» Board Members: highest-ranking members after the Chairman.
» Count: The geographic divisions of the Gangster Disciples are called "counts" or "decks."
» Governor: Head of the state organization, or "count," of the Gangster Disciples. "A Governor is aware of and coordinates much of the (gang's) criminal activity within that state," the indictment says.
» Governor of Governors: Regional officer in charge of the governors.
» Chief Enforcer: The gang member in each state who is responsible for enforcing codes, rules and regulations of the gang. "Responsible for seeing that punishment, including 'Kill on Sight' (KOS) orders and 'greenlights,' which authorize physical punishment, are effectuated for Gangster Disciples who violate gang rules."
» Clean-up crews: These are enforcement teams who work for the Chief Enforcer, administering discipline (including assault and murder) to members who violate the rules. Some of these teams have names, such as "Hate Committee" or "Blacc Team."
» Ninjas: Oftentimes members of the enforcement teams are known as "ninjas" or "UFOs."
» BOS, SOS: Brothers (or sisters) of the struggle.