Chain of Command
(Works in progress: Theaters of Operation | Ship's Registry )
Below is a "chain of command" organizational flow chart. Our Pacific Basset Feet includes almost 300 hounds. Bassets signed up for the feet in the departments and ranks of their choice. As a result, we have many hounds doing many different tasks (and some tasks that appealed to no hound).
This chart divides hounds by units. To see which hounds are enlisted in which unit, click on the box in the chart. Hound names and BSN numbers are listed. By cross-checking the hound name and BSN number with the crew roster, you can find out more about each individual hound.
It is our hope that these unit lists will help rescues organizing fundraisers to divide the feet into more manageable visual parts (visualize coasters with the ASTT or the NCIS hounds on them).
There are two Theaters of Operation (see map below) splitting the Earth in half at 90 degrees of longitude. Each Theater of Operation has a Fleet Admiral.
Eastern Theater of Operations: East of the Mississippi River to the Tamur Peninsula in Russia to Bangladesh including Ontario, Quebec, England, Ireland, France and South Africa.
Western Theater of Operations: West of the Mississippi River to the Ural Mountains including Manitoba, Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
A Task Force combines many services where there is a threat or need for the Feet. These include ships, river patrols, border patrol, squirrel scarers, slave trainers, helicopters, fighter pilots, ambassetdors, scouts, secret agents, support groups, singers and spiritual guides. Each Task Force has an Admiral. A Task Force is composed of all of the Divisions by area.
Divisions are composed of many vessels and operations in a specific area of home base (state/provence/region). Divisions are commanded by a Vice Admiral.
Squadrons are groups of ships within a Division. They are commanded by Rear Admirals. These have home ports (cities).
Ships are commanded by captains. Large ships operating together with others have a Rear Admiral commanding. Small ships have a captain commanding, not an admiral.