Operational Districts

Regional Directors Association, circa 1956.


Smaller sub-regions within the established regional commands are referred to as "operational districts" (OpDis). These sub-regions were established in an effort to prevent future nationalization of Authority institutes.

As cultural and national movements influenced the growth of branches, linguistic identities spread throughout the Authority hierarchy during the development of operational districts.1

Operational districts vary in size and shape within a regional command, and are led by a Regional Director who are appointed by their respective regional representative. However, the number of operational districts has since decreased steadily with the last district expansion authorized back in late 1996. While regional representatives have the power to expand districts, they require the approval of the Regional Directors Association, which has the authority to adopt resolutions opposing any proposed district expansion.2

Operational Districts

Northern Command

Southern Command

Western Command

Eastern Command

Africa Command

Eurasia Command

Asia Command

Oceania Command

Antarctica Command

The Calamity of the 80s


The Annexation of Central America Command by Northern Command and Southern Command.

The Calamity of the 80s refers to a period of regional and geopolitical tension within the former command of Central America Command. This event is thought to have begun with the "'79 Rebellion", leading into successive crisis experienced. The time span is generally considered to be from the start of the '79 Rebellion in 1979 to the dissolution of the Central America Command in 1981.

For more information about the Great Breach, see the "Dissolution of Central America Command."

Regional Directors Association

The Regional Directors Association, abbreviated as RDA, is a national assembly body and forum between Regional Directors from across the Authority's regional commands. It was established shortly after divisional conflict between the Global Directors and Regional Directors in 1955.4 Their primary goal as an association is to coordinate management, procedures, and logistics so that regional operations can be facilitated while still achieving the organization's objectives.

Members of the association, like the Site-Area Directors Association (SDA),5 are Regional Directors and their respective staff and advisors. It is frequently stated that the person who chairs the association holds the same authority as a Global Director, but this is more of a ceremonial respect than a legitimate power.

National Authority Accords

The National Authority Accords is a statue founded in 1955, which formed the association as an autonomous body with certain powers that the Directorate, despite rejecting to its terms, recognized as a statue agreement. Several amendments have been passed over the years that have restricted or excluded some of the constitutional authority of the Regional Directors.6.

Many newly appointed Regional Directors struggled to maintain some level of authority shortly after the position of Regional Directors was incorporated into the hierarchy, as directives from the Directorate conflicted with many regional-level decisions.

This prompted many Regional Directors across the Authority structure to form an association in order to equalize institutional authority at the regional level, which resulted in the 1955 "National Authority Statue," which stated that "Directorships at the global level must allow regional-level autonomy to balance the issue, and allow the Regional Directors to maintain authority before the Directorate."

Power and Impeachment

In accordance to the National Authority Accords, the Regional Directors Association has the authority to oversee and conduct special-elections for regional representatives of the Global Directorate. As opposed to electing the divisional representatives, who are voted by electorates across the divisions, regional representatives are voted by their respective Regional Director who are considered electorate members.

Their authority also works in the opposite when it comes to the impeachment and removal of Global Directors, these including the divisional representatives despite not voting on their seats. The process for the removal of an incumbent divisional/regional representative is in accordance to the Misconduct and Removal protocol.

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