Corps Directive 02-1206

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Corps Directive 02-1206 was issued June 2012 under the authority of the Marshal of the Corps.

Order Text

To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
From: Marshal of the Corps Sean Niemeyer, Commandant of the RMMC
Re: Unit Organization and Numbering in the RMMC (Corps Directive 01-1206)

As of the date of this Order, by my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby institute the Echelon Breakdown. Please note that this order supersedes AO 1102-13 with regards to the breakdown of RMMC Units.

RMMC Echelon Breakdown Below is a chart which illustrates the breakdown, by echelon, of the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps. The first column of the chart lists the echelons of the RMMC from the smallest to largest unit. The second column illustrates the breakdown per echelon for role-playing. That is these numbers should be used for stories and detail out the RMMC if the RMMC of the Honorverse actually existed. The third column illustrates the breakdown per echelon for the fan club The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. These are the numbers that the fan organization and consequently the RMMC will use to divide the organization by.

The numbers below while appearing to be exact, are in actuality a generalization and simplification of what an actual breakdown of the echelons would be. For instance not listed are the various staff members that would be attached to the various units. Those have not been because they would needlessly complicate this chart. Units in the RMMC that are of Company size or larger may have staffs, but those are at the discretion of the commanding officer. All effort should be made to minimize the size of the staff and any staff should be proportional to the size of the unit.

