Becoming an ILN Officer
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The Mission of The Ivy League Navy is to defend the University’s members, physical and intellectual property, and its ability to carry out educational goals.
The Purpose of The Ivy League Navy in times of declared war is to prosecute defensive and offensive actions through leadership and participation. The ILN’s purpose at all other times is to maintain a positive presence in the University’s name, to prepare ILN members to engage in war, and to provide educational experiences to the general University population. The ILN respects the University’s neutrality is all of its actions and its officers are positive models of the Code of Conduct.
The ILN is made up of three battle groups and an elite team of specialists working together spanning all timezones, ensuring constant protection against outside threats. Members of the UNI may chose to apply to become enlisted members of the battlegroup operating in their time zone should they fulfill the requirements for enlisted members.
For those wishing to pursue a further career as a leader and educator in the ILN and University, you may want to take the next step and apply to become an ILN Officer. The requirements for becoming an ILN Officer are detailed below.
Every Officer and Enlisted Member selects a home battlegroup for records purposes, but are encouraged to train and engage whenever and wherever they can. The Battle Groups have identical offices and staffing, use a common training syllabus and recordkeeping, and standards of performance and advancement are universal across the ILN.
As your abilities and skills increase, your experience and proficiency grow, and your commitment and attitude mature, you may one day be offered an opportunity to join the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS draws it members by invitation only from the three Task Forces. The only application accepted is your performance within the ILN.
ILN Officers form the core of the Ivy League Navy, and are responsible for educating newer pilots in player vs. player topics as well as providing leadership for fleets, combat related events, and serving as examples to the University. ILN Officers are held to a higher standard than other University members, and are expected to uphold the ideals and goals of the University with them at all times.
In times of peace, the primary goal of ILN Officers is to facilitate and assist other Unistas in PvP related topics and fleets. This is done through teaching classes, answering questions in mumble and in chat, and by acting in leadership roles for fleets or assisting others in those positions.
In wartime, ILN Officers are to provide leadership in defending the University through the planning, forming, execution of wartime and advanced fleets and tactics. Officers are expected to do so in the addition to providing education and instruction as in peacetime. ILN Officers are also expected to maintain and enforce all wartime policies, and may order any Unista to dock up (but not fight or perform other actions).
Officers in the Ivy League Navy agree to serve their commission for a period of at least three months, after which they are eligible for Honorable Discharge upon request. The ILN and the University understand that things change. Early Conditional Discharges are available upon request for those voluntarily leaving the University for other pursuits, with no negative marks.
Because of the added benefits and expectations from the OSS, Officers are permanenty bound to the team, and are released by special request, back into the University population, to the Task Forces, or out to other pursuits.
All Officers of the ILN agree to follow the chain of command, represent the ILN and the University in a positive manner, and accept the findings of the Military Review Board.
ILN Officer Core Requirements
Activity and Involvement
These requirements help to ensure the Officer Candidate is active in whichever time zone they play in, and are able to communicate effectively with their fellow players. They also demonstrate a basic desire to help others while acting in a leadership position. An Officer Candidate must:
- Have Mumble set up properly, and be able to communicate via speech and text as required.
- Be an active member of the EVE University community. This can be demonstrated by serving their fellow members in a variety of ways, whether that is acting as a teacher, mentor, consistently helping to answer questions in chat and/or mumble channels, etc.
- Have participated in a fleet in a leadership position as a Squad Commander, Wing Commander, Fleet Commander, or Covert Ops Scout a minimum of three (3) times.
These requirements show that the Officer Candidate is able to effectively fly certain ship classes at a particular level of competence, as well as pass along basic fleet bonuses to squad members. One of the underlying goals of the ILN Officer program is to ensure that its Officers are able to defend the University against potential aggressors in a variety of scenarios.
- Tactical Commander Basic Certificate - This certificate represents a basic level of competence in fleet leadership. It certifies that the holder is capable of passing leadership bonuses to an entire ten-man squad. The holder is aware that bonuses are only applied when pilots are in the same system. This is a good starting point if you're looking to lead small groups of pilots or work your way up the command ladder.
