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Warrior Nation Organizational Flow Chart



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Battle Operations

The Battle Operations Department is designed to create, plan, promote, train and direct casual and/or competitive gaming. Their focus is to identify where additional events or scheduled activities can be improved and develop strategies to increase such activities and participation by members.

In addition they focus on growth and stability of member populations, to provide necessary training, guidance and mentoring to game leaders so they can lead successfully, to identify and find solutions to faltering game sections and improve upon the weaknesses and/or morale of game sections.

Battle Operations is comprised of the following components.
  1. Battle Operations Commissioners
  2. Spec Ops

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Combat Media

"The mission of the Combat Media department is to create informative and entertaining media which aims to promote the image of WN and its interests"

The creative formats used include, but are not limited to; written, video, audio, streaming and coding.

Combat Media is comprised of the following components:
  • Editors & Publishers
  • Scholars & Historians
  • Headcaster & Webcasters
  • Graphics Artist Team (GAT)

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Development

The Development Department is designed to research, design and implement new game sections increasing the number of options for members while also increasing the overall population.

Development is comprised of the following components.
  • Engineers
  • Research Miners
  • Game Champions

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Technology Operations

"The mission of the Technology Operations department is to plan, develop, and implement technical solutions to better Warrior Nation and its image."

The technical solutions include, but are not limited to: web applications, mobile apps, server enhancements, user interface designs, etc.

Technology Operations is comprised of the following components:
  • Code Specialist, Analysts, and Recruits

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Justice

The Justice Department is designed to ensure fairness and uphold the laws and guidelines, moderate forums, manage/process punishments, member points and appeals. They provide quality audits on punishments requested to ensure they are fair and fall within set guidelines. They review and cast decisions and process all disputes and appeals. Responsible for reviewing and validating evidence, questioning witnesses as it relates to various cases.

Justice Department is comprised of the following components.
  1. Judge Advocates
  2. Marshal Deputies
Processes
  1. Submitting IS Tickets

    Only Majors/Grand Masters and Administrators are permitted to submit tickets via the Inner Sanctum.
    • IS Tickets are the last resort after all other avenues have been pursued.
    • Tickets can be submitted for violation of WN's Laws

    JA Processing IS Tickets
    • Validates punishment requested is within allowed range
    • Issues points and/or updates status
    • Updates User notes
    • Updates IS/JP Records
    • Notifies applicable individuals if required

  2. How to Appeal IS Tickets
    • Appeals must be submitted within seven days of an IS tickets posting in order to be valid.
    • Access the Law 5 Appeal form.
    • Fill out all required fields and list as much information and detail as possible in order to aide the Judge Advocates in the swift processing of your appeal.
    • If you have questions about the appeal process, please consult an Administrator or Judge Advocate for guidance.

  3. How the JA processes an Appeal
    • Determine if appeal is eligible for review
    • Collect necessary information from parties involved
    • Perform Interviews
    • Review and Deliberate
    • Vote
      • Innocent: All charges will be reversed.
      • Guilty: JA's will review whether the requested punishment is acceptable. The JA's have a right to increase or decrease the original punishment. If no original punishment was set, the JA's will decide your initial punishment.
    • Deliver verdict
    • Update User notes


Rank Caps

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5 Star
3
Lieutenant General
2
Major General
5
Brig General - Games Ops
4
Brig General - Dev Ops
4
Brig General - Justice
2
Brig General - CM
1
Colonel - Games Ops
4
Colonel - Dev Ops
4
Colonel - JA
3
Colonel - Tech Ops
1
Total
33

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Engineer
5:1 Brigadier General
Deputy
1:1 Non-Game Forum

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MinimumMaximum
Lieutenant Colonel MC Approval1:Game
Major/Grand Master 11:Section
Captain/HG21:12
MP/RG 01:20
Sergeant Major/Paladin 07



Company

Military Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for the creation and direction of the clan's vision, mission and values. Ensures that all departments and aspects of Warrior Nation provide the required resources needed to ensure growth and stability. Must approve all structural changes within the core chain of command design. Has Superseding Veto authority on any issue, decision, promotion, complaint, appeal which cannot be overturn by any person within or outside of WN. Has Executive Power of Authority to evict authority from any Administrator, Department or section at any level for reasons of corruption, abuse of power, abuse of members, abuse of resources, lack of activity, state of emergency or for any other reason with or without just cause. Has the authority to abolish any rules, policies, processes or entities with or without notice for any reason. Has the right to remove any member without just cause. Is the only authorized person to declare the entire Warrior Nation Network to be at war with another clan/guild or gaming organization.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: designing logos, board and site skins, colors choices, font selections, web page content, documentation updates, upgrades, feature enhancements, flash and non-flash navigation systems, rank tags, special graphical support for organizational structures. Design and deployment of structure. HTML, XML, CSS design, modifications, plug in, extension, application installation and configurations.
Military Chief Technical Officer
Ensures that all departments and aspects of Warrior Nation provide the required resources needed to ensure growth and stability. Must approve all core structural changes in the chain of command.

