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The Royal Black Watch is organized into the following positions. Each member is assigned a position, and that position determines what sort of responsibilities the member has.

This list can help you to understand how the guild is organized. Also, if you have an issue or a question about a particular aspect of the guild, this list can help you to find an officer that is in a position to assist you.

+ Regiment Commander
(Required position)

Responsible for the Watch overall. Strives for excellence in the Watch. Decides all regimental policies. Guides the Regiment. Looks to the interests of all members. Forges alliances with other organizations. Coordinates the relations of the Regiment as a whole. Offers guidance and direction as well as support to officers of the Watch. Reviews and administers all tasks in the Watch. Reviews all officers and non-commissioned officers.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Deleting entries from the roster
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
  • Administrating the roster
+ Deputy Commanding Officer
Second in command of the Royal Black Watch Regiment. Serves as the Regiment Commander's back-up. Must be active in 50% of the games that the Watch currently plays and have served as a Company Commander. The intent of this position is to allow both the Company Commanders and the Regiment Commander a bridge in the different games when the RCO is out. When the RCO is in, these two officers will coordinate schedules when events occur on the same night to allow attendance. The DCO is also responsible for officer training. The Deputy Commanding Officer also stands in for a company's Company Commander in his/her absence.

Responsible for setting up and maintaining the Royal Black Watch forums, approving members to join the forums in a timely manner as well as for removing inactive members from the forums after 90 days, and for the administration of the forums with respect to changing sections and setting up and archiving forums.

Responsible for setting up and maintaining the RBW emails for each member upon request and addressing issues with the email communication system overall. Ensures that members are set to the correct position on the guild TeamSpeak server and maintains the RBW files section. Approves the quotes in the RBW quotes database.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Deleting entries from the roster
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Editing game details
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
  • Administrating the roster
+ Adjutant
(Required Position)

Works for the Regiment Commander. Administers the HQ staff. Works to ensure that all commitments of the Regiment staff are met by tracking projects in progress. Works with both other Regiments and other gaming systems. Advises the Regiment Commander. Chief policy reviewer of the Regiment. Maintains and edits the RBW SOP once a year.

He/she instructs others on how to use our website and other media functions, creates a presence in social media environments (Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, etc.). Schedules a guild-wide meeting each month with all members who attend. Track real life get-togethers as they occur and ensures that all members are informed as the events are proposed and promoted.

Discovers and discusses any issues brought by members and tracks those issues to resolution within the guild to ensure that the lowest level issue is addressed. Random selection of members from each company once a month just to find out about any issues within a company.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Editing game details
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
  • Administrating the roster
+ Website Administrator
(Required Position)

Deals with all news and websites for the Regiment. Updates and maintains all Regiment information services. Maintains the unit website. Designs a complete profile of the unit. Maintains the unit's online history. Maintains the application for requesting to join the Watch. Administers the unit skins and changes to the Watch website.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Deleting entries from the roster
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
  • Administrating the roster
+ Personnel Actions Officer
(Required Position)

Reviews all personnel administrative tasks for the Regiment. Prepares the task organization chart for the entire Royal Black Watch. Reviews a roster that includes character name, e-mail, company, and position. Works inside the Regiments roster program and controls personnel actions in that forum.

Responsible for issuing all award orders for 'time in service' as well as ensuring the Awards section is maintained properly. Ensures all personnel promotion dates are sent to the correct Company Commander on time and verifies each member's information is e-mailed quarterly to Company Commanders. Certifies personnel transactions dealing with the ability to be promoted and the members status in the Watch.

Administers the Inactive Ready Reserve.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Command Sergeant Major
(Required Position)

Acts as the First Sergeant for the whole Regiment, ensures first sergeants are doing their jobs properly and provides a knowledge base if a Company Commander needs to know how to best utilize his/her NCOs. Ensures that Company 1st Sgts are assigning promotions and awards as needed.

Administers the Squads under HQ until they achieve Company status.

Answers only to the Regiment Commander. Chosen by the Regiment Commander from anyone who wishes to apply; the member who occupies this position holds the highest enlisted rank. Does whatever Connor says to do and is authorized to hit Connor over the head as needed.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Loremaster
Ensures that role-play interaction is encouraged and RP Awards are given.

Appoints Dungeon Masters within the Role-play company to run VTT (virtual tabletop) campaigns, maintains a running list of campaigns, administers the RBW Library. Edits the role-plays in the forums into readable stories of the Watch to ensure that our history is not lost in the many years that we have been and shall be.

