General unit policies and rules - Basic Infantry - United Task Force (UNITAF) Arma 3

General unit policies and rules

UNITAF / Arma 3 / Basic Infantry 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.


Our culture

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 and experience

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

  1. Stay in character during all official deployments. We try not to do things that make no sense given the scenario and briefing.
  2. Are realistic, cooperative and we 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 our element leader.
  5. Know we can offer our honest opinion, but we never criticize other players during operations. If in doubt, we place it in our after action report and we remember that we praise in public and correct in private.
  6. Abstain from using enemy equipment, unless authorized by your operational chain of command.



Your participation and activity

In UNITAF you can attend any mission you wish to attend and has free slots. Your activity status will be managed by your chain of command:

  • Regular (Deployed last 30 days)
  • Reserve (Deployed 30-60 days)
  • Inactive (Deployed 60+ days)

As UNITAF is an opt-in, session based group, if you opt-in and do not attend, you will be given a no-show mark against your dossier for each offense. Racking up too many no-shows takes positions away from other players, and will be addressed. We appreciate it if you click “Can’t attend” if you know that you cannot.



Representing UNITAF

While UNITAF has no "multi-clanning" rules, when you participate in UNITAF activities and on UNITAF servers, you must represent yourself according to the following standards.

Arma 3 Units

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.

Naming conventions

In order to make our automated systems work, 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



Chain of Command

Within UNITAF there exist two different, separate chains of command:

  • The organisational COC. Represented by rank.
  • The operational COC. Represented by the respective operation’s ORBAT.


Organisational Chain of Command

The organisational COC can be viewed here:

This is the out of game COC, which takes care of all administrative and strategic aspects of UNITAF as a whole. The person directly above you in this COC is your point of contact for all aspects of your UNITAF membership. Those people dedicate their time to make sure that UNITAF moves smoothly and improves itself continuously. This COC is the basis for the rank our members hold. 


Operational Chain of Command

The operational COC changes with each mission and can be viewed on the respective mission’s ORBAT. It shows who is in command of each and every element during the mission and we expect every member, regardless of rank, to adhere to this COC while in mission. This COC has no influence on rank and is purely based on the role of a member in a given mission. Those of higher rank may be under the command of those with a lower rank during this temporary deployment and they understand that in this situation, they are a follower.

While many of the members of UNITAFs organisational chain of command are also operational field leaders, not all field leaders are part of UNITAFs organisational chain of command. 



How we deal with a violation of the code of conduct

While we will do our best to outline what we expect, it is unavoidable that interpretations of our code of conduct are different between people. If we believe that anyone is in breach of our code of conduct following measures will be taken, based on the severity of the case.

  1. Team Leader’s Warning
    You can be verbally warned by your immediate superior in the chain of command.
  2. Section Commander’s Warning
    A verbal warning from your Section Commander, usually in tandem with your team leader, which is officially a 2nd warning.
  3. Platoon/Company Commander’s Warning
    Typically an intervention from one or two more senior members of your chain of command, senior NCO or officer. Acts as a 3rd and final warning.
  4. Punitive Reduction of Rank
    Your rank and/or privileges can be removed by the TFCO.
  5. Suspension
    Your place in the task force can be suspended by the Task Force Commanding Officer (TFCO) for a period of time to be determined.
  6. Discharge
    If an offense is severe, or following a continuous pattern of misconduct, the member will be referred to the TFCO for Permanent Discharge. A dishonorable discharge precludes a person from being present in any unit operated/owned medium by UNITAF.

If you have any questions on the contents of this document, please do not hesitate to contact your organisational COC and ask.

UNITAF SOP is heavily based on Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)
viewable online at

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