|Black Star Initiative|
|Focus||Bounty Hunting, Security|
|Headquarters||New York, NY - Earth - Sol System|
|Leaders||Nathan Grimm, Chris "Bassy" Slate, TCABxl, Mr. Zong|
The Black Star Initiative (BSI) is a global Private Military Company founded in 2900 by two former UEE Marines to provide training and support to military and law enforcement organizations as well as offer the private sector the ability to defend their cargo and lives against the Vanduul threat.
Offering an excellent base provided by the knowledge of their years of service in the United Earth Empire Army the leadership of BSI managed to build up and opened the first training facility in the year 2901 located in New Austin, Terra. Undergoing several months of base training new employees never stop to learn. Each mission is new experienced gained.
The Initiative is a leading security and risk management company with project experience in over 60 star systems. We have an empire wide client-base including governments, international agencies and the international corporate sector, and are a major security provider to the United Empire of Earth government and intelligence and security advisor to the maritime insurer Messer’s Joint War Committee (JWC).
We offer comprehensive advice on every aspect of security from corporate operations, commercial risk and foreign investment to counter-terrorism, close protection and support to governments. BSI runs a global network of offices, contacts, and associates. Furthermore, our clients benefit from the extensive capabilities of our personnel, built up through careers in the military, diplomatic and intelligence services, as well as in the police, journalism, the UEE, finance and commerce.
Aerospace & Defence
During the Vanduul Crisis BSI has supported over 118 UEE forces in missions regarding training, maintenance and delivery streams across land, sea and air. In Davien II BSI is teamed with one of the planets largest defence companies to provide intricate solutions to planetary border security.
We’re also proud to call ourselves a long lived Partner of Aegis Dynamics and RSI. With the close partnership we offer our team the best available gear and vehicles.
We also anticipate our increasing involvement in technology will see our support to the defence and aerospace sector grow significantly over the next five years.
“Train hard or don’t train at all.” -BSI Instructors
Our results-driven professional training courses are delivered by our veteran instructors, who are among the best in the world. Recruited from elite law enforcement agencies and the military, they deliver real-combat experience, innovative instruction for all of our new employees. Each of our employees will have to master different aspects before allowed to partake in real combat or protection situations.
• Basic Course
• Pre-Deployment Training
• High Risk Live Fire
• Counter Terrorist
• Counter Alien Threat
• High Threat Protection
• Basic & Advanced Piloting
BSI instructors are chosen for their experience, professional attitude and passion for the industry.
BSI instructors understand the importance of high-quality training and know that training often means the difference between life and death.
They are committed, and feel it is their responsibility to bring you the best in tactical and firearms training. They have developed a training methodology that has proven itself in real tactical environments.
“People are the key to our success and we are therefore committed to recruiting and retaining the best people.” – Nathan Grimm, CEO
When you join BSI, you’ll be part of a dedicated and competent team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done, with the requisite experience and determination to succeed, often in challenging and hostile environments.
Our employees come from a variety of backgrounds and we believe that this makes it an exciting place to work, providing a rewarding culture of diversity, innovation and excellence.
BSI offers a wide range of career opportunities to outstanding individuals and is committed to attracting, motivating and empowering its employees. If you are interested in any positions with us - either local, on Terra, or anywhere else in the known Universe - please contact one of our recruitment managers.
Our equal opportunity policy emphasizes our aim to create a work environment that is inclusive and non-discriminatory, where all employees are empowered by their individuality and encouraged to use it in order to achieve success.
All prospective candidates for employment will be selected and treated solely on the basis of their merits and abilities. Applicants will not be subject to any form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, colour, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
We demonstrate the highest degree of integrity in every aspect of what we do. We are committed to instilling professional and ethical behavior in all our employees, teammates and associates.
We set the bar for the best-in-class operational excellence. We empower our people to deliver customer-focused solutions with the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to excellence.
We promote and support a diverse, yet unified team. While respecting the individuality of our people, we work together as a team to meet our customers’ goals. We deploy willingly to the most remote and dangerous regions, leveraging our unique skill set in support of our customers’ missions.
We take responsibility for our performance legally and ethically. We have a diverse Board of Directors that provides oversight and guidance to best serve our customers.
We honor the rights and beliefs of our fellow associates, our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. We treat others with dignity and respect.
We value, encourage, and enable our employees, teammates, and associates to develop innovative and pragmatic solutions to real-world challenges.
BSI is an elite security services provider. With expertise forged in the world’s most challenging envoirments, our network of skilled professionals can provide customized solutions for our clients to help them navigate trough the most difficult situations in the universe.
The always changing security climate demands innovative solutions that can be applied in both high-threat and low profile operating environments. BSI is your partner for both. – And more. Years of field expierence with both, goverment and commercial clients have allowed us to become a trusted partner for everyone that is in need of the other kind of help by providing solutions that foster a smarter, safer security approach based on knowledge and training.
Our Agents create comprehensive training curriculums for our clients.
BSI works as a team to promote a culture of integrity, excellence, and dignity in everything we do.
