Guides - Comms Center - UNITAF

Communications Center, United Task Force

from Major James Commanding Officer (UNITAF)

UNITAF is commited to providing sessions on a regular basis and as we promote more members of the task force to experiment, practice and run their own sessions, we also want to make sure that when attending sessions you know what to expect from the types of sessions that you will see over time.

All sessions must be clearly labelled both in the servers name, and in any pings communicating that session so that it's clear what you as the organiser and those attending can expect from the session.


Official operations and patrols can vary in size and scope, but have one thing in common - they all utilize the full standard operating proceedures of UNITAF, and all standing orders, rules and SOP apply at all times. When taking part you'll only be able to deploy to roles you meet the minimum requirements for, so you can expect that those taking said roles know what they are doing. Official operatations or patrols are organised or lead by a UNITAF NCO or higher. Most official operations will be listed on the Operations Center with prior ORBATTING, but not always. 

Official Operations utilise the normal chain of command and count towards your service history, operational hours and record/statistics.

Casual operations and patrols are cooperative sessions with the same level of teamwork you'd expect from any UNITAF session, but expect them to be a little more laid back or perhaps less serious than official sessions. Casual Operations have no ORBAT requirements, so you are able to take any role without restriction, it's a good opportunity to try out roles to see if you like them, without the pressure of an official operation. It's up to the organiser to communciate what they expect, casual ops may make use of other factions, weapons, assets, nations or styles of play than usual. Casual operations can be organised by any Regular member of UNITAF, it's not required that an NCO leads it.


Anything that doesn't fall into the above categories, typically these sessions will be wildely out of our normal sessions and feature unique or unusual styles of play.




In the server name (examples):

Official: UNITAF OFFICIAL OPERATIONS - Operation Hammer 10
Casual: UNITAF CASUAL OPERATIONS - Patrolling Takistan
Just for Fun: UNITAF JUST FOR FUN - Zombie Apocalypse


When communicating or pinging via discord:

Official: "This session is classified as a OFFICIAL OPERATION see for more information."

Casual: "This session is classified as a CASUAL OPERATION see for more information."

Casual: "This session is classified as JUST FOR FUN see for more information."


On the Operations Center

The operations center will state OFFICIAL/CASUAL/JUST FOR FUN on the upcoming events list.



Question or Idea?

This SOP can be discussed in the #j6-training-and-sop contribution channel on Discord.

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from Major James Commanding Officer (UNITAF)

So you want to run a UNITAF operation? Great. This post will briefly outline the process to ensure it's a success. We need to know 5 things first, in order to set your operation up.


  1. What type of operation is it? There are two main types of operations, Official and Casual. They are explained in detail here. (Remember if it's an official operation at least one NCO must be present)

  2. Who will the server admin be? Reach out to one so that you can ensure someone will be on hand to set your mission up for you. Don't worry if you are not sure, one will respond when you post in discord.

  3. How many slots do you need for your ORBAT, and in what composition? Any NCO or higher can setup the ORBAT for you and get your operation onto the ops center.

  4. What mods are required for your operation? Is it the core mod set, or is it different? Again your chosen Server Admin (SA) or Field Leader (FL) can set this up for you so the presets are published correctly. All mods must be from the approved mods list. If a mod you need isn't on the list, you need to request it via the #j8-mods channel.

  5. Who's got the mission file? Are you sending a mission file? Have you followed the Mission Framework for official missions? Has it been tested? Equally do you need a Zeus or Zeus slot? In which case we may have mission files ready to go for your chosen map.


Send this information to one of the J5 channels, either j5-official-op-planning or j5-casual-op-planning using an @NCOs ping to get started. Remember we'd like to see as many operations as possible, so we will help you to get setup as best we can. Try to give at least 24 hours notice if possible.

And if it helps, use the template below:




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