1. BMO Access Overview

    Admin Control Panel Access:
    To access PERSCOM's BMO features, you must first login to the Admin Control Panel (AdminCP)
    Click the dropdown menu by your username in the user bar at the top right corner of the site. Click on AdminCP. You will then need to login with the same credentials. (Display name + password or email address + password)
     
    Admin Control Panel - BMO View:

    Assignment Records - View all assignment records. You cannot add new records here, only view and edit existing records. Useful if you make a mistake. Combat Records - View all combat records. You cannot add new combat records here, only view and  edit existing records. Useful if you make a mistake. Soldiers - View all soldiers. This will be where you do most BMO work. Updating/adding Service Records, Combat Records, Assignments, MOS, Supervisor, Awards, etc. Service Records - View all service records. You cannot add new service records here, only view and edit existing records. Useful if you make a mistake. Reorder Menu - You can reorder the menu here. This is useful as the menu is in alphabetical order initially, but you won't need to access most sections very often. It is suggested to move the Personnel Section to the top. This has an added benefit that when you first log into the AdminCP, it will be the first section to load. Collapse Menu - You can hide the menu to give you more working area. You can hover to open it again.  
    Soldier List View:

    Filter list by current status. Search by name (first or last). Drop down menu. Most functions found here. New Service Record, New Combat Record, New Assignment Record, Award Soldier. Create Soldier. This function is only to be used by CSTAFF and Senior RRO Personnel. Although Promote and Demote Soldier functions are present in the menu, these are not BMO duties, and only CSTAFF (Officers) should use these. Batch Process selection. Select multiple soldiers to batch process awards. Edit Soldier. See the Edit Soldier documentation article for specifics.  
  2. Requests - Front End Management

    Overview:
    When a request is submitted by a soldier, a notification will appear in the user bar and in the sidebar of the forums page. This notification will only go away once the request has been moved to the archive.

     
    To access the Requests, click on the notification and then click on View Pending Requests.

     
    Requests:

    Click the link to manage that individual request or to view additional notes. (Although an overview of the data is displayed, some additional notes may be present within the request, so always check the full request!) You can select multiple entries to manage at one time. This is useful if you have multiple requests for the same item and batch process them, then need to archive all the requests. You can click the BMO Requests link from the breadcrumb to find the parent page which has a link to the Archive.
      Individual Request View:

    You can edit the request if the soldier submitting it made some sort of mistake. You can move the request to the archive from this screen once you have processed the request. Add comments or status updates as appropriate. Click Submit when finished.
  3. Awards

    To add awards to soldiers, you must be logged into the AdminCP and access the soldier section of Personnel within the PERSCOM system. Review the Documentation Article BMO Access Overview for detailed instructions.
    Single Award:
    Search for the soldier you wish to award.  Click the drop down menu to the right and select Award Soldier. Select the appropriate options within the pop-up modal.
    Soldier - The soldier you selected will pre-populate. You can change to another soldier if needed. The date will pre-populate with the current time and date. You can change this if needed. Select the award from the drop down menu. Only one award may be processed at a time. Attach the relevant document from the drop down menu. This will generally be the Award document, although Award- Valor should be selected if this is a combat award and has been noted as a valor award. (V Device) Send notification is pre-selected. You may choose to not send a notification if this is a duplicate or correction of a mistake. Click the Save button, the soldier has now been awarded!  
     
    Batch Award:
    You may need to award many soldiers the same award, such as the Good Conduct Medal after a ceremony. The following steps can be used for batch awards.
    Note: Only one award can be batch processed at a time. There are two methods for selecting soldiers to award, either works and is up to your preference.
    Method 1: 
    Find the soldiers you wish to award from the Soldiers list and check the select box on the right. You may need to go page by page to find the soldiers. It may also be helpful to sort by rank, combat unit, position, or status. Filtering by status could also be helpful. From the pop-up menu on the bottom, select Award Soldier.
    Select the appropriate options within the pop-up modal. Soldier - The soldiers you selected will pre-populate. You can use the drop down menu to select additional soldiers or deselect soldiers. The date will pre-populate with the current time and date. You can change this if needed. Select the award from the drop down menu. Only one award may be processed at a time. Attach the relevant document from the drop down menu. This will generally be the Award document, although Award- Valor should be selected if this is a combat award and has been noted as a valor award. (V Device) Send notification is pre-selected. You may choose to not send a notification if this is a duplicate or correction of a mistake. Click the Save button, the soldier has now been awarded! Method 2: 
    Find any soldier you wish to award from the Soldiers list and check the select box on the right. You can even simply choose the first soldier in the list, but be sure to deselect them in step 3 if they are not receiving the current award.
    From the pop-up menu on the bottom, select Award Soldier.
    Select the appropriate options within the pop-up modal. Soldier - The soldier you selected will pre-populate. You can use the drop down menu to select additional soldiers or deselect soldiers. Again, if you chose a soldier not selected for the current award as a shortcut to this screen, be sure to deselect them from the list! The date will pre-populate with the current time and date. You can change this if needed. Select the award from the drop down menu. Only one award may be processed at a time. Attach the relevant document from the drop down menu. This will generally be the Award document, although Award- Valor should be selected if this is a combat award and has been noted as a valor award. (V Device) Send notification is pre-selected. You may choose to not send a notification if this is a duplicate or correction of a mistake. Click the Save button, the soldier has now been awarded!
  4. File Assignment Entries

    how to file an assignment entry
  5. Service Record Entries

    How to handle service records
  6. Combat Record Entries

    how to handle combat record entries
  7. Squad XML

    Adding squadXML to your Arma game client:
    Launch Arma 3. (Steam, Vanilla launcher, ArmaSync; - Doesn't matter which) From in game, mouse over the profile icon on the top right corner, then select your profile name. Select the correct profile (or create a new one) Click the UNIT tab. Click the EDIT button. From the UNIT drop-down, select Custom. Enter our SQUAD XML url: https://3rdinf.us/squad.xml Enter and/or check that the PLAYER ID is correct. (This must match what we have in the squad.xml) Click the APPLY button. Click the OK button.  You can verify it is working by joining a server, opening the map, and viewing the players list.  
     
     
    Managing squadXML:
    Unlike most BMO management functions, squadXML is not managed from within AdminCP.
    Access squadXML Editor at this link: https://3rdinf.us/squadxml/ Most functions are self explanatory.  Click to add a new solder to the XML.  Click to Edit the existing soldier.    Click to Delete the existing soldier.   From the list view, the titles don't make much sense, but they are required to be written in this fashion by Arma3. ID = Player ID ( Steam64 ID, 17 digits) NICK =  Soldier's Rank Abbreviation followed by First Initial . Last Name. (LTC J.LaFlash) NAME = Call Sign used in game. EMAIL = Radio Frequency used.  (Freq: 121) [If using multiple, separate with a | and include SW/LR if applicable - (Freq: SW 121 | LR 30 ) ] ICQ = Combat Duty Assignment. (Alpha Company, First Platoon, First Squad) REMARK = Current Duty Assignment Position (Fireteam Member) Edit and Create functions look exactly the same, although Edit will populate the existing data.