1. Is military service mandatory?
No, military service is NOT required to join JSOG. Many of our members however have served in their countries military and we very much appreciate the sacrifice and dedication.
2. How does JSOG communicate?
The team maintains a dedicated TeamSpeak3 server and Skype Pro account for group voice & video meetings. Email is used to authenticate and invite members to access the JSOG document library.
3. Why must I have a TeamSpeak interview to join JSOG?
We make the TeamSpeak interview mandatory for a few reasons. But most important we believe communication is critical for fleet and squadron level operations. So to be a member you must have a headset/mic and have TeamSpeak3. You prove that with the TeamSpeak interview.
4. Your command structure seems very strict!
The core team and most of the membership are technology professionals and military veterans. We know that having structure and a unified set of goals provides the individual a firm foundation to propel themselves to success. Our command structure is “defined” not restrictive. To us a leader is a teacher and role model with a responsibility that other members want to follow.
So while we are relaxed as a team, there is leadership and a planned direction. Membership in this fleet is dependent on working with the leadership staff to provide all members with a cohesive, fun and safe environment of gaming. (Safe = free from bigotry, sexism and harassment)
5. Real life vs Game time.
Our members are industry professionals or full time students, in relationships, married and or have kids. We live life to its fullest. Gaming is what you do after you take care of your daily life needs. JSOG supports that.
6. What’s JSOG’s stance on freedom of personal expression and the prevention of persecution.
We want to provide ALL our members with a relaxed gaming environment based on mutual respect. Dirty jokes, coarse social commentary and drinks are always welcome. Hate, prejudice and sexism will NOT be tolerated. We are here to support the individual and team success as Star Citizens. You have every right to not agree with a teammate’s lifestyle, but JSOG won’t have ANY tolerance if you harass them about it.
7. I live in Great Britain or in a European Country time zone.
We welcome international players as this will provide JSOG with a true 24 hour Persistent Universe presence. So no matter what time zone you live in you are welcome to join us.
8. How can I make a living in JSOG?
All active Pilots, Crewmen and Marines will have a percentage share of mission profits as well as contract pay. As a team we will discuss this as we get closer to game day and more information on the economy becomes available. Individual success is as important to JSOG and is the success of the team as a whole.
9. Will JSOG work with other organizations and fleets?
YES. Fleet contracts for convoy defense, scouting missions, reclamation and exploration will adhere to the ethos and operational guidelines of the JSOG charter. [Also review “What is a JTF and why does it matter”]
10. What is a JTF, what is the JTFC and why does it matter?
JTF stands for Joint Task Force. The definition is; a multi-service operational force. Utilizing the specialized skill sets and equipment of the member organizations to fulfill JTF mission requirements.
The Joint Task Force Center provides centralized Command & Control (C&C) for the Special Operations Group (SOG). Maintaining communications (TS3/Skype…etc.), WiKi reference documentation and Forums.
11. Javelin’s Special Operations Group (SOG)
External of Javelin’s organic assets our Special Operations Group is a fully realized Joint Task Force (JTF) management platform. Supplying dedicated TeamSpeak3 communications with private/locked Org channels and a secure Embassy room on the JSOG Forums for each group … with more infrastructure development on the way.
By providing a canopy organization made up of vetted and similarly minded leaders we leverage the strengths of each member group. That small team of friends that made an Org now has support similar to a MUCH larger group without having the problems associated with a 500+ member Org.
12. Can I join another Organization and keep my full membership in JSOG?
To occupy a Role position in any Star Citizen Org you must be a full member of that Org. With JSOG in order to have a vote in fleet management issues (voting on new members, business . . . etc.) and or have a leadership position you must be a full member. Exceptions are given to Commanding Officers of member JTF units when that unit provides the same exception for Javelin command staff.
As far as Affiliation with other Orgs yes you can; as long as you remain primarily active with JSOG and you do not violate the JSOG Charter and SoP.
DON’T go off and fly Pirating missions with Org X and expect to come back to a warm welcome with JSOG though. . . .
13. What does the JSOG motto “Iunctus armis ad victoriam” mean?
Iunctus armis ad victoriam = United arms to victory!
Arms (armis) as in militarily the individual may be weak but united (luntus) as a team we we will be victorious (victoriam). JSOG’s success is built on teamwork and mutual support in all things.