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The Gryphon's Beak

November, 2021

RADM Flag

Flag Sends

It is only 10 months until Second Fleet welcomes the world to Chicago for the 80th World Science Fiction Convention – Worldcon.

I want to give some idea of what we are planning, and the progress that has been made.

First, we will be doing a room party. We’re hoping for one of the nicer suites, but can’t be sure of what will happen until that is opened in February. We are in touch with the coordinators, and have made that desire known.

We will almost certainly be running Artemis on the main exhibit floor. Right in the middle of the action! When the con chair heard that all we were asking for was the space (and power, etc.), she was floored. Her concern was that we expected the convention to supply people to run it – and that was a hurdle to be overcome. Having the people to run Artemis, and the table, is paramount now. The working plan is to have both the table display and the Artemis area adjoining, making one large-scale TRMN exhibit.

We also found out, thanks to CAPTSG Dietzmann, that they need programming. I know we like to talk, so that is right up our alley! Seriously – the impression I am left with is that we have an opportunity to flood the convention with TRMN, Honorverse, David Weber et al, and related programming. My mental shorthand here is that we have a chance to develop a TRMN track for the convention. And how cool is that! One thing we will need for that is, of course, people! And here is where we want to encourage everyone – from the S3C who just joined to the Royal Council and other top-level brass to attend. Having a broad sample of people will only make us look better.

We have some other irons in the fire, and need to wait to both get more detail and communicate with the concom to see how that might shake out.

And that is just the currently planned at convention events! It’s Chicago…and there are a few extracurriculars available. One or two. Like the Art Museum (home of the lions and Chagall Window, both of which are missing in Honor’s time); the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science & Industry (they have a U-Boat displayed inside, FYI), and more! We’re also sketching out a way to tour Queen Berry’s Chicago. And by that, I mean the underground spaces of the city, many of which are accessible and open to the public (even if the public doesn’t know). There is also baseball, with the Cubs, and at varying distances, the Joliet Slammers, Schaumburg Boomers, Windy City ThunderBolts, Gary SouthShore RailCats, Chicago Dogs, Kane County Cougars, and Chicago Bandits pro softball. Ok, the White Sox too. We have every form of cuisine possible, and some amazing architecture to check out. That includes the Willis (Sears) Tower and 875 N Michigan Ave (John Hancock), both with observation decks that give you a chance to see for miles. Navy Pier is the thing that locals claim to never go to, but they do. Lots of cool shopping, a stained glass exhibit (with some pieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany included), and a Ferris Wheel. Among other things.

All of this is located close to the Worldcon hotel, and local guides are readily available.

Let’s talk about the hotel a bit! We all understand that a 5 day convention adds up. We are here to help! Rooms can be split up to 4 ways, easing the total cost back down per person. To help, we are testing a Berthing Registry, a place where you can go to find others needing a roommate for the convention. While we cannot and will not assign you a roommate, we can and will make sure that you have a tool to help find someone(s) to split a room with. More on that once it goes live.

This is also the time to get your membership if you haven’t already. Prices will go up in December, and likely at least once more before the convention. If you order now, you lock in the best price! Remember, there is a substantial discount for first time attendees! There is also a payment plan, locking in the price and allowing you to pay over time. It takes $50 down as an Supporting Membership, and the balance is due by May 31st. For details, head to https://chicon.org/home/membership-rates/ and scroll down to Installment Plan.

There is a lot of excitement here, and we can’t wait to have you come and see what we’ve planned, and have you help show off TRMN and our city!

The Tradition Lives!

Oak Forest

Oak Forest Arms

FLAG SENDS ADDENDUM

 

Some situations have come to my attention recently concerning members both in and out of Second Fleet, and I want to take a moment to make something clear.

Bullying, of any kind, will not be tolerated. If you are being bullied by a member, let someone know – or message me directly. That is not something you should be expected to tolerate.

If you are engaged in bullying, stop. Now. I do not consider that appropriate, and will do whatever I am able to see it stopped. We’re all adults, let’s act like it.

