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What It's Like To Be... Episode 9

What It's Like To Be...
Brigade Commander

 
 
 
Hello TG and welcome to the ninth episode of a this series. In this series, titled 'What It's Like To Be..", I will be interviewing members of TG throughout the ranks, ranging from squad member right up to the CoC. As well as interviewing CoC members, i will also be taking the chance to interview certain members in support positions. This series will be published on a monthly basis. 
 
Today I had the pleasure of interviewing my fellow division member TG-AMP, BGC for PS4 Brigade. The biggest Brigade in Call of Duty Division.
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: What attracted you to this position?
 
 
TG-AMP: I wasn’t attracted to the position at all. TG-Mitchell will tell you that for a while, I said that I didn’t want to step away from command of the 1st BN here at CoD PS4. I think that things were trending in a direction that I was going to need to assume that role and train my successor concurrently, rather than sequentially. What the brigade needed was more important than what I wanted, and that’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes. But we got it to work, and I believe what I’ve been able to assist in from this position is more than I could have ever done from the CO spot at the time. 
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: You've been in your position of Brigade Commander since March this year. What is the main reason for staying in the position?
 
TG-AMP: By the time this article comes out, I will have served in the position for about 3 months. So while that doesn’t sound like an impressive amount of time, I’d argue that because of the workload, running the largest battalion and brigade in TW is quite a handful everyday. 
 
This question has a more important meaning though. I believe firmly that at the end of about 5-6 months in position, that it will be time for me to step away, and allow for new leadership to come in with new ideas. Turnover in positions is important. You need the right ingredients though, in stability, and in talent in lower positions.
 
We have both. So in 3 more months, you will likely not see me in this position. 
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: Can you tell us the best highlight while serving as a BGC?
 
TG-AMP: Requesting a third squad in our 2nd BTN and a twelfth squad in our 1st BTN are pretty big highlights. It’s a testament to the environment that we have cultivated here. Practicing every Sunday and Wednesday can get stale with no clear objectives, or events that help augment our member’s experience at TG. 
 
We’ve also created an environment in which TG’s most competitive team in a long while is thriving and winning! If you haven’t heard of TG Crimson Shogun, well I hope you see them now:
- TG's Crimson Shogun GB Profile
 
Some of our other services to members events include:
- All Hallow's Eve 1v1 Tournament
- Double Double Tournament
- CoD Squad League
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: What attracted you to TG when you first joined?
 
TG-AMP: Back in April of 2009, I was getting pretty descent at CoD World at War, but didn’t have a crew that I was playing with regularly. I think I found CoD on a website forum somewhere, and decided to play with them. When I saw the structure and the accountability, i.e. the understanding that I could count on squad mates AT LEAST ever Sunday and Wednesday night, I decided to give it a shot. 
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: I imagine you are busy with handling the PS4 Brigade. What is it about being the Brigade Commander that you love?
 
TG-AMP: The members. The members. The members.
 
 
 
TG SmokeyB: Can you tell me a little more about your TG history?
 
TG-AMP: I joined TG on April 20th, 2009. That tenure lasted about 6 years until I was discharged for being on leave over the 6th month mark. During that time, I rose through the ranks extremely quick, probably too quick. 
 
The details are fuzzy but what I remember was being an integral part in building divisions such as MAG, Homefront, and then Uncharted, where I was in the Division Officer’s spot for almost 2 years cumulatively. 
 
 This time, I came back in June after I had been playing CoD World War II for a bit. I think I was thrust into the XO 1st BN spot on either day one or two of being back. You’ll see I have zero practice points. 
 
 

TG SmokeyB: If you could change one thing in TG, what would it be?

TG-AMP: Haha, there are plenty of things! But I’ll reserve them for the appropriate place.
 
 

TG SmokeyB: Just for fun. If you where having your last meal tomorrow, what would it be?
 
TG-AMP: Oh god! Contemplating my morbidity. I suppose I’d go with a 70+ ounce medium rare ribeye steak if I wasn’t going to be needing my arteries anymore.
 
