The Galactic Empire: An Empire Reborn
Imperial Officers' Manual
Major Revision: 2.0 – 2008.10.31
An adaptation of the pre–Endor document and policies.

Transfer Requests

An officer possesses the right to modify his primary platform at any time, provided any necessary training requirements are met. Transfer requests resulting from a change of primary platform should, under normal circumstances, be approved automatically.

Occasionally, however, officers may request "leisure transfers" between units, for personal or other non-functional reasons. It is each Division's task to formulate its own policy of how internal transfers are requested & approved, and consequently, DivComs hold final say in such requests.

It is often prudent to grant approval to such "leisure transfers" (to foster morale & activity), however the Empire technically regards them as a privilege and not a right. Units with critically low member rosters may have outgoing transfers temporarily frozen until the unit can be brought out of danger; although such freezes should be made judiciously...

In any case, it is a matter of courtesy that an officer's current & intended commanding officers be polled for objections before such a transfer is granted approval... The commanding officers cannot directly deny transfers to and from their units, but any objections raised will be weighed as "recommendations" by the reviewing DivCom.

Additionally, no "leisure transfer" request can be considered valid without a stated reason... An officer's reasons for desiring a change of unit may reveal internal issues that would otherwise go un-reported.

Finally, transfers between units cannot be conducted unless the officer in question has obtained, at miniumum, the Basic Combat Certification of the platform of the unit he wishes to transfer into (where applicable).

Transfers between entire Divisions are less common, but can be performed by the Supreme Commander, who must be notified of any such requests. To make such a transfer, the consent of your current and future division commander must be sought.