Home Office Directive 011-21
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Home Office Directive 011-21 was issued 10 July 2021 by the Office of the Home Secretary.
|To:||All Civilian Departments, and all Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, Saganami Island Academy Faculty, and all Allied Forces|
|From:||James Friedline, KSK, KDGL, KCE, SC, DGC, OCN, CBM|
|Re:||HOD 011-21 Civil Honors Summer 2021|
The Civil Summer Awards Ceremony took place at Virtual Shore Leave on the 10th July 2021
The Home Secretary, Earl Neu Odenwaldkries, KSK has been attending Shore Leave since 1995 and received his elevation to peerage at a Shore Leave event in 2012. He was knighted by Grand Duke, New Montana, David Weber, KSK.
The Home Secretary led those present in a moment of quiet reflection of family members and friends who were no longer with us.
Director of Intelligence, Max Cameron, GCE hosted the presentation.
Deputy Home Secretary, Amanda Barrow, KSK announced the awards along with a brief description for each, which is included within this document for completeness.
Civil Honors Summer 2021
Superior Service Medal (SSM) #39 equivalent to RMN Conspicuous Service Medal #39
The Superior Service Medal (abbrev: SSM) is a Civil decoration awarded by the Star Empire of Manticore. There are no known canon awardees.
This award is issued to recognize TRMN members serving in either the Diplomatic or the Special Intelligence Service and who have rendered exceptional service to a particular unit by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence.
Such accomplishment should be of extra-unit significance and affect or reflect favorably on the unit as a whole. It is usually awarded to those serving in leadership positions, although this may not need to be the case.
The Home Office is delighted to award the Superior Service Medal to Ms Karen Berger, RMN-3241-15 serving in the Diplomatic Corps and attached to HMS Valkyrie
Ms Berger has hosted gatherings at her home for our club. She is a leading member of Task Group 21.1.
Most Eminent Order of the Golden Lion: The Order of the Golden Lion (abbrev. OGL, formally named the Most Eminent Order of the Golden Lion) is a Manticoran order of chivalry.
This order is reserved for civilian personnel in government service. The Monarch, through the First Lord of the Admiralty, accepts members into the Order based on the advice of senior staff.
This Order is awarded for various levels of achievement and merit in the civil service of the Star Kingdom. There are eight awardable classes, with the top four entitled to the prefix “Sir” or “Dame”.
The classes, with their post-nominal letters:
Knight Grand Cross (GCGL)
Knight Commander (KDGL)
Knight Companion (KCGL)
The highest class, Knight Grand Commander (GDGL) is reserved for the Monarch and therefore not awarded.
The Order is not hereditary, meaning that the induction of any member into this order is valid only for the lifetime of that member.
For each subsequent award, the member moves up one class. An individual may hold only one class of the order at any time.
Order of the Golden Lion: Medal (GLM) #35
Is awarded to Mr Don Reisdorph, RMN-2658-14 serving in the Diplomatic Corps attached to HMS Valkyrie
In recognition of his long and exemplary service above and beyond whilst attached to the HMS Valkyrie and the Diplomatic Corps
Mr Reisdorph has been one of Valkyrie's most consistently active members.
He was a leading participant in a Marksmanship challenge that was held in part of Second Fleet.
His long service to the club has been exemplary, and he is worthy of inclusion in the order of the Golden Lion.
Order of the Golden Lion: Member (MGL) #24
Is awarded to Director of Intelligence, Max Cameron, RMN-4734-17 serving in the Intelligence Service and attached to the HMS Peregrine DD-1291
For extraordinary and exemplary service above and beyond to Special Intelligence Services (SIS)
Although only recently appointed as the Director of Intelligence (Special Intelligence Service) Max Cameron KDE has worked tirelessly behind the scenes and as a result has already made significant and notable contributions and has ensured that the future for SIS is bright as it will be endearing.
