Operations Policy

From Bravo Fleet

Section 1 - Chain of Command

The Chain of Command (CoC) is the path that members should take to ask questions and resolve issues related to specific issues like awards, promotions, and activities, or to seek mediation for disputes. If a resolution can’t be reached or if a member of the chain of command is unavailable, you may ask the next person in the chain. General questions may be asked in the appropriate areas on Discord, and suspected violations of the Magistrate Code should be reported directly to the Magistrate. Not all of these roles may be present for every member to go through:

  • Task Group Commanding Officer or Staff Assistant: New Members
  • Task Force Executive Officer or Staff Officer: New Members
  • Task Force Commanding Officer
  • Bravo Fleet Operations Officer
  • Bravo Fleet Executive Officer
  • Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer

Section 2 - Units

All active members are assigned to a Unit, which is either a Task Force or a Training Unit. The purpose of these units is to divide the fleet’s membership up to allow for individualized attention for awards, promotions, and competitions. Each unit has its own theme and strives to build a sense of esprit de corps and camaraderie for everyone. This is the level at which most members will have their most regular interactions and is your home within the fleet.

Task Forces are the primary organizational units of Bravo Fleet, which house all active members at the rank of Ensign or higher. They are led by Task Force Commanding Officers (TFCOs). Task Forces are divided into at least two Task Groups. The Fleet currently has four Task Forces:

  • Task Force 17;
  • Task Force 72;
  • Task Force 86; and
  • Task Force 93.

Training Units are an additional organizational unit in Bravo Fleet, which house all active members who have not yet reached the rank of Ensign. They are led by staff members in the Operations Office. The Fleet currently has one training unit, which serves as a place for new members to learn the ropes before being placed into one of the task forces:

  • Starbase Bravo
Section 2.1 - Unit Staff
  • Every task force has a staff with leadership responsibilities within the unit:
    • Task Force Commanding Officers (TFCOs) are the charter-defined leaders of task forces, with primary responsibility for awards, promotions, competitions, and promoting a positive and active community. Task Force Commanding Officers are appointed by the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer.
    • Task Force Executive Officers (TFXOs) are the deputy leaders of Task Forces, sharing responsibility for awards, promotions, competitions, and promoting a positive and active community. Task Force Executive Officers are nominated by the Task Force Commanding Officers to the Bravo Fleet Operations Officer, who will consult with the Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer and Bravo Fleet Executive Officer to consider the appointment.
    • Task Group Commanding Officers (TGCOs) are staff members at the Staff Assistant level assigned to assist a Task Force Commanding Officer in leading a Task Force by taking specific charge over mentoring and encouraging the members within that unit assigned to one of its sub-units. This is a leader-in-training position suited for members wishing to gain experience mentoring others. Task Group Commanding Officers are appointed by the Task Force Commanding Officers with the approval of the Bravo Fleet Operations Officer.
  • The New Member team has responsibility for helping new members integrate into the fleet, especially those members assigned to a training unit. This team is part of the Operations Office.
    • The Staff Officer: New Members has primary responsibility for awards, promotions, competitions, and promoting a positive and active community for the training units.
    • Staff Assistants: New Members help welcome new members to the fleet, especially to help steer them towards activities that interest them and how to advance through the OCS ranks and awards system.

Section 3 - Departments

Departments are the primary support system for Bravo Fleet’s community. A department oversees a service, or range of services, offered to/for the fleet community.

  • Each department derives its power from Charter-defined Bravo Fleet Command positions;
  • Department Heads may, upon conferring with the BFCO or BFXO, appoint Deputies and Staff Officers to assist in operating a department;
  • Department Heads may, at their discretion, create teams with Staff Assistant positions to help departmental operations.

Bravo Fleet’s chartered departments are organized as follows:

  • The Bravo Fleet Lore Office maintains and develops the fleet’s canon;
  • The Bravo Fleet Office of the Chief of Staff maintains the fleet’s roster, awards, and competitions;
  • The Bravo Fleet Operations Office supervises unit leadership and oversees the fleet’s games;
  • The Bravo Fleet Communications Office provides recruitment, social media, and news services to the fleet;
  • The Bravo Fleet Internet Office maintains the fleet’s online infrastructure;
  • The Bravo Fleet Gaming Office supports online video gaming activities for the membership;
  • The Bravo Fleet Magistrate Office investigates player complaints and mediates conflicts.
This article is official Bravo Fleet Official Policy.