Union Army of the Tennessee
Officer Duties

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 ~ Brigade Commander (BC), AotT ~
  • Maintain any active games in a timely and enjoyable fashion agreeable to your opponents.
  • Visit the AotT's Eagle's Perch Forum, the ACWGC Mason Dixon Forum, the Union Army HQ Forum and the AotT website at least once a month to keep abreast of army news and developments.
  • Upon receipt of the DC's "Muster Call" e-mail, provide your response before the 15th of each month in one of the following three ways: make a reply to the DC's Divisional Muster lead post in the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall, make an entry in the DoR's Muster By Army Report Link or make a reply to the DC's Muster Call e-mail.
  • Assist DC, CC or AC with any reports or duties as may be required, and make recommendations for improvement in army operations as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Represent the brigade command in an honorable, dutiful and respectful manner contributing to the good order of the Army of the Tennessee and as becoming an officer of the ACWGC Union Army.
 ~ Division Commander (DC), AotT ~
  • Maintain any active games in a timely and enjoyable fashion agreeable to your opponents.
  • Visit the AotT's Eagle's Perch Forum, the ACWGC Mason Dixon Forum, the Union Army HQ Forum and the AotT website at least once a month to keep abreast of army news and developments.
  • Conduct the Monthly Muster for the Division and report the results to the Corps Commander.
    • Provide the lead post for the divisional Muster in the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall between the 1st and 5th of each month.
    • Send out a "Muster Call" E-mail to each officer within the division immediately after making the lead post in the Conference Hall, directing them to provide their own report there as a direct reply to your own post, or as a posting in the DoR's Muster By Army Report Link, or as an e-mail reply to the Muster Call message. Provide close copy for the Corps Commander on all Muster e-mail correspondence.
    • Send out a second "Muster Call" as may be needed on or about the 10th of each month, reminding those officers who have not yet made a Muster Report that such will be due no later than the 15th of the month. Provide close copy for the Corps Commander on all Muster e-mail correspondence.
    • No later than the 16th of each month, report the result of the Divisional Muster to the Corps Commander.
  • Take responsibility for the morale and effectiveness of the Division, making award recommendations for the division's officers based upon their performance, and providing promotional recommendations as required.
  • Take primary responsibility for the reception and training of newly assigned lieutenants into the AotT.
    • Welcome the new officer to the division.
      • Discuss the option of the new officer adopting a nickname for his brigade.
      • Check to see if the new officer is registered in the AotT, the Union Army HQ, and the ACWGC Forums.
      • Check to see if the new officer has been provided contact with the AotT's Advanced Training Officer.
      • Check to see if the new officer has been provided contact with the Lieutenant's Cup Tournamdent.
      • Check to see if the new officer has been provided the access terms for the Union Army Library.
  • Respond to any concerns that a division officer may have with the club and his gaming.
  • Assist the CC or AC with any reports or duties as may be required, and make recommendations for improvement in army operation as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Represent the divisional command in an honorable, dutiful and respectful manner contributing to the good order of the Army of the Tennessee and as becoming an officer of the ACWGC Union Army.
  • The Division Commander shall be considered an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Command Staff.
 ~ Corps Commander (CC), AotT ~
  • Maintain any games in a timely and enjoyable fashion agreeable to your opponents.
  • Visit the AotT's Eagle's Perch Forum, the ACWGC Mason Dixon Forum, the Union Army HQ Forum and the AotT website at least once a month to keep abreast of army news and developments.
  • Oversee and insure the monthly Muster of the corps.
    • Provide a personal Muster post in the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall between the 1st and 5th of each month.
    • Send your "Muster Call" e-mail to each Division Commander on or about the 1st of each month, directing them to copy you on their own divisional "Muster Call" e-mails. If you have not received a copy of the various Division Commander's "Muster Call" e-mails by the 5th of the month, immediately look into and remediate the situation.
