Code of Conduct
1. The Xbox Live/PSN Terms of Service and Code of Conduct must be read and understood by all members.
2. Discrimination in any form – including but not limited to racism, sexism, cyber-bullying, hate speech or harassment by or towards any members will not be tolerated. Any breach of this rule will be met with immediate dismissal from the community.
3. NMO does not promote or condone the breach of state, federal or international laws
4. All members have an “Open Door Policy” to speak with leadership about any issues or with any ideas. We still impress the responsibility of reporting to the appropriate leaders within the New Mandalorian Order's Chain of Command. Members WILL use their chain of command when needing resolution or if there are any issues. If you do not find the resolution you seek, you are encouraged to go to the next person above until it is resolved.
5. A Mandalorian takes pride in their membership and are encouraged but not forced to change their gamer tag to reflect the New Mandalorian Order. Any member wishing to serve as an officer will be required to have the NMO community tag.
6. All members are representatives of the community and are expected to be positive, respectful, and professional. All members holding the NMO tag are held to a higher standard both in and out of sanctioned events.
7. Members are not permitted to be a part of any other gaming community or clan other than NMO.
8. The minimum age to be in NMO is 16.
9. No member is to poach or disrespect other gaming communities.
10. No members will cheat, boot offline, threaten cyber attacks or dox under any circumstances. Any of these infractions will be met with immediate removal from the community.
11. All members are expected to follow the Order's Code of Conduct, no one is above it. All members will be expected to read and understand the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Mandalorian Justice).
12. Mandalorians are to never abandon another Mandalorian.
13. The Code of Conduct supersedes all other documents governing the New Mandalorian Order.
New Mandalorian Order Constitution
Section 1 - Member Bill of Rights
As a member of the New Mandalorian Order, every individual is entitled to their own opinion on all community matters. All members have a responsibility to be mindful in regards to matters that do not concern their squad or them directly. Any member who decides to speak freely is advised to keep in mind that what is said on any topic matter will grab the attention of fellow members and may not be greeted with full understanding and or support. If you are someone who is willing to speak up, please be open and willing to take criticism; we are a community built by the members for the members and EVERYONE deserves to be heard. This is done through our “Open Door Policy” and executed by using the proper chain of command channels. This is the best way for “you” to be heard.
All members have the right to be heard by leadership in the event of grievances.
All members have the right to keep their friends list set to private if they so choose.
No member will be punished twice for a singular breach of the rules and/or Code of Conduct. All members have the right to fair and just punishment with the option appeal.
All members have the right to speak up and report infractions without fear of reprisals.
All members have the right to a swift resolution; no member will have to wait idle for disciplinary action. If a trial is needed, a jury of their peers will be selected by the Marshals and the trial will be judged by the Vanguard.
All members covered by these rights must understand and agree with the Code of Conduct.
All members of the New Mandalorian Order have the right to have fun and enjoy everything our community has to offer.
Section 2 - Duties of All Member and Ranking Officials
Section 3 - Reprimand System 1.2
Officers of Captain and up have the authority to dispense reprimands, but will inform Marshals of anything that breaches Code of Conduct.
3a - Offenses that breach code of conduct will be handled in the following manner. Note that the breach of Code of Conduct in question may represent a more severe response as befitting the problem. Marshals may recommend maximum punishment but are expected to validate their reasoning.
3b - Offenses that DO NOT breach Code of Conduct (minor squabbles, loss of temper, etc) may be punishable by up to a 24 hour comms ban and 24 hour removal from squad events as well as potential demotion in rank, not to exceed one rank lower than current rank. Repeat offenses resulting in a 24-hour comms ban that meet or exceed three offenses within a one week period (7 days) will result in the offender being brought to trial for potential removal from the community.
3c - A new discord rank will be created called 'Suspension.' Members who are suspended will be placed in this rank instead of being removed. This rank will have no access to talk, view or invite and will ease the necessity to kick/reinvite punished members.
3d - A discord kick/ban will only be conducted when a member is removed from the community
Uniform Code of Mandalorian Justice
Mandate of Fair Trial
If a member is accused of Disruption, Disrespect, or breaching the code of Conduct, that member shall be placed on temporary suspension until a full trial can be put in place, this will include at least 2 witness accounts, a Jury of 5 squad members, and a vote of the council. This is to ensure that all decisions are made fairly within the community, and all problems are handled accordingly.