 
 
Thank you @TG-AMP for the great interview. It's great to see someone not in TG that long and rise through the ranks. You'r doing a great job, many thanks to you!
 
Stayed tuned for another episode next month, from a familiar face!

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Great news for Destiny fans!
 
A new DLC, Beyond Light, is coming to Destiny 2. The DLC is coming on the 2nd of September this year. Bungie has also outlined its plan for three years worth of expansions. Yes, Three Years!
 
That's start with the trailer:
 
 
 
So the first of the updates dropped today, as Destiny players will know. They have updated the servers rather then making individual players update, which is faster and quicker access. However, servers did go down for a couple of hours while they did it, but it's worth the wait. 
 
The start of the three year updates start in September, the first expansion tells the story of the Guardians climactic fight with the Darkness. Each of these major expansions will add a new destination area to the game.
 
The general manager of Bungie had this to say, and I'm quoting:
 
"Beyond Light takes you to Europa, the frozen moon of Jupiter, birthplace to the Exo machines and the site of the Deep Stone Crypt. On Europa, you'll meet Eramis, the leader of an empire of Fallen. She's learning to harness the power that comes directly from the pyramid ships. To defeat her, you'll have to harness that power too. For the first time since Destiny 1 launched six years ago, Guardians will acquire a brand new damage type called Stasis. So not just supers or a new grenade, an actual new damage type in the universe."
 

 
As the months go by, there will be more information about the up and coming expansions in the future. The PRO News Team will keep an eye out and update the Tactical Gaming community as the news is published.
 
With the addition of Stasis, which is a new damage type tied to the Darkness, should be a huge change. So far Guardians have become used to wielding Arc, Solar, and Void (and Kinetic, in the case of your primary firearms). I've spoken to a friend who plays Destiny 2 and he says it's a great thing and great things to come.
 

 
I've never known a game developer to keep a game so fresh and keep players interested. Other studios and developers could learn something from Bungie and keep players interested! 
 
As I said above, the News Team will keep an eye out for new update news and we will keep you up to date with this fantastic news.
 
If you play Destiny 2, you could send us your personal reviews on the expansions. Having a players personal experience and review for the updates would be great!

ATO - Jutland Squad CoD (May)

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

I hereby award
 
@iz_Slick
@Dussttin
 
have been awarded one instance of the Instrumental Leaders Award Medal.

 
 
@iz_Slick
@Dussttin
@Koda_Nole
@mweezy_07
@Tippyy-_-
@Quiet_Clutch
 
Crimson Shogun (CP) (Now JUTLAND CP) went 74-17 in the month of May. What an accomplishment! And beating some really high ranked teams! 'CrimSho' was able to achieve to their highest ladder rank yet; 88th place out of 12,266 (total teams in Team NA at the writing of this). 
 
have each been awarded one instance of the Combat Operations Award Medal.
 

 
@Dussttin
 
For their valiant efforts on the field of battle, and their presence which was deemed pivotal by squad staff in the successful outcome of several matches. 
 
have each been awarded one instance of the Distinguished Operative Award Medal.
 


Medals Descriptions

Given under my hand at Tactical Warfare Command on this 10th day of June, 2020.
 
 
 
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TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

Typicalveteran-
Corps Commander
1st Corps
 

TG Epsi
Corps Commander
2nd Corps

ATO - Jutland Squad CoD (March)

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

I hereby award
 
@iz_Slick
@Dussttin
 
Dustin and Slick have been building this team since July of 2019. And it is a huge estimate to the idea that these teams don't happen over night. We are acknowledging this month of March as the first true month where we knew that that Crimson Shogun 'CrimSho' (Now Jutland), and the organization where going in the right direction. Thank you for your hard work and your talents in putting this squad of killers together. 
 
have been awarded one instance of the Instrumental Leaders Award Medal.

 
 
@iz_Slick
@Dussttin
@Koda_Nole
@Sharkicane_
@ManiacalDisaster
 
"Crimsho" didn't happen over night. It took them a year to get to this point. This is a retroactive award for that piece of the history of this squad. Thank you for your hard work. 
 
have each been awarded one instance of the Combat Operations Award Medal.
 

