To: All TRMN personnel
From: CO 2nd Fleet
Re: OPERATIONAL AWARDS, CONVERGENCE 2016
FLEET ORDER 1608-A, 1 August 2016

Effective this Star Kingdom Day, 1 AUGUST 2016, by my authority as Commanding Officer 2nd Fleet, I announce the following awards for operational service at the Second Fleet event CONvergence, 30 JUN-3 JUL 2015.

In terms of number of volunteers (54 TRMN personnel) and number of hours worked (hundreds), CONvergence comprises the largest TRMN convention operations on planet Earth, outside of our own HonorCon and MantiCon, including the TRMN party room, two fully immersive Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulators, and the “Trevor’s Star Checkpoint,” one of the convention’s badging checkpoints, which is organized, scheduled, and staffed entirely by TRMN personnel.

The following personnel are awarded the HAVENITE OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL for their volunteer participation in Royal Manticoran Navy operations at CONvergence 2016:

HMS INTREPID:

SPCR3 Nancy Bebernes
SPCR3 Karl Callentine
SPCR1 Triston Callentine
CPTJG Stephen Nemer
HMS INVINCIBLE:

SCPO Christopher Baye
Administrator Dominic Doody
SPCR3 Christopher Huntley
SPCR3 Karol Kurtz
Administrator Christina Neitz
MCWO Eric Nelson
MARDET INVINCIBLE:

MSGT Kevin Muramatsu
HMS LIONHEART:

LTCDR Steven Thum
HMS MERLIN:

CDR Jeremy Kittleson
HMS VALKYRIE:

SPCR3 Alex Blume
SPCR3 Hope Christiansen
HYM3 Kristin Grandt
SPCR1 Scott Grandt
SPCR1 Brianna Klein
SPCR3 Alfredo Lorente
SPCR1 Ross Prosser
SPCR3 Kurt Remund
SPCR3 Heather Sigstad
GVT1 J Benjamin Suarez
CDR Christopher Thompson
MID Alanna Worrall
MARDET VALKYRIE:

1LT Vernon McIntosh
LCPL Brady Onkka
SECOND FLEET STAFF:

SMCPO Dan Stiglich
ROYAL MANTICORAN ARMY:

BRGDR Kevin Horner
My thanks extend to the many volunteers who have already been awarded the HOS earlier in 2015 and are therefore not eligible for an additional award of the HOS at this time. Their work was equally vital to the success of TRMN operations at CONvergence:

HMS IMPERATRIX:

CDRE Wayne Bruns
HMS INTREPID:

CPTSG Brian Horton
HMS INVINCIBLE:

CPTJG Emily Herron
WO1 Michael Cucciarella
CDR Robert Gartner
MARDET INVINCIBLE:

SGTMAJ Leah Bloodgood
COL Sonja Wolf
HMS MERLIN:

CAPTJG Garret Bitker
ENS Grace Luberda
HMS THUNDERER

CDRE James Jones
HMS VALKYRIE:

CDRE Jill McTavish
PWT1 Kyle Anderson
LTJG Christy Bennett
INM2 Sophia Bull
CDR Don Hackett
CEWM Eric Larsen
MARDET VALKYRIE:
1SGT Jess Dunow
SGT Andrew Hagen
CAPT Don Reisdorph
SECOND FLEET STAFF:

RADM John Neitz
CDRE Justin Grays
ADMIRALTY:

CDRE Cheryl Krause, FLA COS
RADM Drew Drentlaw, BuPlan
SMCPO Bill Lochen, BuPlan
For travelling five hours driving distance to participate in TRMN CONvergence 2016 operations LTCDR STEVEN THUM of HMS Lionheart is awarded the SILESIAN ANTI-PIRACY MEDAL. Thanks also to CDRE JAMES JONES, HMS Thunderer, whose travel distance also qualifies, but who has previously been awarded the SAPC in 2016.

For his service at CONvergence 2016 to the fan organization House of Toast while wearing full TRMN uniform, Power Technician 1st Class KYLE ANDERSON is hereby awarded the MASADAN OCCUPATION MEDAL.

The following personnel are hereby awarded the NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL for their “above and beyond” volunteer participation in Royal Manticoran Navy operations at CONvergence 2016:

SPCR3 Alex Blume, HMS Valkyrie
SGT Andrew Hagen, MarDet Valkyrie
CPTJG Emily Herron, HMS Invincible
SPCR3 Christopher Huntley, HMS Invincible
SPCR1 Brianna Klein, HMS Valkyrie
CPTJG Steven Nemer, HMS Intrepid
LCPL Brady Onkka, MarDet Valkyrie
CAPT Don Reisdorph, MarDet Valkyrie
SPCR3 Kurt Remund, HMS Valkyrie
The following personnel are hereby awarded the NAVY COMMENDATION DECORATION for their commendable “above and beyond” volunteer participation in Royal Manticoran Navy operations at CONvergence 2016:

PWT1 Kyle Anderson, HMS Valkyrie
CEWM Eric Larsen, HMS Valkyrie
GVT1 J Benjamin Suarez, HMS Valkyrie
COL Sonja Wolf, MarDet Invincible
The following personnel are hereby awarded the MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL for their OUTSTANDING “above and beyond” volunteer service in Royal Manticoran Navy operations at CONvergence 2016:

WO1 Michael Cucciarella, HMS Invincible
1SGT Jess Dunow, MarDet Valkyrie
CDR Don Hackett, HMS Valkyrie
CDRE Jill McTavish, HMS Valkyrie
CDR Christopher Thompson, HMS Valkyrie
Particular MENTION in this Dispatch is given to the following personnel for their EXCEPTIONAL “above and beyond” volunteer participation in Royal Manticoran Navy operations at CONvergence 2016:

CPTJG Garret Bitker, HMS Merlin, bartender extraordinaire, and a shining exemplar of volunteer service to the organization. He attends this major event for the express purpose of volunteering all weekend, and he delivers.

INM2 Sophia Bull, HMS Valkyrie, for stepping in at the last minute to cover galley duties, and cheerfully working and astounding amount of hours behind the curtain, and watching out for her fellow members.

CPTSG Brian Horton, HMS Intrepid, is cited as “the epitome of volunteering, service, leadership, and an excellent example of how to look out for each other over this four day event.” Additionally, his wiring and repair expertise and extensive continued hard work are vital to keeping the Bridge Simulator flying.

CDR Jeremy Kittleson, HMS Merlin, was everywhere, volunteering a stunning number of hours in all aspects of the operations, and stepping up to cover last minute staff shortages.

ENS Grace Luberda, HMS Merlin, brings great positive energy to TRMN party room operations, and is recognized for her service, exceptional both in quality and quantity.

My personal thanks to ALL of the TRMN personnel who work to make these operations a success!

The Tradition Lives!

WESTMARCH

Issued by:
JOHN NEITZ, MC, KR, DSO
Earl of Westmarch
Rear Admiral of the Red, RMN
Commanding Officer, 2nd (Gryphon) Fleet

Gryphon Fleet