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The Gryphon's Beak

May, 2022

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As we ramp up for Worldcon, it is great to have people willing to develop & execute ideas to help with fundraising. I’ll turn this space over to CDR Wiedemann to explain more…

Second Fleet will be throwing a party to remember at Worldcon 2022. There’s going to be snacks, drinks and merriment in a large suite. We want everyone to have a blast, and walk away remembering how great the people in TRMN are. How great YOU are.

For anyone who has ever thrown a con party, the expenses can be immense. To this end, HMS Vixen is spearheading a fundraiser in the form of a raffle. We’re asking you to donate to help to this end. Do you paint? Make jewelry? Feeling crafty? We’d love your help! Have new goods that you think would fit? Bring them in! The fundraising event will be held at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626 on July 30th from 12-5pm and will be open to the general public. Donated goods are requested by July 15th so we can plan for the amount of space we need.

To inquire about donating goods, please contact CDR Wiedemann at hmsvixen@gmail.com

 

See You In Chicago!

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Comings & Goings

GRYPHON FLEET ORDER 2203-A, 01MAR2022

Effective 1 March, 2022, Captain (JG) Kerry Kuhn, KDE, SC, OG, CGM, CBM is hereby appointed Chief of Staff, Second Fleet. Commensurate with her new duties, CAPTJG Kuhn is hereby promoted to Captain, Senior Grade.

Captain, SG Kuhn, repair aboard the flagship to take up your duties, and congratulations on your promotion.

I wish to express my enduring gratitude to Capt, SG Zach McCauley for his work in getting this office started, and his development of many of the processes used to this day. In recognition of his service, CAPTSG Zach MCCAULEY is awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Thank you, and I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.

The Tradition Lives!

v/r

Geoffrey Strayer, GCE, KCR, SC, OG, CGM, GS
Rear Admiral of the Green, RMN
Commanding Officer, Second (Gryphon) Fleet
Baron Oak Forest

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TASK GROUP ORDER 2204-A

To: All TRMN Personnel
From: Commanding Officer, TG 22.4
Re: Appointment of Staff Communications Officer, Task Group 22.4

Effective 05 April, 2022, Commander Lisa Wiedemann, QCB, KDE, SC, is hereby appointed to the position of Communications Officer, TG 22.4.

Commander Wiedemann, report aboard the flagship to take up your duties, and report to the Commanding Officer. Congratulations on your appointment.

The Tradition Lives!
Samuel Dietzmann, QCB, GCE, MC
Captain of the List, RMN
Commanding Officer, Task Group 22.4

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Designating Marcon As An Admiralty House Event

Upon consultation with 1SL, and through her with FLA, the following order is issued.

Joelle Presby is a recurring collaborator with David Weber, including contributing to Worlds of Honor 6. As she has been included as a Guest at MarCon 2022, this event is officially declared an Admiralty House event.

All members who participate in the Convention (not simply attend) will be eligible for the Havenite War Campaign Medal. Other possible awards include the Silesian Anti-Piracy Medal and the Havenite Operational Service Medal.

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FORCEORDER 2204-A

To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
From: Lieutenant General Sutherland, KSK, KDE, MC, SC, OG, NS, DSO
Re: Establishment of The Gryphon Highlanders Regiment Command Staff (FORCEORDER 2204-A)

By my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby authorize the following changes of command effective 6 April 2022.

Marine Forces Command hereby relinquishes command of The Gryphon Highlanders (2nd RMMC Regiment), and places the following Marines in command of The Gryphon Highlanders:

Commanding Officer – Lieutenant Colonel Martin Tizura, RMMC
Deputy Commanding Officer – Major Brad Zeak, RMMC
Regimental Sergeant Major – Master Sergeant Jayme Moore, RMMC

I hereby authorize the following brevets commensurate with the new assignments:

Martin Tizure to Colonel (O-6)
Brad Zeak to Lieutenant Colonel (O-5)
Jayme Moore to Regimental Sergeant Major (E-10)

In addition the following echelon designations are authorized.

