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.

Notes About Units

Very few Imperial officers are assigned directly to a Division of the Empire... The vast majority are assigned to units within Divisions.

All units have been granted the privilege of defining the following "official" attributes, which are recorded within the Empire Reborn's database for public display...

  • Unit banner (graphic in GIF or JPG format)
  • Unit motto (a statement by which the unit lives, breathes, and operates)
  • Unit website URL

Unit commanders may personally update their unit's banner, motto, and URLs via Empire Reborn Administration

Unit commanders should give recognition to the fact that unit mottos are a time-honoured tradition of the Imperial forces and often carried through several generations. This does not impede upon a unit commander's prerogative to request that his unit's motto be changed... However once set, subsequent commanders generally adopt a personal ethic to only request a change if the existing motto no longer adequately reflects the state or intentions of the unit.

Basic Duties & Principles

Regardless of what size of unit an officer commands, certain basic duties & principles apply.

An effective unit commander need:

  • Strive to maintain an exemplary unit through encouraging activity of their subordinates, in an atmosphere consistent with Imperial ideals, laws, protocols and policies. (Noting that it is the example of one's first commander that a new officer most often follows...!)
  • Remain familiar with all GE documentation pertaining to their position.
  • Keep abreast of current happenings within the Empire.
  • Expect to receive inquiries of various natures, acting as their direct subordinates' primary contact in the chain–of–command.
  • Maintain regular contact with all direct subordinates and direct superiors (initiating contact of some kind on at least a weekly basis is recommended, to no less a degree with one's subordinates than one's superiors).
  • File regular status reports with their superior(s), as local policies dictate (for Task Unit commanders, bi–weekly; for Task Group commanders and above, weekly).
  • Keep abreast of the status of their direct subordinates, particularly in relation to leaves of absence, AWOLs and Desertions (see: Status Changes).
  • If they are directly superior to other command positions, strive to keep such positions staffed with active officers, seeking out qualified candidates when vacancies arise.
  • Be aware of any additional responsibilities required of their position by local Division policies.

Fleet Admiral Tiberius Fel also places high personal emphasis on the following notes...

  1. Becoming the commander of a Task Unit often marks an officer's first true command. However, these commands are extremely vital to proper operation of the Empire, and their importance cannot be underplayed. It is these commanders that are the direct superiors of nearly all new Imperial officers, for who the entire command structure is geared to provide an efficient & enjoyable term of service... In addition, the very future of those same officers will be highly dependent on the quality of assistance and motivation provided to them.
  2. All unit commanders should be allowed appropriate flexibility in commanding and "customizing" their units... Units are very often encouraged to engage in their own activities, which may include design of levels/fiction/artwork, internal meetings, or a multitude of other endeavours...
    Additionally -- to foster greater activity -- unit commanders are highly encouraged to organise their own internal activities along these lines, as well as coordinate with their peers in the formation of competitions & events...!