We believe in the power of informations and preparation in the face of complex, ever-changing threats. Our team brings together 200 years of combined law enforcment expierence to deliver dynamic strategies for safety via comprehensive threat assessments and an understanding of counterintelligence and security posture requierments. No matter the scope of the threat or duration of the mission, BSI action plans are based on informations that helps mitigate hostile actions and keep the Universe and the United Earth save.
Transport and Logistics
The timely and safe movement of goods and people is critical for the economy or security and the pressure to deliver faster, further and for less is always present.
Across diverse industry sectors, BSI secures all aspects of the suply chain to protect and account for our clients assets at all times.
We draw on our global resources in logistics across widely differing cultures and terrains, technology, risk consultancy and project management and our expierence of managing the roads of worlds and the universe mage a tangible difference.
For our clients, our bigger picture approach brings enhanced security, reduced costs, increased revenue-generating opportunieties and improved performance.
Recognize that secure and beneficial solutions come from looking at the whole challenge. Let us help you see the opportunities that exists in securing your world.
BSI pathfinding services help companies to do business in challenging and emerging markets. Our knowledge and experience mean that we are well-placed to provide the support and advice necessary to reach informed business decisions and to provide risk mitigation strategies to support commercial success.
BSI can offer reporting and guidance globally on:
• Political, operational, security and reputation considerations.
• Identification and provision of appropriate physical locations for office and residential premises.
• Identification of, and due diligence on, local professional service providers.
• Threat assessments and the design of an appropriate security strategy.
• Advice on the nature and extent of corruption and establishing mitigation strategies.
This Charter of Black Star Initiative, as ratified on the Twenty Second of October of the year 2900 hereby sets aside the rules, regulations, and code of this organization as determined by its founders.
Article One, Conduct and Expectations of Enlisted Employees:
Each employee enlisted in The Initiative is expected to follow the rules, regulations, and conduct set forth under Article One and its following sections.
I. An employee is expected to hold their self with honor, respect, and professionalism at all times.
II. A employee is expected, while on the battlefield, to follow the orders of their superior officer to the best of his or her ability.
III. A employee is expected to fulfill their designated position to the best of their abilities. In a competitive setting, a employee that is found to be under performing may have their individual performance reviewed by their section peers.
Article Two, Chain of Command & Positions:
Employee are subordinate to each officer in their command structure above them, and are in command of each employee subordinate to themselves. Each employee is expected to rise to the expectations and duties of their station as set forth under Article Two and its following sections.
I. Rankings and Positions are laid out thus, and in order from subordinate to superior:
a) Recruit – A probationary / trial rank which indicates that a employee is new to the mercenary unit and has not yet been assigned to a section.
b) Private – Employees who are experienced members and have accumulated an in-depth knowledge of their sector.
c) Sergeant – Employees who have been assigned command of a section and are the superior officers to the Wraith within that section.
d) Captain – Employees who are the founders of The Initiative. Captains are five in number and will not increase or decrease. Special circumstances may arise that will require the appointment of a new Captain. The new Captain is voted upon by other Captains following a majority vote.
e) Honorable Representative – Employee who are external from rank system and represent other units.
II. A employee may be designated section leader if those in the section are in agreement with the designation. A section must have at least four (4) members to be formed and may not exceed eight (8) members in total.
III. When promoted to a position (Sergeant) that allows command of a section, it is the responsibility of the promoted employee to enlist their subordinates. An officer is encouraged to form tight bonds with specific members, but is allowed to enlist any member subordinate to them for command directly before a mission, unless a superior officer chooses otherwise. Section leaders are also expected to actively build game-play chemistry between members under their command.
Article Three, Code of Conduct & Punishment:
A employee enlisted in The Initiative may be subject to dismissal (removal from the mercenary unit) based upon infractions committed. Infractions are classified as outlined below:
I. Minor Infractions – In the event that a minor infraction has been committed by a member and there is sufficient supporting evidence of the infraction, the member will be given a written warning from a superior officer. If three (3) minor infractions are committed within a 30-day period, the offender is removed from the unit. If at the end of this period no infractions are committed, the earliest infraction will be removed from that pilots record.
List of Minor Infractions:
EXCESSIVE USE INSULTING OR HARASSING LANGUAGE DIRECTED TOWARDS AN INDIVIDUAL OR A GROUP OF PEOPLE
EXCESSIVE USE OF INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE
EXCESSIVE SPAMMING OR TROLLING
FREQUENT INSUBORDINATION DURING A COMPETITIVE DROP
II. Major Infractions – In the event that a major infraction has been committed by a member and there is sufficient supporting evidence of the infraction, the aforementioned member will be removed from the mercenary unit and banned from accessing the resources of the unit.
List of Major Infractions:
RACIAL / ETHNIC HARASSMENT
REAL-LIFE VIOLENT THREATS
DISTRIBUTION OF REAL-LIFE PERSONAL INFORMATION
POSTING CHEATS, HACKS, TROJAN HORSES OR MALICIOUS PROGRAMS
These are the rules, regulations, and codes as determined by the Founders of The Initiative, at the signing of this Charter, on the Twenty-Second of October of the year 2013. All who are enlisted among the ranks of The Initiative must abide by these rules or find themselves punished as set aside by the rules.