Marine Detachment Invincible is designated as First Battalion of the Gryphon Highlanders Regiment.

Marine Detachment Interloper is designated as Second Battalion of the Gryphon Highlanders Regiment.

Congratulations!

In Service to Her Majesty, the Queen!

Michael Houghtaling, KSK, KDE, MC, SC, OG, NS, DSO
Lieutenant General, RMMC
Deputy Commanding Officer, Marine Forces Command
Baron Sutherland

By direction of:
Shirley Kunz, KSK, KDE, MC, GS, QBM, CBM
General, RMMC
Commanding Officer, Marine Forces Command (COMFORCECOM)

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Naval Directive 22APR-01

TO: Captain (JG) Matthew Lindquist, KCR, KE, RMN
FR: FADM Split Rock, RMN, First Space Lord
RE: Assignment of HMS Intrepid (SD-463) to TG 21.1, in TF 21, 2nd Fleet (Naval Directive 22APR-01)

Captain Lindquist:

As of the date of this Order, by my hand, I hereby assign HMS Intrepid (SD-463) to Task Group 21.1 under the Command of Captain (SG) Jill McTavish.

This order made under my hand will be effective 0001 hours 12-Apr – 22

For the Honor of the Queen!

Laura Lochen, KSK, KDE, KCR, MC, SC, DSO
Fleet Admiral of the Red
First Space Lord of the Royal Manticoran Navy
Duchess, Split Rock

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Naval Directive 22APR-02

TO: Captain (JG) John Chambers, KDE, CR, SC, RMN
FR: FADM Split Rock, RMN, First Space Lord
RE: Assignment of HMS Interloper (SD-460) to TG 22.4, in TF 22, 2nd Fleet (Naval Directive 22APR-02)

Captain Chambers:

As of the date of this Order, by my hand, I hereby assign HMS Interloper (SD-460) to Task Group 22.4 under the Command of Captain (SG) Samuel Dietzmann.

This order made under my hand will be effective 0001 hours 12-Apr – 22

For the Honor of the Queen!

Laura Lochen, KSK, KDE, KCR, MC, SC, DSO
Fleet Admiral of the Red
First Space Lord of the Royal Manticoran Navy
Duchess, Split Rock

 

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/

Political Posts in TRMN Groups

To: All Spacers, Soldiers, Marines, and Civilians of TRMN.
Fr: The Judge Advocate General

This is a general reminder for all members. If you run a TRMN specific Facebook group, website, or other electronic gathering place, it must not host partisan political posts. These include calls to action, links to political matters, or discussion of modern political topics. Note that TRMN has in the past and may in the future choose to provide a Facebook group specifically for members to discuss politics at its discretion, and this group has been and would be excluded from this ruling.

Note that this in no way restricts a member’s right to post political matters on their own page or in groups not explicitly made for TRMN members or TRMN matters. Your personal Facebook page, Twitter account, blog, or any other record is yours to discuss modern politics to your heart’s content.

If you have any questions, please contact the Judge Advocate General at JAG@trmn.org.

Thank you.

Matthew W. Parker QCB KSK OM KDE PMDSA SC
Rear Admiral of the Green, RMN
Judge Advocate General, TRMN
Earl, Camera Stellata

St Baldrick’s Fundraiser

To: All Member of the Grand Alliance
From: Colonel Tizura, SC OE OG NS
Subject: St. Baldrick Event

The Gryphon Highlanders Regiment is proud to announce its first annual event to help fight childhood cancer. This event will be at a sponsored St. Baldrick location.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer. The foundation has been around since 2004. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $314 million to support lifesaving research.

This event will be hosted at Buffalo Grove High School ( 1100 W. Dundee Rd, Buffalo Grove IL 60089) on Friday May 13th from 1125 to 1335. Please follow this link to find the event and join: https://www.stbaldricks.org/register/shavee All those who are not in the Chicago area and wish to participate in the event can also use the link to find a sponsored location near them.

