Recruitment Policy

1-1. Overview
3rd Infantry Division prides itself on having a recruitment and training program closely aligned to the real United States Army. Due to this, new recruits will undergo a specific training regimen, intended to ensure all soldiers learn the standards of the Third Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit. This training will also ensure all new soldiers are given the tools needed for successful career progression.

 

1-2. Entry Requirements
We have a specific set of minimum entry requirements that must be met to enable an applicant to be successfully enlisted into the 3rd Infantry Division and enter our training pipeline. All applicants must meet this minimum level before their application is able to be processed.

  • Minimum age of 15 Years or older
  • Applicant must utilize a role-play friendly name. The name with which you apply does not need to be your real name, but it must be a realistic name that can be utilized easily in combat.
  • Mature demeanor & positive attitude
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Not a member of any other realism/milsim/unit/clan that engages in the games that 3rd Infantry Division Supports (ARMA, AA:PG, Insurgency, Squad)
  • Ability to attend unit events that occur throughout the week
  • Have a working, legal copy of the game in which you wish to join one of our sub-units on
  • No Bans (VAC or comparable system) / If over 365 Days old will be considered
  • Has teamspeak with a working microphone
  • A Steam profile with no racist or offensive comments, groups or descriptions.
  • A public steam profile

These requirements are non-negotiable and must be met to be successfully processed through the application phase.

 

1-3. Application Outline

All new applicants to the 3rd Infantry Division go through a systematic and standardized application process when applying to join the unit.

Applicants are required to fill out one of our application forms which can be found on our website. This application includes several key sections of information including;

  • Personal Information
  • Game Information
  • Communications
  • Unit Related Questions

The application form will provide the unit with a variety of information that can be utilized to successfully process all applicants into the unit. Because of this, you must fill in all information truthfully and accurately, as it’s subject to  the Articles of Code of Conduct and Behavior, Section 16: Fraudulent Enlistment.

 

1-4 Application Process

Those wishing to apply to join the 3rd Infantry Division should direct themselves to the “Enlistment” tab on our website and complete the prompted steps.

Applications will

  • Be reviewed within 24 hours of submission.
  • Be submitted to a thorough background check.
  • Handled by a member of Recruiting and Retention staff member.

 

A Recruiter will conduct an interview which should last at least 30 minutes and will give them an idea as to whether you are suited for official enlistment into the 3rd Infantry Division. Upon completion of this, if successful, civilians will be given teamspeak and forum permissions and assigned to a squad within their applicable company.

 

1.5. New Applicants
There are two categories that exist for new applicants looking to join the 3rd Infantry Division, based upon applicant's age.

  1. Applicants (16+)

    Applicants who are 16 years of age or older will be inducted into the 3rd Infantry Division with the rank of Private Trainee (PVT) if successful.
    Applicants may immediately attend One Unit Station Training (OSUT) and be promoted to the rank of Private Second Class (PV2) upon successful completion of the required classes. If the Private Trainee completes One Unit Station Training (OSUT) with honors, they will be promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC).

  2. Applicants (15)

    Applicants who are 15 years of age will be inducted into the 3rd Infantry Division with the rank of Recruit (RCT) and placed in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP).
    Applicants may immediately One Unit Station Training (OSUT), however they will be required to complete Thirty Days (30) from the date of enlistment before they are able to be promoted to the rank of Private Second Class (PV2). This is on top of successfully completing OSUT.

 

1-6. Returning Applicants
There are several categories that exist for returning applicants looking to join the 3rd Infantry Division, based on prior discharge grade.

  1. General Discharges

    Those civilians who have been previously enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Division and were discharged by one of the following discharge types are to complete the standardized unit enlistment application.

    • General Discharge
    • Entry Level Separation
       

    If deemed to be within the returning application guidelines, civilians may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

    • E1 Recruit (RCT)
    • E1 Private Trainee (PVT)
    • E2 Private Second Class (PV2)
    • E3 Private First Class (PFC)
       

    This is dependent on the rank/grade they discharged with and the circumstances. Decision to be made by relevant Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command.

     

  2. Honorable Discharges

    Those civilians who were previously enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Division and received an Honorable Discharge may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

    • E2 Private Second Class (PV2)
    • E3 Private First Class (PFC)
    • E4b Specialist (SPC)
       

    This is dependent on approval by Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command.

