Auxiliary Combat Detachment

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Auxiliary Combat Detachment
CO COL Steve Rogers
XO COL Derek Budd
SGM SGM Anthony Preacher
Aide to Auxiliary Combat Detachment
Superior Unit Regimental HQ
Reporting Units Bravo Company B/ACD
Charlie Company C/ACD
Starter Platoon SP/ACD
Esprit De Corps
Unit Motto "Forge The Future"

The Auxiliary Combat Detachment is a unit-level organization of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment. It is administratively known as ACD, which is the abbreviation used in MILPACs and the Forums. ACD has a unique mission to be the home and incubation center for Starter Platoons of new games that have graduated to Company status. Their mission is to grow new Companies, and thus new games in 7CAV, into new Battalions. While treated as a Battalion level unit, the Combat Detachment is able to scale its size based on the needs of the Regiment. ACD is led by the Auxiliary Commanding Officer with the help of the Special Projects Division.


The mission of the Auxiliary Combat Detachment is to grow the ranks of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment by identifying new games and growing Company sized units of these new games into their own Battalion. In the meantime, they are the home and administrative command and control for new Companies that have recently graduated Starter Platoon, as well as miscellaneous units such as the Reserve. ACD forges future leaders and Battalions!

Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

Document Number Policy Letters
7CAV-ACD-001 7th Cavalry Reserve
7CAV-ACD-002 ACD Section Practice Policy

ACD Battalion Leadership

Battalion Commanding Officer Battalion Executive Officer Battalion Sergeant Major
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Steve Rogers Derek Budd Anthony Preacher
" Before I joined the Cav I was a member of a few smaller Clans in Europe, UK, and England and developed a friendship with many and still communicate to present day.

My name is Colonel Steve Rogers with the 7th Cav.I have been a member of the Cav for about 13 years. January 17, 2011. I started out in a Game called COD4. Our main Rule was having a crouched server. During my time of having my AO of COD4 2/2011-10/2011. I participated in many COD4 Operations. I Graduated ARMA Airborne School and was assigned as a DIIT for RTC, then became a Full Status DI. Later following up the ladder to NCOIC, eventually becoming at that time XO of RTC then becoming OIC of RTC. January 14, 2012. Transferred and Assigned Platoon Sergeant 1/F/1-7 Battlefield 3. Later to be redesignated on June 5, 2012 as D/2-7 and assigned as 1st Sergeant. During my career, I participated in many Operations with other Clans. Taking on more classes and joining other Departments, S-3, TCC Competition, Knife the General Event, Helping develop Courses and boot Camps for BF3 and BF4. Moved my way up to Captain and Company XO of BF3. Around October we changed from BF3 and Moved into BF4. Developing more courses. October 2013 Promoted to Captain, July 2014 Promoted to Major and Company Commander of D/2-7 on September 2014. During that time completed many Operations and participated in a rare War Order #17 against another Clan 2ID that resulted in a smashing Victory. Completed an Airborne Combat Jump, completed and Graduated SAPPER School for Tab. After having a very successful time with BF3 & BF4 from Oct 2011 through August 2015, we had to close that AO due to developers not updating servers. Transferred back to primary of RTC. Decided to go on ELOA. Returned back to the Cav, Jan 2016 reduced in rank to come back and help Insurgency rebuild, because of mass transfer op people to Squad. Those transfers left about 10 Cav members. I eventually rebuilt Insurgency back to Company Level. Stayed with Insurgency until July 2017. Discharged when AO was disbanded. I then re-enlisted for the Starter Platoon of Hell Let Loose in May 2019. Spent time building HLL Charlie Company. HLL grew to open other AO. I transferred and was assigned as CO of Alpha Company. Helped organize and put out courses and operations. Nov 2021 - ACD Commander, Here I am today with a great staff at ACD Battalion. Not knowing where ACD would go in the beginning. It has turned out to be a great success. Many challenges have been overcome. All of these have been unique and with our Staff of Battalion and each AO of HLL Console, DCS, Squad, and Star Citizen. Everything has been taken care of to the standards of 7th Cav. Many more challenges to come."

Colonel Derek Budd joined the 7th Cavalry in January 2020 under the Hell Let Loose Company of C/2-7 where he served as a trooper until he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant just a mere 6 months after joining the Regiment. He has since served as the Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of A/2-7, the Commanding Officer of C/2-7, and now currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Auxiliary Combat Detachment. Lieutenant Colonel Budd has served the 7th Cavalry in multiple secondary billets which include S1 (Current), S3, S5 (Held position of 2IC), Recruit Training Command (Held position of 2IC), and the Regimental Recruiting Department (Currently holds the 1IC position). During his career, he has received multiple combat medals including a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. He also holds multiple statutory and meritorious awards including, 32 Recruiting Ribbons, C/2-7 Trooper of the Month APR 2020, 2-7 Officer of the Quarter Q1 2021, and most recently an Army Distinguished Service Medal for his meritorious contributions to the Auxiliary Combat Detachment. Sergeant Major Anthony Preacher joined the CAV in May of 2020 under the Hell Let Loose AO of A/2-7. He has served multiple leadership positions in 1st Platoon, Alpha Company which included Fireteam Leader, Assistant Section Leader, Section Leader, and Platoon Sergeant; where he held his longest command from March of 2021 until his assignment as Sergeant Major of the Auxiliary Combat Detachment in August of 2022. He serves the NCOA Department as the lead of the school, training hundreds of troopers to become NCOs as well as serving the S7 Department as the second in command of training regiment-wide, having been in the HLL School of Infantry since September of 2020 where he trained the members of the 2-7 Battalion. He has been awarded a Defense Superior Service Medal as well as a Legion of Merit for his work in NCOA, multiple Army Meritorious Unit Citations for operations in the Arma AO, and has been issued two Bronze Stars for operations in the Hell Let Loose AO.

Traditions and History

ACD was stood up on October 27th, 2021 by Lieutenant General Cameron Burgundy, Regimental Chief of Staff. A/ACD of the DCS World area of operations was the first Company sized element within ACD to graduate to Battalion status on April 1st, 2024. ACD has been the home to many games such as DCS World, Hell Let Loose (Console), Squad, Squad 44, and Ready or Not.


The following is a list of the previous Auxiliary Combat Detachment Commanders, beginning with the most recent.

Rank Name Dates of Service
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Rogers 27 Nov 21–Present
Major Dorian Sharkey 04 Oct 21–26 Nov 21