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.

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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, 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.

Within the Honorverse Billets such as Master-at-Arms, Bosun, and Quartermaster ARE not Career Paths, but positions only.

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!

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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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