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The Gryphon's Beak

February, 2022

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Eight months.

In eight months, we will be welcoming the 80th Worldcon to Chicago. This will be the first time a Worldcon has been held in a Fleet HQ city, and we all need to do our part to make this a Worldcon to remember.

And that starts with you! We have plans (lots of them), and things we hope to achieve / accomplish at the convention. From running Artemis in the main exhibit hall to room parties to panels and an awards ceremony, we have so much on the table it is, frankly, daunting.

This month I will be launching the volunteer sheet, asking for specific roles to be filled. We need a minimum of 50 people on site to pull this off. That seems like a lot for us here, where hitting double digits is not a guarantee.

But I have faith. I know I say this a lot, but I know we are Second To None. We can make this event the best TRMN showing at a marquee convention ever. We can knock their proverbial socks off. And it all begins with you, and coming to Chicago for a few days in September.

The Tradition Lives!

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Comings & Goings

Home Office Directive: HOD 001-22

Subject: Appointment of Annual President 2022 to Her Majesty’s Most Honorable Privy Council of the Star Empire of Manticore (the ‘Privy Council).

The Royal Council, TRMN has been pleased to ratify Chief Engineer Joe Jungers, OGL, CGM, PC , RMMM be sworn in as the Annual President (2022) of Her Majesty’s, Elizabeth III, most Honorable Privy Council.

The Home Office wishes to thank Amanda Barrow, KSK, KDE, KCGL, MC, PC , CIVIL (DIP) for her unswerving dedication as the Annual President of Her Majesty’s Most Honorable Privy Council of 2021.

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FORCECOM Order 2201-G

As of the date of this Order, by my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby appoint Captain Martin Tizura to the position of Staff Communications Officer, COMFORCECOM, RMMC.

Captain Tizura is breveted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O-5)

Lieutenant Colonel Tizura, you are hereby ordered to London Point, Saganami Island, Manticore, post haste. There you will assume the office of Staff Communications Officer, COMFORCECOM, RMMC.

The above effective this 15 January 2022.

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Admiralty Order 2201-02

Großadmiral der Flotte Philip Wohlrab, Herzog Baudenvost, is handing over command of the Imperial Andermani Navy to Kapitän der Sterne David Westover effective as of January 15, 2022. As a result of this change, Kapitän der Sterne David Westover is hereby promoted to Großadmiral der Flotte as is befitting this position as well as being appointed the Commanding Officer of the SMRS Hohenzoller.

As thanks for his service to the Imperial Andermani Navy and TRMN through his service on the Royal Council, Großadmiral der Flotte Philip Wohlrab, Herzog Baudenvost, is awarded Knight, Most Noble Order of the Star Kingdom, and is entitled to the post-nominals KSK.

Nominations for HMS Unconquered

To: All Officers and Enlisted of the Royal Manticoran Navy
From: RADM Calabasas, GCE, MC, OC, RMN
Re: Nominations for HMS Unconquered Class of 2021 (BuShips Directive 2109-02)

Greetings ladies and gentlemen of the Grand Alliance,

Pursuant to Admiralty Order 1511-04, the Bureau of Ships is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the HMS Unconquered’s Class of 2021. Nominations will be accepted at buships@trmn.org until 2359 CDT (GMT -0500) on 15 October 2021.

Nominations MUST be sent by a Royal Manticoran Naval Commissioned Officer holding the billet of Commanding Officer of a Light Attack Craft, Hyper-Capable Craft, Echelon, Fleet, Bureau, Navy, or Admiralty House. Nominations form allied navies regarding RMN personnel serving their vessels will also be accepted.

Eligibility requirements for each nominee include:

Nominee must have been a member of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association for at least one year.

Nominee must be a current or previous member of the Royal Manticoran Naval Branch and have served that branch for at least one full year.

Nominees not meeting the above requirements shall be deemed ineligible and dropped from consideration. Nominees from the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps are handled by the Marshal of the Corps’ Office per AO 1511-04.

Nominees from the Grayson Space Navy are handled by the Office of the High Admiral for the Protector’s Own nomination period, to be announced by the High Admiral.