Matter of Honor LARP Update

Matter Of Honor Postponement Notice:

Dramatically rising Covid-19 cases and trends in the Bay City area have prompted both the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum (USS Edson) and the Bay City Health Department to encourage us to cancel or postpone the Matter of Honor event for November 2021. While QAG staff had already expressed our requirement of player vaccinations, the tight quarters and minimal ventilation aboard the Edson make the event a significant danger given the properties of the Delta variant.

The November 2021 event will not be taking place.
At this time, both the TRMN and Quest staff are working on the most viable solution, which could very likely mean a rescheduling sometime in 2022. At this time, we are disabling all additional payments to player accounts and asking that players please be patient while we sort out our plan of action. Whatever the decision, full refunds will be made available should players request them.

At this time, this is all the information we are ready to convey – we will update everyone as we know more. Thank you for your understanding in the meantime.

Comings & Goings

AD 2109-02
Formation of Home Guard Unit 68th Manticore Atmospheric Wing HG (New Victoria Guardians)

My Dear Baron New Victoria

It gives me great pleasure to bestow this appointment as “Colonel of the Regiment” to the 68th Manticore Atmospheric Wing, Home Guard (New Victoria Guardians) on behalf of Her Majesty, and the Royal Manticoran Army.

Thank you for you service to Kingdom and Crown.
In Honor to the Queen!

In Service to Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III,

Beau T Thacker, PMV, KDE, SC, DSO, MR, GS, QBM, CBM
Field Marshal, RMA
Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff

••••

AD 2109-03
Assignment of Commanding Officer 68th Manticoran Atmospheric Wing Home Guard

By my Authority as Deputy Commander Chief of Staff of the Royal Manticore Army, 2nd LT Elizabeth Nelson is directed to assume the duties and position of Commanding Officer of the 68th Manticoran Atmospheric Wing, Home Guard (New Victoria Guardians) Royal Manticore Army. Fail not in this charge at your peril.

In Service to Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III,

Beau T Thacker, PMV, KDE, SC, DSO, MR, GS, QBM, CBM
Field Marshal, RMA
Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff

••••

FORCECOM Order 2110-B
Stand down of Marine Detachment, HMS Ajax

By my hand, and by the authority of the Sovereign, Queen of Manticore Elizabeth III, I hereby order the stand down of Marine Detachment, HMS Ajax as of 0001 Hours on 04 October 2021.

The following Marines are hereby transferred to the Ships Company, HMS Ajax.

SGTMAJ Brad Handley, RMMC (RMN-1335-13)
MSGT Paula Handley, RMMC (RMN-2338-14)
LCPL George Crossgrove, RMMC (RMN-0974-12)

Marine Detachment Ajax. Case the Colors, you are stood down.

In Service to Her Majesty, the Queen!

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

••••

BuShips Directive 2110-01
Appointment of Command Staff, HMS Sabrepike

Spacer First Class Dennison:

You are hereby directed and required to proceed aboard HMS Sabrepike (CA-417), there to take upon yourself the duties and responsibilities of Bosun, relieving Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter Keller, RMN in service to the Crown. Fail not in this charge at your peril.

Based upon the requirements of the service for your new billet, you are hereby brevetted to the rank of CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, RMN.

The above directive is effective on this date, 13 Oct 2021.

The Bureau of Ships wishes to express appreciation and thanks to SCPO Keller for his service as Bosun of Sabrepike and wish him all success in his future endeavors.

In Service to Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III,

Issued By:
Zachary White, GCE, KDR, MC
Rear Admiral of the Red, RMN
Bureau of Ships, Deputy Third Space Lord

••••

BuShips Directive 2110-02
Appointment of Command Staff, HMS Hexapuma

Chief Petty Officer Pelletier:

You are hereby directed and required to proceed aboard HMS Hexapuma (CA-412), there to take upon yourself the duties and responsibilities of Bosun, relieving Chief Petty Officer Joseph Stevens, RMN in service to the Crown. Fail not in this charge at your peril.