Command Type Role-Playing Representation Real-Life Representation
Section 5 Marines (4 PVT, 1 CPL) 3 Marines (2 PVT, 1 CPL)
Squad 13 Marines (10 PVT, 2 CPL, 1 SGT) 7 Marines (4 PVT, 2 CPL, 1 SGT)
Rifle Platoon (RP) 36 Marines (30 PVT, 3 CPL, 3 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) ) 16 Marines (8 PVT, 4 CPL, 2 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) )
Heavy Weapons Platoon (HWP) 50 Marines (40 PVT, 4 CPL, 4 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) ) 16 Marines (8 PVT, 4 CPL, 2 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) )
Assault Platoon (AP) 36 Marines (30 PVT, 3 CPL, 3 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) ) 16 Marines (8 PVT, 4 CPL, 2 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2) )
Rifle Company (RC) 108 Marines (90 PVT, 9 CPL, 9 SGT, 3 PSG, 3 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) ) 34 Marines (16 PVT, 8 CPL, 4 SGT, 2 PSG, 2 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) )
Heavy Weapons Company (HWC) 52 Marines (40 PVT, 4 CPL, 4 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) ) 34 Marines (16 PVT, 8 CPL, 4 SGT, 2 PSG, 2 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) )
Assault Company (AC) 52 Marines (40 PVT, 4 CPL, 4 SGT, 1 PSG, 1 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) ) 34 Marines (16 PVT, 8 CPL, 4 SGT, 2 PSG, 2 PC (O-1 or O-2), Company 1 SG, Company Commander (O-3) )
Battalion (BN) 454 Marines (330 PVT, 35 CPL, 35 SGT, 11 PSG, 5 PC (O-1 or O-2), 5 Company 1 SG, 5 Company Commander (O-3), Battalion SGM, Battalion Commander (O-4) ) 70 Marines (32 PVT, 16 CPL, 8 SGT, 4 PSG, 4 PC (O-1 or O-2), 2 Company 1 SG, 2 Company Commander (O-3), Battalion SGM, Battalion Commander (O-4) )
Regiment (RG) 1364 Marines (1050 PVT, 105 CPL, 105 SGT, 33 PSG, 33 PC (O-1 or O-2), 15 Company 1 SG, 15 Company Commander (O-3), 3 Battalion SGM, 3 Battalion Commander (O-4), Regimental SGM, Regimental Commander (O-5) ) 142 Marines (64 PVT, 32 CPL, 16 SGT, 8 PSG, 8 PC (O-1 or O-2), 4 Company 1 SG, 4 Company Commander (O-3), 2 Battalion SGM, 2 Battalion Commander (O-4), Regimental SGM, Regimental Commander (O-5) )
Brigade (BD) 4094 Marines (3150 PVT, 315 CPL, 315 SGT, 99 PSG, 99 PC (O-1 or O-2), 45 Company 1 SG, 45 Company Commander (O-3), 9 Battalion SGM, 9 Battalion Commander (O-4), 3 Regimental SGM, 3 Regimental Commander (O-5), Brigade SGM, Brigade Commander (O-6) ) 286 Marines (128 PVT, 64 CPL, 32 SGT, 16 PSG, 8 PC (O-1 or O-2), 8 Company 1 SG, 8 Company Commander (O-3), 4 Battalion SGM, 4 Battalion Commander (O-4), 2 Regimental SGM, 2 Regimental Commander (O-5), Brigade SGM, Brigade Commander (O-6) )
Division (DV) 12282 Marines (9450 PVT, 945 CPL, 945 SGT, 297 PSG, 297 PC (O-1 or O-2), 135 Company 1 SG, 135 Company Commander (O-3), 27 Battalion SGM, 27 Battalion Commander (O-4), 9 Regimental SGM, 9 Regimental Commander (O-5), 3 Brigade SGM, 3 Brigade Commander (O-6), Division SGM, Division Commander (F-1) ) 574 Marines (256 PVT, 128 CPL, 64 SGT, 32 PSG, 32 PC (O-1 or O-2), 16 Company 1 SG, 16 Company Commander (O-3), 8 Battalion SGM, 8 Battalion Commander (O-4), 4 Regimental SGM, 4 Regimental Commander (O-5), 2 Brigade SGM, 2 Brigade Commander (O-6), Division SGM, Division Commander (F-1) )
Force (FC) 36848 Marines (28350 PVT, 2835 CPL, 2835 SGT, 891 PSG, 891 PC (O-1 or O-2), 405 Company 1 SG, 405 Company Commander (O-3), 81 Battalion SGM, 81 Battalion Commander (O-4), 27 Regimental SGM, 27 Regimental Commander (O-5), 9 Brigade SGM, 9 Brigade Commander (O-6), 3 Division SGM, 3 Division Commander (F-1), Force SGM, Force Commander (F-2 or F-3) ) 1150 Marines (512 PVT, 256 CPL, 128 SGT, 64 PSG, 64 PC (O-1 or O-2), 32 Company 1 SG, 32 Company Commander (O-3), 16 Battalion SGM, 16 Battalion Commander (O-4), 8 Regimental SGM, 8 Regimental Commander (O-5), 4 Brigade SGM, 4 Brigade Commander (O-6), 2 Division SGM, 2 Division Commander (F-1), Force SGM, Force Commander (F-2 or F-3) )
Planetary (PL) 147392 Marines (113400 PVT, 11340 CPL, 11340 SGT, 3564 PSG, 3564 PC (O-1 or O-2), 1215 Company 1 SG, 1215 Company Commander (O-3), 243 Battalion SGM, 243 Battalion Commander (O-4), 108 Regimental SGM, 108 Regimental Commander (O-5), 36 Brigade SGM, 36 Brigade Commander (O-6), 12 Division SGM, 12 Division Commander (F-1), 4 Force SGM, 4 Force Commander (F-2 or F-3), 1 Planetary SGM, Planetary Force Commander (F-4) ) 2302 Marines (1024 PVT, 512 CPL, 256 SGT, 128 PSG, 128 PC (O-1 or O-2), 64 Company 1 SG, 64 Company Commander (O-3), 32 Battalion SGM, 32 Battalion Commander (O-4), 16 Regimental SGM, 16 Regimental Commander (O-5), 8 Brigade SGM, 8 Brigade Commander (O-6), 4 Division SGM, 4 Division Commander (F-1), 2 Force SGM, 2 Force Commander (F-2 or F-3), 1 Planetary SGM, Planetary Force Commander (F-4) )
Corps 442176 Marines (340200 PVT, 34020 CPL, 34020 SGT, 10692 PSG, 10692 PC (O-1 or O-2), 3645 Company 1 SG, 3645 Company Commander (O-3), 729 Battalion SGM, 729 Battalion Commander (O-4), 324 Regimental SGM, 324 Regimental Commander (O-5), 108 Brigade SGM, 108 Brigade Commander (O-6), 36 Division SGM, 36 Division Commander (F-1), 12 Force SGM, 12 Force Commander (F-2 or F-3), 3 Planetary SGM, 3 Planetary Force Commander (F-4), SMC, Corps Commander (F-5) ) 4606 Marines (2048 PVT, 1024 CPL, 512 SGT, 256 PSG, 256 PC (O-1 or O-2), 128 Company 1 SG, 128 Company Commander (O-3), 64 Battalion SGM, 64 Battalion Commander (O-4), 32 Regimental SGM, 32 Regimental Commander (O-5), 16 Brigade SGM, 16 Brigade Commander (O-6), 8 Division SGM, 8 Division Commander (F-1), 4 Force SGM, 4 Force Commander (F-2 or F-3), 2 Planetary SGM, 2 Planetary Force Commander (F-4), SMC, Corps Commander (F-5) )

Minimum Command Ranks
Minimum command ranks for units in the RMMC are also outlined in the chart above, but repeated here for clarity.

Section - Corporal (CPL)
Squad - Sergeant (SGT)
Rifle Platoon - O-1 or O-2
Heavy Weapons Platoon - O-1 or O-2
Assault Platoon - O-1 or O-2
Rifle Company - O-3
Heavy Weapons Company - O-3
Assault Company - O-3
Battalion - O-4
Regiment - O-5
Brigade - O-6
Division - F-1
Expeditionary Force F-2 or F-3
Planetary Force - F-4
Corps F-5

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


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