Maintains a weekly role-play story in the Watch forums in a interactive play-by-post format.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Maintaining the list of games
  • Editing game details
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Games Test Lead
( Game Testing Team Position )
Prepares and maintains the RBW 'List of Upcoming Games'. Supervises the Games Testers. Participates in the alpha- and/or beta-testing of upcoming or unreleased games on behalf of the Watch. Helps to coordinate server selection and guild formation in new games upon release. Reports to the Adjutant.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Games Tester
( Game Testing Team Position )
Participates in the alpha- or beta-testing of upcoming or unreleased games on behalf of the Watch. Reports to the Games Test Lead.
This position has the following duties:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Media Officer
Media is responsible for the Watchcast, a podcast of news and information for the guild. The Media officer(s) may also produce videos and coordinate live stream events with Watchers for various companies and games. Reports to the Adjutant.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Guild Artist
Prepares and produces guild art as needed for the website and other needed areas. Works with the Website Administrator. Reports to the Adjutant.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Maintaining the award list
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
+ Server Adminstrator
(Required Position)
Administers the RBW server and ensures that it remains stable, updated, and in good working order. Assists the Website Administrator with server configuration. He/she reports to the Adjutant.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
+ Company Commander
(Required position for a Company)

Responsible for the Company, works closely with the Deputy Regiment Commander (DCO), and answers directly to the Regiment Commander. Handles situations that arise within their Company. Makes sure three events per month are scheduled and the result is updated in the forums. Ensures the roster is managed properly for the company (transfers to the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) as well as promotions). Appoints and trains all officers of the Company. Removes recruits who fail to meet the standard for the Watch.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Editing game details
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Squad Leader
(Required position for squads)

The Squad Leader usually the single officer in a game that has not reached a level to become a full company. They perform all the duties of a Company staff. There can be more then one squad leader in the same game.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Issuing awards
  • Editing game details
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Knight of the Star
(Honorary Position)

The Knight of the Star is the highest lifetime honor that the Royal Black Watch can be bestow upon its members. To become one of the 50 Knights of the Star means that this member's entire tenure in the RBW has been filled with many instances of advancing the Guild in every conceivable way through their actions. At no time has this member conducted themselves in any manner other than that which would befit both nobility and honor. The Knight of the Star includes all the other aspects of the Order as this is the culmination of the three branches melding into one. The Knights of the Star meet at least once a quarter and provide guidance to the RBW in the form of policy changes and procedures to benefit the Guild. Though they do not wield command influence, the Knight of the Star's opinion should be highly regarded by all.
This position has the following duties:
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Knight of the Dove
(Honorary Position)

This is a lifetime honor given to the members of the Watch who devote themselves to the peace and unity of the Royal Black Watch. These members are the voices of stability in all actions, and usually this order is propagated by the members of the Watch who are adept at administrative tasks - artists, staff officers, and leaders who etch their very essence into their production for all history to pass judgment upon. A Knight of the Dove will be renowned as their work will be reviewed by the hardiest soldiers and philosophers throughout the annals of time.
This position has the following duties:
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Knight of the Sword
(Honorary Position)

The Order of the Sword honors those warriors who shown repeated bravery and adherence to the tenants of the Royal Black Watch while in combat. These Knights are known for their ability with blade, sword and all the weapons that the Watch may wield, their martial prowess unmatched. These Knights lead warriors in combat and bring them out again, whole and more experienced. A Knight of the Sword should be respected and adhered to during battles, raids and other martial aspects of the land in which they so readily trained.
This position has the following duties:
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Knight of the Candle
(Honorary Position)

The Knight of the Candle is for administrators who significantly improve the bureaucracy of the Royal Black Watch or who expose corruption. The Knights of the Candle are charged with seeking those who attempt to subvert or disparage the Guild as a whole. The selection of a Knight of the Candle is an acknowledgment of the utmost trust as this Knight will come directly to the leader of the Guild with a complete investigation of any issue between the Royal Black Watch and any other Guild or Order. Consummate diplomats, the Knights of the Candle may often be the first face presented to a new Guild or Order.
This position has the following duties:
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Company XO
(Required position for a Company.)
The executive officer is usually preparing to become a Company Commander and will serve in this function as needed if the sitting commander is not available. Individual duties of the XO are determined by the Company Commander in addition to this officer being familiar and aware of all company actions. The XO should assist with monitoring and training all other officers in the Company.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Editing game details
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Company First Sergeant
(Required position for a Company)
Most important NCO in each Company. Responsible for maintaining the guild roster in-game and out of game working in conjunction with the CSM. Submits promotions to the Company Commander for approval. Administers the Company Staff. Assists with selection of new company officers and submits awards as needed.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Master Sergeant
(Required Position for a company)
First line of leadership becomes the First Sergeant when there is no sitting First Sergeant. Works with new members to orient them to the guild website and in-game requirements. Stays familiar with the guild roster in case of having to take the First Sergeant duties.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Transferring members to different companies
  • Managing the company list of positions
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
  • Managing the files section
  • Approving quotes
+ Platoon Leader
(Optional position for Commanders to utilize with Companies in excess of 16 members)
The Platoon Leader's duties are determined by the Company Commander.

