Osterman Cross

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Osterman Cross (OC)
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Authority: First Lord of the Admiralty
Frequency: Once per calendar year.
Branches: RMN, RMMC (Enlisted Only)
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The Osterman Cross (abbrev: OC)is the highest award for gallantry, awarded to the non-commissioned officers and enlisted members of the Royal Manticoran Navy and the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps. Canonically, and within The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc., this award comes with the offer of an officer's commission[1]; the offered grade is at the discretion of the awarding authority in consultation with the unit commander to which the honoree reports to directly.

Known recipients in the Honorverse canon include Lorelei Osterman, for whom the award was re-named (originally the Cross of Military Valor[2]); Iris Babcock, Alfred Harrington[3], and Ginger Lewis.

TRMN Information

This award is the highest award for gallantry issued in the Royal Manticoran Navy and Royal Manticoran Marine Corps. This award is only available to non-commissioned officers and enlisted crewmembers in the RMN and RMMC. The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the RMN or RMMC in general, either by a) demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or b) by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence above and beyond the call of duty. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘OC’.

Honorees

  • Sir Thomas Coonradt
  • Sir Shon Elliott
  • Sir Michael D. Garcia
  • Sir David Goldsberry
  • Sir William Lochen
  • Sir Christopher Thompson
  • William Cain III
  • Marcus Johnston
  • Ken O'Dell
  • Kathy Rau
  • Michael Romero

References

  1. "The Shadow of Saganami"
  2. "A Call To Arms"
  3. "Beginnings" collection, ' Beauty and the Beast '


Awards of The Royal Manticoran Navy
Orders: OSK - OKR - OGL - OQE - OM

Honors: Peerage - Unconquered - Valhalla
Protector's Own - Privy Council

Achievement: PMV - QCB - MC - OC - SC - DGC - OG- NS
DSO - MT - CGM - GS - OCN - QBM - SXC
RHDSM - MID - CBM - CSM - MSM - NCD - NMAM

Service: POW - SAPCM - MOM - HWC - HOSM
GACM - KR3CM - QE3CM - MCAM - MtSM
MRSM - GCM - SSD - RTR - NCOSCR
AFSM

Unit Citations: LHC - RUC - RMU - FEA

Qualifications of The Royal Manticoran Navy
OSWP - ESWP - NRM - NPM - OAW - EAW - FMF Civilian Pin