In our community, if you choose to become a leader, your rank indicates the amount of responsibility you hold. Team Leads, for example, may be responsible for a small team of members, while a Senior Manager is responsible for up to 48 people during operations.
Click on the expandable rank boxes below to learn about the ranks in Derp Company.
The Executive Management team sets and communicates strategies for their sectors, appoints staff positions, and ensures the staff is following through with the established plans and policies. These executives work together to drive the direction of the community.
Chief Executive Officer [CEO]
Executive Management. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Derp Company, making the final decisions over all executive level discussions. The CEO is the highest-ranking management officer. The CEO is responsible for the success or failure of Derp Company, overseeing the entire operation at a high level. The CEO implements plans and policies to ensure the successful management of the outfit and sets future strategies. The CEO appoints the other executives in the C-suite and can demote those who do not perform to set standards. As such, the CEO is the boss of all the other executives and has final say for the direction of Derp Company.
Chief of Staff [COS]
Executive Management. The Chief of Staff (COS) coordinates the supporting staff with direction from the CEO. The Chief of Staff solves problems, mediates disputes, and deals with issues before they are brought to the chief executive. The Chief of Staff acts as a confidante and advisor to the chief executive, acting as a sounding board for ideas. The COS has overall responsibility for the staff activity and performance within the company, and also shares responsibility of assisting in the promotion and demotion of executive managers and sometimes directors. Effectively second in command.
Chief Operations Officer [COO]
Lead of Operations Sector. The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for executing and hosting Planetside 2 operations events for Derp Company, specifically by managing consistency and quality of weekly in-game operations of the company. The COO provides strategic leadership by observing and communicating the day-to-day needs and plans to the Executive and Operations Management teams. Effectively third in command and routinely reports to the CEO.
Chief Personnel Officer [CPO]
Lead of Personnel Sector. The Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) is responsible for developing and executing personnel policies for Derp Company, specifically in the areas of transitioning in new executive officers, enforcing personnel policies, and training members about the policies and resources of Derp Company. The CPO provides strategic leadership by articulating personnel needs and plans to the Executive and Operations Management teams.
Chief Training Officer [CTO]
Lead of Training Sector. The Chief Training Officer (CTO) is responsible for developing and executing Planetside 2 training events for Derp Company, specifically in the areas of operational talent development via mentorship and coaching, and operations management training. The CTO provides strategic leadership by articulating education, knowledge and learning needs and plans to the Executive and Operations Management teams.
Chief Media Officer [CMO]
Lead of Media Sector. The Chief Media Officer (CMO) is responsible for developing and advertising media content for Derp Company, specifically by managing media assets, developing and propagating entertaining or educational videos or advertisements, documenting events, recruitment outreach and handling some public relations. The CMO provides strategic leadership by generating and observing company popularity to the executive management team.
Executive Assistant [EA]
Assistant. The Executive Assistant (EA) is an executive management member whose work consists of supporting the lead of their sector by using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. Some examples of Executive Assistance duties can be admitting new members, organizing official meetings and events, and assisting with development and execution of their respective sector.
The Operations Management team is the driving force behind combined arms cohesion in Derp Company. Each leader is responsible for their own respective division, be it Infantry, Armored, or Aviation. As leaders of these divisions they lead and host operations, train membership, and handle promotions within forces management.
The Director is an operations management position that is defined by their assigned Sector. Directors are responsible for the day-to-day handlings of Derp Company’s Divisions and assist with any relevant duties given to them by their Sector Lead. Depending on their sector they may be responsible for running and managing events, coordinating training, conducting meetings, creating training content, and hosting relevant events.
A Director can act as a Company Leader. The company leader's role is similar to that of the platoon commander’s, except instead of dealing with squads, they deal with platoons. The Company Leader's motto is “Where next from here?” - this helps to remind them that they're the most forward-planning element and must continually be evaluating the situation and thinking several steps ahead.
Assistant Director [AD]
The Assistant Director is an Operations Management position that assists their respective Director. This position only exists within the Divisions of the Operations Sector. AD’s assist with any management tasks and oversee the activities of their respective Division. They assist in hosting organized operations by making sure each leadership role in the platoon is fulfilled. Assistant Directors may need to fulfill other management or personnel roles as needed. Assistant Directors are expected to maintain a level of expertise in their respective Division.