     

  3. Retired Personnel

    Those retired personnel who are looking to return to active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division from Retirement may be eligible to return with the following rank and grade.

    • E3 Private First Class (PFC)
    • E4b Specialist (SPC)
    • E-4a Corporal (CPL)
    • E-5 Sergeant (SGT)
       

    This is dependent on approval by Command Staff of the applicant’s prospective chain of command. Generally, Retired Personnel will return to the rank they obtained at time of retirement, or one grade lower, if the needs of the unit supply a billet or position warranting that grade.

  4. Non-Honorable Discharges

    Those civilians who have been previously enlisted with the 3rd Infantry Division and were discharged by one of the following discharge types are to complete the standardized unit enlistment application.

    • Dishonorable Discharge
    • Bad Conduct Discharge
    • Other than Honorable Discharge
       

    Command Staff will review the application with Senior Recruiting and Retention Personnel to determine if the applicant will be allowed to return. Should return be approved, applicants may be eligible to rejoin the unit with the following rank and grade.

    • E-0 Recruit (RCT)
    • E-1 Private Trainee (PVT)
    • E-2 Private Second Class (PV2)
    • E-3 Private First Class (PFC)

 

1-7. Training

Upon enlistment with the 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit, all soldiers are required to complete 3 phases of Training. Initial Entry Training (IET), Basic Combat Training (BCT), and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). BCT and AIT are collectively referred to as One Station Unit Training (OSUT), which is tailored to the soldier's assigned game. All soldiers are required to complete OSUT within two months of their enlistment date. Upon completion of OSUT, soldiers will be eligible for promotion to Private Second Class (PV2), or Private First Class (PFC)  if graduating with honors.

 

  1. Initial Entry

    Upon enlistment as part of the recruitment process, once the application submitted (reference section 1-4) and has been processed by the Recruiting and Retention Office, a Recruiter will conduct orientation with the applicant. Additionally, the new soldier will be given the Initial Entry Training (IET) Manual covering Unit History, Army Core Values, Unit Protocols, Ranks and Insignia, Chain of Command, Unit Organization, and Ceremony Formations.

     

  2. Basic Combat Training

    Basic Combat Training (BCT) is required of all new soldiers. While being game specific, all soldiers, regardless of game, will qualify with M67 Fragmentation Grenades, M9 Pistol, and M16 Service Rifle.
    While tailored to each Company that runs BCT, the course teaches Unit History, Army Core Values, Unit Protocols, Ranks, Chain of Command, Unit Organization and Ceremony.

    Once a soldier completes BCT:

    America's Army; Insurgency; Squad

    • Promoted to Private Second Class (PV2) or;
    • If in the Delayed Entry Program, await the completion of their 30 Days Time in Service before promotion to Private Second Class (PV2).
     

    Armed Assault

    • Attend Advanced Individual Training

    If AA:PG,  Insurgency, or Squad candidates receives Expert on all portions of their BCT they will receive Honors and be promoted to Private First Class (PFC).

  3. Advanced Individual Training

    Advanced Individual Training (AIT) is the second and final portion of OSUT and is tailored specifically to each supported game and MOS.

    America’s Army: Proving Grounds
    Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon (AA:PG) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of Combat Life Saver (CLS) techniques, basic formations, and breach and clear techniques.

    Armed Assault 3
    Soldiers assigned to Alpha Company (ARMA3) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M136 AT-4, and the M203. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of target identification, navigation, map reading, vehicle distinction, basic combat communications, formations, basic medical training, and convoy drills.

    Insurgency
    Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Platoon (Insurgency) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M136 AT-4, and the M203. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of basic formations and breach and clear techniques. Squad
    Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Platoon (Squad) will qualify with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, M136 AT-4, and the M203. Additionally, soldiers will receive instruction of basic formations and breach and clear techniques.


1-8. Military Occupational Specialties

Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are the roles that soldiers fill when they are assigned to a billet within a combat unit.

All new applicants will be assigned as 11B - Infantryman and will complete their training within their respective BCT and AIT courses.

The following MOS are available depending upon the unit's needs;

  • 68W Healthcare Specialist
  • 25C Radio Telephone Operator
  • 13F Fire Support Specialist
  • 19D Cavalry Scout
  • 153A Rotary Wing Aviator
  • 11Z Infantry Senior Sergeant
  • 11A Infantry Officer