Please provide a before and after picture of your time on the fundraising page on the 2nd RMMC Regiment HQ Discord server. Together we can do great things.

Martin R. Tizura SC OE OG NS
Colonel, RMMC
CO, 2nd RMMC Regiment
sco@rrmc.trmn.org

Worldcon YA Ticket Available

Due to a change in circumstances we have a Young Adult (18-24) Worldcon membership available. Firstly, I want to thank the donor, this is amazing.

There has been a suggestion to raffle it off, with half to charity and half to the Worldcon Fund. After a lot of thought, and due to the age restrictions of this ticket, I decided to not.

So! I am opening this up to anyone who will be between 18 & 24 as of September 1. Send me an email at co@gryphonfleet.org, and let me know why you are the best choice! It doesn’t need to be long, just a bit so I can understand who’s who. This will be live in May & June, with a decision announced in the July newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who’s interested, and I look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Marksmanship Challenge

Attention Members of the TRMN:

RADM Daniel Brandow and 8th Fleet are proud to sponsor and the Imperial Andermani Navy (IAN) is happy to coordinate a TRMN organization-wide marksmanship challenge from May 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. Individuals can earn credits for each fleet and the RMA and for their chapter by simply submitting their gameplay to their marksmanship officer in the manner used by your fleet or the RMA.

The challenge is simple. Starting May 1st, the ‘credits’ you submit and earn through gameplay will be tallied up by your fleet and the RMA’s marksmanship officer. At the end of each month, your fleet and the RMA marksmanship officer will submit a copy of their updated database to us to have fleet/RMA, chapter, and individual data extracted. We will then post standings a few days later. At the end of the challenge, whichever fleet or the RMA has earned the largest number of credits wins. We will also announce the top chapter and individual credit-earners.

AWARDS
Of course, as you accumulate credits, you will be eligible for the various marksmanship awards offered by your branch. For details on what you are eligible for, please see the Grand Alliance Marksmanship Handbook, downloadable at: https://trmn.org/manuals/misc-manuals.html.

The top 3 credit-earning TRMN members from each fleet and the RMA will be entered into a random drawing. Three of these individuals will be selected and each will be awarded a $20 Amazon gift card.

Finally, at the option of each participating fleet CO, one chapter in each fleet whose members collectively earned the most credits may be awarded the coveted “Royal Meritorious Unit Citation”. (For more information on the RMU, click HERE).

This is a great way for our TRMN fleets and the RMA to have a friendly competition while our members earn marksmanship credits, marksmanship awards, and glory!! Let’s see which TRMN fleets, the RMA, chapters, and individuals can make the top of the list between May 1, 2022 and July 31, 2022. After this timeframe, the challenge will be over.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
The short answer is, that you don’t. You just have to be a TRMN member. Unlike some of our previous challenges, there is no registration process. You merely submit your gameplay credits to your fleet and the RMA marksmanship officer in the usual way. We and they will then take care of the rest. Easy!!

FAQs

What if my fleet is not ‘officially’ participating? We are happy to say that all numbered fleets and the RMA are participating. Everyone is in, so let’s roll!

Will you publish fleet, the RMA, chapter, and individual standings? Of course. At the end of each month your fleet and the RMA marksmanship officer will submit a copy of their updated database to us to have fleet/RMA, chapter, and individual data extracted. We will then post the top fleet/RMA, chapter, and individual credit-earner standings a few days later. Be advised that this means we will only post standings three times during the challenge.

What if I completed credits before May 1st but hadn’t submitted them yet? As with many aspects of our organization we are governed by the TRMN Code of Conduct and the honor system. You should submit gameplay credits dated for the date you actually participated in the given gameplay. We will only count what you actually accomplished between May 1st and July 31st.

Can I apply my credits to a chapter of my choosing? That is between you and your fleet/RMA marksmanship officer. We will only be working with the data they give us.

