[AFPU] Standard Military Regulations

Armed Forces and the People United

Standard Military Regulations

Clearance Level 0

Published 7/27/21


The Armed Forces and the People United (AFPU) is a top-secret military organization founded and led by the United States Air Force. It is tasked with operating the Stargate device and all matters pertaining to things offworld, such as threats to Earth or missions to procure new technology from extraterrestrial civilizations. It is based inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado, code named “Area 52.”

Area 52 acts as the secure ground station for all Stargate activities. It is commanded by a Major General (O-8), alongside a Brigadier General (O-7) and several Colonels (O-6). The facility is staffed by Security Forces, SG Teams, Combat Control Personnel, and a variety of other specialized personnel.

The primary function of the base is to secure the Stargate and protect Earth. Simultaneously, it exists to coordinate exploration and diplomatic relationships through the Stargate and to procure technology that can aid in the defense of Earth

Many cover stories have been generated to keep the general populace and even high-ranking government officials unaware of the goings-on within AFPU.

The future of humanity lies with us; godspeed.

Chain of Command

The Chain of Command is the system through which information and orders are conveyed. It follows a rigid and inflexible structure to ensure streamlined communication from HICOM at the top, where orders are issued, to Enlisted personnel at the bottom. The CoC is an invaluable part of the AFPU structure, as it allows for speedy and efficient correspondence between ranks. The CoC should not be bypassed unless you feel your direct superior has been compromised; bypassing the CoC without proper cause is punishable. The different parts of the Chain of Command are as follows:

Board of Sergeants

The Board of Sergeants, or BOS, is made up of all personnel between the ranks of [E-5] Staff Sergeant and [E-9] Command Chief Master Sergeant. It is tasked with managing the affairs of Enlisted personnel, as well as supervising their promotions and demotions (see “Promotion System” for further info on this matter). BOS members also serve in the Joint Board alongside members of the Board of Officers.

Board of Officers

The Board of Officers, or BOO, is made up of all personnel between the ranks of [O-1] Second Lt. and [O-8] Major General. It is tasked with managing both the affairs of Non-Commissioned Officers and the group as a whole. BOO votes on the promotions and demotions of NCOs (see “Promotion System” for further info on this matter), as well as large-scale reforms for the group as a whole.

Internal Security Board

The Internal Security Board, or ISB, is made up of the Commanding Officers and Executive Officers of Primary Divisions, as well as the members of High Command. As such, all its members must be above the rank of O-1 (See “DIVCOM” for more information on this matter), except for the CCMS, who is E-9. ISB is tasked with overseeing the Divisions of AFPU, and ensuring that they are active and well-structured. It is also the second highest board after HICOM, and as such is often included in many discussions and planning of reforms and policy changes.

Board of High Command

The Board of High Command, or HICOM, is made up of all personnel from the ranks of O-6 through O-8, and the Command Chief Master Sergeant. It is the commanding board of the groups and makes all executive decisions. HICOM is tasked with overseeing all divisions, all boards below it, and the group as a whole, as well as deciding on the promotions and demotions of Officers (see “Promotion System” for more information on this matter). It is the highest authority in AFPU and the decisions it makes are final.

Rules of Engagement

The Rules of Engagement, or RoE for short, are the situations under which AFPU personnel are authorized to engage hostile forces in combat, and general guidelines for combat. The guidelines may be found below:

To fire upon a member of the Off-Worlder Team, one or more of the following must be true:

  • They have passed the line in the GR without permission from an Authorized Escortee
  • They have escaped custody and are loose in the facility
  • They are holding a weapon
  • They are shooting at AFPU personnel
  • Non Compliant with instructions
  • They present a present danger to yourself, or other friendly forces
  • They are attempting to escape ISOL

The following individuals should never be shot by AFPU personnel:

  • Other AFPU personnel, unless they have gone rogue
  • Visitors or Allies, unless they attack AFPU personnel
  • Unarmed or surrendered hostiles
  • Contained prisoners

Breach of Rules of Engagement

The following punishments will result from breaking the RoE:

