Naval Directive 16SE-02
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Naval Directive 16SE-02 was issued 13 September 2016 under the authority of the First Space Lord. This directive clarifies the relationship between a billet and a career rating within the Royal Manticoran Navy.
|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, First Space Lord, Duke, New Arkhangelsk|
|Re:||Billets vs Ratings (Naval Directive 16SE-02)|
Because of the similarities between the US Navy the Royal Manticoran Navy as created by David Weber for the Honorverse Novels, the following Directive should explain how and why the differences are being handled in the TRMN
Billets are positions within both Navies. Ratings are specialties within each Navies.
This is and was a decision David Weber had intentionally made for creative purposes and the TRMN cannot and will not over rule him.
While there are many former Boatswain Mates, Master at Arms (Commander Rickard for instance) or Quartermasters (myself for example) within the TRMN, we are not participating as US Naval Personnel but members of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc..
If you or any of your members current or in the future have such questions in the future, please refer to this Directive.
In Honour of the Queen!
|Lord Sir Scott A. Akers, KSK, KDE, KCR, SC, DSO, GS|
|Fleet Admiral of the Green|
|First Space Lord|
|Duke, New Arkhangelsk|