Other CTO responsibilities included but are not limited to: Management, development, security and repairs over Web Server, MySQL Server, Mail Server, Teamspeak Server, some Game Servers. Advanced support of high end needs. Advanced coding of HTML, XML, PHP, SQL queries, custom scripting of multiple languages. Developer of multiple custom scripting applications, advanced modification of plug ins, extensions, core modifications to Vbulletin. On Demand system and data backup and recovery of all vital information.
Military Chief Knowledge Officer

Ensures that all departments and aspects of Warrior Nation provide the required resources needed to ensure growth and stability while providing guidance and direction at all levels in WN. Member must approve all core structural changes in the chain of command.

Has Veto authority on any issue. Has the ability to discharge any member from any rank or department due to breaking WN law, lack of activity or in a state of emergency. Facilitating connections, coordination and communications amongst Administration staff.

Oversees the development of the Justice Department infrastructure in all activities, including policies and procedures, while ensuring that the Dept is evaluating IS tickets and appeals in a fair, just and timely manner.

Administrators in violation of any WN laws bypass the Justice Department.
• All administrators will be handled by their superior officers following the appropriate chain.
• Game leaders do not pick who supports them.

Lieutenant General
Objective: Direct and oversee the objectives and initiatives of all department operations.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensures and promotes methods of growth and stability.
  • Ensures that staffing levels are being filled accordingly at all levels.
  • Addresses and manages member concerns that escalate through the chain of command.
Major General
Objective: Direct, lead, develop and drive strategic objectives and initiatives of their respective department and/or regions.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that staffing levels are being filled accordingly at all levels
  • Address and manage member concerns that escalate through the chain of command.
  • Monitor and review the Sandbox to ensure submissions are being addressed by the appropriate staff.
  • Nominate, Discuss and select individuals to fill or replace Brigadier Generals when applicable.
  • Ensure that all Admin and Elite staff are fairly selected and balanced between World Regions, Genre's and/or functions.
  • Periodically evaluate ratio based rank caps and make adjustments when and where necessary.
  • Ensure any clan wide impacts resulting from normal processes or changes are properly communicated to the Pentagon as a whole.
  • Work with other Military Council members as needed on collaboration of changes, events or activities that may be cross related or effect other departments.
  • Interact in the daily processes and decisions that are provided by each function.
  • Provide Administrative Support to assigned games while working with all other Administrators to ensure all admin requests are fulfilled.
Brigadier General
Objective: Manage, develop and execute tactical plans for defined objectives and initiatives of assigned genre and/or regions within their respective department.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that direct reports are focused on the objectives and responsibilities of their specialization.
  • Assist with all responsibilities of their commanding officer.
  • Review monthly statistics to identify sections that require dedicated or additional resources.
  • Ensure that department staff is adequately creating, planning, scheduling and driving events and activities.
  • Ensure that game leaders are given the skills and knowledge to successfully drive and organize activities.
  • Provide Administrative Support to assigned games while working with all other Administrators to ensure all admin requests are fulfilled.
  • Provide hands on participation in all department activities.
Colonel
Objective: Manage specific projects, tasks and operational directives within their respective department.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensures that direct reports are focused and performing the roles and responsibilities of their rank.
  • Assist with all responsibilities of their commanding officer.
  • Provide Administrative Support to assigned games while working with all other Administrators to ensure all admin requests are fulfilled.
  • Provide hands on participation in all department activities.
Engineer
An Engineer is responsible for the future growth of Warrior Nation by supporting new games entering Development and overseeing all aspects of the Development process for their assigned games. They will work with members and fellow Development staff to ensure a steady stream of new sections entering the Nation, training future sectional and Development leaders and achieving successful section releases.

Responsibilities:
  • Appoint and train game champions to prepare them for leadership positions.
  • Provide recruitment training to Game Champions.
  • Train Miners to lead, guide and recruit.
  • Approve recruits, update rosters, approve applicable scriptorium/voucher requests for assigned games.
  • Communicate new and upcoming releases, as well as the latest gaming news.

Selection Process:
  • At least 3 month's membership.
Miner
Objective: Research and identify new potential games.