The ideal nominee has made substantive contributions to the Star Kingdom in the shining example of Edward Saganami, himself. Equivalency in TRMN would be sustained, outstanding contributions with a high quality and service to the Organization as a whole.

The ideal nomination will have detailed information about the nominee and his or her specific contributions between the start of his or her membership up to 30 August 2021 and should include all dates of each action or contribution worthy of nomination. Nominations may also include letters of concurrent recommendation from other ranking officers that bore witness or were directly affected by those contributions.

The Bureau of Ships Committee for HMS Unconquered shall convene beginning 15 October 2021 to consider nominations received thus far. This committee is made up of the senior officers of the Bureau along with the sitting Annual Commanding Officer of Unconquered. The committee will also include representatives from the Bureau of Personnel to advise the committee. Please be advised that this committee shall render decisions based on the strength of the nomination for each nominee; it is therefore important that the nominations be as detailed as possible to provide said nominee with the best possible chance for selection and induction.

Nominations for the billet of Annual Commanding Officer of HMS Unconquered will not be accepted by this Committee. The selection of the Annual Commanding Officer is reserved for the Third Space Lord per Admiralty Order. Any endorsements or recommendations may be sent directly to the Third Space Lord at 3sl@trmn.org.

The Unconquered Class of 2021 and their Annual Commanding Officer shall be announced November 1st, 2021. Certificates shall be mailed to the individuals after announcements have been made.

If you should have any questions or require guidance on nominations, please contact buships@trmn.org, where the senior members of our staff will be happy to provide that information to you.

Nominations for The Protector’s Own

To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Grayson Space Navy, the Royal Manticoran Forces, Imperial Andermani Navy, Republic of Haven Navy and All Other Members of the Grand Alliance
From: High Admiral James Jones, GSN
Re: Protector’s Own Class of 2021 – Call for Nominations

Here Ye and Pray Attend All Grayson Citizens and All Members of the Grand Alliance:

I am pleased and honored to announce that the nomination period for the Protector’s Own is open, and will remain open until 23:59 EST 18 November 2021 (GMT -0500).

Any person, regardless of rank or branch, may submit nominations for the Protector’s Own.

The requirements for nomination:

Any Grayson may be nominated and considered for their contributions to the Grayson Space Navy and to the TRMN organization as a whole.

Those who are not Grayson may be eligible to be nominated for HMS Unconquered for their exemplary contributions to the TRMN organization as a whole, and nominations for them should be submitted to the Bureau of Ships for inclusion in this year’s deliberation. Nominations will be accepted at buships@trmn.org until 2359 CDT (GMT -0500) on 15 October 2021.

However, any TRMN member, of any rank and from any branch of service, may be nominated for the Protector’s Own, provided that they have profoundly benefitted, specifically, the Grayson Space Navy. Their nominations may include their contributions to TRMN, but the contributions to the GSN are the paramount requirement of the nomination and the decisive factor for their inclusion and in any deliberation.

It is preferred that the nominees have had at least 1 year in service to TRMN, but that will not be a bar from entry if the nomination thoroughly demonstrates exemplary contributions.

Please be as detailed as possible regarding the contributions of the nominee and how they have benefitted the GSN. Nominations must include the name and rank of the nominator and the full name of the nominee, including rank if known. It should have detailed information about the nominee’s specific contributions to the GSN and, if Grayson, to the TRMN as a whole. Please include dates and events or contributions, when possible. Any supporting documentation will be appreciated in the process and should be included in the nomination as attached files.

Nominations that are not detailed will be considered, but, will make the deliberation process more difficult and may hinder the nominee’s induction.

Please only submit one person per nomination email. Nominators may nominate as many members as they believe are worthy to receive this honor.
Individuals may not nominate themselves.
Please nominate any who you believe are worthy of this honor.

Protector’s Own Committee will be empaneled from current members of the Protector’s Own and members of the Office of the High Admiral. The Committee will begin deliberations on 19 November 2021.

The Command Triad for the Protector’s Own will be decided from all members of the Protector’s Own, including new inductees, except for those who are currently in the Protector’s Own Command Triad.

