The time has come for the 7th Cavalry to jump into the 2022 Call to Arms Campaign! Last year we managed to raise over $1500.00 so we could sent Stack-up supply drops to Veterans around the world! We have been apart of the Stack-up community since 2019, and have been inducted onto their wall of heroes for our Teams/members generous donation.
Why did we choose Stack-up?
Stack-up was created by veterans and gamers in 2015 who want to make a difference. Since we ourselves are veterans and gamers, it seems like the best initiative for us to get on the ground level of. Together as gamers we can show the world why gaming is good for people, and how it benefits our amazing veterans with their problems through this program.
What is in it for you?
Just as we support Stack-up and the Veterans around the world, so do they in turn support us. They have offered to be apart of any 7th Cavalry Charity streams, or content creations made by our members either personally, or for the Yellow and Black. If that be through Twitch streaming, Youtube content, or Pod Casts they will offer you a Media Kit, and personnel to assist you with your stream.
Stack-up also has a reward program for members or players who reach a tier in their donation journey during the Campaign. You can get all sort of goodies like T-Shirts, Water bottles, and other gaming type items as thank you for your generous donations. I have also asked if its possible to get clothing items with our names on them as rewards which they have never thought of before.
The 7th Cavalry Gaming Regiment along with Streamers, and other donators from Stack-up managed to raise over $800,000.00 in 2021! Thats a lot of cash for vets...
I hereby appoint them a Sergeant Major, as such from the date of 26MAR22. Effective with this appointment you are charged to carefully and diligently execute the duties and responsibilities of a Sergeant Major of Soldiers and I do strictly direct and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obedience to appropriate orders.
As a Sergeant Major you must set the example for others to emulate. Your conduct and professionalism both on and off duty shall be above reproach. You are responsible for the accomplishment of your assigned mission and for the safety, professional development, and well-being of the Soldiers in your charge. You will be the embodiment of our institutional core values. You will lead your Soldiers with firmness, fairness, and dignity while observing and following the orders and directions of your senior leaders and enforcing all regulations and articles governing the discipline of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
Given under my hand, on this 22 March, in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand And Twenty-Two.
Are you interested in contributing more to the yellow and black by stepping up to be a leader? If so, here's some general suggestions and best practices that 1-7 HQ would like to share to help you on this path and start your career as a leader within 1-7!
1) Be a good follower first. The first step to being a leader in the Cav is to excel at being a trooper. Go to Section Practice (SP), be on time, sign your roll call (RC), and assist and encourage others within your section to do the same. Demonstrate a good attitude and that you can consistently be relied upon to show up to SP and sign your RC. Follow orders and start to begin the journey to be a subject matter expert in your chosen field/military occupational specialty (MOS) within the Cav. By demonstrating your mastery of being a trooper, you're ready for the next step!
2) Work to become a subject matter expert in your MOS. We all come from different backgrounds, experience, and knowledge from within the Cav, and this is a great unit to grow and learn milsim with by taking as many Arma classes as you can that are hosted by the S7 Department. Along with Section Practices, these classes will help give you a baseline knowledge so that when you attend Section Practice or an operation, you'll be able to function within the unit with the basics like battle drills. For more advanced knowledge, we also recommend for future leaders to pursue their Arma 3 Career Pathway for your chosen MOS. Demonstrating mastery of your MOS (and others) will help you earn the respect of your peers and be a valuable tool when leading others.
3) Attend Arma 3 operations! This is the best place to demonstrate what you've learned and start...
I wanted to bring an opportunity to your attention for our Veteran Community. Goodwill was awarded a grant from USAA called "Operation: Achieve". This grant is to assist Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx Veterans with training and education certifications to help with advancement in the workplace or career field.
The grant is available through the end of August and all trainings must be completed by that time.
To qualify you can be an Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard Veteran, currently serving, or a spouse that is Black or Latinx. The veteran is allowed any discharge status other than Dishonorable.
Our contact information is on the bottom of the below flyer. Please mention 7Cav Gaming when you call.
The grant is for $155,000.00 USD, funds are limited so don't delay.