  1. Verbal warning from Security Forces or direct superior in game (First Offense)
  2. Forcible removal from the GR by Security Forces (Second Offense)
  3. Arrest or execution by Security Forces (Third Offense)
  4. Report to supervising board and possible demotion (Fourth Offense and above)

Kill on Sight

Kill on Sight, or KOS, is a label applied to certain individuals who should be shot upon seeing them inside the facility, regardless of the above Rules of Engagement rules. The following individuals are KOS:

  • Off-Worlders who have pretended to surrender and then escaped 3 times
  • Any Off-Worlders during a Code 3, EVAC, or DEFCON 2 or below
  • Any individual designated by an Officer or HICOM member


AFPU is separated into different divisions which each fulfill crucial tasks around the base. Each division contains its own rank structure separate from the main AFPU rank structure and controls their own affairs, with oversight from ISB and HICOM. There are 3 types of divisions: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.

Any individual may be a member of one primary, one secondary, and infinite tertiaries at any given time.

Primary Divisions

Stargate Special Operations Command [SGSOC]

SGSOC is responsible for training, maintaining, and commanding elite teams of combat ready soldiers. While their primary duty is to travel off-world to counter threats to Earth on other planets, members of SGSOC also work with members of other divisions to defend the facility itself.

Combat Control Team [CCT]

CCT is responsible for managing the technical systems of the base. They operate the Stargate and alarm systems, and direct other divisional members during combat.

Security Forces [SF]

SF is tasked with maintaining security of the base, enforcing rules, and monitoring base activities. SF's duties range from protecting VIPs, enforcing the Military Regulations, patrolling Alpha, and handling surface operations, among others.

Secondary Divisions

Medical Department [MD]

MD is tasked with the health and treatment of all AFPU personnel, both in and out of combat. Some MD members act as Field Medics, joining SGSOC on off-world missions.

Research and Development [R&D]

R&D is an upcoming division that will deal with researching cures for diseases and conducting experiments on artifacts brought back through the gate. Further information will be provided as the launch date for this division approaches.

Tertiary Divisions

Specialized Response Unit [SRU]

SRU is an elite force of highly trained combatants who are deployed during raids and other high-stress situations to reinforce base security. The members, leadership, and protocols of SRU are classified.

External Affairs [EA]

EA is responsible for making and maintaining AFPU’s relationship with foreign groups, as well as scheduling joint events such as raids and joint patrols.

Divisional Command

Each division is commanded by its Divisional Command, or DIVCOM. This group may also be referred to as [Division Name] HICOM (Ex. SF HICOM). DIVCOM is made up of the following:

Commanding Officer [CO]

The Commanding Officer is the leader of the division. They have the final say on most issues relating to their division, though larger matters such as major promotions and reforms must be approved by that division’s DIVCOM as a whole, and sometimes ISB or HICOM. The CO must be between the ranks of O-1 and O-5, and is appointed by HICOM.

Executive Officer [XO]

The Executive Officer is the second-in-command of the division. They run the division when the CO is busy, and often deal with smaller matters themselves. The XO must be between the ranks of O-1 and O-5, and is appointed by HICOM and the CO.

Third-In-Command [3ic]

The Third-In-Command of a division aids the CO and XO in running the division, and is often tasked with running a certain branch of the division themselves (ex. Marine-Provost Marshall in SF). The 3ic must be between the ranks of E-5 and O-5 (excluding CCMS), but is preferred to be an NCO. They are appointed by HICOM and the CO.

AFPU personnel may only be the CO or XO of one primary or secondary division at a time. There is no limit on holding 3ic positions or DIVCOM positions in tertiary divisions.

Promotion System

Every Sunday, promotions (except for E-2 apps, which are read daily) are processed at the promotion ceremony. Promotions are based on, among other things, activity spent in game. Activity is automatically logged by a bot, so any time you spend in game will be recorded.

Enlisted Promotions

For E-1 to E-2, fill out an Airman Application at the Application Center (can be found under AFPU group games).

For E2 through E4, getting 180 minutes of activity will automatically make you eligible for a promotion. Promotions will be processed based on this at the end of each week, unless it is overridden by the Board of Sergeants for disciplinary reasons.

