Royal Manticoran Army

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The Royal Manticoran Army (abbrev. RMA) is a branch of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN), representing the ground and atmospheric combat forces of the Star Kingdom of Manticore.

Commands and Corps of the Royal Manticoran Army

Management of the RMA is handled through various administrative corps which each manage a particular area of the RMA.

Marshal of the Army

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The RMA High Command is headed by the Marshal of the Army (abbrev. MotA), who is an ex-officio Royal Council member. The MotA issues Army Directives, and is assisted by the Deputy Marshal of the Army (DMotA), as well as the Sergeant-Major of the Army.[1] These three are the overall "Command Triad" for the RMA.

Adjutant General Corps

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The Adjutant General Corps combines the functions of the Bureau of Ships and the Bureau of Personnel for the RMA. In addition, the Adjutant General oversees the Intelligence Corps, Signal Corps, and Logistics Corps. This command is responsible for unit creation, personnel transfers, and promotions, all of which are promulgated through Adjutant General Orders.

Intelligence Corps

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The Intelligence Corps comprises the RMA liaisons to the Bureau of Planning and is responsible for coordinating marketing, event planning, and recruitment within the Royal Manticoran Army with the Bureau of Planning. The commander of the Intelligence Corps reports to the commander of the Adjutant General Corps.

  • CO Intelligence Corps: COL Sir John Cauffman[4] email

Signal Corps

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The Signal Corps comprises the RMA liaisons to the Bureau of Communications. The commander of the Signal Corps reports to the commander of the Adjutant General Corps.

  • CO Signal Corps: COL Michael Herron[5] email

Logistics Corps

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The Logistics Corps comprises the RMA liaisons to the Bureau of Supply and is responsible for coordinating the manufacture of canon uniform items for the Royal Manticoran Army with the Art Department and the Bureau of Supply. The commander of the Logistics Corps reports to the commander of the Adjutant General Corps.

Training Command

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Training Command comprises RMA staff assigned to the Bureau of Training and is responsible for the administration of the King Roger I Military Academy, including the KR1MA Enlisted Training Center, KR1MA Officer Training Center, KR1MA Warrant Officers School, KR1MA War College, and the KR1MA Technical Specialties College.

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King William's Tower

The headquarters for the RMA is King William's Tower, and that place name serves as a metonym for RMA's top leadership.

RMA Orders

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Army Directives

Main Article: List of Army Directives

Army Directives expand upon or amplify Admiralty Orders. They are applicable to the Royal Manticoran Army's policies.

Adjutant General Orders

Main Article: List of Adjutant General Orders

Adjutant General Orders are operational orders for RMA chapters, commissioning and decommissioning units as well as appointing command triad members to units.

Regional Organization

The RMA's operational units are assigned to a numbered army based on their locations. The areas of operation for these numbered armies are coterminous with the areas of the Naval Districts of the RMN.[6] The armies and their headquarters forts are:

Field Army Headquarters Component Units Area of Operations
1st Army Fort Manticore US states: MD, DE, PA, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, NH, VT, ME, DC & Northern VA
2nd Army Fort Gryphon Westmarch Rifles
Stonearch Atmospheric Wing
US states: MN, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY, & MI
3rd Army Fort San Martino Camera Stellata Dragoons US States: Southern VA, WV, NC, SC, MS, AL, TN, GA, FL & the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America
6th Army Fort Sphinx US States: OK, TX, AR, LA, NE, KS, MO, IA, ND, & SD
8th Army Fort Basilisk US States: AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, & MT
10th Army - Fort Talbott Fort Talbott US States: CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, & HI
Anzu’s Army Fort Tudev[7] Australia and New Zealand

Unit Composition


RMA chapters are army units with composition requirements delineated in Army Directive 2302-02:

Fireteam 2-4 Corporal (E-4)
Section 5-7 Sergeant (E-5)
Platoon 8-10 2nd Lieutenant (O-1) Sergeant (E-5)
Company 11-13 Captain (O-3) 1st Lieutenant (O-2) Master Sergeant (E-7) One
Battalion 14-16 Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) Major (O-4) Sergeant Major (E-9) Three
Regiment 17+ Colonel (O-6) Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) Regimental Sergeant Major (E-10) Five

Administrative Commands

The following commands are composed of multiple chapters:

Division 2+ Regiments Brigadier General (F-1) Colonel (O-6) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10)
Corps 2+ Divisions Brigadier General (F-1) Colonel (O-6) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10)
Field Army 2+ Corps Major General (F-2) Brigadier General (F-1) Command Sergeant-Major (E-10)
High Command RMA Marshal of the Army (F-6) Field Marshal (F-5) Sergeant-Major of the Army (E-10)

Atmospheric Command

RMA Aerospace patch

Main Article: Atmospheric Command
Aerospace and close-orbital forces are part of the RMA, under the auspices of Atmospheric Command (abbrev. AC). The right shoulder patch for aerospace personnel is a variation on the standard ARMA patch, with a two-colored background, representing planetary atmosphere and nearby space, illustrating the operational domain of the AC.

1st Regiment of Foote

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RMA branch members of TRMN who are not members of a chapter are assigned to the 1st Regiment of Foote, which is the RMA's Holding Chapter.[8]
Regimental Commanding Officer: COL Michael Herron[9]


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The King Roger I Military Academy (abbrev: KR1MA) administers RMA training.


Medals and Decorations

Main Article: Royal Manticoran Army Awards
Many of the army gallantry awards have a different name and insignia from equivalent precedence awards used by the Royal Manticoran Navy and Marine Corps. For example, the army's Cormany Star is equivalent to the Manticore Cross.

Some awards, such as the Parliamentary Medal of Valor, are issued to qualifying personnel of all Manticoran military branches. For these, the same award would be issued to a spacer, marine, or soldier.

In other cases the RMA has awards that are distinct from, but parallel to those of the RMN and RMMC. Several, such as the Meritorious Service Medal, have the same name but a different colored ribbon for the RMA.

Additionally, in TRMN the Marshal of the Army is the awarding authority for the Royal Household Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to civilians and military personnel of all branches.

Weapons Qualification Badges

RMA Weapons Qualification badges

The RMA awards the all-metal Weapons Qualification Badge for qualifications in various weapons, as distinguished from the ribbon suspended medals awarded for marksmanship in the RMN and RMMC. The ranks, in ascending order, are Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert, and High Expert, and qualifying weapons include rifle, pistol, plasma rifle, and tri-barrel.[10]

Combat Infantry Badge

Combat Infantry Badge

The Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) is awarded to TRMN personnel though qualifying activity in marksmanship, charity, academics, and event participation. [11]

Monarch's Own Regiment

The Monarch's Own is the elite royal guard regiment of the RMA. In TRMN, membership in the Monarch's Own serves as an honor society for RMA members,[12] similar to HMS Unconquered crew in the RMN and RMMC.

Chiron House

Chiron House is the honor society of the King Roger I Military Academy.

Queen's Club

Membership in the Queen's Club is offered to Officers of the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Grand Alliance who have completed qualifying courses in the King Roger I Military Academy.

Unit Awards

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RMA units may be awarded the following, which take the same form as in the RMN:

Additionally, RMA units may be awarded the Army Regimental Excellence Award, which is an "E" award similar to the RMN's Fleet Excellence Award, but with a green ribbon instead of the Navy's black.

RMA units may fly a streamer from the staff of their unit flag for each unit award received.[13]

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