EAG COMBAT SIMULATIONS'
SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP
Revised 10 March 2004
CHANGES IN POLICY
This manual supersedes all previous manuals and doctrines that may have been issued from time to time on subjects covered in this manual. However, since our objectives and our organization are subject to change, we reserve the right to interpret, change, suspend, cancel, or dispute with or without notice all or any part of our policies, procedures, and standards at any time. We will notify all team members of these changes. Changes will be effective on the dates determined by the team’s leader, and after those dates all superseded policies will be null. If you are uncertain about any policy or procedure, speak with the team leader.
MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM LEADER
13 January will officially mark the second anniversary of our Team’s existence and I look forward to the opportunity to celebrate another great year of progress and thank you all for this past year of participation and commitment. I value deeply your continued contributions to our Team, and am confident that those contributions will continue to drive ESOG onward, in our pursuit of excellence.
Graham E. Dunkle
Team Leader, EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group
25 November 2002
"There is no hunting like the hunting of man…"
After a little over a year of active participation and interaction within the eastern coast Airsoft community, EAG Combat Simulations’ operators Graham Dunkle and Joshua Cunningham came to realize that the “Airsoft experience” had left them with many hopes and expectations unfulfilled. Although the discovery of Airsoft had led them out of the elemental Paintball period and helped them move closer towards their lifelong pursuit for realistic combat simulation, Airsoft alone was clearly not the final destination. After many months of careful consideration and reflection, Joshua and Graham agreed that while Airsoft had provided the right “hardware” for realistic combat simulation, the culture of the Airsoft community was not consistent with their vision. After some discussion of these realizations with some other seemingly like-minded individuals within their local Airsoft community, they found their general dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs to be shared and decided to take action. Graham and Joshua began to build the framework for an organization devoted to the promotion of military and tactical combat simulation, a group dedicated to the concept of teamwork and the principles of excellence, potential, integrity, and humility. Early in the days of January of 2001, they introduced this framework to a scrupulously chosen few. These individuals concurred and the EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group was established.
All team members must share a common purpose and vision. We must have the same goals. To function as one cohesive unit, every ESOG member must believe in and abide by the following code:
OPERATE centered around the principles of excellence, potential, integrity, and humility.
REMEMBER what is important is the effort, the sense of accomplishment, and camaraderie. We will not forget the extreme importance of hard work and learning.
REVERE the admirable characteristics in other elite units such as being committed, dependable, and enthusiastic, and; attempt to implement those and other similar characteristics such as being loyal, organized, and principle-centered into our own existence.
RECOGNIZE our strengths and develop our capacity as a team that is adaptable, confident, diligent, reliable, skillful, and trustworthy.
HUMBLE ourselves by acknowledging that we can be disorganized, unreliable, and uncommitted and by constantly striving to transform our weaknesses into strengths.
ENVISION ourselves becoming a team that is organized, skilled, and honest. One that is recognized as such by others in the combat simulation community.
The name of this organization shall be “EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group” (ESOG).
The purpose of EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group is to provide opportunities to learn and improve realistic simulated combat skills and to provide opportunities to participate in accurate military and tactical combat simulations.
All persons interested in learning and improving realistic simulated combat skills and participating in accurate military and tactical combat simulations shall be eligible for membership in EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group. Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as the team shall provide herein.
The probationary period for recruits lasts at least 90 days from date of application. During this time, recruits have the opportunity to evaluate our team and the team has its first opportunity to evaluate the recruit. During this introductory period, both the recruit and the team have the right to terminate membership without advance notice.
Upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period, all active EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group members present will cast and anonymous vote in favor of or against awarding the recruit active membership. Membership beyond any initially stated period does not in any way imply a change in membership status. Recruits retain that status until they are notified of a change.
Active members are required to regularly and punctually attend and participate in official team activities, keep current on membership dues and fees, participate enthusiastically in the improvement of the team and actively support team projects.
Membership may be revoked by a majority vote of the active members if actions are deemed inappropriate by the membership.
A regular monthly assessment of $30.00 per member is hereby assessed for the purpose of providing funds for team expenses.
Team membership dues are to be paid to the team treasurer at the first team function of each month.