    • If the Division Commanders have not made an early report by the 10th of the month regarding the Muster status of their divisions, immediately look into and remediate the situation.
    • Make an immediate, deliberate and direct attempt on the 15th of each month to contact any officer within the corps who has not made Muster reply, providing copies of such to the respective Division Commander, Chief of Staff and Army Commander.
    • Keep a record, on a month by month basis, of each corps officer's status as defined by General Order, No. 5, Union Army Standing Orders, advising the Army Commander when an OOC officer has become eligible for assignment to the AotT Hospital.
    • The Corps Commander will make special attempt to contact by e-mail all OOC officers at the beginning of each month subsequent to the month they did not answer to the Muster Call, advising each of the number of months they may have been absent and listed as OOC, and keeping records of all such contact attempts. These contact attempts will maintain a courteous manner and continue until such time as the missing officer either regains contact and or is transferred into the AotT Hospital.
    • Take over all of the Muster duties of a Division Commander, if the any have gone Out of Contact or are unable to perform.
  • On or about the 15th of each month submit a monthly Status Report of the corps to the Army Commander and/or Chief of Staff noting the following items.
    • A brief but complete narrative report outlining the current, general status of the corps.
  • Recommend General Officer promotions, as required, to the Army Commander.
  • Notify corps officers of their promotion eligibility.
    • Step 1: Examine the AotT's OBD Summary Report found in the Reports Section of the Department of Records.
    • Step 2: Notify all promotable officers of their impending promotion eligibility by e-mail, providing copies of such to the respective Divsion Commanders, Chief of Staff and Army Commander.
  • Take responsibility for the morale and effectiveness of the corps, making award recommendations for the corps's officers based on their performance, and providing promotional recommendations as required.
    • Send a welcome letter to each newly assigned officer.
      • Discuss corps policies and conventions as needed.
    • Ensure newly assigned lieutenants are registered in the Lieutenant's Cup Tournament competition and that they have, are or will be conducting their initial training with the AotT Advanced training Officer.
  • Support all members of the corps with any club or game concerns.
  • Monitor the activities of all officers within the corps, paying particular attention to those officers whose activities have diminished or those officers who appear to be having difficulty, and bringing such to the attention of the Army Commander.
  • Assist the Army Commander or Chief of Staff with any additional reports or duties as may be required, and make recommendations for improvement in army operation as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Represent the corps command in an honorable, dutiful and respectful manner contributing to the good order of the Army of the Tennessee and as becoming an officer of the ACWGC Union Army.
  • The Corps Commander shall be considered an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Command Staff.
 ~ Chief of Staff (CoS), AotT ~
  • Maintain games in a timely and enjoyable fashion agreeable to your opponents.
  • Visit the AotT's Eagle's Perch Forum, the ACWGC Mason Dixon Forum, the Union Army HQ Forum and AotT website on a weekly basis to keep abreast of army news and developments.
  • Muster in the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall between the 1st and 5th of each month.
  • The Chief of Staff is the head of the Army of the Tennessee's Administrative Staff. He is responsible to the AC, primarily through the the CoS's Monthly Report, for the overall, administrative effectiveness of the army in the following areas:
    • Provides the AC with a monthly, updated status report of eligible officer promotions.
    • Provides the AC with a monthly, updated status report of the army's non-active officers including the following:
      • Officers within the AotT Hospital, noting the length of time so assigned and a record of attempted communication with each.
      • Officers Missing-in-Action or Out-of-Contact, noting the length of time so declared and a record of attempted communication with each.
      • Officers on Leave of Absence, noting the length of time remaining on such leave.
      • Officers Retired with Honors, noting the date of such retirement.
      • Officers Discharged from the army, noting the date of such discharge.
  • Responsible for the oversight of those officers assigned to the army's Administrative Staff and any additional personnel so assigned to the staff for training purposes.
  • Provide a written, yearly performance review of all AotT Administrative Staff officers for the AC and make recommendations as to the continuance of those officers' assignments.
