Admiralty Order 1006-05

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Admiralty Order 1006-05 was issued in July 3, 2010 by the First Lord of the Admiralty and specifies the criteria for each achievement-based award within The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc..

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To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, Marine Corps, Army and Grayson Space Navy
From: Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Martin A. Lessem, JD, First Lord of the Admiralty, Duke, New Scania
Re: Achievement Awards - Updated (Admiralty Order 1006-05)

The following Admiralty Order details the Achievement Awards of the Royal Manticoran Navy. These shall be effective 01-Jun-2010.

Award Name (by Precedence) Issued by Frequency: Issued For Groups
Parliamentary Medal of Valor First Lord of the Admiralty As needed. The highest gallantry award of the RMN and armed services. This award is for lifesaving above and beyond the call of duty. To qualify for this award, the recipient must save a life. Providing a First Aid kit at an accident scene would not qualify. Performing First Aid in a situation where the recipient would have died without your intervention would qualify. Note that the situation in which life saving services are rendered need to be life threatening for the person delivering the services. For this Award to be granted, attestation from Medical personnel is required. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘PMV’. Because of the nature of their professions, and the definition of ‘above and beyond’ is difficult at best, therefore, the award for those personnel in Real World Aid Giving positions will be addressed on a case by case basis by the Admiralty.

(This is the Star of Grayson for the GSN Personnel. For the Star of Grayson the recipient is entitle to the post nominal letters ‘GS’)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian
Queen's Cross for Bravery First Lord of the Admiralty As needed. The highest bravery award of the RMN and is also the highest non-military award granted. To qualify for this award, the recipient must provide life saving services, even if the life is not saved. Rescuing a kitten from a tree would not qualify. Saving a kitten from drowning in a river would. For this Award to be granted, attestation from a witness is required. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘QCB’. Because of the nature of their professions, the award for those personnel in Real World Aid Giving positions will be addressed on a case by case basis by the Admiralty.