The Protector’s Own Class of 2021 and its Command Triad will be announced on 21 December 2021, in honor, and as part, of the Protector’s Birthday Celebrations.

Please send all nominations to ohagsn@gmail.com.

Chapter Reports

This is a reminder that your Chapter and MarDet reports are due between the 1st and 10th of every EVEN numbered month. One thing I found amazingly helpful when filling them out was to use an online document (Google Docs, Word Online) to keep things organized as they happened. Then, when the reporting month hit, I could just copy and paste them into the reports form, and be done. No trying to remember what happened two months ago at the last minute!

And a reminder that Marksmanship submissions are due the 20th of the month, so we have time to correlate and get things set for the award issuance.

Marines – you now have a new online form to fill out for Bi-Monthly reports. The link is below. It will send the reports to your command triad, your Ship’s CO and to ComForceCom. Please use this form to send in your report that is due on the 5th.

There is only one stipulation with the form at this time. Please do not use autofill. Autofill does not work properly and that information is deleted in the report. You can copy and paste information into the report but forgo the autofill function.

https://buships.trmnbureaus.info/rmmc/

Course Challenge

2nd Fleet is proud to sponsor, and the Imperial Andermani Navy (IAN) is happy to coordinate, an organization-wide Course Challenge from February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2022. Individuals can earn points for each participating fleet or can participate individually as part of the “Grand Reserve Fleet”.

The challenge is simple. Registration will open on February 1, 2022. As soon as a member of the fleet registers, a member of our staff will access their MEDUSA record and note down the number of promotion points they have earned for BuTrain coursework as of the date of their registration. They then take BuTrain courses and as they do, their MEDUSA record will capture their growing total of promotion points (as laid out in AO 1707-01). At the end of the challenge, whichever fleet has earned the largest number of points wins. We will also announce the top individual point-earners.

We are also pleased to announce that an anonymous donor has contributed funds to allow us to send each participant who earns 4 points or more a handsome participation patch (under development). In addition, the top 3 point-earning TRMN members will be awarded GameStop gift cards! Let’s get some Gryphons on that list!

Why Are We Members?

Fellow Spacers. I want to share my thoughts on awards and promotions in the TRMN.

First point and the most important. We are a fan club with a Cosplay habit and just that, nothing more.
Awards are what you get for being active, doing things and contributing to the club. My attitude about awards is that they make me change my cosplay, so I don’t get excited about whether or not I’ve gotten any awards.

My response when I was brevetted to CPO by BuTrain on starting the Moodle project was thanks but you didn’t need to do that, I would be doing the project anyway.

A couple of ship captains thought I added something to the club in the next few years and gave me more cosplay changes to do.

But I would still do what I do for the club even without the awards and the ranks, because guess what, the ranks don’t mean a thing. What matters is what you give.

Awards and promotions are the meter of two factors; 1) your contributions to the club by participating in club events/activities or helping to organize and support the club’s operation
2) Your ability to interact in a positive way with other club members and with the public when representing the club.

Promotion beyond a certain rank is reserved for those who contribute to the organizing and supporting of the club and is a form of recognition for those contributions. Those promotions include a review by a board, to assess if the level of contribution and positive interaction indicate that the recognition is justified.

Why are you a member? If the purpose of you being a member of this club is only what awards you can accrue and what rank insignia you can have on your cosplay, you are missing the point. This club is about our deep affection for books (David Weber’s in particular), games, learning, sharing, and helping. The awards and ranks are just feeding our cosplay habit.

Thanks for listening to my babble.

Always in Honor,
MCPO Rick Waterson KCE, CGM
Bosun, HMS Demon

Upcoming Events

The Bureau of Planning is excited to announce the launch of ConStack. This cooperative project between BuPlan and BuComm is now a fabulous new tool that puts information about over 2,000 conventions at your fingertips. All members of TRMN and the public can view ConStack at:

https://constack.trmnbureaus.info/

If you see that an event is missing or has incorrect information, contact your Fleet’s BuPlan Intel Agent or Branch Liaison and they will get it updated.