An Assistant Director can act as a Company Leader. The company leader's role is similar to that of the platoon commander’s, except instead of dealing with squads, they deal with platoons. The Company Leader's motto is “Where next from here?” - this helps to remind them that they're the most forward-planning element and must continually be evaluating the situation and thinking several steps ahead.
The Forces Management team are the in-game leaders during operations. The success of operations is determined by the effectiveness of this group. To be effective, Forces Management needs to be able to communicate reliably and effectively, and have a desire to win. They coordinate with members of Derp Company to accomplish objectives in operations.
Senior Manager [SM]
The Senior Manager is an in-game Platoon Leader. They have many responsibilities and use a multitude of skills to accomplish platoon objectives. Senior Managers have the final say in all things related to their platoon and are responsible for the conduct of their assigned operation from start to finish. They direct the two to four main squads of the platoon, as well as any attachments, and coordinate with other outfits in-game.
The Platoon Leader’s ultimate responsibility is to ensure a fun and positive gaming experience for the members of the platoon. It is important that the Platoon Leader is able to function as a leader even when things aren’t going according to plan. Their cool-headed orders, given in the midst of raging fights, can be a deciding factor in the morale of the platoon. The Platoon Leader’s motto is “Success or failure, by my commands.” This is intended to remind them of the fact that the weight of the operation's success, objectively or entertainingly, is influenced greatly by this role.
To earn this rank, a member must be a Manager [MGR], recieved a (1) Platoon Lead Qualification Training Course, and successfully lead as a Platoon Leader in Operations.
A Manager is an in-game Squad Leader and has similar responsibilities to the Team Leader, except instead of controlling individual players, they control entire fireteams. They are tasked with leading their squad in accordance with the Platoon Leader's intent and direction, as well as coordinating laterally with their fellow squads. The Squad Leader's motto is to "Lead from the front", since they know that they cannot direct their fireteams most efficiently if they cannot observe their movements and combat. May act as a veteran team lead.
To earn this rank, a member must be a Team Leader [TL], recieved a (1) Squad Lead Qualification Training Course, and successfully lead as a Squad Leader in Operations.
Team Leader [TL]
The Team Leader's motto is "Follow me and do as I do". They hold the most combat-oriented leader position on the battlefield and lead their fireteam from the front while acting as the example that their team members should follow. A Team Leader commands one of the 6-man Fire Teams in a squad. Team Leaders disseminate and execute the orders of the Squad Leader. This is an introductory level of in-game leadership where new leaders will be trained in skills which will be necessary to advance as in-game leaders. May act as a junior squad leader.
To earn this rank, a member must be an Operator [OPR], recieved a (1) Team Lead Qualification Training Course, and successfully lead as a Team Leader in Operations.
Members are the backbone of Derp Company. We strive to bring an exciting and engaging experience for our membership, and deliver fun gameplay. Important values for members are that they are friendly, respectful, mature, have a good sense of humor and are eager to learn and grow as a player.
An Operator is a full member of Derp Company. As an Operator you can can opt into the grade system, to track your training progress in the community. In addition, Operators can take up Company Operational Specialities (COSs) to become familiar with in-game roles and what is expected of those roles. Operators can join in any Sector or Division and may opt into leadership by completing Leadership Qualification Courses. These are just a few options on how members can enrich their experience in Derp Company.
Recruits are newly recruited members of Derp Company that have officially joined through our website and are under a month trial period before becoming Operators (full members). Recruits are expected to participate in Operations and Basic Training events before being promoted to Operator. If the recruit does not mesh with the community, they can be removed with notice.
Founded in November of 2012, Derp Company [D3RP] is more than just a group of people who come together to play Planetside 2. It is a community who wants to engage in team-based gameplay to elevate the experience of combat oriented games. Our community focuses on tactics, group cohesion and serious fun. Derp Company prefers quality over quantity and we each do our part to ensure that the group as a whole, and the experiences we have in it, are the best they can possibly be. Many of us pour a great amount of time and energy into maintaining the group, providing feedback, running operations, and organizing events. We find that the effort pays off with some of the most memorable gaming experiences we’ve ever had.