The Adrienne Cross (abbrev. AC) was a Manticoran military award designed by King Roger II to honor members of the Monarch's Own Regiment who risked or lost their own lives defending the Royal Family. The Queen’s Own nicknamed the medal "Spitting Kitty," because it featured the image of a snarling treecat. Crown Princess Adrienne's own treecat Dianchect was rumored to have been the model for the 'cat depicted on the medal.
The Adrienne Cross is the highest gallantry decoration awarded specifically to RMA members. Among gallantry awards, only the Parliamentary Medal of Valor has a higher precedence.
The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Royal Manticoran Army, either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service e to a high standard of excellence. The recipient is entitled to the post nominal letters of ‘AC’.
The following personnel were awarded the Adrienne Cross in Army Directive 1725-01 on 29 October 2017:
- LTCOL John Stump, King William’s Tower
- LTCOL Brad Lee, King William’s Tower
- LTCOL Heather Selbe, King William’s Tower
- SGTMAJ Nicola Hawke, King William’s Tower
- ↑ Soldiers Guide, page 73
|Royal Manticoran Army Awards|
|Orders:||Star Kingdom - King Roger - Queen Elizabeth - Merit|
|Honors:||Peerage - Monarch's Own|
|Achievement:||PMV - QCB - AC - CS - DSM - MM - LM - MG - QAM - DSO - MT |
CGM - GS - OCA - QBM - RHDSM - MID - CBM - CSM - MSM - ACD - AAM
|Service:||POW - SPOM - MOM - HWC - HOS - GACM - KR3CM - QE3CM - MCAM |
MtSM - MRSM - GCM - ASDR - RTR - NCOSCR - AFSM
|Unit Citations:||LHC - RUC - RMU - AREA|
|Qualifications of The Royal Manticoran Army|
|Weapons Qualification Badge - Combat Infantry Badge|
|Other Service branch awards|
|RMN&RMMC - RMMM - RMACS - SFC - GSN - CIV|