The General Orders are a list of published directives, originated by the commander, and binding upon all personnel of the 7th Cavalry, the purpose of which is to enforce a policy or procedure unique to his unit's situation which is not otherwise addressed in applicable service regulations, military law, or public law. A general order has the force of law; it is an offense punishable by court martial or lesser military court to disobey one. What makes it a general order (as opposed to a direct order), is that the actor is not explicitly named, nor precisely that (or whom) which is to be acted upon.
A general order of indefinite duration may be referred to as a standing order. Standing orders are necessarily general and vague since the exact circumstances for execution occur in the future under unknown conditions. For example, in most military agencies there is a standing order for enlisted men to salute officers. The officers are required by the same law to return the salute to the enlisted person; however, the name of each enlisted man is not explicitly named in the order, nor is the name of each officer, nor is the exact time which the salute should occur.
The following is a numbered list of all General Orders of the 7th cavalry. These orders apply to all members of the cavalry regardless of any rank, positions, or game the member belongs to.
General Order One
Unethical Game Play (Cheating)
I will not engage in any form of cheating and will not tolerate those who do.
General Order Two
7th Cavalry Servers
I will abide by all established game specific Rules of Engagement while playing within the 7th Cavalry servers. I will obtain proper authorization before using any of the Boot Camp Servers for training activities and understand that a Boot Camp always has priority in those servers. I will not utilize the 7th Cavalry Regiment tag when naming a private server without obtaining proper authorization.
General Order Three
I will wear my 7th Cavalry Regiment clan tags in all servers regardless of area of operation or if game is supported by the Unit (exception being Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying games, often called MMORPG or MMO's).
General Order Four
I will attend all required meetings, trainings, and any other scheduled official events or will inform, in advance, the appropriate command (PM) of my absence.
General Order Five
I will ensure that the Rules of Engagement are followed by all members and server guests, and will enforce them per the established administration guidelines (or will report the violator to the appropriate personnel in the event that action cannot be taken).
I will obtain a visual confirmation of a reported violation prior to taking action per the established administration guidelines (only exception is if verbally reported by a superior rank).
I will consider all orders issued via in-game chat as invalid until auditory confirmation is obtained through the 7th Cavalry Teamspeak server.
General Order Six
I will refrain from engaging in discussion or debate of political or religious subject matters in any 7th Cavalry owned public medium (any forum or public Teamspeak channels).
General Order Seven
I will observe military courtesy at all times and will address, either by rank or sir, those members with superior rank.
General Order Eight
I will not belong to another FPS unit/clan while a member of the 7th Cavalry.
General Order Nine
I will notify the Regimental Commander, by email, when making a donation to the Unit and provide the necessary identification information.
General Order Ten
I will put forth my best effort to recruit individuals in our 7th Cavalry servers who demonstrate by their play and behavior the core values of our Unit.
I will not recruit within non 7th Cavalry servers.
I will not recruit members from within the Unit (recruit from one area of operation to another).
General Order Eleven
Requests for Aid
Requests for aid will not be made without Regimental Commander, or Regimental Executive Officer approval.
Posts requesting aid will not be made without Regimental Commander, or Regimental Executive Officer approval.