This is to be given to members who have resigned or retired under honorable conditions, and have achieved the rank of at least First Sergeant, members who’ve left the community in a nondestructive manner. These members are fully eligible to retain rank that was given up under the terms of an Honorable Discharge.
This is the code for members who have quit, and shall not resume rank upon reentry. These members are always welcome to come back assuming they’re willing to restart at Private. The reasoning is in case there were changes in protocol, leadership, and/or culture within NMO. Also reserved for those who disrespected leadership and/or Disrupted game events.
This is reserved for those who breach the Code Of Conduct, the Constitution, or any code that grants our members the freedom to peacefully congregate into their favorite games. Those who’ve sabotaged their squads or positions. These members are not welcome back into the community unless under a 9/12 vote from the council and shall be placed on a 1 strike policy for the first 30 days of reentry. Placed under a Do Not Hire policy until further notice.
Military Ranking Structure of the New Mandalorian Order
Duties: Have fun and get to know members.
Requirements: A promotion to Private requires a member to have met (at minimum) all of the Lieutenants or officers within their assigned squad and learned the schedule and times for events and meetings.
Duties: A Private will make an effort to add all squad members within their squad, meet all officers, and attend squad events.
Reports to: Staff Sergeants and higher.
Requirements: Sergeants must be active in a squad for a minimum of 2 weeks, or have changed their gamer tag to reflect NMO.
Duties: A Sergeant will make every effort to add all squad members within their squad, meet all officers, and attend squad events, in addition to becoming more familiar with the squad and community and how things are done. Sergeants are expected to be capable and willing to host at least one game night per week and know how to take attendance. A Sergeant has two progression options depending on their involvement in the community: Staff Sergeant or First Sergeant.
Reports to: Staff Sergeants and higher.
Requirements: A Staff Sergeant been active in the community for a minimum of 4 weeks. Staff Sergeants must be willing to train Sergeants and Privates in the duties of hosting and attendance, as well as be willing to be active on the website or the Discord. This position is for members who ARE NOT interested in being an officer, but are a role model and are active.
Duties: Staff Sergeants are expected to make their best effort to add all squad members within their squad, meet all officers, and attend squad events. Additionally, Staff Sergeants are expected to have moderate knowledge of the Code of Conduct and Ranking Structure or, at minimum, know where on the website to direct junior members to find them.
Reports to: Lieutenants and higher.
Requirements: A First Sergeant must be active in their squad and community for a minimum of 4 weeks, have full knowledge of the Ranking Structure and Code of Conduct (or at minimum, where to find both on the website) and know the chain of command in their battalion. First Sergeants must have hosted 1 or more game nights and/or recruited 1 or more members.
Duties: As an 'officer-in-training' rank; a First Sergeant will learn how to recruit properly, will know how to promote and keep track of when members will be granted automatic promotions, will be expected to be reasonably active on the forums and/or the Discord, and will be trained to be a Lieutenant. A First Sergeant must co-host at least 1 game night a week and train lower ranks to host and take attendance properly.
Reports to: Lieutenants and higher.
Lieutenant (4 per squad)
Requirements: Lieutenants must be in the community for a minimum of 4 weeks. A Lieutenant is expected to know the entire Ranking Structure and Code of Conduct, as well as having passed the officer test for their rank. As an officer of a squad, Lieutenants are expected to change their gamer tag to reflect the NMO community and their position.
Duties: Lieutenants will ensure members are in proper squad uniform. Lieutenants will ensure that during squad events, everyone is having fun and is following the rules and that parties are being properly controlled. Lieutenants will work with First Sergeants to ensure that all automatic rank advancements (PVT to SSG) are undertaken at the proper times for each squad member. Lieutenants are expected to be capable of hosting recruiting workshops and will host at least one game night/event per week. Before being promoted to First Lieutenant, a Lieutenant must have a trained First Sergeant ready to take their place. For information about specific Lieutenant positions (Security, Hosting, Training, Recruiting), please speak to a squad leader.
Reports to: First Lieutenants and higher.
First Lieutenant (2 per squad)
Requirements: A First Lieutenant has been active in the community for a minimum of 4 weeks and successfully fulfilled the duties of a Lieutenant for a minimum of 2 weeks. Before being promoted, a First Lieutenant will have trained a Lieutenant to replace them. First Lieutenants must have successfully been trained and tested for the position of First Lieutenant.
