First Space Lord

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The Office of the First Space Lord (abbrev: 1SL, FSL) is one of the seven bureaus of the Royal Manticoran Navy. This office currently occupied by the Earl of New Mecklenburg, Fleet Admiral of the Red Lord Sir John Roberts, GCE. The First Space Lord acts as the Chief of Naval Operations, and leads the Bureaus as well as all of the numbered fleets within the navy.

Organization & Mandate

The First Space Lord is the Senior Executive Vice President of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc., Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Administrative arm of the organization, the Royal Manticoran Navy. This person is awarded the rank of Fleet Admiral. The duties of the First Space Lord are as follows:

The above duties are subject to expansion through Admiralty Orders.


First Space Lord

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 FADM Lord Jonathan Simmons, Viscount of New Cornwall 01 Sep 2009 01 Feb 2011
2 FADM Lord Sir Scott Akers, Duke of New Arkhangelsk 01 Feb 2011 31 Dec 2016[1]
3 FADM Lord Sir John Roberts, Earl of New Mecklenburg 01 Jan 2017[1] 31 Dec 2018
4 FADM Lady Dame Laura Lochen Countess of Boundary Waters 01 Jan 2019 Incumbent

Deputy First Space Lord

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 VADM Lady Dame Laura Lochen, KCR, MC, DSO, ME, QBM 01 Jul 2018 12 Dec 2018

Bureau Staff

Bureau Orders

Main Article: Naval Directives

The orders of the First Space Lord as known within the organization as Naval Directives.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Admiralty Order 1612-07

See Also

The Bureaus of the Royal Manticoran Navy
First Space Lord - BuPlan - BuShips - BuComm - BuPers - BuTrain - BuSup