 
@Koda_Nole
 
For their valiant efforts on the field of battle, and their presence which was deemed pivotal by squad staff in the successful outcome of several matches. 
 
have each been awarded one instance of the Distinguished Operative Award Medal.
 


Medals Descriptions

Given under my hand at Tactical Warfare Command on this 10th day of June, 2020.
 
 

=*=*=*=*=*=

TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

Typicalveteran-
Corps Commander
1st Corps
 

TG Epsi
Corps Commander
2nd Corps

ATO - Meritorious Promotions

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of
 
@TGxWoodchuck and @ArmedHyde
 

TWC promotes them to the rank of

Major and Colonel,
 
Meritoriously
 
 and 
and respectively,

(TW Ranks Descriptions)

in Tactical Warfare

as such from the 10th day of June, 2020.
 

These appointees will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the grade to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. And these appointees are to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be given from time to time by Superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the discipline of Tactical Warfare.
 

Given under my hand at Tactical Warfare Command.
 
Signed By:

=*=*=*=*=*=

TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

Typicalveteran-
Corps Commander
1st Corps
 

TG Epsi
Corps Commander
2nd Corps

CoD: Season 4 Delayed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Updates Delayed!
 
There has been some news within the CoD community. 
 
 
The new updates for Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Warzone & CoD Mobile have been delayed, with no new release date in sight! The following updates are delayed with the corresponding game(s):
 
 
- CoD: Modern Warfare & Warzone.. Season 4 & bug fixes
- CoD: Mobile.. Season 7
 
 
Activision have released a statement on their official Twitter account, saying:

 
 
For Call of Duty players, its a set back as we've grafted to complete Season 3 in time and were looking forward to new items and challenges that are provided. However, we will not dive into the the reason why they have delayed it.
 
 
We must respect the delay and hope we see the released of the updates soon.

ATO - TG-Mitchell

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
 
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of these members, the following position and rank promotions were made, and medals awarded:
 
=*=*=*=*=*=
 
 
Medal Awards
 
 
@TG-Mitchell
 
Has been awarded the Tactical Gaming Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
For outstanding professionalism, longevity, and devoted service to Tactical Gaming as Division Officer who serves as an example for all members to emulate.  Your efforts and sacrifices are noticed and appreciated at the highest tiers of command. 
 
 

 
=*=*=*=*=*=
 
@TG-Mitchell
 
Has been awarded 2 instances of the Tactical Gaming Outstanding Recruiter Medal
 

 
=*=*=*=*=*=
 
This appointees has displayed exemplary behavior of a direct and consequential nature, carried out in adherence to Tactical Gaming and Tactical Warfare standards, and as evidenced by their superior officers.
 
Given under my hand at Tactical Warfare this 5th day of  June 2020.
 

TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

Typicalveteran-
Corps Commander
1st Corps
 

TG Epsi
Corps Commander
2nd Corps
 
 

ATO - Sarge

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

@Sarge
 
TWC promotes him to the rank of

Major General,
 
Meritoriously
 

 
TW Rank Descriptions


in Tactical Warfare

as such from the 4th day of June 2020.

This appointee will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the grade to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders. And this appointee is to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be given from time to time by Superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the discipline of Tactical Warfare.

Given under my hand at Tactical Warfare on this 4th day of June 2020.

Signed by:
TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

 
LTG TypicalVeteran-
1st Corps
Corps Commander

 
LTG TG Epsi
2nd Corps
Corps Commander

ATO - TG-AMP

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

@TG-AMP

I hereby award

One (1) Instance of the Legion of Merit Award Medal

TG-AMP has been a vital part in the growth of PS4 Brigade over the past 12 months. During his tenure he has set up tournaments for all the members in the Division to participate (total awarded ~$1250). Retention has been set at an all time high. He has went from a battalion of 5 in 1st, to 12 squads. He has stood up 2 squads in PS4 2nd and is working diligently to make sure 2nd battalion grows into a self sustaining battalion.
 
