provide day-to-day structure and leadership of operations within a specific game. They promote activity within the game through organizing formal and informal events; solicit and direct recruitment in the game in concert with recruiters; and recommend discipline regarding events that occur within the game. An individual member may be appointed as the Game Supervisors for multiple games, so long as they are able to devote the time and effort needed for each game.
- Team Leaders serve as a resource in organizing group events and generate activity for the Alliance Navy in formal and informal events.
The Administration division is overseen by the Administrative Officer and is charged with recruitment and orientation; creative assets, design, and media; and documentation of personnel actions, status, and policy.
- Recruiters solicit, process, and welcome new applicants to the Alliance Navy.
- Alliance Navy News Network (AN4) Associates promote the Alliance Navy to the public through advertisements, video production, and digital art.
- Yeomen support other Administration and Operations leaders in documenting and communicating policy and personnel actions.
The Logistics Officer organizes and oversees the Alliance Navy's infrastructure, including web assets; game servers; communications; programming; and user accounts registered on behalf of the Alliance Navy.
Judge Advocate General
The Judge Advocate General is responsible for oversight and accountability across the chain of command. Their job is to investigate and recommend action regarding allegations by membership of conduct against the spirit or letter of AN policy that cannot be remedied through the regular execution of the Chain of Command or Community Moderator action, as set forth in the User:AvilCreeggan/New_ANFM/Conflict_And_Discipline section.
The Master At Arms is the Alliance Navy's chief moderator, and is responsible for managing the moderation team and moderation dispute resolution.
- Community Moderators enforce the Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines on the Alliance Navy's common communications platforms fairly, consistently, without bias, and in accordance with divisional policy. All personnel ranked E-5 and above are automatically appointed as Community Moderators.
Admiralty and Central Command
Jointly, the Fleet Admiral and the Vice Admiral are referred to as the Admiralty. They are meant to cooperate in regards to most decisions of personnel administration within the Alliance Navy, including a role in the appointment and dismissal of most subordinate positions.
The Fleet Admiral
The Fleet Admiral has the ultimate responsibility for the group’s welfare and success. He directs the activities of the other members of Central Command and holds final authority over decision-making, excepting under certain limited circumstances.
The Vice Admiral
The Vice Admiral is the Fleet Admiral’s assistant and fulfills his duties in his absence. The Vice Admiral is responsible for coordinating the affairs of Central Command as a group, including their meetings and policy initiatives.
The Admiralty and the four Divisional Officers jointly function as Central Command, the Alliance Navy's ultimate authority and policy setting body.
Generally, the Fleet Admiral may pass the final and binding decision on most policy and personnel matters concerning the Alliance Navy. In the absence of the Fleet Admiral, this ability does not devolve to the Vice Admiral. Certain actions may not be enacted by the Fleet Admiral unilaterally, and shall require an affirmative vote of Central Command as described below:
- Enact or rescind:
- Any indefinite ejection; or,
- Any temporary ejection of a member with at least one year of tenure.
- Amend this Field Manual (except where provided otherwise).
- Promotion to a rank of Officer or higher, including subsequent promotions of existing officers to higher grades.
- Any actions that would alter the membership of Central Command.
- Receive or expend funds on behalf of the Alliance Navy.
- Any matter already decided by, or the current subject of, a vote of Central Command.
The combined membership of Central Command (including the Fleet Admiral) may enact a decision by a motion and a majority vote. This may be used where the Fleet Admiral is unwilling or unable to render a decision on a policy question, but not to countermand the Fleet Admiral.
Any member of Central Command may ask for a vote to decide any matter upon a motion duly seconded. The vote shall be conducted over a period of three days and shall not conclude prematurely. The motion shall pass if more than half of the voting members have voted in favor. If a tie among voting members is unresolved, the motion shall not pass. Where a specific member of Central Command is the subject of a vote, that member shall not participate in the voting.
Vote of Succession
The members of Central Command are entrusted with the highest level of authority and responsibility within the group. Any member who fails to competently discharge their duties, who is inactive regardless of good cause, or who otherwise does not retain the confidence of the Alliance Navy is subject to recall by a Vote of Succession among the general membership of the Alliance Navy. Such a vote may be called in one of two ways:
- Upon the request of any member of Central Command.
- Upon the petition of no fewer than ten members.
The Vote shall be conducted over seven days, and shall require the support of not less than two-thirds of the voting members of the Alliance Navy to pass. The majority shall be calculated on the basis of voting members (i.e. those casting votes), and not of the whole body.
Where a Vote of Succession is held upon the request of a member of Central Command and fails, the Fleet Admiral may relieve the calling member of their duties without a vote. Where two or more members of Central Command jointly call for a Vote of Succession, the Fleet Admiral may not exercise this privilege.