All members are required to uphold the following Code of Conduct.
These codes are universally enforceable.
1.1. All members will treat each other with respect.
1.2. All members will represent the Brigade in a courteous and professional manner.
1.3. All members will respect the Chain of Command.
1.4. All members are encouraged to use Push-to-talk (PTT) while on the teamspeak server. Voice disruption will result in removal from the server.
1.5. All members will avoid double transmitting on TS and ingame voice, either through removing or changing the ingame voice keybind, changing channels is not sufficient.
2. Serious Offenses
2.1. Lying on your application.
2.2. Misrepresenting a military service.
2.3. Representing the BCT in an unprofessional manner.
2.4. Utilizing BCT resources (including content) to benefit the administration of another community.
2.5. Incurring a charge-back on any donations made.
2.6. Disrespect towards other members of the BCT.
2.7. Sharing or distributing pornographic material on any 17th BCT controlled platform including but not limited to Teamspeak, our website (including forums), in game, or on our steam group.
3. Membership Policies
3.1. After 35 days of inactivity (not logging into website), members will be moved into "inactive" status and have their authority and abilities suspended.
3.2. If you are unable to be active due to life circumstances (e.g. deployment, hardship), please post in the LOA (Leave of Absence) forum so Command can preserve your status. Please include an ETA on when you will return.
4.1 Issues of dispute shall only be discussed with relevant parties and the relevant Unit Lead in a private setting. If a Unit Lead is not available, relevant parties will endeavor to inform command staff as soon as possible of the dispute and resolution, if any.
4.2 Unit Leads are permitted to enforce Game Server rules.
4.3 Unit Leads may require squad members to adhere to restrictions regarding kit, uniform, & actions during missions at their own discretion.
4.4 All NCOs (E-4 through E-9, and CWO3-CWO5) are required to teach no less than one training per month.
5. Team Regulations Development Guidelines
5.1. Team Regulations should be sensible, address reasonable concerns, and support a fun and mature teamwork environment within the BCT.
5.2. Regulations should not be arbitrary in nature, and serve a clear and effective purpose.
5.3. Some areas that are common to have additional regulation could be:
5.3.1 Realism (teams may only wear unit approved uniform, and must have their units standard loadout, safe all weapons)
5.3.2 Training/Skill development (new applicants must complete basic training within 14 days of joining)
5.3.3 Logistics (Training staff must provide a written report to the Section Lead before Ribbons and quals will be awarded)
5.4 Command Staff reserves the right to modify or remove regulations if deemed they do not support the 17th BCT brand or operations.
6. Events Calender
6.1 Events must be scheduled at least 48hrs prior to event start.
6.2 Events should properly reflect the entire anticipated duration, including preparation and AARs.
The following rules are exclusive to in game, during any operation conducted by the 17th.
1. General Rules
1.1 All members will treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of “Tabbed” status.
1.2 The 17th BCT is a diverse group of individuals and as such will refrain from using racist, sexist, or otherwise demoralizing speech towards each other or any other player they come across.
2. Entering game
2.1 When joining an event, players will refrain from communicating over TS (Teamspeak) until they are in game and TFAR has activated.
2.2 Unauthorized use of friendly assets including but not limited to air, land, and sea vehicles is strictly forbidden. Permission must be granted from the current command element. If command is unavailable permission may be obtained from the highest ranking individual taking part in the event.
2.2.1 Using a slot when joining that is not your own assignment is not allowed. If the member feels that they need to fill that role they must ask permission and be acknowledged by a commanding representative before doing so. Failure to acknowledge this rule may result in another member's inability to fill a role they are authorized to take and weaken the battle-readiness of the mission.
2.3 The member placed in charge of an operation will remain in that position unless relieved from that duty by a mutual consent or disconnection.
2.3.1 Unit Leads will refrain from relieving Team Leads of their duties mid-operation unless deemed absolutely necessary.
2.4 All members will don the appropriate load outs during all 17th BCT events.
2.4.1 If deemed necessary, Class B uniforms will be donned for all mission briefings and AAR’s (After Action Report).
126.96.36.199 Class B uniforms will maintain a zero item inventory at all times.
2.4.2 All other kits will be donned in direct relation to the player slot chosen at the time of entry to the game unless otherwise specified by an NCO or otherwise designated Fire Team Leader.
3. In Game
3.1 At no time will any member fire his weapon negligently during any event. The punishment of the immediate removal of service weapon will be issued. In a training environment, the member will be stripped of entire kit and be given a sidearm to allow them to maintain formation.
3.2 At no time will any member knowingly fire at a friendly unit. Failure to comply to this rule will result in immedate removal from server, with possible removal from community pending review on per infraction basis
4. Post Mission
4.1 After Action Reports will be conducted at the end of the mission at the selection screen (out of game), or at a designated spot in the mission, and will adhere to the following structure:
- Command will speak on Pros/Cons/Observations
- Unit Leads will speak on Pros/Cons/Observations
- NCOs and Team Leaders will speak on Pros/Cons/Observations
- Team Members will speak on Pros/Cons/Observations
5. Formal Actions
5.1 While a Member is instructed to be in a non-tactical formation they are required to not speak unless called upon, or cause any distraction in which might needlessly delay the proceedings of the leaders of the formation.