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Marksmanship Update

By order of CO 2nd Fleet, the following marksmanship awards are issued effective 1 February, 2022:

PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE:

  • RADM Sherman DAY, HMS Demon
  • WO5 Ursula DAY, HMS Demon
  • ENS Tiffany KAMPERSAL, HMS Hexapuma
  • CPO Mark LlOYD, HMS Interloper
  • SSGT Jayme MOORE, HMS Vixen
  • S2C Gerrit RADEMEYER, HMS Interloper

RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE:

  • OdF Daniel O’DONAVAN, HMS Galahad
  • SC2 Anita ROTHERAM, HMS Interloper
  • PO2 Emi UHILA, HMS Interloper
  • 2LT Brad ZEAK SR, HMS Interloper

PISTOL SHARPSHOOTER AWARD:

  • CPO James FORGIE, HMS Interloper
  • SC2 Franklin GINGRICH, HMS Interloper
  • ENS William NELSON, HMS Interloper

PISTOL EXPERT AWARD:

  • SC2 Franklin GINGRICH, HMS Interloper
  • ENS William NELSON, HMS Interloper
  • SC2 Anita ROTHERAM, HMS Interloper

RIFLE EXPERT AWARD:

  • CAPT Thomas PAUKSTIS, HMS Demon

PISTOL HIGH EXPERT AWARD:

  • LTSG Steve GALPIN, HMS Interloper

RIFLE HIGH EXPERT AWARD:

  • GrsAdm David WESTOVER, HMS Beowulf

GRAYSON SHARPSHOOTER AWARD:

  • S1C Laurie DAVENPORT, HMS Death Claw

The Tradition Lives!

For CO 2nd Fleet:

Issued by:

KEVIN WALSH, NS
Senior Chief Petty Officer, RMN
2nd Fleet Range Officer

Gryphon’s Wings Fleet Relief Project

On May 23rd we launched the Gryphon’s Wings Fleet Relief Project. The response has been overwhelming, and I am humbled by the generosity of our members.

We are currently in the midst of a Global pandemic. However, while we are all in the same storm, we are navigating the waters on different ships. Sometimes these waters will be more than we can handle on our own, and we need an extra hand on deck. We want you to know that the 2nd fleet is here for you. 

To that end, we are asking for donations to create an emergency relief fund to be used for TRMN 2nd Fleet members. This fund’s target is to provide immediate short term relief of an urgent crisis. For example: Sending someone grocery money for a weeks worth of groceries (as a lot of food banks are running out of food, short on volunteers, and closing), providing gas money for a week so someone can still travel back and forth providing care-giving to a family member, covering the co-pay cost of a doctors visit, and other small emergency expenses. Anything helps. I am asking for a $5 monthly commitment – the cost of a Starbucks coffee – to assist. Please join me, and those who have already donated, in making TRMN more than just a fan group. Click here, or the banner below, to donate. Meet the Test.

At the same time, we know some are being affected by the effort to combat the virus,including job loss, other reduction of income, medical difficulties, etc. This can result in a tough choice between shelter, transportation, food, or medical care. That is an impossible choice no one should be required to face, and we want to help how we can.

To apply for a Visa Gift Card for you or another member, please click here.

Only the 2nd Fleet CO will see who the requester and/or the potential recipient is.  This will never be held against you in any way. We don’t ask for or expect repayment. This is not charity, we are simply keeping the RMN tradition of seeing that a Queen’s Navy is well rested, well fed, and healthy before going into battle. And this is a battle where victory will be measured in not just survivors but in the quality of that survival.

Gryphon's Wings

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January Honors – Awards

St Austin’s Cross

S1C Jessica CHADWICK, GSN HMS Demon

Knight, Order of the Star Kingdom

KdS David WESTOVER, IAN HMS Beowulf

Knight Commander, Order of King Roger

MCPO Rick WATERSON, RMN HMS Demon
RADM Chris Thompson, RMN 3SL

Knight Commander, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CAPTJG John CHAMBERS, RMN HMS Interloper
PSGT Barry TAYLOR Jr, RMMC HMS Interloper