- Core Competency Standard Certificate - This certificate represents a standard skillset in core skills. It certifies that the holder has a standard level of competence in core areas of fitting, capacitor, targeting, integrity and navigation. This gives you a well-rounded core of skills to build a profession on.
- Armor Tanking Standard Certificate - This certificate represents a standard level of competence in armor-based defense. It certifies that the holder is able to use Tech 1 Armor Plates and Armor Hardeners, and all Armor Repairers and Damage Control Units. With this certificate you can rely on armor-related systems to provide a sturdy defensive barrier. <Note – This Certificate may be waived if the Officer Candidate has the ‘Active Shield Tanking Standard Certificate’>
- Active Shield Tanking Standard Certificate - This certificate represents a standard level of competence in shield-based defense. It certifies that the holder is able to use all Shield Boosters and Amplifiers, as well as Tech 1 active resistance Fields and Shield Boost Amps. With this certificate you have the ability to rely on shield-related systems to provide a sturdy defensive barrier. <Note – This Certificate may be waived if the Officer Candidate has the ‘Armor Tanking Standard Certificate’>
In addition to the above listed certificates, all ILN Officers must be capable of flying either an Advanced Cruiser or a Remote Repair Battleship.
For those candidates wishing to pursue the Advanced Cruiser route, the following applies:
- Racial Advanced Cruisers include the following:
- In addition to being able to fly one of the above Advanced Cruisers, the ILN Officer must also hold the correlating ‘Cruiser Advanced <Relevant Weapons System> Standard’ Certificate. - An example of this would be requiring the ILN Officer to hold the ‘Cruiser Advanced Artillery Turrets Standard’ Certificate if he piloted a Muninn, or for him/her to hold the ‘Cruiser Advanced Heavy Assault Launchers Standard’ Certificate if they flew the Sacrilege.
Remote Repair Battleship
For those Candidates wishing to pursue the Remote Repair Battleship route, the following applies:
- Must have the Racial Battleship trained to Level 4 ( IV ).
- Must have the correlating ‘Battleship <Relevant Weapons System> Standard’ Certificate. An example of this would be requiring a Tempest pilot to hold the ‘Battleship Projectile Turrets Standard’ Certificate.
- Must have the Logistics Chief Standard Certificate - This certificate represents a standard level of competence in remote logistics support. It certifies that the holder is able to use Tech 1 large and all small and medium Remote Armor Repairers, and all Shield Transporters and Capacitor Transfer Arrays. With this certificate you're able to provide friendly ships with considerable remote assistance.
Ongoing Requirements after becoming an ILN Officer
One of the goals of having an established ILN Officer program is to ensure not only the continued protection of University students and assets, but to provide a constant flow of information and training to all members. To help achieve those goals, the following standards are required once a member is accepted as an ILN Officer:
No less than three (3) times per calendar month, all ILN Officers must either
A - Serve in an SC, WC, FC or Scout capacity in EVE University/ILN Fleet
B - Instruct a PVP-focused class to EVE University/ILN members. These classes may consist of any assortment of formal courses taught from established curriculum, new courses developed with the approval and/or input of the Teaching Department Staff or ILN Teaching Liaisons, and 'Informal Teaching Sessions'.
C - Any combination of the above
To join the New Ivy league Navy as an Officer, applicants must satisfy all the requirements above and follow the instructions below. Please ensure that you have completed all the steps, failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.
- Click the application link. You can also monitor this page to see if your application has been accepted or not.
- Fill in the officer questionnaire.
- Set relevant certificates to public on your character sheet.
- (Optional) Interview by one of the ILN Personnel Liaisons, Executive or Commanding Officers if your application warrants it.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or any of the requirements, please contact one of the ILN Personnel Liaisons
Covert Ops Certification
Covert Ops certification is no longer required. Previously Certified scouts are not exempt from the above requirements to become an ILN Officer.