  • Responsible for conducting personal background inquiries of all AotT officers as to potential leadership and/or administrative skills and keeping record of such on a continuing basis.
  • Assist the AC with any reports or duties as may be required, and make recommendations for improvement in army operation as may be deemed appropriate.
  • The Chief of Staff shall be considered both an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Command and Administrative Staff.
 ~ Assistant Adjutant-General (AAG), AotT ~
  • Unless otherwise stipulated, the Adjutant performs all of the duties associated with his normal field command, as outlined above.
  • The Adjutant is responsible for a 1st of the month examination of the records of the officers of the Army of the Tennessee at the ACWGC Automated System (Department of Records). The Adjutant shall examine end game reports to determine which officers are eligible for awards or battle honors. The Adjutant will forward this report to the CoS and AC for action.
  • He will also conduct a quarterly review of the Army records to determine which officer in each corps is to be awarded the Sheridan Combat Medal, which is based on total victories within that yearly quarter against Rebel officers. January, April, July and October are when this award will be determined. The Adjutant will report this information directly to the AC or CoS with his recommendations by the 10th of each month following the end of the quarter.
  • Using the quarterly reviews listed above, the Adjutant will update the Annual Games Report. At the end of the Calendar Year, the Adjutant shall report this information directly to the CoS and CC's with his recommendations for additional awards.
  • The Adjutant shall have such other duties and responsibilities as determined by the AC or CoS.
  • The Adjutant shall be considered an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Administrative Staff in addition to his field command duties.
 ~ Advanced Training Officer (ATO), AotT ~
  • Unless otherwise stipulated, the ATO performs all of the duties associated with his normal field command, as outlined above.
  • The Advanced Training Officer is responsible for the immediate and timely orientation of a newly assigned officer, utilizing the platform of an "Advanced Training Game." His duties in this regard include the following:
    • Check to see that the new officer has access to the ACWGC Automated System (Department of Records) and is versant in both proper game reporting and report reading, especially the Field Promotion Report. He must also establish that the new officer can correctly find the E-mail addresses of club members from the Roster or OOB sections.
    • Make certain the the new officer has proper access to the Mason Dixon Forums and that he can properly read and post within the Opponents Wanted section.
    • Make certain that the new officer has proper access to the Union Army Library and has been provided with the correct passwords.
    • Make certain that the new officer has been provided with the internet sites associated with the Army of the Tennessee and that he has access to the Eagle's Perch Forums and can properly post within the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall. If the new officer has no access to the Eagle's perch Forum, notify the AC.
    • Provide the new officer with a basic education regarding the organization and structure of the Army of the Tennessee.
    • Make certain that the new officer understands the AotT Muster Procedure.
    • Provides a suitable tactical and operational training lesson of his own choice of a length he considers suitable to the awardance of the AotT Advance Training Ribbon to that new officer.
  • The ATO will provide the AC or CoS with a confidential report of the new officer's character, level of enthusiasm and any noticeable traits or background information that he has noticed during the training exercise which he feels may contribute to that officer's future development.
  • The ATO may also undertake additional tactical and operational skill training with any AotT officer who requests it.
  • The ATO shall be considered an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Administrative Staff in addition to his field command duties.
 ~ Chief Engineer (CE), AotT ~
  • Unless otherwise stipulated, the Chief Engineer performs all of the duties associated with his normal field command, as outlined above.
  • The Chief Engineer may be directly responsible for the creation and origination of the army's forums and website(s), such work performed under the direction and supervision of the AC or CoS.
  • The Chief Engineer is directly responsible for the maintenance of the army's internet forums and webpages as supervised by the AC or CoS including the following:
    • Makes regular updates to the army website for all awards, rank updates and OBD points adjustments, on or about the 20th of each month.
    • Makes additions, deletions or changes to the OOB display as personnel transactions occur.
    • Insures the viability of the host website, making recommendation for change as may be necessary.