Knight Companion, Order of King Roger

CAPTSG Jackie SNEDDEN, RMN HMS Enterprise
CDR Julie CHASE, RMN HMS Lodestone
CAPTSG Samuel DIETZMANN, RMN HMS Demon

Companion, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CAPTJG Matthew LINDQUIST, RMN HMS Intrepid
CPO Mark Edward LLOYD, RMN HMS Interloper

Manticore Cross

CAPTSG Samuel DIETZMANN, RMN HMS Demon

Knight, Order of King Roger

RADM Wayne BRUNS, RMN HMS Invincible
LTSG Patrick ANDERSON, RMN HMS Invincible
SMCPO Christopher BAYE, RMN HMS Hellhound

Saganami Cross

CAPTJG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma RADM Wayne BRUNS, RMN HMS Invincible
RADM Garret BITKER, RMACS AH

Distinguished Gallantry Cross

EWM1 Danielle E OSTACH, RMN HMS Demon

Officer, Order of King Roger

CAPTSG Paladin MEYER, RMN HMS Merlin
CDR Ziggi THOMPSON, RMN HMS Javelin
CDR Cate HESSER, RMN HMS Hellhound
CDR Lisa Ann WIEDEMANN, RMN HMS Vixen
SMCPO Jacia BRUNS, RMN HMS Invincible

Officer, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDR Julie CHASE, RMN HMS Lodestone

Order of Gallantry

LCDR Betty J OSTHOFF, RMN HMS Galahad

Member, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CAPTSG Elisa L. RANDALL, RMN HMS Invincible
CDRE Justin F. DUPRAS, RMN HMS Demon

Member, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDR Ann SCHOTTLER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CIVILIAN Jacob BRUNS, SFC HMS Invincible
S2C Eric James CLAPSADDLE, RMN HMS Musashi

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

CAPTSG Elisa L. RANDALL, RMN HMS Invincible
CDRE Justin F. DUPRAS, RMN HMS Demon

Queen's Bravery Medal

CAPTSG Jill MCTAVISH, RMN HMS Valkyrie
CDR Cate HESSER, RMN HMS Hellhound
CPO Elizabeth ERICKSON, RMN HMS Invincible

Medal, Order of Queen Elizabeth

ENS Tiffany KAMPERSAL, RMN HMS Hexapuma
S2C Gerrit RADEMEYER, RMN HMS Interloper

Conspicuous Bravery Medal

MCPO David W POTTER, RMN HMS Invincible
CPO Martin LEVITA, RMN HMS Hellhound
CPO Stephanie Kay BERLIEN, GSN HMS Valkyrie

Conspicuous Service Medal

CAPTSG Samuel DIETZMANN, RMN HMS Demon
CDR Lisa Ann WIEDEMANN, RMN HMS Vixen
CDR James MORPHEW, RMN HMS Interloper

Meritorious Service Medal

CAPTSG Samuel DIETZMANN, RMN HMS Demon
CAPTJG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CDR Lisa Ann WIEDEMANN, RMN HMS Vixen
CDR Ann SCHOTTLER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CAPTJG John CHAMBERS, RMN HMS Interloper
LCDR Betty J OSTHOFF, RMN HMS Galahad
CDR James MORPHEW, RMN HMS Interloper
LTJG Amy Louise THEISEN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
MCPO Rick WATERSON, RMN HMS Demon
CPO Mark Edward LLOYD, RMN HMS Interloper
CPO Danielle E OSTACH, RMN HMS Demon
S2C Anthony Lee GILLIAN, RMN HMS Vixen
S2C Anita V ROTHERAM, RMN HMS Interloper
LTSG Yrica Eloise BUTT, RHN HMS Vixen

Navy Commendation Decoration

CDR Lucas MATTHYS, RMN HMS Intrepid
LCPL Phillip REIGSTAD, RMA HMS Intrepid
S1C Jaeden M WOLTJER, RMN HMS Intrepid
CIV William LINDQUIST, CIVIL HMS Intrepid
LTCOL Martin TIZURA, RMMC MARDET Vixen
CAPT Larry Dale FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDET Demon
CAPT Dan SPENCE, RMMC HMS Interloper
MSGT Jayme MOORE, RMMC MARDET Vixen