Responsibilities:
  • Research existing and upcoming games and determine their potential through gaming websites/magazines and any other known sources.
  • Download trials, demos, and sign up for betas of new games in order to test them and report their findings to the Development team.
  • Provide leadership and recruitment in new games when they find a viable new game for development.
  • May provide assistance in Development games that they play, however they are not game leaders of these sections, but may support a single section at a time.
Game Champion

Objective: Lead and recruit within assigned games.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote and uphold the laws and policies of WN.
  • Organize and promote recruiting activities in and out of game.
  • Lead recruiting and rebuilding efforts that include recruiting and general in-game events.
  • Encourage section membership to take an active role in the recruiting and rebuilding of the section.

Marshal
Objective: Moderate within non-game forums to ensure members are adhering to WN laws and policies, ensuring peace, positive morale and ensuring members are behaving in a respectable manner.

Responsibilities:
  • Moderate the reported posts forum and ensure matters within genre or non-game areas are addressed.
  • Process all Spam/Avatar/Signature reports.
  • Submit IS requests when applicable

Selection Process:
  • At least 3 month's membership.
  • Not on probation in last 3 months.
Marshal Deputy
Objective: Moderate within assigned non-game forum to ensure that no inappropriate material is posted or discussed, keep order and civility and ensure that laws/policies are followed and upheld.
  • Provide moderation of designated forum to include:
    • Closing old threads.
    • Monitoring post contents for law or policy violations and delete/lock when necessary.
    • Submit reports on law and policy violations.
    • Inspecting signatures of members posting in designated forum.
Selection Process:
  • Non-game Marshals are appointed by the Marshal and/or JA Colonels.
  • At least 3 month's membership.
  • Not on probation in last 3 months.
Editor
Objective: Works closely with Publishers to plan, execute and publish engaging and interesting articles and/or videos related to Warrior Nation. Ensures that standards of quality are met and that deadlines and expectations are being met.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with team to develop and maintain news formats, guidelines and content objectives.
  • Proof articles, videos and/or news publications.
  • Participate in Combat Media discussion to move department forward.
  • Make sure Publishers meet deadlines and meet expectations of quality.
  • Handle disputes.
  • Recruit new Publishers and discuss applicants.
Selection Process:
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
  • Requires very good English writing abilities.
Publisher
Objective: Under the leadership of their Editor, create regular content on news topics including sectional news, genre news and gaming news.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with their assigned Editor to develop ideas for engaging content relevant to Warrior Nation.
  • Responsible for creating written, visual and/or video content meeting the quality expectations of the Combat Media division.
  • Create Interviews when applicable to better enhance the content to Warrior Nation.
  • Participate in Combat Media discussions.
  • Meet deadlines and engage in communication with their Editors as required.
Selection Process:
  • May be used as a subtag.
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
  • Requires good English writing abilities.
Scholar
Objective: Identify and write history highlights each month to be updated on the main WN history. Oversee staff of historians to ensure all game sections have current and accurate histories.

Responsibilities:
  • Update and maintain main WN History with relevant historical highlights.
  • Work with the other Scholars as needed to maintain accuracy and current WN Historical entries.
  • Recruit new and manage game assignment of historians.
  • Perform random audits of game section histories to ensure quality.
  • Collaborate with team to develop and maintain or improve history formats, guidelines and content objectives.
  • Handle disputes.
Selection Process:
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
  • Requires very good BBcode skills
Historian
Objective: Historians oversee, write and maintain format and content for assigned game section histories within Warrior Nation.

Responsibilities:
  • Update and maintain assigned game section histories with relevant historical highlights.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency of format and content.
Selection Process:
  • May be used as a subtag.
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
  • Requires good BBcode skills
Headcaster
Objective: Direct and manage the Webcaster division by setting objectives which have a direct contribution to the clan.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that content is being produced at a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure Webcasters have the tools necessary to produce content.
  • Creates audio shows/programs, podcasts, videos and/or live streams for consumption by Warrior Nation members.
  • Responsible for up keep of Streaming page (ie: rotation of Featured Streams)
Selection Process:
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
Webcaster
Objective: Create and participate appropriate media which have a direct contribution to the clan.

Responsibilities:
  • Creates audio shows, podcasts, videos and/or live streams for consumption by Warrior Nation members.
  • Assure that all Webcasters adequately meet the expectations of their position.
  • Ensure Webcasters have the tools necessary to produce content.
Selection Process:
  • May be used as a subtag.
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
GAT Head
Objective: Leads the Graphics division, ensuring that its members are active and fulfilling of their responsibilities. Is responsible for leading discussions related to the Graphics division and communicating with the Creative Works administrators the needs of the Graphics division. Is also responsible for maintaining the Graphics outpost and increasing awareness of the services offered by the Graphics division.

