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
Basic Duties & Principles
Regardless of what size of unit an officer commands, certain basic duties &
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
- 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:
- 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...
- 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.
- 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 &