Ranks & Structure 101 - United Task Force (UNITAF) - Arma 3



Chain of Command

An introduction to Ranks in UNITAF



TLDR?

As a member of UNITAF you're assigned to a small group with a single point of contact, much like a fireteam, the leader of these groups are your go to guy for any issues you have, help you need and the one you'll hear from most.

As seen here - https://unitedtaskforce.net/roster This structure continues up the chain of command, the more members you're responsible for, the higher your rank.

Introduction to Ranks

United Task Force uses a military rank system, like most things in UNITAF, it's usage is not solely for simulation, but rather serves a function in the running of the organisation, while still carrying with the military theme.

The main enlisted or ("non-leadership") ranks increase as a persons general time in the organisation increases, operational hours and training that they have completed, so at the enlisted level, it loosely shows dedication and a level of skill. Skill and experience though, is better represented by the training system, which is not covered here.

Leadership ranks are different, “Leadership Ranks” are all ranks including and above the rank of Corporal. These are the Leaders and "Managers". These ranks only denote levels of responsibility/authority.

In UNITAF, all members are assigned to a leader's of varying rank (usually a Corporal), to facilitate administration of the group, The more people under a leader's command (below them in the chain) the higher their rank will be. You can find out more about this by exploring the specific ranks on the right hand side.

Structure

UNITAF is a hierarchical organization, meaning that every entity in the organization, except one, is subordinate to a single other entity. This arrangement is a form of a hierarchy. Members 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.

In UNITAF no matter how many active members there are, they are divided up into smaller groups no bigger than 10 people (typically 6-8), where Corporals are given the responsibility to support and administrate them, Corporals in turn report to Sergeants and so on. These leaders manage any conflict, disputes, entry and exit of members of the organisation, but only for those members who specifically fall under them in the chain. This avoids centralising these tasks and helps to spread the workload.

For leaders to maintain rank, they must have more than the minimum number of required subordinates under them, this promotes recruitment and retention at the mid-level.



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