Responsibilities:
  • Leads the Graphics division.
  • Participate in Creative Works applications and discussions.
  • Assures Signature of the Week is executed regularly.
  • Moderate the Graphics outpost.
  • Make sure the Graphics division's guides are accurate and up to date.
  • Provide quality control in the Graphics Outpost and assure that all Graphic Artists adequately meet the expectations of their position.
  • Must participate in regular discussions with Graphics artists.
  • Provides quality C&C in the Graphix Outpost.
Selection Process:
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
Graphix Artist
Objective: Create banners, signatures, avatars and other graphics as needed by the areas and members of Warrior Nation. Must be in regular communication with the Graphics division head and complete a minimum amount of work as directed by the Graphics division head. Provides quality C&C in the Graphix Outpost.
Selection Process:
  • May be used as a subtag.
  • 30 Day Membership in Warrior Nation.
Code Specialist
Objective:
Work closely with the Code Analysts to plan, execute and assist with coding projects that are commissioned within the department along with the training of new Code Recruits.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and maintain custom projects and content within Warrior Nation.
  • Organise Code Analysts to be assigned to projects based on project requirements.
  • Investigate new coding practices and methodologies and evaluate how they can be used to better the Coding Team.
  • Create coding practices and guidelines to be used by the Coding Analysts to ensure consistency between projects and analysts.
  • Liaise with other specialists within the department to ensure full working capacity.
  • Report to the Manager regularly on project timelines.
  • Handle disputes between Code Analysts.
  • Assist with the recruitment of Code Analysts and discuss applicants.
  • Primary Project Manager for all code development projects.

Requirements:
  • Strong background in programming, especially PHP and MySQL
  • Knowledge of coding best practices and procedures
  • Some Solution Design/Architecture experience
  • Project Management experience preferred, not required
  • Member of WN for no less than 6 months
Code Analyst
Objective:
Develop and maintain features based on specifications given by Project Managers. Work closely with the Systems and UX team to ensure project/feature stability and usability.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow project specifications given by the project manager to create solutions and features for Warrior Nation.
  • Use coding practices and guidelines laid out by the Code Specialist to complete projects on the requested platform.
  • Support and maintain previously developed features and solutions

Requirements:
  • Background in programming, especially PHP and MySQL
  • Some knowledge of coding best practices and procedures
  • Member of WN for no less than 1 month
Code Recruit
Objective:
Work with Code Specialist or designated trainer to learn and improve coding skills and provide coding assistance when requested by Code Analysts or Code Specialist.

Responsibilities:
  • Observe Code Analysts on projects and work with Code Specialist to expand your coding knowledge and improve your coding practices.
  • Provide coding assistance on projects when requested by Code Analysts or Code Specialist.

Requirements:
  • Some background in programming, PHP and MySQL preferred but not required
  • Some knowledge of coding best practices and procedures
  • Strong desire to learn and better your coding skills
  • Member of WN for no less than 1 month
Major and Grand Master

The Major/GM is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a game section. They are assigned and held accountable by the Admin Support(s) within the assigned Genre. They will cooperate with the Jr. and Sr. Administrators Operatives within the Genre to ensure that positions are filled with qualified members for the roles they are selected for.

Responsibilities:
  • Promote and uphold the laws and policies of WN.
  • Promote activity and organization (including events) in and out of game.
  • Manage, monitor and delegate responsibility to Captains based on their roles, responsibilities and specialization.
  • Manage and ensure that the Captains are performing their assigned duties and providing the necessary resources and support that come with the responsibilities of their defined role.
  • Encourage and provide motivation of team dynamics with all ranks and members within their section.
  • Manage non HD/LOA requests in the scriptorium.
  • Process/approve vouchers and pending members in the registration queue for the section.
  • Assigning and keeping track of all ranks and rosters.
  • Keeping order, address behavior issues and managing IS tickets.

Position Minimum Requirements:

At least 3 months of membership and have a minimum of 50 posts in the forum (Exceptions - Game Champion for a new game approved by Development).
Not on probation in last 6 months.
Captain and Honor Guard

Objective: Provide leadership, direction and management of organized gaming, such as events, game nights, ladders, matches, leagues, tournaments. Ensure that members are given the skills and knowledge on the best recruiting tactics possible and that quality new members are obtained on a regular basis

Responsibilities:
  • Assist section in the search of suitable clans/guilds for which they can compete against.
  • Develop and organize recruiting and competitive activities on a regular basis in order to achieve quality members in accordance with the sections goals.
  • Participate in discussions regarding new recruiting and competitive strategies to learn what methods work best.
  • May be given secondary duties by the Major/GM as needed.

