|Commander:||Foreign Minister Sir Matthew Parker, RMN|
|Reporting to:||Office of the Home Secretary|
The Diplomatic Corps (abbrev: Dip) is a component of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN), one of two non-uniformed civilian branches. Members of this branch focus on administration. The Foreign Minister heads this branch.
List of Diplomatic Corps Staff
The head of the Diplomatic Corps, the Foreign Minister, works directly for the Home Secretary, who is a Junior Vice President on the TRMN Board of Directors, also known as the Royal Council. Due to the shared interests of SIS and the Diplomatic Corps, the Foreign Minister works closely with their head: the Director of Intelligence .
The Foreign Minister oversees the chapters of the members of the Diplomatic Corps; the Diplomatic Corps is shown as Civilian (DIP) in the MEDUSA database. The Foreign Minister uses BuPers' MEDUSA records to track the Civilian Diplomatic members. In addition to this, they maintain contact using the TRMN Forums, official Discord servers, and email so that they can be accessible to the membership.
|1||RADM Sir Matthew Parker, Earl Camera Stellata||17 November 2018||Incumbent|
Deputy Foreign Ministers
As delineated in HOD 009-23:
|MILITARY EQUIVALENT||CIVILIAN NAME|
The Head of each group is titled the Secretary, i.e., Terminus Secretary, etc. The Deputy is titled the Undersecretary, i.e., Quadrant Undersecretary, etc.
Chapter types and leadership titles
|Head of Posting||Deputy||Assistant|
|Legation||17||Minister(C-14)||Deputy Minister(C-13)||Associate Minister (C-7)|
|Embassy||26||Commissioner(C-17)||Charge d’Affaires (C-16)||Operations Director (C-7)|
- Consulate General Rigel headed by Consul General Richard Johnson, attached to HMS Rigel (BC-591) in Home Fleet.
- Diplomatic Mission Albion, headed by Dame Amy Wagstaff-Weston, RMN, attached to GNS Albion in the UK.
Ranks within the Diplomatic Corps
|C-2||Senior Consulate Staff|
|C-6||Senior Consular Attaché|
|C-18||Ambassador at Large|
|C-20||Deputy Foreign Minister|
Forms of Address
In contrast to other branches in TRMN, members of the Diplomatic Corps are not addressed by their paygrade. Instead, the general form of address is Mr./Ms./Mx. or other such title preferred by the member.
In the event the member has a knighthood, peerage, or award that confers a special form of address, the member shall instead be addressed according to their awarded status.
Awards issued to qualifying members of the Diplomatic Corps are listed at Civilian awards.
Announcements/Home Office Directives
|Office Order||Effective Date||Subject||Status|
|HOD 06-23||14 Feb 2021||Expansion to Consulate General Rigel||Active|
|HOD 014-21||07 Aug 2021||Opening of “Consulate - Specter”||Active|
|HOD 009-21||03 Apr 2021||Opening of “Diplomatic Mission - Albion”||Active|
|HOD 007-20||16 Apr 2020||Civilian Chapters (Postings) – Diplomatic Corps and Special Intelligence Services (SIS)||Active|
|HOD 011-19||08 May 2019||Appointment of the Home Office Foreign Minister||Active|