3rd Infantry Division

Standard Operating Procedures

01 DEC 17

Recruitment Policy

Document Version 1.0

Recruitment Policy

1-1. Overview

3rd Infantry Division prides itself on having a recruitment and training program closely aligned to the real United States Army. Due to this, new recruits will undergo a specific training regimen, intended to ensure all soldiers learn the standards of the Third Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit. This training will also ensure all new soldiers are given the tools needed for successful career progression.

1-2. Entry Requirements

We have a specific set of minimum entry requirements that must be met to enable an applicant to be successfully enlisted into the 3rd Infantry Division and enter our training pipeline. All applicants must meet this minimum level before their application is able to be processed.

These requirements are non-negotiable and must be met to be successfully processed through the application phase.

1-3. Application Outline

All new applicants to the 3rd Infantry Division go through a systematic and standardized application process when applying to join the unit.

Applicants are required to fill out one of our application forms which can be found on our website. This application includes several key sections of information including;

The application form will provide the unit with a variety of information that can be utilized to successfully process all applicants into the unit. Because of this, you must fill in all information truthfully and accurately, as it’s subject to  the Articles of Code of Conduct and Behaviour, Section 16: Fraudulent Enlistment.

1-4 Application Process

Those wishing to apply to join the 3rd Infantry Division should direct themselves to the “Enlistment” tab on our website and complete the prompted steps.

Applications will

A Recruiter will conduct an interview which should last at least 30 minutes and will give them an idea as to whether you are suited for official enlistment into the 3rd Infantry Division. Upon completion of this, if successful, civilians will be given teamspeak and forum permissions and assigned to a squad within their applicable company.

1.5. New Applicants

There are several categories that exist for new applicants looking to join the 3rd Infantry Division.

Category A - Applicants (16+)

Applicants who are 16 years of age or older will be inducted into the 3rd Infantry Division with the rank of Private Trainee (PVT) if successful.

This allows the applicant to go directly to One Unit Station Training (OSUT) and be promoted to the rank of Private Second Class (PV2) upon successful completion of the required classes. If the Private Trainee completes One Unit Station Training (OSUT) with honors, they will be promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC).

Category B - Applicants (15)

Applicants who are 15 years of age will be inducted into the 3rd Infantry Division with the rank of Recruit (RCT) if successful.

This allows the applicant to go directly to One Unit Station Training (OSUT), however they will be required to complete Thirty Days (30) from the date of enlistment before they are able to be promoted to the rank of Private Second Class (PV2). This is on top of successfully completing OSUT.

1-6. Returning Applicants

There are several categories that exist for returning applicants looking to join the 3rd Infantry Division.

Category A - General Personnel

Those civilians who have been previously enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Division and were discharged by one of the following discharge types are to complete the standardized unit enlistment application.

If deemed to be within the returning application guidelines, civilians may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

This is dependent on the rank/grade they discharged with and the circumstances. Decision to be made by relevant Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command.

Category B - Honorable Personnel

Those civilians who were previously enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Division and received an Honorable Discharge may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

This is dependent on approval by Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command.

Category C - Retired Personnel

Those retired personnel who are looking to rejoin the 3rd Infantry Division and received a Retirement may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

This is dependent on approval by Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command.

1-7. Training

Upon enlistment with the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit, all soldiers are required to complete 3 phases of Training. Initial Entry Training (IET), Basic Combat Training (BCT), and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). BCT and AIT are collectively referred to as One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which is tailored to the soldier's assigned game. All soldiers are required to complete OSUT within two months of their enlistment date. Upon completion of OSUT, soldiers will be eligible for promotion to Private Second Class (PV2), or Private First Class (PFC)  if graduating with honors.

1-7.A Initial Entry

Upon enlistment as part of the recruitment process, once the application submitted (reference section 1-4) and has been processed by the Recruiting and Retention Office, a Recruiter will conduct orientation with the applicant. Additionally, the new soldier will be given the Initial Entry Training (IET) Manual covering Unit History, Army Core Values, Unit Protocols, Ranks and Insignia, Chain of Command, Unit Organization, and Ceremony Formations.

1-7.B Basic Combat Training

Basic Combat Training (BCT) is required of all new soldiers. While being game specific, all soldiers, regardless of game, will qualify with M67 Fragmentation Grenades, M9 Pistol, and M16 Service Rifle.

Whilst tailored to each Company that runs BCT the course teaches Unit History, Army Core Values, Unit Protocols, Ranks, Chain of Command, Unit Organization and Ceremony.

Once a soldier completes BCT they will see three things occur,

America's Army; Insurgency; Squad

Armed Assault

If AA:PG,  Insurgency, or Squad candidates receives Expert on all portions of their BCT they will receive Honour’s and be promoted to Private First Class (PFC).

1-7.C Advanced Individual Training

Advanced Individual Training (AIT) is the second and final portion of OSUT and is tailored specifically to each supported game.

America’s Army: Proving Grounds
Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon (AA:PG) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of Combat Life Saver (CLS) techniques, basic formations, and breach and clear techniques.

Armed Assault 3
Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company (ARMA3) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M136 AT-4, and the M203. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of target identification, navigation, map reading, vehicle distinction, basic combat communications, formations, basic medical training, and convoy drills.

Insurgency
Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Platoon (Insurgency) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M136 AT-4, and the M203. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of basic formations and breach and clear techniques.
        


1-8. Military Occupational Specialities

Military Occupational Specialities (MOS) are the roles that soldiers fill when they are assigned to a billet within a combat unit.

All new applicants will be assigned as 11B - Infantryman and will complete their training within their respective BCT and AIT courses.

The following MOS are available depending upon the unit's needs;