The Rebel Squadrons Bylaws
Section 2 - Administrative Structure
2.1 Chain of Command
- The Chain of Command is the proper channel of authority to address specific complaints, suggestions, and requests. All members must follow the Chain of Command.
- The CoC is: Member -> Squadron XO/CO -> RSXO -> RSFC
2.2. RS Fleet Commander
- The Rebel Squadrons Fleet Commander (RSFC) is the individual with the highest command authority in the RS, and shall execute the mission statement of the RS to the full extent of his or her abilities.
- The RSFC is nominated from among High Command and elected by a majority vote of High Command.
- Under the circumstance of a tie vote in High Command, the RSFC should strive to resolve the deadlock by way of the best compromise possible. He or she may cast a tie-breaking vote as a last resort.
2.3 RS Executive Officer
- Appointed by the RSFC at their sole discretion, the Executive Officer (RSXO) serves directly under the Fleet Commander and is empowered by their authority. The Primary purpose of the RSXO is to support the Fleet Commander in any way possible, and assume some of their duties to reduce the burden of command.
- Directives and instructions given by the RSXO should be treated as if they came directly from the RSFC.
- In the event that the RSFC is incapacitated for any reason, it is the RSXO’s duty to assume command as Acting Fleet Commander until such time that the RSFC returns, is removed from office, or resigns.
- In the event of the RSFC’s resignation or removal from office, the RSXO is responsible for organizing new FC elections on High Command.
- The Arbitrator is the individual with which judicial power lies within the RS. By default, the position of Arbitrator falls under the responsibilities of the RSXO, but at his or her sole discretion the RSFC may appoint another individual as Arbitrator.
- The Arbitrator has the responsibility, should the need arise, of handling any formal complaints of one member of the RS against another. His or her full responsibilities are spelled out in the Judiciary section of the bylaws.
2.5 High Command
- The Rebel Squadrons High Command (HC) serves as the highest level of overall authority within the RS. HC consists of both individual platform coordinators and Aldermen appointed by the Fleet Commander, each of which has one vote in regards to issues brought to HC.
- The RSFC may, at his or her sole discretion, set rules and regulations for the discussions on HC, including how long discussions last, etc. These rules may be temporarily set aside by HC by a simple majority vote.
- Aldermen are to be appointed by the RSFC at his or her sole discretion, and there must be enough Aldermen to keep the voting body of HC at an odd number.
- Bylaw changes shall be approved by a majority vote of High Command.
- Except for regulations involving discussion as noted above, any decision made by the RSFC may be reversed by a 2/3rds majority of High Command. A 2/3rds majority of High Command may also remove a standing RSFC.
- All HC discussions are considered private unless the RSFC or RSXO agree otherwise on a topic-by-topic basis.
2.6 Line of Succession
- If for any reason both the RS Fleet Commander and RS Executive Officer are unable to perform their duties for a period of time, the responsibility of highest executive authority will reside within the next officer in the Rebel Squadrons Line of Succession. The members of this list and its order will be determined by the RSFC. The RSFC shall keep this list updated as necessary.
2.7 Executive Staff
- It is understood that the RSFC will need help in executing his or her job. For this reason, the RSFC may appoint as many Executive Staff members as he or she sees fit.
- An officer of the Executive Staff is appointed solely by the RSFC, and therefore holds as much authority as the RSFC wishes to imbue him or her with.