III% United Patriots of North Carolina declares itself to be a non-militia but a militia-ready organization in the event of a man-made or natural disaster in order to protect the liberties and freedoms protected in the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.
We are not an offensive force. We act in defense of our nation, state, and community. We may also act in the events of egregious violations of civil and human rights.
Our mission is to Unite Patriots, organize the community response, and recruit members to help us achieve our goals in peace and in defense.
THE STATE COMMANDING OFFICER
The Commanding Officer of the Brigade is the highest rank in the state and shall be accountable to the State Review Board for gross and intentional damages caused to the organization.
This position shall give lawful orders to any subordinate rank which does not conflict with the duties of the State Review Board.
The State Commanding officer shall only be selected in the event of a vacancy by an automatic promotion from the position of STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
The State Commanding Officer shall absolve any standing rule, regulation, or mandate and may create any rule, regulation, or mandate except for those in this document.
The State Commanding Officer shall reserve the power to appoint new STATE BOARD OF REVIEW members to the board without vote or oversight so long as the appointed rank exceeds or meets the rank of MAJOR.
THE STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The state executive officer shall write policy, rules, and guidelines for the state while the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER reserves the right of veto and shall be responsible for the smooth operation and leadership of certain meetings while maintaining an administrative role over all sections of the state.
The STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER may only be selected from the STATE REVIEW BOARD without REVIEW BOARD CONFIRMATION, however, the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER shall select anyone rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL or higher to serve as interim until confirmed by the STATE REVIEW BOARD.
The STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER shall have no authority to vote in the recall of the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER, however, may submit the petition.
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER may propose changes and amendments to this document to be passed by the STATE REVIEW BOARD by super-majority vote so long as it does not jeopardize or compromise the spirit of this document.
THE STATE REVIEW BOARD
The State Review Board shall serve as the deliberative body of this organization with a primary duty of providing a check to the COMMANDING and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS as well as other high ranking officers that exceed or meet the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL.
THE STATE COMMANDING OFFICER shall preside over the STATE REVIEW BOARD as it’s president and point of order, except in petitions of recall of the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER, and shall only vote in the event that there is a tie vote or where a formal petition of recall is submitted, including his/her own.
FOR ANY MOTION to carry, all members must have discussed and debated that motion. No motion shall carry where only a small parcel of the board was present for debate and discussion.
All voting must be in front of the STATE REVIEW BOARD where all board members have access. Those votes are considered “Members-Only” and may be posted to the members for accountability.
Board members may also remove other board members. In the event that a board member is deemed incapable of performing their duties or disruptive to the board, a super-majority vote from the board must carry a super-majority vote (75%).
THE STATE REVIEW BOARD may from time-to-time request the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER report the actions taken over the course of several months in a performance review.
THE STATE REVIEW BOARD shall not interfere in the actions of a COMMANDING OFFICER or in any capacity that diminishes or inhibits the CHAIN OF COMMAND.
This body may NOT issue orders to a Commanding Officer, resend or countermand those orders, or otherwise in any way stop any action being carried out except by formal petition to recall.
A formal petition to recall may only be used ONCE per person in a THIRTY DAY time period in consequence to irreparable damage to the organization. The petition must carry a clear and concise charge that contains the damage which is irreparable that has already occurred and the recalled shall be allowed to be represented, even by counsel, during the trial portion of this petition while the STATE COMMAND OFFICER shall act as a Judge unless it is his own recall hearing, in which the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER shall act as a judge while the rest of the body acts as a jury.
Examples of irreparable damage: Reputation Damage (ie, an officer speaks on camera with hateful rhetoric about a minority group), organizational damage (ie, an officer violates the chain of command causing a scene or all members to be drug into a dramatic event), physical damage (ie, the officer causes physical damage on behalf of the organization to property or health), damage of trust (ie, officer has willfully and knowingly lied about a credential in which has absolved all trust in that officer).
All charges of recall must prove, beyond reasonable doubt the following:
- Intent to damage usually established by willful neglect or knowingly intended
- The exact damage that took place which is unreapirable – someone leaving or being kicked out of the organization is not unrepairable.
If a recall for a STATE COMMAND OFFICER is issued, NO RECALL shall be issued for the STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER for NINETY DAYS NOR SHALL EITHER OFFICER BE FORCED TO TESTIFY AGAINST EACH OTHER OR THEMSELVES to prevent BOTH the STATE COMMANDING OFFICER and THE STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER from being simultaneously removed to prop up a sitting board member.
NO ONE on the STATE BOARD OF REVIEW shall place any vote into a recall who shall have a position to certainly gain from it – for example, if no executive officer exists, anyone who’s seniority would place that board member as the State Command Officer shall cast a vote in a recall.
Note: This board shall never be used as a body that aims to “prevent” or countermand. This board shall only exercise it’s authority in a means of issuing consequential remedies upon any petition of recall.
SUBORDINATE COMMANDING OFFICERS
Subordinate commanding officers in this organization will serve at the pleasure of the State Commanding Officer or their immediate superior commanding officer. They may be removed from their command at any point in time for any reason whatsoever.
These officers are responsible for the overall performance, readiness, and function of their command. Commanding Officers are allowed a seat in Brigade Staff Meetings or are allowed representation therein.
SUBORDINATE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Subordinate Executive Officers serve at the pleasure of STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER and shall assist their commanding officer with administrative tasks and shall organization the functional sections of their units to ensure cohesive work-flow and efficiency.
Section Chiefs are managed by the executive officer of their unit and serve at the pleasure of their commanding officers. Section chiefs are advisory roles and are encouraged to offer counsel and advice to the commanding officer and executive officer while creating policy and procedures for their own section and ensuring that their section is run smoothly and efficiently while providing maximum benefit to their unit and State.
While Section Chiefs are permitted to offer advice and counsel, no commanding officer is ever obligated to heed it. Section Chiefs are ONLY allowed to offer counsel and advice within their area of function. No Medical Officer shall attempt to offer advice on operational planning unless it is of a medical concern. Doing otherwise, without being asked, is a breech of chain of command. Also, posting conflicting advise to an order in a public forum is not offering advice, it is challenging the already given orders of a commanding officer. This too is a violation of Chain of Command and will likely elicit the swift removal of the chief by the commanding officer.
Members have some power within the organization in that they may petition the STATE REVIEW BOARD to recall any officer. Members must ensure that they have sufficient evidence before petitioning or it shall be denied and further petitions may be suppressed by the State Review Board. Using this system as a vendetta or to seek out any kind of remedy for personal gain is an offense that merits removal from the organization.
All members may at any time volunteer to work within the sections of their units to have their own say and opinions be heard by relevant officers in that section. Members are advised to follow the chain of command and always resolve issues at the lowest level possible, in private, before escalating the issue to a higher officer, in private.