Corps Directive 01-1301

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Corps Directive 01-1301 was issued 26 January 2013 under the authority of the Marshal of the Corps. It establishes the RMMC's Assault Shuttle Program.

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To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
From: Marshal of the Corps Sean Niemeyer, Commandant of the RMMC
Re: Assault Shuttle Program (Corps Directive 01-1301)

As of the date of this Order, by my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby establish the RMMC Assault Shuttle Program (ASP). This program is meant to allow members of the RMMC to establish a presence in areas where there are no chapters currently available. Below are the particulars of this program.

What is an Assault Shuttle?
An assault shuttle is a pinnace supported by an existing RMN chapter that is staffed and commanded completely by RMMC personnel. Assault shuttles are a way for members of RMMC to create a group in an area where there are no chapters present. This type of unit is not considered a chapter by TRMN and cannot change their hull type until certain conditions are met.

For recordkeeping purposes an assault shuttle will be considered a MARDET and will be assigned a MARDET number.

Starting an Assault Shuttle
Marines wishing to start an assault shuttle should fill out the MARDET activation form, selecting the assault shuttle option and listing the supporting chapter.

The Supporting Chapter
A supporting chapter is a chapter in the RMN to which the assault shuttle is “attached”. A supporting chapter does not have to be located in the same fleet as the assault shuttle and may offer as much or as little support as necessary.

A supporting chapter may have a maximum of 5 assault shuttles attached to it at any given time.

Assault Shuttle Designation
Assault shuttles shall be designated by the following scheme: AS-(ship name)-(number). For example, AS-Gryphon-1. When spoken it would be "assault shuttle Gryphon one".

Assault Shuttle Command and Organization
An assault shuttle is commanded by the highest ranking marine on board and shall be organized per the most recent RMMC echelon breakdown as outlined in the most current Corps Directive.

Minimum and Maximum Crew Size
An assault shuttle has a minimum crew size of three, which corresponds with the smallest unit in the RMMC. Assault shuttles do not have a maximum crew size.

Converting from an Assault Shuttle to a Ship
In order to convert an assault shuttle to a full chapter in TRMN (ship) the assault shuttle must have recruited a member who has decided to participate as a naval officer. Once that has happened the assault shuttle may then begin the process of starting a ship with BuShips while at the same time contacting COMFORCECOM and informing them that the assault shuttle will be reorganizing as a MARDET on board a ship, following the same procedures as if starting a new MARDET. Please note that converting to a ship is optional and is not required.

This order effective 26-Jan-13.

In Honour of the Queen!

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Issued by:
Marshal of the Corps
Lord Sir Sean Niemeyer, KCR, OE
Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
First Earl, New Ulyanovsk

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