HQ Command Functions

XO Executive Officer
S1  Personnel Officer

S2  Intelligence Officer

S3  Operations Officer

S4  Liaison/Communications Officer

RSM  Regimental Sergeant Major
CSM  Company Sergeant Major

XO – Executive Officer

Black Brigade XO

The XO’s main function is to assist unit commanders (CO’s). Although the XO may assume command in the absence of the CO, he is not in their chain of command. As the coordinator and supervisor of 666th members, the XO is responsible for the execution of member’s tasks and for coordinating the 666th’s efforts. He ensures that 666th members perform as a team and not as separate sections. The XO assigns responsibilities and issues the decisions to the members and CO’s on the 666th.com’s behalf. The XO-members relationship does not exclude 666th members from working directly with their CO. However, any Officer is obligated to inform the XO of instructions or requirements received from the CO if he so requires. During the CO’s absence, the XO represents him and directs actions according to the CO’s policies. The XO must be prepared to assume command at any time. He also ensures that coordination between all elements of the 666th are maintained.


Squad XO’s

Squad Level XO’s generally perform the administrative functions of the squad. The XO is responsable for coordinating recruiting, and squad match coordination. He is also in charge of maintaining or delegating the maintenance of the squads website. He will continually check that squad members have applied and upfated their information in the TACOPS system, and that new members have been added to the squad databases.

Squad XO’s may act as the 2IC of the squad in the absence of the CO, and will do so in coordination with the 2IC.

S1 –  Personnel Officer [CPO]

The S1 normally operates from the 666th.com’s Main HQ. He is responsible for all matters and issues relating to personnel in the unit. The S1 and S4 must cross-train to facilitate the conduct of continuous operations.

 

  • Supervises web requirements pertaining to member’s requests or needs.
  • Maintains the S1DB personnel database .
  • Determines individual replacement requirements.
  • Monitors unit strength and estimates personnel losses.
  • Helps the XO coordinate the development of the 666th.com
  • Helps plan and supervise logistic and administrative services.
  • Coordinates unit co-operation

S2  –  Intelligence Officer [CIO]

The S2 normally remains at the main HQ where communication assets are available for coordinating surveillance and reconnaissance activities and updating the current situation.

 

  • Prepares intelligence/training materials.
  • Acts as Security advisor to the 666th and to 666th.com members pertaining web security.
  • Investigates members  held under suspect within the 666th.
  • Coordinates defensive and offensive web tactics to counter hacking and security breaches.
  • Prepares analysis of the area of operations and area of influence.
  • Prepares intelligence and counterintelligence estimates.
  • Develops priority intelligence requests, and reconnaissance and surveillance plans.
  • Investigates enemy squads upon request from squad CO’s.

S3  –  Operations Officer [COO]

The operations officer is the XO or CO’s principal assistant for coordinating and planning operations. He monitors current and future operations, ensuring essential combat assets are provided when and where required, and anticipates developing situations and missions. The S3 and his staff section must be constantly aware of the changing situation. They must be responsive to the directives of the XO as well as to the needs of subordinate CO’s. Specifically, the S3 must be closely tied into the S2 and S4 to remain updated on the intelligence and logistics situation. The S3 is directly in control of all aspects of campaign planning working directly with the CO.

 

  • Maintains Active Members lists.
  • Prepares operations estimates.
  • Establishes communications priorities.
  • Coordinates and publishes operations plans, operations orders, and fragmentary orders .
  • Selects the general locations/time schedules of the flights/training.
  • Coordinates and supervises OPSEC.
  • Coordinates unit replacements, attachments, and detachments.
  • Prepares tactical plan and supervises training & preparation in concert with the XO and CSM.
  • Monitors and controls the 666th‘s tactical operations.
  • Develops and supervises training programs.
  • Advises the CO on combat operations.

