Diplomatic Corps

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The Diplomatic Corps (abbrev: Dip) is a component of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN), one of two non-uniformed civilian branches. Members of this branch focus on administration. The Foreign Minister heads this branch.


List of Diplomatic Corps Staff

Foreign Ministers

The head of the Diplomatic Corps, the Foreign Minister, works directly for the Home Secretary, who is a Junior Vice President on the TRMN Board of Directors, also known as the Royal Council. Due to the shared interests of SIS and the Diplomatic Corps, the Foreign Minister works closely with their head: the Director of Intelligence .

The Foreign Minister oversees the chapters of the members of the Diplomatic Corps; the Diplomatic Corps is shown as Civilian (DIP) in the MEDUSA database. The Foreign Minister uses BuPers' MEDUSA records to track the Civilian Diplomatic members. In addition to this, they maintain contact using the TRMN Forums, official Discord servers, and email so that they can be accessible to the membership.

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 RADM Sir Matthew Parker, Earl Camera Stellata 17 November 2018 Incumbent

Deputy Foreign Ministers

# Name Assumed Relieved
1 VACANT Incumbent


Ranks within the Diplomatic Corps[3]

Paygrade Intelligence Corps
C-1 Civilian
C-2 Clerk
C-3 Senior Clerk
C-4 Administrative Specialist
C-5 Administrator
C-6 Senior Administrator
C-7 Consular Staff
C-8 Consular Agent
C-9 Embassy Staff
C-10 Section Chief
C-11 Consular Attaché
C-12 Vice-Consul
C-13 Special Envoy
C-14 Consul
C-15 Embassy Attaché
C-16 Embassy Senior Attaché
C-17 Consul General
C-18 Minister Resident
C-19 Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
C-20 Chargé d'Affairs
C-21 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
C-22 Foreign Minister
C-23 Home Secretary

Forms of Address

In contrast to other branches in TRMN, members of the Diplomatic Corps are not addressed by their paygrade. Instead, the general form of address is Mr./Ms./Mx. or other such title preferred by the member.

In the event the member has a knighthood, peerage, or award that confers a special form of address, the member shall instead be addressed according to their awarded status.


Awards issued to qualifying members of the Diplomatic Corps are listed at Civilian awards.

Announcements/Home Office Directives

Office Order Effective Date Subject Status
HOD 06-23 14 Feb 2021 Expansion to Consulate General Rigel Active
HOD 014-21 07 Aug 2021 Opening of “Consulate - Specter” Active
HOD 009-21 03 Apr 2021 Opening of “Diplomatic Mission - Albion” Active
HOD 007-20 16 Apr 2020 Civilian Chapters (Postings) – Diplomatic Corps and Special Intelligence Services (SIS) Active
HOD 011-19 08 May 2019 Appointment of the Home Office Foreign Minister Active


  1. Consulate General status conferred in Home Office Directive 006-23
  2. Established with Home Office Directive 009-21
  3. Per Admiralty Order 1612-05