FORCECOM Order 2302-E

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FORCECOM Order 2302-E was issued 15 February 2023 by COMFORCECOM. It upgraded the MarDet of HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717) to a regiment.

Order Text

To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
From: General Sutherland, KSK, KDE, MC, OG, NS, DSO
Re: Upgrade, Marine Detachment Eardsidh Kamerling (FORCEORDER 2302-E)

The Office of Marine Forces Command has conducted a review of past Corps Directives and found that per Corps Directive 04-1808, dated 26 August 2018, it was the intent of the Marshal of the Corps to upgrade Marine Detachments based upon the hull size of the RMN ship that the detachment was attached to.

Therefore, as of the date of this Order, by my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby order the upgrade of Marine Detachment aboard HMS Eardsidh Kamerling (CL-717) Commander William E. Karnesky, RMN commanding, and effective 15 February 2023.

The Eardsidh Kamerling Marine Detachment will be upgraded to a Regiment-sized echelon and the Regiment shall be designated as the Sixteenth RMMC Regiment (16RGT), The Banta Regiment. The Regiment is named in honor of Captain (JG) Terry Banta, RMN who is on eternal patrol aboard HMS Valhalla.

The Banta Regiment is assigned to the 10th Expeditionary Force (10EXFOR) and encompass all Marine aboard the HMS Eardsidh Kamerling.

The composition of the Command Triad is as follows:

Colonel Shawn Merrow – Commanding Officer
First Lieutenant Patricia Foss – Deputy Commanding Officer
First Sergeant Kenneth Merrow – NCOIC

As befitting the above billets, I authorize the following brevets:

None Authorized.


In Honour of the Queen!

Issued by:
Michael Houghtaling, KSK, KDE, MC, OG, NS, DSO
General, RMMC
Deputy Commanding Officer, Marine Forces Command
Baron Sutherland

By direction of:

Issued by:
Shirley Kunz, KSK, KDE, MC, GS, QBM, CBM
General, RMMC
Commanding Officer, Marine Forces Command

External Links

FORCECOM Order 2302-E as posted in the Force Orders Forum at TRMN Forums