S4  –  Liaison/Communications Officer [CLO]

Liaison with other all squadrons, 666th units & members is vital to ensuring that the 666th.com is properly employed and synchronized for combat operations. When the CO is not available, he must designate a liaison officer. This officer must understand the CO’s and XO’s intent, must be proficient in operations, must know the unit’s capabilities and limitations, and must ensure that the following tasks are accomplished:

 

  • Know the status and availability of squads and members.
  • Advise the CO on all matters concerning the employment of squads, based on negotiations with enemy squadrons.
  • Ensure proper integration of 666th elements by offering advice to CO’s and the XO.
  • Keep the CO abreast of the current situation and any intelligence information that projects the enemy’s likely courses of action, and trends in internet squad playinl.
  • Effectively represent the CO and the 666th as spokesperson when negotiating with all enemy squadrons.
  • Effectively represent the 666th as spokesperson in online marketing campaigns.
  • Preferably be multi-lingual.

RSM   –  Regimental Sergeant Major

The RSM advises the CO and XO on matters concerning members of the 666th. He is not an administrator, however, he must understand the administration procedures, logistics, and operational requirements of the 666th. The RSM will focus on any function critical to the success of the 666th to ensure that tasks and instructions are completed and followed up. The RSM works directly with the S1 (Personnel Officer) to help communicate with 666th members and will assume command of personnel in the PO’s absence. The following duties are included:

  

  • The RSM is in charge of law and order in the 666th.
  • He will make sure that all enlisted personell, NCO’s and Officers of any rank or stature maintains and operates within 666th SOP, standards and limits.
  • The RSM’s power does not extend to operational procedure. He has no command over any personell in combat. His domain, and are of operations is everything else and beyond.
  • The RSM has the right to address any officer or troop, in the 666th, directly, regardless of their rank, and will report his findings and observations to the BB-XO.
  • Focuses on pilot/soldier and members support matters
  • Monitors unit morale.
  • May act as liaison officer in his absence.
  • Assists the BB-XO directly in coordinating the 666th‘s efforts.
  • Executes established policies (SOP’s) and standards on performance, training, appearance, and conduct of enlisted personnel.
  • Maintains communications and provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the commander, such as reception of new members, inspection of command activities, and president/member of NCO selection boards.
  • Reports directly to the BB-XO or his 2IC.

CSM   –  Company Sergeant Major

The CSM operates at Squad level (and unlike the RSM who operates at Black Brigade level) performs pretty much the same function as the RSM, but on a company or squad level. He  advises his  CO and XO on matters concerning members of the squad. He is not an administrator, however, he must understand the administration procedures, logistics, and operational requirements of the 666th.

 The CSM will focus on any function critical to the success of the squad to ensure that tasks and instructions are completed and followed up. The CSM works directly with CO and the RSM to help communicate with squad members and will assume command of personnel in the PO’s absence. The following duties are included:

The CSM acts in the name of the commander when dealing with the other NCOs in the unit and is the commander’s primary advisor concerning the enlisted soldiers. He is the most experienced soldier in the squadron and keeps his finger on the pulse of the command. He focuses his attention on any function critical to the success of the operation. The CSM assists the commander in the following ways:

  

  • Trains troop first sergeants
  • Monitors NCO development, promotions, and assignments within the squad.
  • Plans and assesses soldier training tasks and communicates this with GFTS.
  • Monitors the level of proficiency of training and morale of the subordinate units.
  • Provides recommendations and expidites the procurement and replacement of subordinate units.
  • Conducts informal investigations.
  • Assists and reports directly to the RSM regarding 666 policies and SOP’s.
  • Focuses on soldier and members support matters
  • Monitor squad morale.
  • Assists the XO in coordinating the squads efforts.
  • Executes established policies (SOP’s) and standards on performance, training, appearance, and conduct of enlisted personnel.
  • Maintains communications and provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the commander, such as reception of new members, inspection of command activities, and president/member of NCO selection boards.

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