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How to Start a Chapter

Prospective soldiers who wish to establish prospective RMA chapters must apply using the Google Forms RMA Deployment Request Form or via email to the Adjutant General with the required information. Once the High Command has reviewed and approved the request, the new unit will be activated and added to the RMA unit roster.

Things to Consider

Roleplay Regular Army or Atmospheric Unit?

There is no real functional difference between a regular army and an atmospheric unit chapter within the RMA. Both entities have the same reporting requirements and operate in more or less the same way as any other chapter. Where they differ is that an army unit may be sponsored by a TRMN peer under the Colonel of the Regiment program. Having peer sponsorship affords an army unit certain privileges unavailable to regular army units and allows the peer in question the opportunity to wear RMA awards they might not otherwise be authorized for them. For more details on peer sponsorship, refer to Organization: Regiment

Choosing Your Unit’s Military Occupation Specialty Type

Your unit Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS, type is largely for role playing purposes in the RMA. It is the job your unit is trained to do.  Smaller chapters can choose to focus on one MOS, but larger units can employ multiple MOS type units. An example would be an atmospheric unit, it has pilots but also ground security components. Each is a different MOS but belong to the same regiment chapter. Select an MOS in the academy section of courses (when available).

Unit Activities

The RMA, and the TRMN as a whole, encourage a wide swath of activities based on the 4 pillars, which are event participation, academics, marksmanship, and charity. Activities that involve academics could be studying for courses in the academy, or leading members in activities that involve other pillars. Marksmanship activities could be anything from gaming online to hosting card games or playing RPGs. Event participation activities foster esprit de corp like getting uniforms ready and attending conventions or other events. Last is charity, and such activities could be manning tables and collecting donations for Big Cat Rescue or other charities that count towards the Order of Queen Elizabeth. A best practice is to plan your activities as a group, so all members interested and available may attend. 

Some suggestions may be found under the Activities section of the Commanding Officer’s Manual that’s written and published by BuShips.

Leadership Requirements and Selection

RMA Organization denotes the staffing requirements for each echelon and unit type and which ranks are required to command an RMA chapter. The following chart further clarifies the command team requirements at each chapter size that you will need in order to establish or maintain the listed unit type.[1]

Unit Crew Size CO Rank XO Rank NCOIC Rank Elements
Fireteam 2-4 Soldiers Corporal (E-4) N/A N/A N/A
Section 5-7 Soldiers Platoon Sergeant (E-5) N/A N/A N/A
Platoon 8-10 Soldiers 2nd Lieutenant (O-1) Platoon Sergeant (E-5) N/A N/A
Company 11-13 Soldiers Captain (O-3) 1st Lieutenant (O-2) Master Sergeant (E-7) One
Battalion 14-16 Soldiers Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) Major (O-4) Sergeant-Major (E-9) Three
Regiment 17+ Soldiers Colonel (O-6) Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) Regimental Sergeant-Major (E-10) Five
Division* 2+ Regiments Brigadier General (F-1) Colonel (O-6) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10) N/A
Corps* 2+ Divisions Brigadier General (F-1) Colonel (O-6) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10) N/A
Field Army* 2+ Corps Major General (F-2) Brigadier General (F-1) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10) N/A
High Command RMA Marshal of the Army (F-6) Field Marshal (F-5) Sergeant-Major of the Army (E-10) N/A

*Promotions are neither guaranteed, nor are they required at the administrative level. Promotions will correspond to the current rank of the CO and the number of active chapters in the administrative district.


  1. As updated in Army Directive 2302-02