S3 – Operations

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S3 Operations
Superior Dept BG Rip Tharen
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HQ Staff
Lead {{{DepLead}}}
1IC COL Yvon Rob
2IC LTC Matthew Dread
Aide to S3 Operations {{{DepAide}}}
Aide to CoS {{{Aide}}}
Reporting Units

S3 Operations is a Staff Branch of the Regimental Headquarters. The S3 Branch consists of all Operations functions in the 7th Cavalry Regiment. The Branch provides expert advice to the Commander on all matters pertaining to the execution and control of the Regiment in battle. It provides administrative tasking, orders production, training, mission creation and testing, and modpack development sub-staffs. The Branch is led by the S3 OIC, the principal staff officer of the headquarters, second only to the Headquarters Commander, the Chief of Staff. The Second-In-Command of the Branch is the S3 XO. The Branch's NCO adviser is the S3 Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge or S3 NCO. S3 Operations is responsible for mission and orders production for operations, as well as, the maintenance of our in-house mods, and the collation of our public and private modpacks.


S3 Branch will provide timely expert advice to the Regimental Commander, and deliver operational excellence in the form of Operational Command and Control. S3 will act as the Commander's primary force for the execution of their intent, working to support the maneuver of units through high-quality products.

Order of Battle

S3 Operations is divided into four sub-cells.

S3 Overview

S3 Operations

S3 Operations provides expert mission creation, mission control, and product production in support of the 1st (Combined Arms) Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Battalion and Auxiliary Combat Detachment . The S3 Shop is sub-divided into S3 ARMA, S3 HLL, DCS, and ACD is supported by individual game Operations Staff.

Structure is determined by what is needed to best fulfill the mission of supporting the game and AO leadership. Some games may only require operations staff while others may require public staff, development, and scripting support.


ARMA is supported by S3 ARMA Staff. The department is sub-divided into Operations, Development, Scripting, and Server Management. Operations provides creation and execution of content for the members of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment. Development provides content and support for the Public Server. Scripting provides mod support and development. Server Management provides technical support for the operation of the public and private servers, mod update, and mission file uploading.

Hell Let Loose PC

Hell Let Loose PC is supported by S3 HLL Staff. The department is sub-divided into two groups. S3 HLL Operations and S3 HLL Public Staff. Operations Staff provides development of content for the members of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment. Public Staff operate events and populate 7th Cav Public Servers.

Digital Combat Simulator (DCS)

DCS is supported by S3 DCS Staff to provide development of content for the members of the 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment and public players.

Auxiliary Combat Detachment

ACD S3 Staff supports games requiring operational support. The department is sub-divided into the individual games to support the leadership of those games. In addition the sub-divisions may require splitting of responsibilities based on the needs, growth, and complexity of the game in which they support.

Policies and Procedures

The S3 Department has various policies and procedures governing mission creation, training development, and School regulation.

Document Number Policy or Standard Operating Procedure
7CAV-DR-003 S3 Department - Standard Operating Procedures
7CAV-DR-008 1BN S3 Department - Mission Development Procedures