I will likely not be at the scheduled meeting for today but figured I could leave a little bit of info from the past couple of months.
There really isn't much new to our internal development in Security, the SOP has remained in its completed alpha stage and is available to the public at this thread.
Here is a rundown of new(ish) things in the works from Security:
1. I revived an old document this week about mission planning in regards to security. The purpose is the show that security does not plan typical missions for IGAIR, we are simply an asset to be utilized by all other operations teams. I want to prevent any type of elitist mentality forming from people who plan to focus on security, we are all the same organization with the same goal, and that is passenger transit. The document briefly mentions those situations in which we do plan our own independent missions, but I will elaborate on them below. Please familiarize yourself with the document here.
2. About a year ago I decided that there needs to be system inside of the Security Operations Team that prevents management from "getting too comfortable" for lack of better words. What I mean by that is I don't want people to take a role as a manager or supervisor, or even myself, and think that it entitles you to a career of sitting back and barking orders to people wanting to work a role in security. The best leaders are the ones that fully understand all of the roles under them, and can perform them amongst the best. To achieve this, the solution was that all members of the SOT, yes including myself, will be required to work a percentage of their missions in non leadership roles. This will allow us to keep our skills sharp, and also to evaluate junior leaders in their positions as squad leaders and flight leaders.
However, effective immediately (whenever we have a version of the game where we can play as an org), this policy will be expanded to all leaders working missions in a security position. Any officer leading missions for the SOT will need to spend time at the bottom of the totem pole on a regular basis to maintain better situational awareness. The SOT will keep track on this, and will assist with placing leadership in non leader roles on certain missions. Again, this is for our own benefit as leaders so we can understand the roles under us and possibly learn new or better techniques to training or practical tactics. Anyone inside the SOT who does not perform these duties will be suspended from their role, and members outside of the SOT who do not perform these duties will simply not be allowed to fill a leadership role in a security position. Once again, there are no exceptions, from Second Officer, to Operations Officer and Director. Members will not be allowed to jump in and take command without understanding the other roles and performing them on a regular basis.
3. RSTA is our answer to all things not typical to IGAIR operations. IGAIR is able to cover basically every aspect of the game with its wide diversity of members, but it all comes down to us being an airline. We focus on moving people and goods around the verse, and security is there to be a DEFENSIVE force against any threat. RSTA will be there to quickly beef up security when needed, or to secure your ship after you crash land on a planet while Alt+Tabbed out of the game watching a YouTube video on how to deploy your landing gear. RSTA is also our answer to when we need to make the switch to an offensive stance. Marshals and Escorts will always maintain a defensive posture.
With RSTA, we are capable of full deployments from a planet, station, or one of our dedicated capital ships. RSTA operations will require cooperation between various parts of security and even other ops teams as their scale can be a 2 man team to a 30 man platoon. If security was currently running several missions and had an Idris or 2 occupying a sector being used by transit, RSTA would likely place a few squads on the ship ready to respond in a minimal time frame.
4. The Tactical Officer position is still being developed but currently on the back burner. It is reserved for the OO, managers and supervisors of Security. It will not be a 24/7 position and will only be used when there is a high tempo of missions and there needs to be a single voice from security controlling capital ships, escorts, marshals and RSTA.
5. Examples of missions that the SOT plans on its own:
(Under the Captain's command) A capital ship deployment in support of a security operation.
Please feel free to respond of PM me with any questions.
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