Home Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award
Home Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (HSDSA) #12 equivalent to the RMN Award the Osterman Cross 12 The Home Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (abbrev: HSDSA) is the highest award for gallantry, awarded to Junior Civil Servants and Senior Civil Servants [up to the paygrade of C11] who serve in either the Diplomatic or the Special Intelligence Service.
This award is the highest award for gallantry issued by the Home Office and is only available to Junior Civil Servants and Senior Civil Servants members in the Diplomatic or the Special Intelligence Service.
The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Civilian branch 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 Home Office is delighted to announce that the Home Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (HSDSA) is awarded to:
Dame Amy Wagstaff Weston RMN-3973-16 serving in the Diplomatic Corps and who is the Administrator for the Mission - Albion which is hosted by the Fourth Fleet ship GNS Albion.
For exemplary service above and beyond in recognition of her services to the Diplomatic Corps and the GNS Albion.
Dame Amy, despite taking on the Head of Mission role for Mission-GNS Albion, has continued to doggedly and determinedly represent both the Grayson 4th Fleet and its civilians in the House of Commons. In the House of Commons, Dame Amy has participated in drafting up multiple proposals, and is one of the most active members of the MPs. In addition to these things, Dame Amy contributes to the activities of the Albion, a Grayson chapter based out of Salisbury, England. She is married to the Skipper of the Albion, LCDR Rowan Wagstaff-Weston GSN.
LCDR Wagstaff-Weston works for the UK's Royal Navy Auxiliary , and is out of the country for several months of the year. Dame Amy helps host events, such as the Albion Quiz night while her husband is away. Dame Amy continues to help build up the clubs civilian Corps, and is an outstanding member of the Diplomatic service.
Prime Minister's Distinguished Service Award (PMDSA)
Prime Minister's Distinguished Service Award (PMDSA) #11 equivalent to the RMN Manticore Cross #11
The criteria for this award is exceptional service to the Home Office 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.
We are delighted to announce that the Prime Minister's Distinguished Service Award Is awarded to:
Rear Admiral of the Green Wayne Bruns, Baron Grosvenor RMN-0855-12
For demonstrating truly outstanding leadership that crossed branches and inspired others to give an extraordinary total of $2500, raised in just 5 days, towards the funding of Knight of the Golden Lion (KGL) neck medal, the Companion of the Golden Lion (CGL), the Officer of the Golden Lion (OGL) AND the Member of the Golden Lion (MGL) medals.
On the 8th April 2021 RADM Grosvenor announced a rather special initiative. He was going to coordinate the raising of all necessary funds that would go towards purchasing the medals and ribbons for the TRMN Golden Lion Award which is awarded to members of the Civilian Branches.
By the 13th April 2021 RADM Grosvenor posted an update. He had, with many grateful thanks to help of some very kind benefactors, raised the funds to cover not only the KGL neck medal, but also the Companion of the Golden Lion (CGL), the Officer of the Golden Lion (OGL) AND the Member of the Golden Lion (MGL) medals.
The total amount of money that RADM Grosvenor raised in such a short time was just over $2500.00
A truly outstanding achievement and one that is worthy of the nomination for the award of the Prime Ministers Distinguished Service Award.
- Please note that this award is to be considered a ‘Foreign Award’ as per AO 1707-06 and the recipient should refer to the ‘Awards Manual’ for clarification on how to correctly display a ‘foreign award’ on their uniform.
The presentation ceremony was brought to a close by the Home Secretary who congratulated all recipients of their fine achievements and hoped that those present enjoyed the rest of the Virtual Shore Leave convention.
Effective This Date: 10th July 2021
James H Friedline, KSK, GCGL, KCE, SC, DGC, OCN, CBM Home Secretary, Earl Neu Odenwaldkries
In Honor of the Empress
|James Friedline. KSK, GCGL, KDE, SC, DGC, OCN, CBM|
|First Duke Neu Odenwaldkreis|
- HOD 011-21 as published at the TRMN Forums (login required).