Sergeant Major | SgtMaj
Command Sergeant | CmdSgt
First Sergeant | 1stSgt
Master Sergeant | MSgt
Staff Sergeant | SSgt
Sergeant | Sgt
Corporal | Cpl
Lance Corporal | LCpl
Trainer | TR
Specialist | Spec
Private First Class | Pfc
Private | Pvt
Cadet | Cdt
Recruit | Rct
Commanding Officer [CO] | Title given to members who have been accepted to lead a particular division. Commanding Officers are given the permission to run their division as they see fit, as long as they stay within the guidelines of AOD's Code of Conduct and other policies. This title has no extra authority outside of the officer's division. Members must rank Sergeant or above to be accepted into this position.
(ex. AOD_CmdSgt_Anima[WoW CO])
Executive Officer [XO] | Title given to members who have been nominated by a division Commanding Officer, and accepted by clan leadership to assist in leading a particular division. Executive Officers are to assist the Commanding Officer of their respective division in all aspects of division leadership. Further, Executive Officers are expected to lead their respective division in the absence of the Commanding Officer. Members must rank Corporal or above to be accepted into this position.
(ex. AOD_Sgt_Eastwood[WAR XO])
Sergeant Major |Overall leader of Clan AOD, responsible for handling issues within the clan, and for being a representative of the interests of AOD when working with other clan leaders. All major decisions, policy changes and high ranking promotions should be passed through one of the clan's SgtMajs.
Command Sergeant | High ranking clan leader who assists the SgtMajs in the leadership of AOD. Instructs clan management in all divisions, helping lower-ranking officers with any issues within each division under normal circumstances. Command Sergeants are also involved in forum administration, division creation/deletion, Sergeant promotions and policy changes.
First Sergeant | High ranking admin who oversees a number of divisions, assisting members of all ranks. First Sergeants are expected to be aiding in division decisions or leadership, and particularly in clan-wide decision making.
Master Sergeant | Experienced Sergeant. These officers are involved in a number of divisions, acting as informants and advisors. Master Sergeants also oversee the communication of all Sergeant promotions.
Staff Sergeant | Experienced Sergeant. Commonly in the position of CO/XO, Staff Sergeants are expected to aid newer Sergeants and lower-ranking officers, including CO/XOs. To be eligible for promotion, Staff Sergeants should be involved in more than one division, acting as advisors and informants when requested by AOD leadership.
Sergeant | Member who has recently received the Sgt rank. Acts as a squad leader within their full-time division. Upon reaching the rank of Sergeant, members are given access to ClanAOD.net and AOD TeamSpeak Server moderation tools. These members are also now able to earn the position of Commanding Officer.
Corporal | Division squad leader. Although not able to promote on their own, a Cpl is responsible for their 5 recruits, and is also the lead man/women in his/hers respective Sgt's squad. During this member's time as a Corporal, he/she will be trained to become a Sergeant. As part of learning to become a Sgt, a Cpl should seek approval for promotions from their respective Sgt to learn how to manage a squad.
Lance Corporal | Experienced member. Sgts within divisions should begin training LCpl's for leadership positions that they shall receive upon being promoted to Cpl. LCpl's are also expected to assist squad leaders in any tasks needed, as well as continuing to help their few recruits to become accustomed to AOD.
Trainer | Experienced member. This member is responsible for training AOD members in game specifics and helping lower ranked members become a productive player.
Specialist | Expected to set an example for new members and should begin assisting in training of squads within each division.
Private First Class | Expected to help fellow clan members and to set an example for incoming members. Rank based on merit as a member and time in AOD. At this rank, a member should understand and follow the code so as to be the best they can be.
Private | Rank based on merit as a member and time in AOD. Member should be posting regularly and showing clan loyalty and honor.
Cadet | Active member who has shown loyalty and honor in their first months in clan.
Recruit | New member of AOD, should begin learning the code and the clan rank system. Should also be active in the division's AOD server and on the forums.
Only Sgts and above can give promotions and/or demotions. They are expected only to be given for good service to AOD. Promotions to Division CO or XO positions, as well as promotions to Sgt+ must be approved by clan leadership.