Duties: First Lieutenants will assist in training First Sergeants and mentor and advise Lieutenants. As a transition role between managing larger numbers of squad members, First Lieutenants will oversee the junior officers below them, but are encouraged to develop a 'hands off' approach in the daily running of the squad and instead look for potential members who have leadership qualities. In the event a General or a Captain is unavailable for a squad leadership meeting, a First Lieutenant may stand in, but is expected to take notes and brief their superiors when able.
Reports to: Captains and higher.
Captain (1 per squad)
Requirements: A Captain has been active in the community for a minimum of 4 weeks and has successfully fulfilled the the duties of a First Lieutenant for a minimum of two weeks. Captains have successfully been trained and tested for the position of Captain and must have a thorough understanding of how the community functions, from departments, squads, battalions, and the Council. Before a Captain can become a General, they must have a First Lieutenant ready to take their place.
Duties: Captains oversee all junior officers and are expected to train and mentor Lieutenants and First Lieutenants. Captains are expected to have a basic working knowledge of NMO's CMS program and be capable of using it on an as-needed basis. Captains are expected to be the first line in maintaining their squad's CMS to preserve an accurate count of squad members and ranks. Captains are expected to hold meetings with their squad once per week to pass out any information that has been given to them from higher ranks. Captains will assist the General and represent their squad in meetings that the General cannot be present at.
Reports to: General and higher.
Requirements: A General will be active in the community for a minimum of 8 weeks, and successfully fulfilled the duties of Captain for at least 2 weeks. A General will have been successfully been trained and tested for their position as well as have good working knowledge of the NMO CMS.
Duties: Generals are in charge of the squad and will conduct checks to ensure all officers are properly trained. Generals mentor Captains to be sure the Captain is ready to become a General. Their priorities are to ensure the well being of the squad and its members, as well as act as a representative of the community and embody the Code of Conduct. Generals will also run squad CMS and conduct regular audits of the CMS with their Captain on a monthly basis.
Reports to: War Leader and higher.
Requirements: Has been active in the community for at least 10 weeks, and has successfully fulfilled the duties of General for at least 2 weeks.
Duties: A War Leader is responsible of the well-being of an entire battalion and its members, as well as being in charge of squad splits and future planning for the battalion. A War Leader is expected to oversee up to 2 battalions (if necessary). A War Leader is expected to have good knowledge of the CMS and be capable of training Generals and Captains in its use.
Reports to: Lieutenant Guardian and higher.
Requirements: A Lieutenant Guardian must be active in the community for a minimum of 12 weeks, and has successfully fulfilled the duties of War Leader for at least 2 weeks. A Lieutenant Guardian is expected to have full knowledge of CMS, Code of Conduct, Ranking Structure, NMO affiliates and recruitment process. Lieutenant Guardians are expected to assist with external (non-LFG) recruitment in NMO-approved locations or be willing to provide the NMO Council with knowledge if a new recruitment method is located.
Duties: Lieutenant Guardians will mentor and train War Leaders and is expected to be capable of overseeing 1-3 battalions. Lieutenant Guardians are expected to be willing to work outside of the community to find additional assets (affiliates, sponsors or charities) and be capable of diplomatic conduct.
Reports to: NMO Council.
Administrative Ranking Structure of the New Mandalorian Order
Requirements: Pass a competency hearing from the Council; be capable of mediating multiple issues across all battalions.
Duties: Marshals are responsible for carrying out disciplinary actions within the community, as well as relaying any issues a squad, battalion or competitive team have to the Council to be heard. Marshals are responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of each battalion and its members, as well as ensuring all community policies are followed.
Reports to: High Council.
Requirements: Having successfully completed the role of Lieutenant Guardian; having been elected by vote to a Council seat.
Duties: Councilmembers are responsible for assisting the setting of policy within the New Mandalorian Order and ensuring the community follows the proper direction. Councilmembers are expected to serve the community by assisting with the nonprofit side and locating potential affiliates or charities. Councilmembers may advise squad leaders and officers, but cannot take a direct hand in the discipline of any members.
Reports to: High Council.
Requirements: High Councilmembers are personally selected by the Mandalore or the community owner after careful selection.
Duties: High Councilmembers serve the community in a wide variety of ways. While their primary duties involve the NPO portion of the community, as well as working towards affiliates, sponsorships and charity events, High Councilmembers are also empowered with Marshal authority to assist with peacekeeping in the community and conflict resolution.