Ranks within The Art of Warfare (TAW) are based on
positions and responsibilities within the organization. There are five
leadership levels within TAW and a corresponding rank structure used by that group:
of TAW – GEN5
General – GEN
Lieutenant General – LGN
Major General – MGN
Brigadier General – BGN
Colonel – COL
Lieutenant Colonel – LTC
Lieutenant Colonel – LTC
*TFO is the combination of Division and Central Command leadership.
The Art of Warfare (TAW) is made up of two main branches:
Army and Operations Support. The leaders of both branches
report to the Commander in Chief of TAW. With the exception of the
Commander in Chief position, every level of TAW has two leaders that
work together as a team to ensure good communication and support.
The Army branch is the main branch of TAW and contains most
of the membership. This branch focuses on all gaming for TAW. The Army
branch has two senior leaders responsible for the entirety of Army, the
Army Commander and Army Lieutenant Commander. Reporting to
these leaders are a number of Corps Commanders and Lieutenant Corps
Commanders. These leaders supervise the TAW Corps. Each Corps contains
a number of divisions, which are the individual gaming units of TAW. If
you join TAW, you will become a member of an Army division.
The Operations Support branch is the smaller of the two TAW
branches. This branch focuses on all of the support activities for TAW.
Operations Support manages the TAW.net website, Teamspeak, Treasury and coordinates all other activities that help the
day-to-day running of TAW. The Operations Support branch has two senior
leaders responsible for the entirety of Operations Support called the
Support Commander and Support Lieutenant
common misunderstanding within TAW is what exactly the chain of command
is and how it works. So, what is it? A chain of command is just that, a
chain of commanders who oversee everyone under them in the chain. Not
every leadership position is directly part of the chain of command,
however, which is a common misconception.
example, a Staff Officer oversees the drill instructor office, but they
only have temporary command over them given by the chain of command and
TAW policy so they can make sure a drill instructor is doing their job
correctly and that onboarding is taken care of. If a drill instructor or
even a Staff Officer were to have an issue with someone in their
battalion (not related to their job) they would need to report it to
their chain of command, which starts with their Squad Leader (when
*chain of command pic here*
the very first chain in the chain of command can be
different depending on the division you're in. Some divisions do not use
squads or Squad Leaders and many do not use Platoon Leaders despite
platoons being guaranteed in any division. In the event that might be
true for your current division, you should still approach the first
chain that is applicable to you. If there is no Squad Leader, you
approach your Platoon Leader. If you're missing both, you then have to
jump to your Commanding Officer.
trying to get a issue taken care of by someone in your chain of
command, you should always include whoever is part of that commander's
office. For example, should you need to talk to your Division
Commander about an issue, you should also include the Division Officer
because they support each other and often discuss a situation together.
While the DC has the final say in ever circumstance, often the DO will
be given the power by the DC to handle certain issues themselves.
If for some reason there is an issue with someone in your chain of command you can jump to the next person in line.
For example, if your Platoon Leader is acting up and you have no Squad
Leader to handle the situation for you or they refuse/don't handle it
properly, you need to approach your Commanding Officer with the problem