All Out Assault is an international gaming community with members spanning the globe! All Out Assault believes that competition does not need to be stifling – we keep it fun. We are adults with lives and we respect our members, their time and outside game commitments.
All Out Assault aspires to be counted among the universe’s most successful corporate conglomerates. To achieve this success, we must follow opportunity wherever it leads. All Out Assault exists solely to advance the economic interests of our private shareholders. We take no outside investors; shareholders own and operate the business and privateers (affiliated non-members) must earn equity rights through sponsorship.
Our operations are comprised of three mutually supportive Sectors: Exploration & Mining, Manufacturing & Trade, and Security. Each Sector is headed by an XO (Executive Officer) and the corporation is in turn headed by the CE (Chief Executive) of All Out Assault.
Like the first humans who left Earth to settle new planets and establish new trade routes and cultures, All Out Assault embraces the pioneering spirit. We recognize that opportunity does not come without risk; that today’s economic spoils will be tomorrow’s dry wells; that to seize the day we must go places that others fear to tread. All Out Assault therefore calls no system a permanent home. We live, we survive, and we thrive, wherever inspiration takes us.
All Out Assault was founded by Vice Admiral Horace Gottsson and Rear Admiral Hendoo Atwater, of the UEE 2nd Fleet, after both were wounded in the 2610 Battle of Centauri and mustered out of the service. Both were veterans of the famous Squadron 42 and both earned UEE citizenship as a result of their service. A quiet retirement on Earth did not appeal to them.
With so much elite talent mustering out of the UEE Navy, Gottsson and Atwater saw an opportunity to provide private security for dignitaries plying their trade at the edge of the universe, often in hostile environments. All Out Assault was initially formed with the humble mission of supplying elite military expertise and manpower, both to the UEE and to private enterprises in need of unique security solutions.
The ranks continued to grow, but war is not a constant and demand for security services became less reliable. In order to continue to provide financial opportunities for our shareholders, it became necessary to diversify our operations. As our security operations have expanded, so have our interests in other economic activities such as exploration, mining and trade. Gottsson and Atwater’s vision of creating a self-sustaining operation by and for military veterans has been realized in All Out Assault’s current form.
We recruit top retired military talent into our ranks; our network within the fabled UEE Squadron 42 is second to none. Alongside these veterans, we also attract privateers with a keen eye for economic opportunities, trade, and a thirst for adventure. All Out Assault is a family forged in tough environments. We work as a team to promote a culture of honor and excellence in everything we do, making us a trusted interstellar security and commercial partner.
All Out Assault will be among the universe’s most successful corporations. We exist to advance the economic interests of our private shareholders. Our culture promotes unity and we seek to bring all of our capabilities to bear in harvesting opportunities. Our strategy is to be more than just a conglomerate of independent economic divisions. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to business: each of our strategic activities is mutually supportive of others, so that we may tackle larger and more complex problems and reap a greater share of the rewards for our efforts.
We have corporate and sector level objectives. Corporate objectives are the purview of the Chief Executive. Sector objectives are the purview of Executive Officers, however, they are also subject to support of the Executive Council.
Exploration and Mining Sector – find and exploit strategic resources
Manufacturing and Trade Sector – leverage resources, negotiate contracts and trade deals
Security Sector – the “shield and lance” of All Out Assault
Who We Are
All Out Assault is a selective organization. Our shareholders are professionals of their trades and are respected by their peers. We set aside petty disputes (drama) to further the interests of the organization. That is not to say we avoid debate, in fact we encourage it. Our shareholders all have equal voting rights to ensure that their voices are heard. Once a course of action is taken, shareholders are expected to fully support the direction set by the community. We believe in showing respect to all shareholders, and in ALWAYS comporting ourselves publicly in a manner that does credit to All Out Assault.
We recognize that our shareholders have personal lives outside of All Out Assault. Generally, shareholders are not measured on the time they make available to assist the community. All Out Assault officers and executives however, have higher expectations for the time they make available to the community.
We operate across extremes of time and space and embrace technology as a means to close the distance. Our culture is based on voice interaction (Teamspeak) and electronic discussion and messaging (alloutassault.net) in Standard English.
