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Delta Ops Team Charter

 

1. Background

1.1 - Delta Ops is a military simulation paintball team located in northwest Ohio and southwest Michigan.  We participate in scenario, tournament, and recreation paintball events and strive to play at an elite level.  Delta Ops consists of two main areas of operations; the MilSim Scenario Unit and Team Sigma (an independent group within Delta Ops for the SPPL and other woodsball tournaments).

          1.2 - Our goal is to sustain a level of operation that will make us be known as one of the most organized, respected, and well known paintball teams in the United States. It is out of admiration that we model our team after the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne) [1st SFOD-D (A)], commonly known as Delta Force.  It is out of respect that we strive to be elite.

          1.3 - The mission of Delta Ops is to be active within the scenario and woodsball tournament community, known as a group that has the right attitudes and exhibits exceptional sportsmanship at all times and always remembers paintball for what it is; a game (albeit, a very fun one). 

 

2. Motto

2.1 - Play Safe, Play Hard, Have Fun!

 

3. Membership

3.1 - The founding membership will as follows at the bottom of this document.  All other members must be voted in by the Team membership.  There are five different statuses for members; active, inactive, pending, junior, and probation.

        3.1.1 - Active = current and active, has full voting status.

        3.1.2 - Inactive = inactive members are still members but have lost or given up their voting rights for the duration of their leave.

        3.1.3 - Pending = persons wanting to join the Team will be pending members

        3.1.4 - Junior = this is for persons on the team, who are active but do not vote (primarily for younger members)

        3.1.5 - Probation = this is for persons exhibiting poor sportsmanship or attitudes to the point that their position on the Team is in jeopardy.

        3.1.6 - Membership Status Change Procedure

o       3.1.6.1 - A Pending, Inactive, or Junior member can become Active if an Active member sponsors them and he/she receives a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor.  Pending members are always ranked as Recruits.

o       3.1.6.2 - A Pending member can become Junior Status if an Active member sponsors them and he/she receives a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor.

o       3.1.6.3 - Any person (except one expelled from the team, see 3.1.6.11) become Pending Status simply by being sponsored by an active member.

o       3.1.6.4 - An Active member can be moved to Inactive status by choice or if he/she is absent for two consecutive months and receives a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor.

o       3.1.6.5 - An inactive member may be removed from the roll after one year at inactive status by a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor.  This shall exclude any member who is absent for active duty in any of the Armed Services.

o       3.1.6.6 - Probation Status

o       3.1.6.7 - Any member can be moved to Probation status by a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor.

o       3.1.6.8 - A Probation status member can only be restored to their previous status by a super-majority vote (66% or higher) in favor.

o       3.1.6.9 - A Probation status member can removed from the Team by a majority vote (50% or higher) in favor after at least one month on probation

o       3.1.6.10 - Any member can be voted off the team immediately by a super-majority vote (66%) by a super-quorum of the team (66%).

o       3.1.6.11 - Any member who is voted off the team from probation can only be restored to the team by a unanimous vote by a super-quorum of the team (66%).

 

4. Leadership Structure

4.1 - Delta Ops will be lead by a Committee of several elected officers and the Team Founder; the officers will include one Major and one Captain (regardless of team size), one Lieutenant for every 15 members and one Sergeant for every 10 members, one of the Sergeants will be the Command Sergeant, the others will be Team Sergeants.  

4.2 - For leadership purposes pending members will not be counted.  For example; if we have 26 active, junior, and inactive members, the Committee would be comprised of the Major and Captain, 2 Lieutenants, 1 Command Sergeant, and 2 Team Sergeants.  Other elected positions will include; Webmaster, Treasurer, Quartermaster, and The Arbiter of Change.

