My only other thought besides a zone admin, would be to assign an MoD to each unit at maybe a platoon level. So you always have an admin, but because he's shooting too, doesn't feel like a babysitter. I'd suggest using a member of the platoon so you don't have to recruit as many MoD's but I forsee potential issues with honesty and "bending" the rules to the gain of a given faction on either side. A dedicated admin, even if he is another shooter, seems better. I know theres a logistics headache in finding such able bodied individuals willing to handle the task though.
I can dig that. After some discussion, Russo and I both agree that MOD's should be assigned and permanently embedded to their squads or platoons. They should wear the same color camo pants (Green Digi's or Tan Digi's) and become part of that squad a bit more. I unfortunately had weapon issues and that just wasn't an option for me, but I did try to stick to the green side to admin and follow.
I can also guarantee you, there will be no shortage of individuals who want to fill that role. It was very satisfying to be one part admin, one part mentor and one part LARP'er. I know there are others who felt the same way and would be more than happy to play as MoD and keep their point of views unbiased as well.
I loved having the SEISOPS guys there because they brought a lot of fight - but I have to admit, I think I have helped to permanently taint the ability to flip-flop. (Civies will always need to retain this ability. Free will in their role is an inherent right) But having a large force like the SEISOPS switching sides was probably not the best thing to do. They did it as right as they possibly could by not being cheap and stabbing someone in the back. There flips were as announced as it could have been and any failure to recognize it was more than likely a break int he COMMO chain. (Which is always bound to happen anyways with dead radios, radios not properly programmed, etc.) I think we should have broken them apart and given them assignments to stick with. This isn't a cut on them, they did a great job as always. I just think that "Raven" guy has ruined the flop ability for a while.