THE POSITIONS OF THE GOTEI
General Members who do not apply for any of the specialized positions fall under non-specific members of the Gotei United. They are often the common soldier you see and are in mass in most of the Gotei's divisions. Anyone can apply for them. Seated Officer:
Most divisions will have at least one seated officer. These officers are often in charge of keeping up the maintenance within their divisions, directing people to where they need to go, handling missions and being an active face of the division. Therefore, they are an important part of all divisions and there can be multiple seated officers. Vice Captain:
Vice Captains are considered to be the second in command of the Gotei United's Divisions. One of the first requirements towards becoming a Vice Captain is that they must possess some form of Shikai OR a scale of power equal to one. There may be exceptions, but these are taken on a case by case bases.
Vice Captains are often in charge of supervising the division they are apart of if the Captain is not around. There can also be multiple Vice Captains assigned to a division, but this is rare and is done at the command of the Captain. Captain:
Captain's are the essential leaders of their divisions. They control the flow of how they operate, where people go and they have full control over how they manage things outside of input/oversight from The Captain Commander. They often must have a Bankai, a power equal to a Captain (1-5 at least) or some type of leverage they can use to fight against Captain-Level threats.
GOTEI UNITED'S DIVISIONS
There is still a Zero Division that exists within the Gotei United. However, since their resources are not focused on the Soul King, there is only a small team of Shinigami which are tasked with the duty of over watching his kingdom, serving The King and otherwise performing protection for all of the Soul Societies Royal Families.
They'll often have a piece of the oken infused into their body and they will have their own city within the Soul King's realm. And, for the most part, Zero Division do not interact much with other divisions of The Gotei United and can be considered their own unit. First Division: Realm Enforcement:
The 1st Division is focused primarily on the Soul Society. This means that most of their active forces remain within the Soul Society more often than not. They are tasked with keeping the peace, ensuring the laws of the Gotei United are upheld and to serve the people of the Soul Society. These duties can also range from imprisoning others who are a threat to this peace, doing recon to ensure everything is stable and there are no active threats in the realm, being on standby to deal with any invading forces and so on. Second Division: Kido Corps:
The Kido Corps is considered one of the primary fighting cores of The Gotei United. This is where most Shinigami who have a strong knowledge of magic are often placed. They need a high level of supernatural understanding, a grasp of other races, an understanding of kido and to be skilled in these arts in order to advance through the ranks.
Third Division: Research:
- Sub-Division: Healing: The Healing Division in The Gotei United is tasked with overall Healing/Medical needs of all those who join the faction. This means they can be dispatched to a variety of locations within the Gotei United's barracks, the Soul Society or other realms where Gotei United forces can be found. So they look for shinigami with strong knowledge and abilities that can be used to otherwise help heal people, reduce illness and otherwise keep their men in top shape.
The Research Division of the Gotei United are often tasked with a variety of objectives. They are in charge of inventing new equipment for the Gotei United, researching different types of viruses/sickness/diseases/poisons, experimenting on volunteer subjects to improve the limitations of their race and performing anything that can be remotely considered scientific, engineering or research which can improve the Shinigami, Gotei United or Soul Society. Fourth Division: Combat
This is considered the central fighting force of The Gotei United. Many that were in the Combat Division of the Gotei Reformed will be posted here. With that said, under Ibiki's lead, they have been repolished and fitted to be the representing face of the Gotei United and the first on the scene more often than not in war-time scenarios.Fifth Division: Stealth Force:
This is an important division to be a part of. The Stealth Force handles most types of recon missions in other dimensions, assassinations, secret missions and works alongside The Captain Commander in order to make sure the integrity of the Gotei United is not compromised. So they often look for individuals who are quick-witted, nimble and can perform in an efficient manner and understand how to commit to the art of Stealth. Sixth Division: Veteran Core
The Veteran Core is different from other divisions. There are no seated, vice-captain or Captain roles in it. Instead, this is considered a small sector of elite individuals that proven themselves excellent enough to be considered veterans. And, from this experience, they have near Captain-like authority in the Gotei and can assist other divisions or go on high-ranking tasks.
Most within the Veteran Core can do whatever they please for the most part, but they still take orders from the Captain Commander and the recommendations of the other Captains to prevent in-fighting. Otherwise, they are free to help enhance, improve and lead the Gotei Reformed as they see fit. Therefore, one can infer they have a heavy input into the direction of The Gotei United based on their expertise and rank.Seventh Division - Earth Affiliation:
Previously the sub-division of the Combat Division, "Earth Affiliation" merits its own set of responsibilities, including both diplomatic emissaries and general information upkeep, and of course enforcing the balance and general natural order when it comes to spiritual affairs. It is a very specific job of the Shinigami which they are fully intended to be performing, and while normally it could be assumed that all Shinigami who are on Earth handle this work in passing, as it provides much more leeway to the other Divisions to focus more fully on their own jobs and contribute to the Gotei more completely.