Unit Structure: Command Group - Unit Headquarters: 1 CO - Colonel (COL) -- Regimental Commander overall responsible/in charge of Unit. 1 XO - Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) -- Regimental Executive Officer 2nd in command responsible/in charge of Unit. 3 LTC -- Battalion Commanders -- In charge of individual Battalions 1 LTC -- Auxillary Component Commanding officer
3 Battalions: 9 Majors (MAJ) -- Responsible for Company Command, 1st Lance Leader 9 Captains (CPT) -- Company XO’s, 2nd in command, 2nd Lance Leader 9 Lieutenants (LT) -- 3rd in Company Command, 3rd Lance Leader 9 1SGT’s (1SGT) -- Senior NCO/Enlisted 4th in Command, 4th Lance Leader 36 SGT’s (SGT)-- Lance 2nd in command 1 for each lance Senior Mech Warrior (SMW) -- Pilot with >180 days of time in service with unit. Mech Warrior (MW) -- Pilot with >90 days of time in service with unit. JMW - Junior Mech Warrior (JMW) -- Pilot with >30 days of time in service with unit.
9 Reinforced Companys (3 in each Battalion): 4 Lances of 4 personnel in each Company. Each lance with an Officer as lance lead and 1 SGT as lance second in command (1sgt counts as officer for this purpose). The rest of each lance is filled out with enlisted SMW, MW, or JMW
1 Auxillary Component (AUXCOM): AUXCOM Staff: 1 LTC -- AUXCOM Comanding Officer, manages Reserves and Retired Personnel 1 MAJ -- Alegro Guard Commanding Officer, and Head Training Officer 1 CPT -- Alegro Guard Executive Officer, and FW Cordinator 1 LT -- Alegro Guard Cadet Manager and Placement Specialist
Phoenix Guard: The Phoenix Guard was created as COL. Black Phoenix's personal guard lance. After his retirement a need for leadership of AUXCOM was identified and the Phoenix Guard became the command staff in charge of the Alegro Guard and the Aces Wild Reserves and Retired Components. Run like a company the Phoenix Guard has a Major as CO, Captain as XO, and LT Staff Officer. Enlisted Members may make up the Phoenix Guard as necssary and directed by AW Command Group.
Retired: Members that are no longer playing MWO but maintain ties with the unit. If you are found to be playing in another MWO unit while in retired status you will be discharged from the unit. See Multi-unit rule. Not eligible to be in in Game roster, only eligible to be on Site Roster. Retired members will leave the unit at the rank they have atained when they left up to SMW. If you come back before you are eligible for your next rank you have to start over with the time it takes to move up to the next rank. If you leave as an officer you automatically leave as the SMW rank and return as SMW and eligible to be promoted immediately if a so desired by a Company CO or the CG.
Reserves: Personnel that required a long LOA but are intending to return to the Unit. If you are in Reserves and found to be in another MWO unit you will be discharged. Eligible to retain AW tags in game and can return to active duty at any time either at the SMW rank or at a rank determined by the CG or a Company Commander.
Multi-unit/multi-clan rule: It is AW policy that you cannot be in another MWO unit while a member of AW. This causes a conflict of interest and it is not allowed. Everyone was asked when they joined if they were in another unit in their application for this reason. If you are found to be in another unit while in AW you will be given the option of leaving that unit or AW. If you do not chose then you will be discharged from AW. The only exemption of this rule is if a pilot has an alternate account and created a unit that they are the only member of so they can get faction points. That is it.
Promotions: As stated earlier JMW to SMW are time based promotions and are given automatically. The CoCO or CoXO are responsible for making sure all their personnel are given the rank they deserve at the appropriate time. On both the site and on the in game roster. They may give this duty to their Junior Officers and LL’s as they deem appropriate.
Sgt and above are merit based promotions and should be given to those personnel that have shown leadership potential and that are willing to shoulder more responsibility. SGT to Captain are promotions given by the Major of each Company, he/she has the final word on who fills those positions. LT and CPT must have at least 90 days in unit before selected. Majors are picked by the Battalion Commanders or by Regimental CO/XO, and must have at least 180 days in service. LTC’s are decided on by the Regimental CO/XO, and must have at least 180 days in service
Schedule: CDT 0 Days JMW - Received after 30 days, Eligible to join a company. (maybe fast tracked at 15 days with CG approval) MW - Received after 90 days SMW - Received after 180 Days SGT Rank and Above attainable by Promotion only SGT - Chosen by Company CO 1SGT - Chosen by Company CO LT - Chosen by Company CO (must have at least 90 days of service) CPT - Chosen by Company CO (must have at least 90 days of service) MAJ - Chosen by Battalion Commanders with CG approval (must have at least 180 days of service) LTC - Chosen by CG (must have at least 180 days of service)
Recruitment/Application: When a person is recruited or wants to join the Aces Wild they must fill out an application. If their application is accepted they will become a CDT. A welcome letter will be sent to them explaining what they need to know during their probation period (30 days). There will be a list of questions they must answer along with the welcome letter. Applicants must be 18+ years old, or have an adult family member already in the unit.