Silesian Anti-Piracy Campaign Medal

PO2 Rebecca GARRETT-WARREN, RMN HMS Hellhound
LTSG Yrica Eloise BUTT, RHN HMS Vixen

Masadan Occupation Medal

VADM John NEITZ, RMN HMS Invincible
CAPTSG Jill MCTAVISH, RMN HMS Valkyrie
CDR Cate HESSER, RMN HMS Hellhound
SMCPO Christopher BAYE, RMN HMS Hellhound
SMCPO Megan KRICK, RMN HMS Musashi
MCPO David W POTTER, RMN HMS Invincible
CPO Elizabeth ERICKSON, RMN HMS Invincible
CPO Stephanie Kay BERLIEN, GSN HMS Valkyrie
CPO Martin LEVITA, RMN HMS Hellhound
PO1 Amy KAMINSKI, RMN HMS Valkyrie
PO2 Rebecca GARRETT-WARREN, RMN HMS Hellhound
PO2 Jeanne Elizabeth KATING, RMN HMS Hellhound
CAPTJG Christina SWANSON, RMN HMS Gryphon
LTSG Yrica Eloise BUTT, RHN HMS Vixen

Manticoran Combat Action Medal

2nd Award

S2C Gerrit RADEMEYER, RMN HMS Interloper

 

Havenite Operational Service Medal

CAPTJG Christina SWANSON, RMN HMS Gryphon
PO1 Nathan TERHUNE, RMN HMS Gryphon
PO1 Laura TERHUNE, RMN HMS Gryphon
PO2 Dimitri DALLAS, RMN HMS Gryphon
LTSG Yrica Eloise BUTT, RHN HMS Vixen
CDR Jeff Alan SMITH Jr, RMN HMS Samurai
LCDR Stephen P MILLER, RMN HMS Samurai
CPL Richard KROUSER, RMMC HMS Interloper

Queen Elizabeth III Silver Jubilee Medal

All Members

Manticoran Service Medal

CAPTSG Jill MCTAVISH, RMN HMS Valkyrie
LTJG Dallas DEMARR, RMN HMSS North Star
CDR Julie CHASE, RMN HMS Lodestone
CAPTSG Elisa L. RANDALL, RMN HMS Invincible
ENS Keith DAGUE, RMN HMS Leonidas
CAPTSG Michael LARSON, RMN HMS Leonidas
CDR Dave SUTHEIMER, RMN HMS Leonidas
LTJG Joel JAMESON, RMN HMS Lodestone
LCDR Nicholas STERLING, RMN HMSS North Star
1LT John DOEHLER, RMMC HMS Leonidas
KdS Charles L. SHANANAQUET, IAN HMS Beowulf

Manticoran Reserve Service Medal

CDR Scott SOMERVILLE, RMN HMS Gryphon
LTJG Amy Louise THEISEN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CAPTJG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
LCDR Cassandria VESTWEBER, RMN HMS Wolfhound
LCDR Patrick Ardan GIESE, RMN HMS Invincible

Good Conduct Medal

S1C Jon James DAHLKE, RMN HMS Valkyrie
PO1 Michelle E KADERLE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Al L GIBSON Jr, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Karen NIELSEN, RMN HMS Javelin
CPO Aundrea PRICE, RMN HMS Gawain
S1C Ian VERSELE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Roxanne M QUINLAN, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Tanya Marie ELLIS, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C William R JORNS, RMN HMS Demon
MCPO Rick WATERSON, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Ronni DAVIS, RMN HMS Demon
PO2 Judy GOODMAN, RMN HMS Demon
PO1 Allan ERICKSON, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Joseph Paul KEENAN, RMN HMSS North Star
PO2 Julianne WHITE, RMN HMS Demon
PO2 Matthew Alan CLARK, RMN HMS Wolfhound

