Naval Directive 16NO-01

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Naval Directive 16NO-01 was issued 01 November 2016 under the authority of the First Space Lord. This directive clarifies the Chain of Command for all Bosuns and NCOICs within TRMN.

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To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy
From: Fleet Admiral of the Green, Lord Sir Scott Akers, KSK, KDE, KCR, SC, DSO, GS, OCN, First Space Lord, Duke, New Arkhangelsk
Re: Enlisted Chain of Command and Bosun Positions (Naval Directive 16NO-01)


This Naval Directive is to clarify the Enlisted Chain of Command, appointment and brevets of Ship’s Bosuns, FSMCPOs/CSMCPOs and the SMCPON for The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. This Naval Directive clarifies the roles of the formal bosun positions as well as informal enlisted positions and augments the information in the Membership Handbook, and in the case of disagreement, this Naval Directive takes precedence.

  1. Each Ship shall as part of its Command Triad appoint an enlisted member to the Role of Ship’s Bosun. This member shall have completed exam requirements and be eligible for the rank of E-7. If the candidate holds a rank between E-7 and E-10 they shall retain their current permanent rank. Promotions may be approved to E-7 by the appointing authority based on their policy and even then any promotions above E-7 will not be approved for the Ship’s Bosun Position. The appointing authority is the Third Space Lord as part of a Change of Command or initial commissioning.
    1. The Duties of the Ship’s Bosun can be found here: Bosun (position)
  2. Each Fleet shall as part of its Command Staff appoint an enlisted member to the role of Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officer of the appropriate fleet number (Fleet Bosun). This member shall have completed exam requirements and be eligible for the rank of E-10. If there is not Time in Grade the candidate may be promoted to E-10 SMCPO. The Appointing authority is the Fleet Commander with consultation when appropriate from the Senior Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
    1. The Duties of the Fleet Bosun can be found here: Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officer
  3. Each Bureau may choose to appoint an enlisted member to the role of Command Senior Master Chief Petty Officer of the appropriate Bureau (Bureau bosun). This member shall have completed exam requirements and be eligible for the rank of E-10. If there is not Time in Grade the candidate may be promoted to E-10 SMCPO. The Appointing authority is the Space Lord in charge of the appropriate Bureau.
    1. The Duties of the Bureau Bosun Shall be based on the duties of the Fleet Bosun and are to be determined by the appointing Bureau. Fleet Senior Master Chief Petty Officer
  4. The First Space Lord on behalf of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, shall appoint as a member of their Command Staff an enlisted member to the role of Senior Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Navy Bosun). This member shall have completed exam requirements and be eligible for the rank of E-10. If there is not Time in Grade the candidate may be promoted to E-10 SMCPO. The Appointing authority is the First Space Lord and is done via Naval Directive.
    1. The Duties of the Navy Bosun can be found here: Senior Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
  5. Echelons between Ship and Fleet (such as Squadrons, Task Groups and Divisions), and internal organizations in Bureaus (such as different Academies in BuTrain) shall not have Bosuns appointed. Instead these units MAY appoint a Non Commissioned Officer In Charge that would assist and report to the Fleet/Bureau Bosun as assistants to that position in the duties outlined in the appropriate job description, and would be considered a member of the Fleet/Bureau Bosun’s staff as well as the Unit Commanders Staff. The NCOIC of the Echelon would also be able to support the Unit Commander who may assign other duties as needed and appropriate to the individual echelon. This is not a formal Bosun position and remains outside the enlisted Chain of Command, and Ship Bosuns will remain required to contact their Fleet SMCPO directly with matters pertinent to the enlisted chain of command. These informal positions do not come with a brevet and requirements are up to the appointing Unit Commander with consultation of the appropriate Fleet/Bureau Bosun.

The Enlisted Chain of command will look like this. Solid lines are the chain of command to the Officers appointed above Enlisted command. Dotted lines denote the Enlisted Chain of command.

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This directive made under my hand will be effective 0001 hours 01-NOV-2016.

In Honour of the Queen!

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Issued by:
Lord Sir Scott A. Akers, KSK, KDE, KCR, SC, DSO, GS
Fleet Admiral of the Green
First Space Lord
Duke, New Arkhangelsk


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