Hi everyone, this is a detailed guide to the ranks of FoD
This is for people who are either wondering what these ranks do in detail, or looking for more info when applying for a promotion. Remember to be eligible for a promotion, you need to have been a full member for at least 2 weeks, active on the site and Xbox Live and meet the criteria for the rank. You can also ask to "dual-role" a lower rank than the one you hold, for instance you could be a CC and an RO. Please remember that spamming requests for a promotion will lead to a ban.
I haven't included DO+ for a simple reason - these are covered by the Commanders
Initiation Officer (IO)
Initiation Officers are very important to the latter part of the recruitment stage. When a new competitive member applies, an IO will be assigned to the new member to hold a tryout for BO2 Competitive. The IO uses the relevant evaluation form to asses the new members. For BO2, the IO must hold an appropriate competitive tryout. An IO must have good communications skills, pre-approved competitive knowledge and be able to keep a close eye on the recruits progress, as well as their own screen. You would also be required to record certain stats listed in the evaluation form. Upon completion, the form would be assessed by a Commander or General, and the tryout successfully completed or failed.
Recruiting Officers have one of the most important roles - to go out into the world and find new recruits for the clan. RO's are assigned threads to bump by a Delegate. The RO signs up to the assigned websites, and "bumps" the thread 2-3 times a week. They then post on the Recruiting Report which threads were bumped, and if any difficulties arise. RO's can also recruit on XBL, by wearing the ELITE Clan Tag and Clan Title, with the clan website on it, and even using their BO2 emblem. If an RO plays against a particularly good player they feel would be happier in a clan, they can send a friendly message inviting them to come take a look. RO's need to keep track of the Recruitment Schedule, as it could be updated at any time.
A Caretakers primary role is to look after new recruits and guide them through the initiation process. This normally starts by posting a hello on the initiates intro/app, and offering to help and answer any questions the recruit may have about the site and the way things work. A CT needs to be polite, patient, friendly and have very good knowledge of the forums and the way the site works. Members who apply for this rank are sent a quiz by a Commander to ensure they will suit the role.
The main responsibility of the YT Team is to hunt for clips to make montages to promote the clan on YouTube. Good knowledge of editing software and/or a HD PVR are a must for this rank. All YT Team promotions on Xbox side are decided by Master Yoda
Delegates are in charge of the recruitment process. Each delegate will be in charge of a small group of RO's and they find the threads for the RO's to recruit on, and compile the Recruitment Schedule, and monitor the Recruitment Reports posted by the RO's. They will give RO's content to post on their recruitment threads. If one or more threads on the schedule is broken, the delegate finds a way around it, or finds a new thread for bumping. If the delegate finds a new thread to bump, or gains/loses an RO, they update the Recruitment Schedule and notify the RO's. The must-have skill for being a delegate is organization!
The Design Team (DT) specialise in graphics, such as forum signatures and YouTube backgrounds. Each DT member has thier own section of the forum, displaying work and answering requests for designs that members post. Most of the DT members use tools such as G.I.M.P and Photoshop, and also offer tutorials on how to use these tools to make your own designs. Whilst there are no set-in-stone requirements for becoming a member of the DT, a good knowledge of one or a few editing programmes, and some examples of previous work does help.
Clan Coordinator (CC)
Clan Coordinator is the highest of the non-admin ranks. They are in charge of the events, tournaments and squad matches, and should be active on the forums and XBL. A CC should host regular game nights depending on which game they coordinate for. These game nights can be purely for fun, or once in a while have a prize, such as a 3 month XBL membership (It is not a requirement to buy these, just ask if anyone announces they have a spare). Clan events are normally tournaments held between the in-clan squads, and organized by a CC. Squad leaders approach CC's asking for a tournament entry/match with another clan to be set up, and the CC coordinates between the 2 parties to ensure the success of the event. Requirements for a CC are organization, good communication, must have held 3 successful game nights and above all, love to have fun!
I hope this clears up confusion surrounding the ranks, and answers a few questions