Does my gameplay have to be ‘live’? What if my chapter only meets virtually or I am in a holding chapter? You can do either ‘live’ or virtual gaming. The good news is we have an enormous amount of virtual gameplay happening throughout the TRMN regularly. There is a gaming section on the Forum (https://forums.trmn.org/viewforum.php?f=567), the main TRMN Discord server has a few gaming channels (https://discord.gg/2Zmnwk5A), your fleet/branch Discord server likely has one or more gaming channels, and there is actually an entire TRMN – Gaming Discord server at https://discord.gg/etzqjcG9. There is also nothing stopping you from hosting your own gaming. Just be sure to review the Grand Alliance Marksmanship Handbook (downloadable at https://trmn.org/manuals/misc-manuals.html) to ensure that your gameplay counts.

Will the marksmanship ‘credit multiplier’ system apply during the challenge? Absolutely!! You will be able to multiply your credits by x2, x3, or x4 the more TRMN members you are playing with during each gaming session. Just be sure to review the Grand Alliance Marksmanship Handbook and look at how that system works. It is on page 3-4 of the handbook, downloadable at: https://trmn.org/manuals/misc-manuals.html. You also need to make sure your fleet or the RMA marksmanship officer gets the information they need from you so that the appropriate multiplier can be applied to each gaming session.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER
You agree that you are participating in a live and/or virtual game playing event. You understand that by participating you are legally bound and waive any and all rights and claims for any damages or injuries that you may have against The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association (TRMN) as well as any other agents or representatives of the TRMN for any personal injury or damages to personal property. This release includes any and all injuries or damages that may be sustained before, during, or after the event. You understand and acknowledge that this release is binding to your heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees.

CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have a question or concern, feel free to contact our marksmanship challenge event staff at andermani.charities@gmail.com. Questions and issues submitted to other individuals or by other means may not get as quick a response.

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.

ChiCon8 Take To The Stars
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Marksmanship Update

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

PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE:

  • OGEFR Matthew DAVIES, IAN HMS Interloper

RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE:

  • SCPO Vicky Lynn PONTIOUS, RMN HMS Enterprise
  • SCPO Steve Allen PONTIOUS, RMN HMS
    Enterprise

RIFLE EXPERT AWARD:

  • MAJ Larry Dale FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDETDemon

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

To request assistance, please click here.

May Honors – Awards

Knight Grand Cross, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDRE Misty Rose WHITE, GSN HMS Galahad
CAPTSG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
SMCPO Rick WATERSON, RMN HMS Demon
CDR Lisa Ann WIEDEMANN, RMN HMS Vixen

Knight Commander, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDR Ann SCHOTTLER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
SCPO David PELLETIER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CIVILIAN Logan THOMPSON, SFC HMS Valkyrie

Knight, Order of Queen Elizabeth

SMCPO Megan KRICK, RMN HMS Musashi

Companion, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDR Patrick ANDERSON, RMN HMS Invincible

Saganami Cross

LTCOL Martin TIZURA, RMMC MARDET Vixen

Officer, Order of Queen Elizabeth

LTJG Tiffany KAMPERSAL, RMN HMS Hexapuma

Order of Gallantry

MAJ Larry FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDET Demon
LTCOL Martin TIZURA, RMMC MARDET Vixen
CDRE Justin F. DUPRAS, RMN HMS Demon

Member, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CIVILIAN Elizabeth NEITZ, SFC HMS Invincible
CPO Danielle E OSTACH, RMN HMS Demon

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

LTSG Mike BLOCK, RMN HMS Demon
CAPTJG Dean F MCCLURE, RMN HMS Helen
WO2 Christina R DOANE, RMN HMS Beowulf
CAPTJG John CHAMBERS, RMN HMS Interloper
SCPO David PELLETIER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
CPO Danielle E OSTACH, RMN HMS Demon
CDR Richard James SAMS, RMN HMS Merlin
RADM Wayne BRUNS, RMN HMS Invincible