        4.2.1 - Major = will be the executive of the Team.  If a decision needs to be made quickly, the Major (or Captain, in the Major’s absence) may make a temporary order, to be confirmed by the Committee at the next meeting.  The Major will chair Committee, but have no vote unless there is a tie.  The elected term of the Major shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.2 - Captain = will be the vice executive of the Team, to replace the Major when he/she is unavailable.  The Captain has a voting seat on the committee unless the Major is absent.  In that case the Captain will chair Committee, and have no vote unless there is a tie.  The elected term of the Captain shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.3 - Lieutenants = will sit on the Committee and assist the Captain as needed.  The elected term of the Lieutenants shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.4 - Sergeants = there are two types of sergeants, Command Sergeant and Team Sergeants. 

o       4.2.4.1 - Command Sergeant = will sit on the Committee and assist the Major as needed.  The Command Sergeant is to be a representative of the Team membership at the committee meetings.  The Command Sergeant will Chair all Team Meetings.  The elected term of the Command Sergeant shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

o       4.2.4.2 - Team Sergeants = will sit on the Committee and assist the Committee as needed.  The Team Sergeants are to be representatives of the Team membership at the meetings.  The elected term of the Team Sergeants shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.5 - Webmaster = will maintain the website, forum, and other internet based tools of the Team at the direction of the Committee.  The elected term of the Webmaster shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.6 - Treasurer = will be responsible for the funds of the Team, including dues and event fees and serves the Committee.  The Treasurer also oversees all fundraisers.  The elected term of the Treasurer shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.7 - Quartermaster = will be in charge and have possession of all team equipment.  The Quartermaster will also be responsible for maintenance of the above equipment.  The elected term of the Quartermaster shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.8 - The Arbiter of Change = will receive all nominations for elected positions and oversee all election (or removal from office) votes.  The elected term of the Arbiter of Change shall be one year, February 1st to January 31st.

        4.2.9 - Founder – Zeus Barnett, the founder of Delta Ops, will have a seat on the committee for the 2007 calendar year, even if he is not elected to an officer position.  After that, the position of Founder will no longer be a voting position.

        4.2.10 - Any officer can be removed from office at anytime 10% or more of the Active members call for a vote and a team quorum decides in favor by a simple majority.  Whoever is elected to replace that officer shall serve the remainder of the removed officer’s term.

 

5. Rank Structure

5.1 - Rank is to be a symbol of a member’s attitude, skill, service to the team, and respect of their peers.  All Pending status members will have a rank of Recruit, and other members will be at least Private.  All promotions (and demotions) must be recommended by the Committee and confirmed by a Team Vote.  It will take a majority (50% or higher) to confirm a promotion, and a super-majority (66% or higher) to confirm a demotion.  Elected ranks are temporary; the member reverts to their previous rank after their team. 

5.2 - The preferable rank layout shall be as follows.

        10% Senior NCOs (First Sergeant and above)

        25% Junior NCOs (Sergeant to Master Sergeant)

        65% Corporal, Specialist, Private First Class and Private

5.3 - The ranks will be as follows, from lowest to highest.

        5.3.1 - Recruit

o       Pending Status members only

        5.3.2 - Private

o       Minimum rank for any non-pending status member

        5.3.3 - Private First Class

        5.3.4 - Specialist

        5.3.5 - Corporal

        5.3.6 - Sergeant

        5.3.7 - Staff Sergeant

        5.3.8 - Team Sergeant

o       Elected Position

        5.3.9 - Sergeant First Class

        5.3.10 - Master Sergeant

        5.3.11 - First Sergeant

o       Only one member at a time can hold this rank

        5.3.12 - Sergeant Major

        5.3.13 - Command Sergeant

o       Elected Position

        5.3.14 - Sergeant Major of Delta Ops

o       Only one member at a time can hold this rank

o       This is the highest permanent rank

        5.3.15 - Lieutenant

o       Elected Position

        5.3.16 - Captain

o       Elected Position

        5.3.17 - Major

o       Elected Position

 

6. Meetings & Quorums

6.1 - All meetings (both Committee and Team) will be posted on the Team Website at least 14 day prior, preferably 30 days.  A meeting may be held at any Event the Team votes to attend without the 14 day notice.  A meeting may be called by any two elected officers or at least 5 active members.  Any Active member is welcome to attend any meeting, either Team or Committee. 