TG-AMP has also spearheaded the competition narrative sent from TG-Biggy. Since October of 2019, he has been hard at work making sure that our CP team has all the tools they need to be at the top of their game. Due to his efforts alone, we have a premiere CP team that sits @ the t100 on the GB team ladders. Something that hasn't been done in well over 8 years!
 
In closing, I believe that TG-AMP embodies what the Legion of Merit stands for.



Medals Descriptions

Given under my hand at 2nd Corps, Call of Duty on this 4th day of June, 2020.



Signed By:
 
 
TG HaloHobo
Chief of Staff
Tactical Warfare

 
LTG TypicalVeteran-
1st Corps
Corps Commander

 
LTG TG Epsi
2nd Corps
Corps Commander

 
BGN TG-Mitchell
2nd Corps
Call of Duty
Division Officer

Training Office Open House

Training Office Open House
 
Are you interested in learning about how the Training Office supports TG? Have you thought about becoming an AT but aren't sure what all that entails? Do you just to chat with your awesome HT and AT? We are offering an "open house" that is available to ALL TG members where you can come talk to the Head Trainer and Assistant Trainers about anything regarding the Training Office, their experiences, and maybe even suggestions that you might have for the TO.
 
Who: This is open to ANY member in TG!
What: TO Open House!
Where: TG Discord - General Voice Channel
When: Saturday June 6, 12-2pm EDT (See Time Zones)
Why? Ultimately, our goal is to share how the Training Office supports our divisions/legions. We also want to highlight current positions available in the TO, and hopefully find some potential candidates to join us!
 
Current Training Office Openings:
Battlefield Assistant Trainer
Call of Duty Assistant Trainer
Destiny Assistant Trainer
Escape from Tarkov Assistant Trainer
Ghost Recon Assistant Trainer
Halo Assistant Trainer
 
If you have any questions about the event, please leave them in the comments below and @MissVendettaXO will reach out.

Overwatch: 4th Anniversary Event

On 24th of May 2020, Overwatch celebrated it's 4th anniversary after it's release in 2016! 
 
The Overwatch Division is hosting an internal event for members to compete cross-platform! This is something never done before, as Overwatch isn't cross-platform.
 
Here is more information:

 
Overwatch Anniversary Event
When: 5/24/2020- 6/24/2020
During practices*
Where: on your platform with your squad
 
Points:
10 Points for a Recruit that passes Boot Camp*
6 Points for a Comp Win
3 Points for a Quickplay Win
1 Point for a draw
0 points for a loss
 
Rules:
You must play on your TG account. (If you need to change your name, please tell your SS before the 24th!)
You can play comp, quick play, or custom comp scrims.
For the score to count, the squad staff must submit a recording of the game, or a screenshot of the scores from the practice. 
Example of screenshot (only the scores from 14-15 hours ago would count): 

You must submit the information within 24 hours of the practice.
*Recruits count on any day during the event time period, not just during practices. Recruits can either list you as a referral, mention you in the "Why TG", or can be verified by CoC.
 
Prizes:
1st Place-
$60 donated to the squad's charity of choice
Avatar based off of squad's name with a gold border
Change @TG HSquared's Discord and TG Avatar to your squad's choice (must be TG appropriate) for all of July 2020
 
2nd Place- 
$50 donated to the squad's charity of choice
Avatar based off of squad's name with a silver border
Change @ReliantSabre's stream scene (must be TG appropriate) for all of July 2020 (he streams practically daily!)
 
3rd Place-
Avatar based off of squad's name with a bronze border
 
There will also be prizes if any squad can meet the following goals:
350 Points-  @TG HSquaredwill be slimed
500 Points- @TG FatalityV1will shave half of his face
 
Any questions, please reach out to your direct CoC.
 
The full forum: https://tacticalgaming.net/hq/topic/141320-overwatch-anniversary-event/
 
 
So get recruiting, get playing, and have fun!
 
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