S1C Michael STERN, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Teresa Lynn CLARK, RMN HMS Wolfhound
S1C Andrew CERNEY, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Marcy LYN-WAITSMAN, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Christopher DESCHLER, RMN HMS Musashi
S1C Brandon Trent GUTHRIE, RMN HMS Wolfhound
S1C Kaitlyn B MORGAN, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Andy HOPP, RMN HMSS North Star
PO3 John P REGISTER, RMN HMS Wolfhound
S1C Craig HENSON, RMN HMSS North Star
CPO David S LARIMER, RMN HMS Wolfhound
S1C Heather M HOPP, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Juan MARTINEZ, RMN HMS Wolfhound
S1C Jennifer Lynn KOZAK, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Frank GALLAGHER, RMN HMLAC Scythe
S1C Garrett HILDE, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Gracie Ellen GARRETT, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Natasha NADEAU, RMN HMSS North Star

 

LCPL Derrick RALPH, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCPL Pat SAYRE MCCOY, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCPL Mark Richard INGLES, RMMC MARDET Demon
SSGT David ISAAK, RMMC HMS Intrepid

S1C Michael DUGAN, GSN HMS Demon

Btsm Walter ERNST, IAN HMS Demon

CIVILIAN Spencer Z GUTHRIE, SFC HMS Demon
CIVILIAN Radha KELLY, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Lazaro NEMER, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Tara DUHAN, CIVIL HMS Wolfhound
CIVILIAN Elizabeth A. CERNY, CIVIL HMS Demon
CIVILIAN N. Frances MORITZ, CIVIL HMS Demon
CIVILIAN Karen L BARNES, CIVIL HMS Demon

Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Award

S1C Michael BYRNE, RMN HMS Invincible
SCPO Keith LARSON, RMN HMS Leonidas
S1C Greg GEMZA, RMN HMS Leonidas
S1C Dan GARDNER, RMN H MSS North Star
CPO Shannon WILSON-SMATHERS, RMN HMS Leonidas
S1C Clayton STRUTHERS, RMN HMSS North Star
PO2 Angus JAMESON, RMN HMS Lodestone
S1C Anna JAMESON, RMN HMS Lodestone
S1C Jessica DOYLE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Dan MCTAVISH, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C E. Thyme LUDWIG, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C Ronald GRANT, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Brenda ANDREWS, RMN HMS Leonidas
SCPO Derek Firehawk SAULS, RMN HMS Gryphon
S1C Stephanie LINDORFF, RMN HMS Hellhound
S1C Katie FRAZIER, RMN HMSS North Star
CPO Pete HARTZ, RMN HMS Invincible

1SGT Kevin MURAMATSU, RMMC MARDET Invincible

PO1 Kevin ZIGMAN, GSN HMS Demon

CIVILIAN Christina NEITZ, CIVIL HMS Invincible

Enlisted Space Warfare Pin

S2C Gerrit RADEMEYER, RMN HMS Interloper
S2C Franklin GINGRICH, RMN HMS Interloper

Combat Infantry Badge

LTSG Patrick ANDERSON, RMN HMS Invincible

Ranks on awards are listed at the time of award, and may have changed by publication.

January Honors – Promotions

Congratulations are extended to the following members on the occasion of their promotions as noted.

HMS Demon

  • Tammy Strayer Chief Petty Officer, effictive 15 January, 2022
  • Rick Waterson to Senior Master Chief Petty Officer, effective 26 January, 2022

HMS Enterprise

  • Dennis Schmalzel to Chief Petty Officer, effective 1 January, 2022
  • Daniel Toole to Chief Warrant Officer, effective 29 January, 2022
  • David Whitesell to Petty Officer 1st Class, effective 29 January, 2022
HMS Havoc

HMS Interloper

  • Aaron Michael Schafer to Petty Officer 2nd Class, effective 11 January, 2022
  • Pat Hayes to Petty Officer 2nd Class, effective 11 January, 2022
  • Brad Anthony Zeak Sr to 2nd Lieutenant, effective 11 January, 2022

Fleet Command & Staff Information

CO, Gryphon Fleet

CO, Gryphon Fleet

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Rear Admiral of the Green Geoffrey Strayer, GCE, KR, SC, OG, CGM, GS

Baron Oak Forest

XO, Gryphon Fleet

XO, Gryphon Fleet

Rear Admiral of the Green Wayne Bruns, GCE, OM, KCGL, MC, OC, CR, SC, OG, CGM, GS, QBM, CBM, PC

