A civilian is a person who is not a member of the military. The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN) includes several civilian branches:
- Diplomatic Corps
- Special Intelligence Service (SIS)
- Royal Manticoran Merchant Marine (RMMM)
- Royal Manticoran Astro Control Service (RMACS)
An additional TRMN civilian branch, independent of the Civilian Corps is:
Civilians may be members of peerage staffs or unaffiliated civilians.
Uniformed Civilian Branches
The three uniformed civilian branches are non-military, but the personnel wear uniforms and in the case of RMACS, have ranks similar to naval ranks:
Honors bestowed upon civilians
Civilian awards are established by Admiralty Order 1703-02.
The Civilian Corps also has an honor society that inducts members each year for services to the Civilian life, this society is called the Privy Council after the traditional body found in many parliamentary systems.
Order of the Golden Lion
The Most Eminent Order of the Golden Lion is a chivalric order awarded for merit to civilian personnel in government service. The Order is awarded by the Monarch through the FLA based on the advice of the leadership of the Civilian Corps and its component branches.