    • Maintains and safeguards all file archives of the army website as insurance against unexpected loss of codes.
  • Makes recommendations and suggestions for the improved quality and enhancement of the army website and forum as appropriate.
  • Educates, familiarizes and instructs officers assigned as his assistants in the operation and maintenance of the army's forums and websites.
  • The Chief Engineer shall be considered an officer of the Army of the Tennessee's Administrative Staff in addition to his field command duties.
 ~ Army Commander (AC), AotT ~
  • Maintain games in a timely and enjoyable fashion agreeable to your opponents.
  • Visit the AotT's Eagle's Perch Forum, the ACWGC Mason Dixon Forum, the Union Army HQ Forum and AotT website as frequently as possible to keep abreast of army news and developments.
  • Muster in the Eagle's Perch Forum Conference Hall between the 1st and 5th of each month.
  • The Army Commander is the chief authority for all activities and decisions taken in the operation and functioning of the Army of the Tennessee. He is directly answerable to the Western Theater Commander (WTC) of the ACWGC Union Army. His duties include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Oversee and insure the monthly Muster of the army, making certain to direct the CC's to initiate the "Muster Call" with their DC's on the 1st of each month.
      • Provide subjective grading of the Chief of Staff's and Corp Commanders' Muster Reports.
      • In the event that a CC is unavailable to perform their specific Muster duties, the AC shall perform such in his place.
      • Upon recommendation by the CoS, issue the initial Out-of-Contact letter to those officers who have not answered the Muster by the 20th of the month, providing Cc's to the CoS, CC's and AAG.
      • Recommend to the Western Theater Commander the discharge of officers who remain OOC for a period of six, full months, providing Cc's to the CoS, CC's and AAG.
  • Oversee the selection and recommendation to the ACWGC Union Army General-in-Chief (GinC) of the AotT's Chief of Staff and all corps and division commanders.
  • Oversee the selection and appointment of all of the AotT's Administrative Staff.
  • Responsible for the continued operation and maintenance of the AotT's two main, internet venues; the Eagle's Perch Forum and the AotT webpage.
  • Responsible for the continued operation of the Union Army Awards Program within the AotT.
  • Provide a written, yearly performance review of all AotT Command Staff officers for the GinC and make recommendations as to the continuance of those officers' assignments.
  • Review all correspondence directed from the WTC and GinC.
  • Initiate a monthly Parade at the Old Abe Tavern, making formal announcement of the following:
    • AotT Promotion Report,
    • AotT Awards Parade,
    • Eagle Division Honor Guard, and
    • AotT Monthly Report.
  • Provide the WTC and GinC no later than the 20th of the month with a monthly AotT Army Report according to the current Union Army Standing Orders.
  • Maintain the AotT Muster Record based upon feedback from the CoS, CC's and AAG.
  • Maintain an electronic record of all Reports, Muster, Discharges and Retirements and all significant correspomdence for every year while in command.
  • Update the OBD POints of each AotT officer within the Department of Records no later than the end of each month.
  • Take a particulary active interest in the welfare and activity of all junior officers, especially those of company grade (lieutenants and captains). Cc'ing the CoS, CC's and AAG in all correspondence.
    • Issue the initial Welcome Letter to each newly assigned officer, making ceratin to include references to:
      • The AotT Muster Policy,
      • The ACWGC Club Rules,
      • The Union Army Standing Orders, and
      • The officer's assignment instructions.
    • Monitor the further assignment of new officers.
  • Support all officers of the AotT with any concerns about the AotT, the ACWGC Union Army or the club in general.
  • Promulgate all changes or modifications to the ACWGC Club Rules or Union Army Standing Orders as required.
  • Represent the army command in an honorable, dutiful and respectful manner contributing to the good order of the Army of the Tennessee and as becoming an officer of the ACWGC Union Army.
  • The Army Commander shall be considered as the head officer of the ACWGC Union Army of the Tennesee.
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