The maximum number of Platoon Leaders per Company is 5.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Issuing awards
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ Platoon Sergeant
(Optional position for Commanders of companies in excess of 16 members.)
This is a NCO position that acts as a proxy First Sergeant for each Platoon. The Platoon Sgt's duties are determined by the Company Commander and the Company 1st Sergeant.

The maximum number of Platoon Sergeants per Company is restricted to 5.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Approving applications
  • Issuing awards
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ Team Leader
This member leads a team that trains and learns to fight together. He or she creates a balanced team of classes and skills and ensures the team is a cohesive fighting force while being the team members' first line of leadership. A team is usually formed for a specific task (such as a dedicated RP or Raiding group).
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ Dungeon Master
( A Company Position )
"The Dungeon Master (often abbreviated as DM) is the game organizer and participant in charge of creating the details and challenges of a given adventure, while maintaining a realistic continuity of events. In effect, the Dungeon Master controls all aspects of the game, except for the actions of the player characters (PCs), and describes to the players what they see and hear."

"The Dungeon Master (DM) assumes the role of the game master or referee and describes for other players what they perceive in this imaginary world, and what effects their actions have. That person is responsible for preparing each game session, and must have a thorough understanding of the game rules."

Dungeon Masters are responsible to the Loremaster of the Watch.
This position has the following duties:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Recruiter
(Optional position)
This member is in charge of the recruitment of new members and of the maintenance of members who have less than 90 days in the Watch.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member profiles
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Approving applications
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Bank Officer
(Optional position)
Manages the in-game bank assets and fills requests in-game and out of game for bank materials.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Asset Manager
(Optional position)
This is the member that manages in-game guild assets. Such as housing, ships or any other guild-wide in-game assets that are not part of the guild bank in game.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Hearthstone Officer
( D Company Position )
(Optional position)
Responsible for answering questions about Hearthstone and coordinating Hearthstone events for the guild.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Approving applications
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ Event Coordinator
This member's duty is to coordinate three PvE events monthly, to include scheduling of events on the calendar, organizing and running the event as well as upkeep of the paperwork for personnel tracking purposes.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Issuing awards
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ PVP Officer
(Optional position)
PVP officer of a Company. This officer will work with the Company 1SG, insuring that all members are trained in threat identification and able to actively contribute to PVP efforts on behalf of the Watch. He/she should be able to lead RVR/ PVP operations as well as setting up and maintaining the Combat Assault Teams and must have an intimate knowledge of how to form groups for maximum combat effectiveness.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Issuing awards
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Minecraft Server Admin
( Minecraft Team Position )
This is a specific position for the Minecraft game team. Their job is to address Minecraft specific server issues and ensure that the server is maintained.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Managing member email addresses
  • Promoting, demoting, and reassigning members
  • Approving applications
  • Removing members from the guild
  • Issuing awards
  • Managing the history
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
+ Retired Officer
This position is granted by the Regiment Commander to officers who have served above and beyond.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Allied Guild Master
( (None) Position )
This is a Guild Master with whom we have coordinated an Alliance in a specific game.
This position has the following duties:
  • Issuing awards
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Allied Guild Member
( (None) Position )
Guild member of another guild who is allied with the Watch. This position is diplomatic in nature. It allows the use of our calendar of events and forums.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Honorary Member
A member of the Watch who, through word or deed, is considered a lifetime member. This position is only granted by the Company Commander and reviewed by the Regiment CSM.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Senior Guild Member
The Position of Senior Guild Member is a member that has been about for a long period of time. He or she, through their own work, has attained a meritorious position change. Their character is one that is more dedicated to the Watch although they may not wish to have a leadership position or they have had one and have returned to the ranks.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Maintaining the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Guild Member
(Required Position)

This is the normal position of a member in the Royal Black Watch.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
  • Adding files to the files section
+ Cadet
This member is under the age of 17 and is designated as a "cadet" rather than guild member. This designation is only for the purposes of identifying a younger person. There is no reduction of privilege because of age, and discrimination of any sort will be dealt with swiftly. His/her position will be changed to Guild Member on the member's 17th birthday.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Inactive Member
Position given to members currently in the Inactive Ready Reserve. These members are reviewed annually.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ On Leave
( (None) Position )
Position assigned to members currently on leave status due to real life circumstances. (These members should be placed in the extended leave company)
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Cadet Recruit
This recruit is under the age of 17 but is new member of the Royal Black Watch who is in their initial entry period. This member should attempt to attend events and support their chosen game.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar
+ Recruit
(Required Position)

A new member of the Royal Black Watch who is in their initial entry period. This member should attempt to attend events and support their chosen game.
This position has the following duties within the member's company:
  • Adding events to the event calendar