6.2 - The quorum requirement for Committee meetings will be 50% of voting officers.  The quorum requirement for Team meetings will be at least 50% of Active members, unless otherwise specified in this charter.

 

7. Team Voting Procedures

7.1 - All Team and Committee votes shall be voice votes (including formal web-meetings) and public to all members the team.

          7.2 - The following will require a Team vote;

        7.2.1 - Team Uniforms / Dress Code

        7.2.2 - Events to be Attended

        7.2.3 - Practice Schedule

o       7.2.3.1 - Including declaration of a “home” field

        7.2.4 - Dues

        7.2.5 - Any expenditure of more than $1000 of the Team’s funds.

        7.2.6 - Confirmation of rank changes

        7.2.7 - Modification of Charter

o       7.2.7.1 - Any modification of the Team Sigma Charter will require a super-majority vote (66% or better) for two consecutive months.

        7.2.8 - Election of Officers

o       7.2.8.1 - All nominations shall be made to The Arbiter of Change at least 11 days before an election meeting and posted on the website at least 10 days before an election meeting

o       7.2.8.2 - A list of all nominations shall be read before voting.

        7.2.8.2.1 - Any person who does not wish to be nominated must ask the Arbiter of Change to remove them from the list

o       7.2.8.3 - The positions shall be elected in the following order; Major, Captain, Lieutenant(s), Command Sergeant, Team Sergeant(s), Webmaster, Treasurer, Quartermaster, and Arbiter of Change.

o       7.2.8.4 - In the case of a tie, a runoff vote will be held, in the case of a runoff tie, it will be decided by the Arbiter of Change

o       7.2.8.5 - The only positions that can be held concurrently by an elected official are Webmaster, Treasurer, and Quartermaster.  Any officer can only hold up two elected positions concurrently.

        7.2.9 - Votes may be held online within the following rules.

o       7.2.9.1 - All votes will take place on the Team Forum

o       7.2.9.2 - Each item will be posted for discussion for at least four days before the vote is held.

o       7.2.9.3 - The voting period will be at least 5 days.

o       7.2.9.4 - Each vote thread will include a list of members eligible to vote (active members only, in good standing (dues paid)).

        7.2.10 - All other issues will be handled by the Committee

 

8. Responsibilities of the Committee

          8.1 - The committee will govern all other aspects of the Team not specified in the above section.  If a decision needs to be made quickly, the Committee may make a temporary order, to be confirmed by the Team at the next meeting.  The primary duties of the Committee shall be to;

        8.1.1 - Plan and coordinate all events and practices.

        8.1.2 - Recommend members for promotion votes to the team.

        8.1.3 - Perform as the command structure for all events (this may or may not include on-field command).

        8.1.4 - In the case of a limited participation event, decide who from the Team will be on the roster.

  • 8.1.5 - Handle all other issues not listed under Team Voting Procedures above.

 

9. Founding Members – January 2007

 


Booradly

Chynaman

Damion

Deacon

Decoy

Gambix

Grunt*

Iceman

Inferno

Kenzo

Magus Shadow

Monty 

Ramm

Rebel

Target* 

Redwing

Siet

Tennessee

Viper

Westy

X-51

Zeus


* Junior Member

 

9.1 Re-Charting Members – February 2009

 


Bighouse*

Bud*

Bluefish**

Deacon

Decoy*

DD

Diablo*

Dutch

ET3

Faceman

Fergilio*

Foxhat**

Gargoyle

Grunt*

Hobbit*

Inferno

Kenzo

Magus Shadow

Minion*

Momivior

Monkey

Rhino

Rebel

Redwing

Slayer

Swampy

Viper

Wags*

X-51**


* Junior Member ** Inactive Member

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