Gryphon Star

CDRE Bruce William CREWS, RMN HMS Enterprise
CAPTSG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
S1C Alexis Jeanne TAYLOR, RMN HMS Hexapuma

Medal, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CIVILIAN Christina NEITZ, CIVIL HMS Invincible

Conspicuous Service Medal

CAPTSG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma

Grand Alliance Campaign Medal

CAPTSG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma
MAJ Larry Dale FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCDR Betty J OSTHOFF, RMN HMS Galahad
CAPTJG Matthew LINDQUIST, RMN HMS Intrepid
CDR Lucas MATTHYS, RMN HMS Intrepid
PFC Shannara BATHORY, RMMC MARDET Vixen
LCDR John FAIRBAIRN, RMN HMS Javelin
S2C Gerrit RADEMEYER, RMN HMS Interloper

Manticoran Combat Action Medal

1th Award

RADM Wayne BRUNS, RMN HMS Invincible

9th Award

MAJ Larry FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDET Demon

7th Award

CAPTSG Kerry KUHN, RMN HMS Hexapuma

Manticoran Service Medal

CAPTSG Jamey SALSBERG, RMN HMSS North Star
LTJG Christy BENNETT, RMN HMS Valkyrie
CAPTSG Jimmy NELSON, RMN HMS Hexapuma
LCDR James WEBB, RMN HMS Gryphon
LCDR Tonya NELSON, RMN HMS Hexapuma
LTSG Bill ROWLETTE, RMN HMS Gryphon
2LT Patrick BAILEY, RMMC MARDET Musashi
2LT Ricardo BRUCKMAN, RMMC HMS Gryphon

Manticoran Reserve Service Medal

ENS Diana Najla FLANAGAN, RMN HMS Hotspur
LTSG Chuck KELLY, RMN HMS Hellhound
CDR Anne Lucy TEXTOR, RMN HMS Sabrepike
ENS William B COMBS, RMN HMS Gryphon
MAJ Larry FRENCH Sr, RMMC MARDET Demon
LTCOL Martin TIZURA, RMMC MARDET Vixen

Good Conduct Medal

S1C Timothy Craig WILSON, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Maurice BROADDUS, RMN HMS Ajax
S1C Shay VANZWOLL, RMN HMS Ajax
S1C Alexander Vincent SHERK, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Rachael GEURKINK, RMN HMS Javelin
PO2 Robert Henry WEAGLY, RMN HMS Hotspur
S1C Diana VAN DER VIS, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Eric R. P. DHELIN, RMN HMS Apollo
S1C Rebecca GRAUMLICH, RMN HMS Hotspur
S1C Jeffrey B KOPEC, RMN HMS Hotspur
S1C N. Bradley TRUMPINSKI, RMN HMS Hotspur
PO2 Austin J WILLIAMS, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Brandon Or (B) HUDSON, RMN HMS Hotspur
S1C Petra BORCHERT, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Elizabeth SNYDER, RMN HMS Javelin
S1C Edward L BENSON Jr, RMN HMS Demon
S1C Dan STUTTGEN, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Madeline O’CONNOR, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Melissa Anne CHANCE, RMN HMS Merlin
PO1 Daniel LAPINE, RMN HMS Hotspur
S1C Holly An’ OYSTER, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Dean FLOREANI, RMN HMS Valkyrie
CPO Austin MURATORI, RMN HMS Helen
S1C Phillip M TEXTOR, RMN HMS Sabrepike
SCPO Steve Allen PONTIOUS, RMN HMS Enterprise
S1C Val W DAVIS, RMN HMSS North Star
SCPO Vicky Lynn PONTIOUS, RMN HMS Enterprise
S1C Todd Colin DEGROOT, RMN HMS Beowulf
PO2 Sebastian Robert PAYNE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Richard SENSALE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Todd A SNYDER, RMN HMS Javelin
S1C Micbael Carl CURRIE, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Ryan Mj TURNER, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Tony A MAAS, RMN HMS Musashi
CPO Matthew Ian LEIFSON Jr, RMN HMS Intrepid
CPO Shelbie TALOOWA, RMN HMS Intrepid
S1C Dee DAVIS, RMN HMS Gryphon
LCPL Douglas C KELLER III, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCPL Jim LUND, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCPL Patrick L MORGAN, RMMC MARDET Demon
LCPL Matt L LAUER, RMMC MARDET Valkyrie
S1C Danalyn BYLE, GSN HMS Hotspur
S1C Mike SANDERS Jr, GSN HMS Gryphon
CIVILIAN Gavin A.S. KADERLE, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Azrael LEBLOND, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Violet Ann LAPINE, SFC HMS Hotspur
CIVILIAN Miranda COCKERHAM, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Andrew GRAUMLICH, CIVIL HMS Hotspur
CIVILIAN Robert FISCHER, CIVIL HMS Demon

Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Award

PO1 Bow LUDWIG, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C Curt BLACKWELL, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Rachel HANSON, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Ani DUERKSEN, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C Farah DALMAR, RMN HMS Invincible
S1C Michelle REISDORFF, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Suzanne LUDWIG, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Betty PUNKERT, RMN HMS Merlin
S1C Brendon NELSON, RMN HMS Hexapuma
PO2 Danielle COCKERHAM, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Mark COCKERHAM, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Leo A ROGERS, RMN HMS Musashi
S1C Sharon ROWLETTE, RMN HMS Gryphon
S1C Sara MOORE, RMN HMSS North Star
LCPL Randal ECKART, RMMC MARDET Invincible
SSGT Caleb NELSON, RMMC HMS Hexapuma
CIVILIAN Nathan LARSON, SFC HMS Leonidas
CIVILIAN Chloe LOPES, SFC HMS Gryphon
CIVILIAN Charlotte MOORE, SFC HMSS North Star
CIVILIAN Gavin MOORE, SFC HMSS North Star

Recruit Training Ribbon

LTSG Steve GALPIN, RMN HMS Interloper

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

May Honors – Promotions

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

HMS Hexapuma

  • David Pelletier to Senior Chief Petty Officer,
    effective 1 March, 2022
HMS Havoc

HMS Interloper

  • Emi Uhila to Ensign, effective 31 March, 2022
  • Chanel Krouser to Private First Class, effective 7
    April, 2022
  • Gerrit Johan Rademeyer to Spacer 1st Class,
    effective 20 April, 2022
  • Nathan A Camarda to Spacer 2nd Class, effective
    20 April, 2022

Fleet Command & Staff Information

CO, Gryphon Fleet

CO, Gryphon Fleet

co@gryphonfleet.org

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

bosun@2ndfleet.trmn.org

Senior Master Chief Intelligence Mate
Kevin Walsh, NS, QBM

Chief of Staff

cos@gryphonfleet.org

Captain, Senior Grade Kerry Kuhn

Flag Captain

co@hmsgryphon.trmn.org

Captain, Junior Grade Christina Swanson

Flag Lieutenant

flaglt@gryphonfleet.org

Captain Junior Grade Kerry Kuhn

Fleet Medical NCOIC

medical@gryphonfleet.org

PO2 Steven Bobula

Intelligence Specialist

intel@2ndfleet.trmn.org

Lieutenant Commander David Oliver Kling

JAG Ombudsman

Vacant

Legalman

legalman@2ndfleet.trmn.org

CPO Christina R Doane

Operations Officer

operations@gryphonfleet.org

Lieutenant Commander Patrick Giese

Personnel Officer

Captain (SG)
Jamey Salsberg
KDE, MC, OC

Range Officer

marksmanship@2ndfleet.trmn.org

Senior Master Chief Intelligence Mate
Kevin Walsh, NS, QBM

RMACS Liaison

ascl@gryphonfleet.org

Captain, Junior Grade Christina Swanson

Training Officer

bosun@hmsgryphon.trmn.org

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 Hexapuma (CA-412), Rockford, IL HMS Interloper (SD-460), Muncie, IN 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