The above directive is effective on this date, 22 Oct 2021.

The Bureau of Ships wishes to express appreciation and thanks to CPO Stevens for his service as Bosun of Hexapuma and wish him all success in his future endeavors.

In Service to Her Majesty, the Sovereign Queen of the Star Kingdom of Manticore, Elizabeth III,

Issued by:
Zachary White, GCE, KDR, MC
Rear Admiral of the Red, RMN
Bureau of Ships, Deputy Third Space Lord

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/

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 November, 2021:

PISTOL MARKSMANSHIP CERTIFICATE:

  • CPO James Matthew FORGIE, RMN HMS Havoc
  • LCDR Terry LASSALINE, RMN HMS Enterprise
  • S2C William Edward NELSON, RMN HMS Havoc
  • CPL Zachary W. SANDAU, RMMC HMS Havoc
  • RADM Geoffrey STRAYER, RMN HMS Demon

PISTOL EXPERT AWARD:

  • CAPT Larry FRENCH SR, HMS Demon

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.

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October Honors – Awards

Knight Commander, Order of Queen Elizabeth

SMCPO Bill LOCHEN, RMN HMS Invincible
CDR Lucas MATTHYS, RMN HMS Intrepid
CAPTSG Michael FLANAGAN, RMN HMS Hotspur
LCDR Patrick Ardan GIESE, RMN HMS Invincible

Knight, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CPL Barry Lynn TAYLOR Jr, RMMC HMS Havoc

Companion, Order of Queen Elizabeth

SMCPO Megan KRICK, RMN HMS Musashi
LCDR John Ryan CHAMBERS, RMN HMS Havoc

Navy Star

MCPO Rick WATERSON, RMN HMS Demon

Member, Order of Queen Elizabeth

LTSG James MORPHEW, RMN HMS Havoc

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

CDR Lucas MATTHYS, RMN HMS Intrepid

Gryphon Star

LCDR Lisa Ann WIEDEMANN, RMN HMS Vixen

Medal, Order of Queen Elizabeth

CDR Ann SCHOTTLER, RMN HMS Hexapuma
LTJG Amy Louise THEISEN, RMN HMS Musashi
CPO James Matthew FORGIE, RMN HMS Havoc

Meritorious Service Medal

KdS David J WESTOVER, IAN HMS Beowulf

Royal Unit Citation for Gallantry

Bureau of Training

Royal Meritorious Unit Citation

Bureau of Personnel – Including All Liaisons

Manticoran Combat Action Medal

1st Award

CPO James Matthew FORGIE, RMN HMS Havoc

 

Manticoran Service Medal

LCDR Lillian SAMS, RMN HMS Gryphon
LTJG Cris LITTLEWOLF, RMN HMS Intrepid
LCDR Thomas HARKLESS, RMN HMS Enterprise
CDR Petersen Linda LINDA, RMN HMS Invincible
SCWO Ryan R GALE, RMN HMSS North Star
LCDR Mark TASSIN, RMN HMS Demon
CAPTSG Timothy BAILEY, RMN HMS Musashi
MCWO Eric NELSON, RMN HMS Invincible

COL John DEBNAM Jr, RMMC MARDET Invincible

CAPT Nicholas Macon HURST, GSN HMS Galahad
CDRE Justin Edward GRAYS, GSN HMS Valkyrie

Manticoran Reserve Service Medal

CDR Jeff Alan SMITH Jr, RMN HMS Samurai
LCDR John FAIRBAIRN, RMN HMS Javelin
LTJG Brent Lee PETERSON, RMN HMS Intrepid