NCO Promotions

For E4 to E5 promotions are voted on weekly by the Board of Officers. Senior Airmen are judged based on their conduct on base, as well as any potential leadership qualities.

For E5 through E9 promotions are voted weekly by the Board of Officers. Promotions are given to those who excel in terms of activity, leadership, maturity, and discipline.

Officer Candidate School

Any personnel of the ranks E-5 through E-9 can fill out the OCS application. If they pass, they are added to the OCS Waiting Pool. When an officer spot becomes open due to a retirement or decommission, HICOM selects a candidate from the Waiting Pool to enter OCS. Upon graduation from OCS, the candidate then becomes an O-1.

Officer Promotions

For O-1 through O-5 promotions are voted on weekly by the Board of HICOM. Promotions are given to those who excel in terms of activity, leadership, maturity, and discipline.

For O-6 through O-8 (and the CCMS) promotions are conducted by the Major General.


Demotions are given out either for extremely distasteful conduct not befitting of a certain rank or continued periods of inactivity. Demotions are given out by the same board or person that promoted the person to their current rank.

Base Protocols


DEFCON stands for Defense Condition and is an AFPU-wide defense readiness alert system. It ranges from 5-1, with one being the worst.

DEFCON 5 signifies that all operations are normal and that personnel should carry on with their standard duties.

DEFCON 4 signifies that base security is slightly higher and all personnel should be on standard alert for any suspicious activity.

DEFCON 3 signifies that base security is heightened and that all security-related areas should be under constant guard by AFPU personnel. All key control areas should be monitored.

DEFCON 2 signifies that base security has reached an emergency level and that all personnel should prepare for an attack and be in full combat gear. Visitors are not allowed inside the base.

DEFCON 1 signifies that base security has reached the highest emergency level. Everyone should be in full combat gear. Visitors and hostiles should be shot on sight.


Codes are used to provide detailed information about an emergency at base. All personnel should be able to properly identify codes and respond accordingly.

Code 1 is used when a panic button is pressed and serves as a message for backup.        

Code 2 is used when there is a medical emergency in the base and medical staff need to respond.

Code 3 is used when an unauthorized party is loose in the base. Personnel should try to avoid using lethal force. If the party poses a physical threat, the code should change to a 5.

Code 4 alerts all military personnel that they need to be present in the GR as an armed threat is coming through the stargate.

Code 5 alerts all military personnel that active combat is underway in the facility and that everyone should be in full combat gear. This signifies a valid raid is underway and all forces must exit the Gate Room.

Code 6 alerts all military personnel that a hostile force is gathering for a raid, and that all personnel must retrieve their combat gear.

Code 7 alerts all personnel that Night Watch Continuity of Government Protocol has begun. In the event of a real Code 7, high government officials will be sent to Area 52 and to the alpha site. Code 7 is used in the event of a nuclear strike on the U.S.A.

Code 8 alerts all personnel that an unknown and unauthorized force has entered the base.

Code 9 alerts all personnel that there are rogue or compromised personnel in the base. All forces should be on high alert.

Special Protocols

EVAC alerts everyone that there is an emergency in base, and they must leave immediately. Evacuation shafts are located throughout the base and have exits on several floors, including 28 and 11, are to be used as the elevator system may be compromised.

LOCKDOWN alerts everyone that there is a situation in the base and that they should remain where they are and guard the doors. SF may be asked to perform a base wide sweep.

Clearance Levels

To prevent the accidental spread of classified information, AFPU documents are all labelled with a clearance level. The clearance levels are listed below.

Clearance Level 0 - This document may be viewed by any person who comes across it, whether they are a member of the group or not.

Clearance Level 1 - This document may be viewed by any person in AFPU.

Clearance Level [Division] - This document may be viewed by any person who is a member of the specified division.

Clearance Level 2 - This document may be viewed by any person who has achieved the rank of E-5 or above.

Clearance Level 3 - This document may be viewed by any person who has achieved the rank of O-1 or above.

Clearance Level 4 - This document may be viewed by any person who is a member of the Internal Security Board

Clearance Level 5 - This document may be viewed by any person who is a member of High Command.