Any increase in the monthly dues shall be approved by a majority vote of the active members present at any regularly scheduled official team activity.
Team membership dues are used for assorted expenditures including, but not limited to:
OTHER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Membership dues will not be used to purchase ammunition for the team. Ammunition will be purchased at wholesale from EAG Combat Simulations (EAG) and the cost will be divided equally among all team members and recruits.
EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group was formed with the agreement that EAG Combat Simulations (EAG) would sponsor the team. As per this team sponsorship agreement, the team is obligated the following:
1. Active participation in EAG Combat Simulations’ commercial activities
2. Active participation in EAG Combat Simulations’ field construction
3. Active participation in EAG Combat Simulations’ equipment and field maintenance
As per the team sponsorship agreement, the team is due the following:
1. Free usage of EAG Combat Simulations’ facilities for team activities
2. Free usage of EAG Combat Simulations’ equipment for team activities
3. Free participation in EAG Combat Simulations’ commercial activities
4. Wholesale pricing for equipment and gear purchases for team and individual team members
5. Wholesale pricing for ammunition purchases for team and individual team members
6. Interest free credit line for team and individual team members
TEAM FUNCTION SCHEDULE
Team members’ personal schedules are taken into account when the team function schedule is determined. Team meetings/training sessions will be held bi-weekly, except in cases of holidays, emergencies, etc. Events and challenges against other teams will take the place of selected team training sessions as necessary.
TEAM ADMINISTRATIVE MEETINGS
Team administrative meetings will be held bi-weekly before training sessions. These informative meetings allow team members to be informed about current developments regarding the team and also provide team members an opportunity to share their thoughts on current issues and offer new ideas.
Team training will be held bi-weekly after team administrative meetings. These training sessions allow operators to develop individual/team strengths, eliminate individual/team weaknesses, and learn new skills while increasing team cohesiveness, efficiency and effectiveness. Training objectives will be discussed in a “classroom” manner, reinforced through direct action drills and then finally applied directly through inter-team or opposing force scrimmaging.
INCLEMENT WEATHER/EMERGENCY CLOSINGS
At times, emergencies such as severe weather or power failures might disrupt team operations. The decision to postpone or cancel a team function will be made by the team leader.
When the decision is made to postpone or cancel a team function, team members will receive official notification from the team’s leadership.
The team expects that every team member will be regular and punctual in attendance. This means being on-site, ready to operate, at the starting time each team function. Absenteeism and tardiness places a burden on other team members and on the team. If you are unable to report for a team function for any reason, notify the team leader before regular starting time. The team leader’s phone number is:
Team Leader, Graham Dunkle 570.660.2147 Mobile
If the team leader cannot be contacted, notify another team member listed on your team contact sheet.
A dress code presents a professional appearance, provides team cohesiveness, and causes confusion to the opposing force. The following items are considered appropriate operating attire for EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group:
Military Simulations Standard Uniform:
Team members should strive to ensure that their uniform and associated gear is always clean and neat and that their boots are clean and presentable. This dress code should be adhered to for all appropriate team functions. Consult the team’s leadership if you have any questions about appropriate team attire.
Military Simulations Standard Equipment:
Within the team’s dress code and equipment requirements, EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group has established regulations for personal gear. All personal gear not meeting the criteria of the dress code or equipment requirements must be approved for use by the team leadership before it may be used. If a team member has gear that does not meet the requirements of the dress code or equipment requirements, but he considers necessary; he should request an assessment of the gear by the team leader. Approval will be granted if the request is deemed legitimate.
The use of tobacco products is not permitted anywhere on EAG Combat Simulations’ premises except in authorized and designated locations. The designated smoking areas comprise of:
Extinguished cigarettes should be placed in trash cans, not discarded on the ground.
Operators must also follow all rules posted in designated smoking areas and adhere to all policies associated with this policy
PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group acknowledges the necessity of physical fitness for optimal performance in the field. However, EAG Combat Simulations’ Special Operations Group currently has no formal physical fitness requirements. Team members are encouraged to eat healthily and exercise regularly. All Team ESOG operators should strive for the following fitness standard:
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