Good Conduct Medal, 2nd Award

PO1 Solsta SMATHERS, RMN HMS Leonidas
PO2 George KNUDSEN III, RMN HMS Ajax
PO2 Scott Ronald EGGERT, RMN HMS Musashi
PO2 James WEIGHTMAN, RMN HMS Gryphon
S1C Steven FREITCHEN, RMN HMSS North Star
CPO Paul David LIMBERT, RMN HMS Death Claw
S1C D’Artagnan WITHERSPOON, RMN HMS Sabrepike
S1C Andre’ VANN, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Jerry HASKINS, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Jay JORDAN, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Lee MEGGYESY, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Sean LYON, RMN HMSS North Star
CPO Rochelle WEBER, RMN HMS Demon
PO2 Daniel KURTYCZ, RMN HMS Gawain
S1C Gregory REED, RMN HMSS North Star
PO2 Megan PETERSEN, RMN HMSS North Star
SMCPO Bill LOCHEN, RMN HMS Invincible
CPO Kathy DAVIS, RMN HMS Lodestone
CPO Anton PETERSEN, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Amy FORSLUND, RMN HMS Invincible
S1C Kathryn NELSON, RMN HMS Invincible
S1C Andrew BRATLIE, RMN HMS Invincible
S1C David POLL, RMN HMS Musashi
PO1 Rhonda TESCH, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Herbert LINDORFF Jr, RMN HMS Hellhound
LCPL Rick LACY, RMMC HMS Gryphon

Good Conduct Medal

S1C Ryan K FAIRCHILD, RMN HMS Gryphon
S1C Josh KERNER, RMN HMS Gryphon
S1C Brandon Cassidy READ, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Kelby R HOWELL, RMN HMS Valkyrie
PO1 Jake LESEMAN, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C Tammy Jolene ZEPP, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Kourt Willian REMUND, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Jordan RASTETTER, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Alexander James BLUME, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Anna RYAN, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Carl Anthony PATTEN, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Sarah M RICHARD, RMN HMS Valkyrie
S1C Daniel Sean STEWART, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Melony Ann FENDER, RMN HMSS North Star
PO1 Taylor Crane MILLER, RMN HMS Galahad
S1C Brad GRAHAM, RMN HMS Gawain
S1C Steven David NELSON, RMN HMS Demon
CPO Mark Edward LLOYD, RMN HMS Havoc
S1C Gwen CHADWICK, RMN HMSS North Star
S1C Jeszy ARNOLD, RMN HMS Demon
S1C D. Ordo MANCER, RMN HMS Demon

LCPL Scott TROIANO, RMMC HMS Gryphon
LCPL Jack Hyatt REYNOLDS, RMMC HMS Apollo
LCPL Joshua Noah ELLIOTT, RMMC HMS Gryphon
PSGT Jason Paul ROUSE, RMMC HMS Apollo
LCPL Eric L FORNANDER, RMMC MARDET Demon

SSGT Rey CORDERO, RMA HMS Galahad

Enlisted Space Warfare Pin

PO2 Steve GALPIN, RMN HMS Havoc

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

October Honors – Promotions

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

HMS Havoc

HMS Havoc

  • Steve Galpin to Petty Officer 2nd Class, effective 4 October, 2021
  • Jeremy Green to Petty Officer 2nd Class, effective 11 October, 2021
  • Aaron Schafer to Petty Officer 3rd Class, effective 13 October, 2021
  • Melissa Morphew to Senior Clerk, effective 13 October, 2021
  • Tara A. Suiter to Platoon Sergeant, effective 15 October, 2021
  • William E. Nelson to Spacer 1st Class, effective 17 October, 2021
  • James Fisher to Spacer 2nd Class, effective 20 October, 2021
  • Terra R. Chambers to Spacer 2nd Class, effective 20 October, 2021
  • Zachary W. Sandau to Platoon Sergeant, effective 20 October, 2021

HMS Hexapuma

  • Eric Thompson to Spacer 1st Class, effective 21 October, 2021
HMS Vixen

HMS Vixen

  • Michael Henry to Spacer 2nd Class, effective 10 October, 2021
2nd (Gryphon) Fleet Crest

HMSS North Star

  • Erin Engstrom to Petty Officer 1st class, effective 27 October, 2021

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 Zach McCauley

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 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