Baron Grosvenor

Bosun, Gryphon Fleet

Bosun, Gryphon Fleet

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Senior Master Chief Intelligence Mate
Kevin Walsh, NS, QBM

Chief of Staff

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Captain, Senior Grade Zach McCauley

Flag Captain

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Captain, Junior Grade Christina Swanson

Flag Lieutenant

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Captain Junior Grade Kerry Kuhn

Fleet Medical NCOIC

medical@gryphonfleet.org

PO2 Steven Bobula

Intelligence Specialist

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Lieutenant Commander David Oliver Kling

JAG Ombudsman

Vacant

Legalman

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CPO Christina R Doane

Operations Officer

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Lieutenant Commander Patrick Giese

Personnel Officer

Captain (SG)
Jamey Salsberg
KDE, MC, OC

Range Officer

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Senior Master Chief Intelligence Mate
Kevin Walsh, NS, QBM

RMACS Liaison

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Captain, Junior Grade Christina Swanson

Training Officer

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Senior Chief Petty Officer
Derek Firehawk Sauls

Gryphon Fleet Order of Battle

Task Force 21

Covering Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Task Group 21.1 shoulder patch

Task Group 21.1

Destroyer Squadron 265

HMS Javelin (DD-264), Big Lake, MN
HMS Lodestone (DD-64), Elk River, MN
HMS Merlin (CA-270), St. Cloud, MN

Independent Commands

HMS Hellhound (DD-446), St. Paul, MN
HMS Invincible (SD-455), Plymouth, MN
HMS Intrepid (SD-463), Willmar, MN
HMS Leonidas (BC-584), Grand Forks, ND
HMS Valkyrie (SD-355), Minneapolis, MN

Task Group 21.2 shoulder patch

Task Group 21.2

Independent Commands

HMS Borzoi (DD-438), River Falls, WI
HMS Gawain (DD-481), Madison, WI
HMS Musashi (BC-775), Milwaukee, WI

Task Force 22

Covering Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Task Group 22.1 shoulder patch

Task Group 22.1

LAC Wing 62

GSNLAC Lilla Björn, Marquette, MI
HMLAC Scythe, Portage, Indiana

Independent Commands

HMS Apollo (CL-80), Lafayette, IN
HMS Gryphon (SD-153), Indianapolis, IN
HMS Hotspur (DD-02), Rantoul, IL
HMS Samurai (CL-356), Goshen, IN
HMS Wolfhound (DD-437), Mt. Prospect, IL

Task Group 22.2 shoulder patch

Task Group 22.3

Cruiser Division 711

HMS Death Claw (CA-437), Cincinnati, OH
HMS Sabrepike (CA-417), Franklin, OH

Independent Commands

HMS Ajax (BC-545), Windsor, Ontario
HMS Beowulf (BC-739), Lansing, MI
HMS Enterprise (BC-480), Rochester Hills, MI
HMS Galahad (DD-478), Columbus, OH
HMS Helen (BC-570), Fruitport, MI
Task Group 22.4

Task Group 22.4

Independent Commands

HMS Demon (CLAC-62), Des Plaines, IL
HMS Havoc (DD-01), Muncie, IN
HMS Hexapuma (CA-412), Rockford, IL
HMS Vixen (DD-174), Chicago, IL

Echelon Commanders

Task Force 21

Task Force 21

RADM Wayne Bruns

Task Group 21.1

Task Group 21.1

CAPTSG Jill McTavish

Destroyer Squadron 265

Destroyer Squadron 265

CAPTSG Paladin Meyer

Task Group 21.2

Task Group 21.2

CAPTJG Timothy Bailey

Task Force 22

Task Force 22

CDRE Justin Dupras

Task Group 22.1

Task Group 22.1

CAPTSG Michael Flanagan

Task Group 22.3

Task Group 22.3

CAPTSG Jackie Snedden

Cruiser Division 711

Cruiser Division 711

CAPTJG Kevin Johnson

Task Group 22.4

Task Group 22.4

CAPTSG Samuel Dietzmann

Gryphon Fleet