(This is the Austin Medal for the GSN Personnel. For the Austin Medal the recipient is entitle to the post nominal letters ‘AM’)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian
Most Noble Order of the Star Kingdom First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. Once, as needed. Appointment to this order is awarded to recognize extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement or merit in service to the Monarch, the Star Kingdom or the RMN at large. Those awarded this order are permitted to use the prefix ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ and the post nominal letters of ‘KSK’. This order comes in only one class, Knight, and is hereditary. RMN, RMMC, RMA, Civilian
Distinguished Service Star High Admiral of the Grayson Space Navy on behalf of the Protector As needed. This is awarded to recognize extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement or merit in service to the Protector, the Protectorate or the GSN at large. The decoration is normally only bestowed to senior officers and to senior enlisted. The recipients of the medal are entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘DSS’ after their names. Those receiving further awards may use ‘with cluster’ or ‘with clusters’ as well. The Distinguished Service Star cannot be awarded posthumously. GSN
Most Honorable Order of King Roger First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. Once per Year maximum; Six Issuance maximum This Order is reserved for Military personnel and Civilians in Government work only. The Monarch, through the First Lord of the Admiralty, accepts members into the order based on the Advice of the Senior Officers. This order is awarded for inspirational service. There are seven total classes, with the top four entitled to the prefix ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’. The six awardable classes with post nominal letters are Knight Grand Cross (GCR), Knight Commander (KDR), Knight Companion (KCR), Officer (OR) and Member (MR). The highest class, Knight Grand Commander (GDR) is reserved for the Monarch and therefore not awarded. This order is not hereditary. For each subsequent award, the member moves up one class. RMN, RMMC, RMA, Civilian
Most Distinguished Order of Merit First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. Once, as needed. This order is awarded for distinguished service in the armed forces, but also for service to science, art, literature or the promotion of culture. Monetary donations are specifically excluded from this award. The Monarch, through the First Lord of the Admiralty, accepts members into the order based on the Advice of the Senior Officers. Those awarded this order are permitted to use the prefix ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ and the post nominal letters of ‘OM’. This order comes in only one class, Knight, and is not hereditary. RMN, RMMC, RMA, Civilian
Legion of Military Merit High Admiral of the Grayson Space Navy on behalf of the Protector As needed. This order is awarded for distinguished service in the armed forces. The Protector, through the High Admiral of the Grayson Space Navy, accepts members into the order based on the Advice of the Senior Officers. The three awardable classes with post nominal letters are Commander (MMC), Officer (MMO) and Member (MMM). This order is not hereditary. For each subsequent award, the member moves up one class. This order does not confer a prefix. The order level is denoted with Gold, Silver or Bronze crossed sabers. GSN
Most Eminent Order of the Golden Lion First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. Once per Year maximum; Six Issuance maximum This order is awarded to Senior Civil Servants for exemplary service to the organization. The Monarch, through the First Lord of the Admiralty, accepts members into the order based on the Advice of the Senior Officers. The six awardable classes with post nominal letters are Knight Grand Cross (GCGL), Knight Commander (KDGL), Knight Companion (KGL), Officer (OGL) and Member (MGL). The highest class, Knight Grand Commander (GDGL) is reserved for the Monarch and therefore not awarded. This order is not hereditary. For each subsequent award, the member moves up one class. This order does not confer a prefix. Civilian
Most Regal Order of Queen Elizabeth First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. Once per Year maximum; Six Issuance maximum This is awarded for personal service and dedication to The Royal Manticoran Navy: An Honor Harrington Fan Association. An example of this would be giving up a weekend every month to hold recruiting drives at conventions around the country, or arranging guest speakers at our Annual Meeting at Shore Leave. The six awardable classes with post nominal letters are Knight Grand Cross (GCE), Knight Commander (KDE), Knight Companion (KCE), Knight (KE), Officer (OE) and Member (ME). The highest class, Knight Grand Commander (GDE) is reserved for the Monarch and therefore not awarded. This order is not hereditary. For each subsequent award, the member moves up one class. RMN, RMMC, RMA, Civilian
Manticore Cross First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second highest award for gallantry and is awarded only to Officers and Warrant Officers in the RMN, RMMC and GSN. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy or Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘MC’. RMN, RMMC, GSN
Osterman Cross First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second highest award for gallantry and is awarded only to non-commissioned officer and enlisted in the RMN, RMMC and GSN. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy or Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘OC’. RMN, RMMC, GSN
Adrienne Cross Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second highest award for gallantry and is awarded only to personnel in the RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Army, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘AC’. RMA
Saganami Cross First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the third highest award for gallantry and is awarded only to Officers and Warrant Officers in the RMN, RMMC and RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy, Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps and Royal Manticoran Army in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Manticore Cross. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘SC’. RMN, RMMC, RMA
Distinguished Gallantry Cross First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the third highest award for gallantry and is awarded only to non-commissioned officer and enlisted in the RMN, RMMC and RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy, Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps and Royal Manticoran Army in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Manticore Cross. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘DGC’. RMN, RMMC, RMA
Order of Gallantry First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second lowest award for gallantry and is awarded only to Officers and Warrant Officers in the RMN, RMMC and RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy, Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps and Royal Manticoran Army in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Saganami Cross. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘OG’. RMN, RMMC, RMA
Navy Star
Army Star
First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second lowest award for gallantry and is awarded only to non-commissioned officer and enlisted in the RMN, RMMC and RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy, Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps and Royal Manticoran Army in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Saganami Cross. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘NS’ or ‘AS’ based on branch of service. RMN, RMMC, RMA
Naval Star of Gallantry First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. The second lowest gallantry award of the GSN. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Grayson Space Navy in general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Manticore/Osterman Cross GSN
Distinguished Service Order First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. This award is given to any member to recognize their lengthy and dedicated service. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated their dedication over extended lengths of time in a variety of positions of responsibility within and benefiting the organization. This member will have consistently performed above and beyond the normal duties of grade, branch, specialty or assignment to the degree of extraordinary recognition from key individuals of the Admiralty. Simple experience of an individual is not adequate basis for this award. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘DSO’.

(This is the Distinguished Service Decoration for the GSN Personnel. For the Distinguished Service Decoration the recipient is entitle to the post nominal letters ‘DSD’)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian
Monarch's Thanks First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. As needed. This is awarded on behalf of the Monarch by the First Lord of the Admiralty for a mission or assignment exceptionally well done. The award is shown by a blood red stripe, one centimeter in width, all the way around the upper right sleeve of the uniform below the TRMN Patch, or on the right sleeve of a civilian court dress or tuxedo. There are no post nominal entitlements for the Monarch’s Thanks. Subsequent awards are denoted by the addition of a gold crown to the stripe for the next five and a gold boarder to the strip for ten awards. RMN, RMMC, RMA, Civilian
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the lowest award for gallantry and is awarded only any member in the RMN, RMMC and RMA. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Navy, Royal Manitcoran Marine Corps and Royal Manticoran Armyin general, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence, but not enough to qualify for the Order of Gallantry or the Navy/Army Star. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘CGM’.

(This is the Naval Medal of Gallantry for the GSN Personnel. For the Naval Medal of Gallantry the recipient is entitle to the post nominal letters ‘NMG’)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN
The Gryphon Star First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second highest bravery award. To qualify for this award, the member must perform their duties in a manner above and beyond the call of duty. Driving an hour out of your way to drop off a fellow member would be an example of this. This is intended as a lesser version of the Queen’s Cross of Bravery, so similar criteria apply. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘GS’. Monetary donations as specifically precluded from this award.

(This is the Grayson Medal for the GSN Personnel. For the Grayson Medal the recipient is entitle to the post nominal letters ‘GM’)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian
Order of the Crown for Naval Service First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. One per person of proper rank. This order is a special award and can only be awarded once to any specific individual. It is awarded by the First Lord of the Admiralty on behalf of the Monarch. It is the only award specifically for Naval Officers of the Rank Captain of the List and up. To qualify, you must have performed exceptional service to the crown over a long period of time. Holding down a staff position for ten years, recruiting ten members per year for ten years and commanding a Fleet for five years would all be examples of qualifying activities. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘OCN’. Monetary donations as specifically precluded from this award. RMN
Wound Stripe First Lord of the Admiralty As needed. This award is given to members of the armed forces who are seriously injured while on duty during an event. The injury must be serious enough to require emergency room attention. This award is denoted by a blood red stripe one centimeter in width, all the way around on the upper right hand sleeve of the uniform, just below the TRMN Patch, or below the Monarch's Thanks.

(This is the Naval Wound Medal for the GSN Personnel.)
RMN, RMMC, RMA
Queen's Bravery Medal First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the second lowest bravery award. To qualify for this award, the member must perform their duties in a manner above and beyond the call of duty. Staying behind after a Fleet meeting to help clean up the meeting location would be an example of a qualifier for this award. This is intended as a lesser version of the Gryphon Star, so similar criteria apply. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘QBM’. Monetary donations as specifically precluded from this award. RMN, RMMC, RMA
Mentioned in Dispatches Unit Leaders (minimum level Task Group or Brigade) As needed. This award is given to any member who is mentioned by a Commanding Officer in a Dispatch. This could be in a Chapter Report or up. The event must be grand enough to warrant recognition, and must be preceded by “Mention is Given to:”. This award is denoted by a gold stripe one centimeter in width, all the way around on the upper right hand sleeve of the uniform, just below the TRMN Patch, and below the Monarchs Thanks and the Wound Stripe. This is the only award of the stripe variety available to all services. RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN
Sphinx Cross N/A N/A This Award is currently Pending future expansion. N/A
Conspicuous Bravery Medal First Lord of the Admiralty; Commandant of the Royal Manticoran Army Once per Year per Member maximum. This is the lowest bravery award. To qualify for this award, the member must perform their duties in a manner above and beyond the call of duty. Volunteering to act as security for a large RMN function would be an example of a qualifier for this award. This is intended as a lesser version of the Gryphon Star, so similar criteria apply. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘CBM’. Monetary donations as specifically precluded from this award.

(This is the Distinguished Service Medal *or* the Medal of Courage for the GSN Personnel.)
RMN, RMMC, RMA
Conspicuous Service Medal First Lord of the Admiralty Once per Year per Member maximum. This award is given to recognize members who have rendered exceptional service to a particular unit by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance and leadership over time. To be eligible for this award, a member must have served in an official capacity for a period of at least twelve months. Even the lowest leadership roles qualify for this award, however, being a non-active member does not.

(This is the Meritorious Service Star for the GSN Personnel.)
RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian
Meritorious Service Decoration High Admiral of the Grayson Space Navy Once per Year per Member maximum. This is an award for meritorious service. It is awarded for distinguished and meritorious service in noncombat based on continued performance or for a specific single achievement of an outstanding nature. GSN
Meritorious Service Medal Unit Leaders (minimum level Task Group or Brigade) As needed; One per Member per Year This award is given to recognize members who have rendered exceptional service to a particular unit by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Such accomplishment should be of extra-unit significance and affect or reflect favorably on the unit as a whole. It is usually awarded to those serving in leadership positions although this may not need to be the case. The issuing authority may consult with the next higher authority if there is a question. RMN, RMMC, RMA, GSN, IAN, RHN, Civilian

In Honour of the Queen!

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Issued by:
Admiral Lord Martin A. Lessem, JD
Admiral of the Fleet
Duke, New Scania
First Lord of the Admiralty


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