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This outlines the organisational structure of UNITAF, it has no bearing on in-game ORBATs, which use a different method to establish a temporary chain of command, as outlined by each operations specific ORBAT.

This is not required reading. ALL you need to know, unless you are curious, is that every member has ONE person whom their are assigned to, for any any all issues or help and in which they chiefly communicate with.

In addition, “Leaders” also have a number of members under them, to which they are responsible for providing the support mentioned above, and the number of those people under them, is determined by that person's rank. The higher the rank, the more total persons permitted.

The main questions addressed here are;

  • How does the organisation run (from a membership administration POV)
  • Where each member belongs and how they communicate / contribute
  • How UNITAF aims to avoid centralised administration by delegation

UNITAF is a hierarchical organization that uses a military chain of command.

A hierarchical organization is an organizational structure where every entity in the organization, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity. This arrangement is a form of a hierarchy. In an organization, the hierarchy usually consists of a singular/group of power at the top with subsequent levels of power beneath them.

Members of hierarchical organizational structures chiefly communicate with their immediate superior and with their immediate subordinates. Structuring organizations in this way is useful partly because it can reduce the communication overhead by limiting information flow.

De-centralising Administration

Using the military rank system, ranks in UNITAF denote levels of responsibility, chiefly a rank answers the question “How many UNITAF Members are under that persons command?” it does not answer questions such as levels of skill or competence, which is addressed by the training progression system. Or though it is true to say that when selecting Leadership, these factors would be considered.

“Leadership Ranks” are all ranks including and above the rank of Corporal.

How does this help with administration?

The goal of UNITAF, is to be able to have structured, realistic and regular MILSIM Operations, and it does this by not requiring specific date dedicated from it’s members, except just a frequency as outlined by the activity policy. Because this is generally much lower than other groups, it follows that in the long haul, UNITAF will hold much more “active members” than perhaps a group whom plays set dates and times would be able to.

It follows therefore, that in a scenario where 500 “active members” are on file, having a centralised membership team, recruitment team and so on, would be impractical.

Therefore the group is divided up into tiny subgroups, where NCOs (“Leadership Ranks”) are given responsibility of smaller segments of the larger organisation. These leaders manage any conflict, disputes, entry and exit of members of the organisation, but only for those members who specifically fall under their command.

Also note that to maintain your rank, you must have more than the minimum number of required subordinates under you, and should you get promoted, that number will increase. This promotes recruitment and retention at the mid-level.

What results, is the middle-bottom (the largest) part of the organisation (90%) of it actually, deals with matters such as the above, and frees up the top 10% to deal with matters that affect the whole organisation. Rather than the other way around.

A quick note on rank distribution

A concern might be that leadership can be one of the biggest bottlenecks or challenges we will face. And this is true, this system relies on around 18% of the entire organization belonging to “Leadership Ranks”

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