Captain / Honor Guard Selection Process:
  • At least 1 months of membership and have a minimum of 20 posts in the forum (Exceptions - Game Champion for a new game approved by a Genre Administrators).
  • Not on probation in last 3 months.
Lieutenant and Royal Guard

Objective: Moderate within assigned game forum to ensure that no inappropriate material is posted or discussed, keep order and civility and ensure that laws/policies are followed and upheld.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the daily operations of the section.
  • Provide leadership support on the forums, on voice servers, and in game.
  • Provide input on discussions that impact the direction of the section.
  • May be given secondary duties by the Major/GM as needed.
Lt/RG Selection Process:
  • Lieutenants/Royal Guards are appointed by the GM/Major of the section.
  • At least 1 months of membership and have a minimum of 20 posts in the forum.
  • Not on probation in last 3 months.

Sergeant Major and Paladin


The Sergeant Major/Paladin rank is the highest of the field rank. They have shown complete loyalty toward the nation. They have shown experience within game play and are always willing to provide tips and demonstrate for. They carry the law within their soul and always remind the ones in need , they carry the word of the nation and spread it throughout the world. Their main objective is to train the lower rank for future battle, to be a mentor to all lower rank and help them achieve higher skill.

• This rank is limited to 7 members maximum.
• Must be Primary of game to achieve.
• Rank is primary to any subset of additional ranks.

Master Sergeant and Templar Knight


The Master Sergeant/Templar Knight will defend all high rank with the strength of the Nation. There is no limit to how many can be in this rank. They have strong loyalty, have shown remarkable abilities in hand to hand combat, weaponry, and have acquired great knowledge across the land and will kill at the command of any high rank. Master Sergeants/Templar Knights can make limited decisions in clan battles and direction, however Game Leaders will have final approval. They cannot however promote or expel a member. Choose members that are online during the times that they are whenever possible. There prime objective is to use them to protect the foundation of Warrior Nation .

• There is no limit to how many can be within this rank.

Staff Sergeant and Dark Knight


The Staff Sergeant/Dark Knight has shown to be even more powerful in offensive and defensive measures. There is no limit to how many can be in this rank. They are not only are successful in battle but have shown great loyalty among the nation. They are successful in leading small teams and coordinating strategic plans.

Promoted to this rank based on performance, activity, teamwork, and contribution, subject to the terms the Game Leader in charge puts forth.

• There is no limit to how many can be within this rank.

Sergeant and Teutonic Knight


The Sergeant/Teutonic Knight shows greater strength and participation in the clan. There is no limit to how many can be in this rank. They search out battles, successfully defeat other opponents, come to the need of other members. They can also suggest members with the approval of the game leaders. They bring new strategies and are in constant communication with the members.• There is no limit to how many can be within this rank.

Corporal and Knight


They engage in battle and work with the teams as much as possible. They are the strength on the field in numbers and in marksmanship. They have proven they can take orders and follow through. They are strong in many various weapons.

• There is no limit to how many can be within this rank. Minimum Requirements

• You will remain a Corporal/Knight until you have gone through a successful signing of a monthly rollcall since last promotion or transfer and have a minimum of 50 posts in the forum.

Private and Squire


The grunts of the Nation. New members will start their membership in this class. They are on a trial period, therefore have no clan privileges and may not recruit new members until they have completed their trial period. They are not allowed to recruit new members without the specific approval of the members in charge.

• There is no limit to how many can be within this rank. Trial Period:
• You will remain in this rank until you have gone through a successful signing of a monthly rollcall. So trial can vary from 1-31 days depending on when you became a member.
• This rank also consists of those that do not sign rollcall. If you fail to sign a rollcall 2 times you are immediately dropped to this rank regardless of previous rank and must successfully complete another rollcall to move back up. Failure to respond to 3 rollcalls in a row will remove you from the roster completely.

(New members who have joined within a few days of rollcall summaries may petition with the "I'm new" and "Didn't know" clauses.)

Non-Primary - No Rank

The Non-Primary Rank is actually no rank at all. This is used to list those that play additional games but hsave a different game as a primary. This non-rank can not be promoted and is equal to a Corporal/Knight in status. Regardless of rank in another game, this person holds no authority under this non-primary ranking.


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