Policy: Code of Conduct - Administration - United Task Force (UNITAF) Arma 3

P15-123 Policy: Code of Conduct

UNITAF / Arma 3 / Administration Procedures

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Code of Conduct

In order to enjoy our time together, all members of UNITAF must abide by this code of conduct. Common sense should prevail, but this code sets out expectations of our behaviour and represents the values of UNITAF. Values which as members it is our responsibility to defend.

  1. I am a part of UNITAF, a group of people with diverse backgrounds and cultures. I will show respect to all members.
  2. In order to facilitate the administrative activities and operational leadership of UNITAF I will respect and uphold the chains of command.
  3. I will make a conscious effort to learn our SOPs over time and apply them.
  4. I will strive to demonstrate good sportsmanship and integrity at all times.
  5. If conflict should arise between members, I will step back, inform a member of Staff or a NCO and abstain from retaliating.
  6. If I believe a member did something well, I will praise them in public.
  7. If I believe a member did something wrong, I will talk it out and correct it in private.
  8. I will never forget that I am a member of UNITAF, a member of one team with one goal.


In addition to the Discord Community Guidelines we expect you avoid the discussion or debate of the following topics on our services;

  • race & culture
  • religion or belief(s)
  • sexuality
  • politics (including geo-politics and gender politics)


This includes posting images or videos or links which clearly enter into these topics, If in doubt, don't say it and remember to respect everyone.


Culture Guidelines

We have no intention to codify each and every aspect of interpersonal relations within our unit. Some members have been playing together for more than 10 years. Obviously their interactions between each other are going to be different from interactions between new members. Taken out of context those might seem disrespectful. There is no quick and easy way to learn this, but if you are a new member and are unsure if something might be considered disrespectful, it is probably best to show restraint. Observe and get used to our culture. It will come in due time.

Realism Guidelines

In order to enjoy the game how we want to play it to the fullest, we:

  1. Stay in character during all official deployments.
  2. Be realistic, cooperative and do not act in a way that ruins the experience of others.
  3. Remain in the position and the kit which we were assigned by our team leader.
  4. Listen to and act on any and all commands from my element leader.
  5. Know that I can offer my honest opinion, but never openly criticize other players. If in doubt, place it in our after action report and remember to praise in public and correct in private.
  6. Abstain from using enemy equipment, unless authorized by your operational chain of command.


Representing UNITAF

When you are active on our services, servers and platforms you are representing UNITAF as an organisation. Failure to meet the guidelines for representing UNITAF may result in you being removed from sessions, until further action can be taken.



UNITAF has no "multi-clanning" rules, this means you can be a member of multiple groups while a member of UNITAF. You must always meet the minimum requirements of UNITAF membership and when you participate in UNITAF activities and on UNITAF servers, you must represent yourself according to our standards.

The advertising, promotion or discussion of other non-official groups, servers or sessions is not permitted while on UNITAF platforms.

Arma 3 Units / Patches

You must join the UNITAF unit on Arma 3 Units and use it when playing with us, this gives the UNITAF unit patch to uniforms and vehicles. You cannot use any other third party tags or patches.

Naming conventions

In order to make our automated systems work and in keeping with our standards you must set the following profile names to the UNITAF standard;

  • Teamspeak name
  • Arma 3 Profile name

Discord is the easiest way to check if your name is correct.The format is RankShortName [SPACE] Username for example Pvt John Smith


Voice activation

In UNITAF, you can openly choose between using voice activation or push-to-talk during operations. Voice activation allows for free-flowing natural communication and for many people allows you to multi-task much better. However, sounds emitting from you; irrespective of whether they come from your mouth or from the ambient background must not be disruptive to operations. In order to maintain a great all-round experience, please adhere to the following guidelines



  • When using voice-activation, set-up a "push-to-mute" key, so you are able to mute your microphone in the event of unexpected noises such as coughs/sneezes, eating or drinking, your neighbors chainsaw etc.
  • Ensure you activate your push-to-mute when you go AFK, when you don't need to talk, during briefings and as required to avoid any unintended transmission or disruptions.
  • Set your voice activation level appropriately so it picks up your voice and not background music, ambient noise, cutlery etc
  • If you have a directional microphone, ensure it's pointed at your mouth, and not where it will pick up non-vocal sounds
  • If your microphone has a pop-filter or sponge, ensure it does not rub against the microphone


Disruptive Communications

  • Any noise coming from your microphone that is
    • not your voice
    • not understandable
    • not considered to be reasonably accidental
  • Or any comment or communication you make that is;
    • not observing BREAK BREAK BREAK or RADIO SILENCE procedures
    • considered excessive in nature; such as shouting or repeated loud reactions or comments to battlefield events


Tactical Gag

Should you not follow the above guidelines, in order to preserve the immersive and structured nature of UNITAF operations, any UNITAF Officer, SNCO or NCO is able to apply a Tactical Gag (T-GAG) to you. A T-GAG will remove your ability to use voice activation immediately, and for the remainder of this operation you'll need to use push-to-talk in order to communicate.

  • When on-deployment
    • You'll be verbally warned once by the Officer, SNCO or NCO to give you an opportunity to cease disruptive communications
    • It's the sole discretion of the Officer, SNCO or NCO in question as whether to apply a T-GAG or not
    • The T-GAG cannot be removed in the same operation by any other Officer, SNCO or NCO than the one that applied it
    • At the end of the operation and when out of game; you can ask the Officer, SNCO or NCO who applied the T-GAG if it can be removed and they will offer you advice and or guidance on how to avoid this in the future.
  • Outside of deployment
    • An Officer, SNCO or NCO may additionally apply through the COC to have your T-GAG applied for up to 2 future operations
    • If you continue to violate the guidelines set here you'll either receive a permanent T-GAG, or further escalating action will be taken by your COC.


UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP)
are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)

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