CDT/Probationary status: Once an application is accepted a cadet's probationary period will begin and he/she will be invited to our Cadet unit (Alegro Guard) in game by one of our staff officers. They will be in that unit until they are placed in a company. Probationary Status lasts 30 days. they will be promoted to JMW and eligible to join a company and at this opint they will receive an in game invite and "AW" tags. The unit coffers (cbills) will be used to pay the recruitment costs (donations to cover your cost to enter the unit are graciously accepted).
They will have 30 days from they probation end date to gain placement in a company. It will be their responsibility to obtain placement and failure to do so can result in thier removal from the active cadet roster (after which if they want to return they will have to start the cadet period over again if they ever re-apply). Once you are placed into thier company, they will leave the Alegro Guard.
CDT’s are eligible for a Fast Track Request (FTR) after 15 days. FTR’s can only be initiated by Majors and Captains and must have approval from one of the Alegro Guard Command Staff and either the Regimental XO or the Regimental CO. FTR's are reserved for extreely active cadets who show EXCEPTIONAL promise and should be brought into the unit sooner rather than later. This should be the exception not the rule.
Unit Activity Requirements: All personnel are responsible for meeting the following Unit Activity requirements. The officers of each company will be responsible for keeping attendance. If they notice a pilot has been gone longer than 2 weeks without a Leave of Absence (LOA) or communication they will be listed as AWOL.
Being in AWOL Status for 30 days can result in your removal from the unit. Your CoCO/XO or BCO may try to contact you in an effort to notify you of your AWOL status but it is not a requirement and may not stop you from being discharged. Once a company command has determined someone to be AWOL they will be moved to Alegro Guard until CG approves the discharge.
All personnel are required to make 1 drop night a week for the company they are in. CDT’s and Phoenix Guard can drop with any company during the week to meet this requirement. If you are not making the company drops the CoCO/XO or one of the other officers/NCO’s will attempt to contact you. If unable to then the BCO will be notified and you can be discharged from the unit.
If unable to meet any of the above requirements then a Leave of Absence (LOA) needs to be posted in either the Company Forums for short term, 1 week or in the Unit LOA thread for long term, more than 1 week. ("IF YOU ARE LOA YOU ARE NOT AWOL") If more time is needed then a move to reserves is recommended.
If a pilot is discharged for being AWOL they are eligible to return but will lose all rank and position within their old company. They will have to start out as a JMW, but wont have to wait the 30 day probationary period. A move to reserves will hold rank at JMW but not company position.
Code of Conduct:
MWO Code of Conduct is always in effect by default.
Respect all unit members and other players we drop with at all times. No discriminatory, Abusive comments or actions will be tolerated. Any infractions will be brought to the chain of command and while some discretion is allowed for obvious jokes or unintended offence we are all adults and as such we will be held accountable for our actions/words.
Excessive Foul language or inappropriate terminology will not be tolerated. Highest ranking personnel in channel has discretion for any situation that arises.
The Website and Discord server are our home, treat them as such. Do not post inappropriate material on the site or in pubic chats as not everybody wants to see that kinda stuff. If you have to ask it’s probably not appropriate but if you have a question ask one of the command staff.
If there is a conflict between anyone in the unit they should bring it to their chain of command. If it needs to be brought higher it can be. The Colonel or the XO will have the final word if necessary.
If anyone is caught hacking our site, anyone else’s site or any portion of the game they will be summarily removed from the unit, and given a dishonorable discharge. This also goes for any cheating of the game. Anything not approved by PGI is cheating, for example 3rd party programs.
Officers: Officers are expected to exemplify the AW code of conduct at all times, including while playing MWO, on our or other voice servers, or while playing in other games if it becomes known you are member of AW. When you get promoted and have rank here you represent the unit on a much more profound level, no matter where you are. Please act accordingly. Infractions or behavior un-becoming an AW officer can result in demotion or discharge. All officer behavior issues should be taken to the CG whom will determine the appropriate response/action.
Breaking the Code of Conduct can result in being demoted or discharged from the unit. Any instance will be handled on a case by case basis. With the RCO and RXO having final say so if necessary.
Discharge Status’s: Honorable: Will be given an Honorable discharge if notification is given on intent to leave the unit for whatever reason. Eligible to return General: Will be given to any personnel that AWOL out for not meeting activity requirements. Eligible to return Dishonorable: Will be given for anyone that is discharged for breaking the Code of Conduct, or for multi-unit/multi-clanning or any other infraction deemed bad enough by the Command Staff.
Promotions and Demotions: Demotions can be given as a form of discipline if cause is shown. It is the responsibility of the CoCO, CoXO and/or the Battalion commander to determine if cause is shown and a demotion is appropriate. Demotions can also be given if requested by the rank holder due to RL constraints or if unhappy with position.
Inter company Transfers: if a person is having RL issues that are interfering with their ability to make Company Drops and the company they want to transfer too meets at a time/day they can make. If their is a personality conflict or other conflict that the Command staff feels can be fixed by removing one member and said member is willing to move. If a MW is offered a position in another company that would be a promotion.
If a company transfer takes place it is the receiving companies CO/XO’s responsibility to make sure all appropriate rank changes and admin work is done.