Shareholders are permitted to belong to other organizations. However, we ask that all shareholders disclose other Organization affiliations and avoid any affiliations that could be construed as a conflict of interest. Generally, conflicts of interest will arise in situations where a shareholder has financial or other responsibilities to an organization that are in conflict with All Out Assault’s policies or priorities. Affiliate memberships must not negatively impact the reputation of All Out Assault: any that do could be the basis for a vote of no confidence and a termination of shareholder rights.
All Out Assault is comprised of the following ranks:
The Executive Council is comprised of the CE and the XOs. The Executive Council is collectively responsible for the overall strategy and direction of All Out Assault. They appoint Sector Officers. In situations described elsewhere in this charter, they ensure that voting is publicized to the community and carried out fairly.
The Executive Council may recommend a tax or tithe, payable by all members, for the common good of All Out Assault. However, no tax or tithe shall be imposed without a 2/3 majority vote of all Shareholders. The tax or tithe must be time- and/or credits-bound, meaning continuance of the tax beyond specific milestones must be again approved by a 2/3 majority vote. The Executive Council is empowered to use funds collected for the betterment of the Organization. Examples of how these funds might be used is the acquisition of ships, munitions, fuel, technology, materials, finished good or anything else that has economic or security value to All Out Assault.
The Chief Executive (CE) is the overall strategic leader of All Out Assault. The CE is responsible for the organization strategy (Manifesto) and administers the policies of our Organization (Charter). The CE also facilitates collaboration and prioritization across our business Sectors with the Executive Officers (XOs). The CE is responsible for the public face of All Out Assault, including appointing skilled personnel for Marketing and Recruiting efforts. (Appointment to these positions is subject to endorsement by the Executive Council). The CE is the ultimate arbiter of disputes within the organization although any disputes that exist are encouraged to be solved as far down the organization chain of command as possible.
Executive Officer (XO)
The executive officers (there are three) are the strategic leaders for our three operational sectors: Exploration & Mining; Manufacturing & Trade; Security. As senior officers of All Out Assault, they have autonomy to identify and evaluate priorities within their Sector. Through direct involvement and through Sector Officers they also oversee the implementation of their Sector priorities. Not only do they develop the strategy for their business Sector, but they ensure the alignment of strategy with their peers and across business Sectors. Executive Officers may appoint Sector Officers, subject to agreement by their peers on the Executive Council. Another key responsibility for the XO is to determine skills needed in their Sector and to work with Marketing and Recruiting executives to identify candidates to fill those roles.
Sector Officers are recommended by the XOs and are appointed by the Executive Council. An election may be called, depending on the needs and preferences of the Executive Council. Generally speaking, a Shareholder elevated to these positions will have earned the respect and admiration of their fellow Shareholders and will have demonstrated the ability to lead in the field. Sector Officers are all equal rank regardless of which Sector nominated them for their position. They may actively engage in activities within any Sector, though it is recognized they may choose to focus their energies on Sectors in which they have deep skills.
Shareholders are full members of All Out Assault. Shareholders must be sponsored by another Shareholder of All Out Assault. New Shareholders must be voted to the position by existing Shareholders. Shareholders are entitled to fly All Out Assault missions and are entitled to keep proceeds that are earned based on their participation in said mission. All Shareholders (including those elevated to Officer and Executive ranks) may be subject to a tax or tithe, to be used for the common good of All Out Assault (and as outlined under duties of the Executive Council)
Privateers are prospective Shareholders of All Out Assault. Alternately, they may also be members who call another primary organization home but their affiliation with All Out Assault has earned their recognition as a Privateer with us. Privateers have limited say in the internal concerns of All Out Assault. Privateers who wish to make All Out Assault their primary Organization may be voted to Shareholder status and acquire the rights and privileges of all other Shareholders.
Code of Conduct
Below is the Code of Conduct for All Out Assault. Read it and get to know it because if you ever get warned or cited for something it is probably because you did something that this says you shouldn’t. These are not suggestions or requests they are some of our rules and every member is expected to follow them. Failure to do so will result in a warning and further warnings will result in removal.