To: All Officers and Enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy and all Allied Navies
From: Martin Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, GS, First Lord of the Admiralty, Admiral of the Fleet, Duke, New Scania
Re: Testing Requirements for all Command Triads (Admiralty Order 1511-03)
This Admiralty Order affects all Command Triads (CO, XO, and Bosun) for all Allied Navies.
As of December 1, 2015, Brevet promotions will no longer be allowed for chapter upgrades (DD to CL, CA, to BC, etc.). Allmembers of the proposed Command Triad for any chapter wishing to upgrade in type (DD, CL, CA, etc.) must have completedall required testing for any higher rank to be bestowed upon the chapter upgrade. For example, if a chapter is upgrading froma Light Cruiser (CL) to a Heavy Cruiser (CA), the CO designate must have completed the necessary testing for their new rank(Captain, junior grade), the XO designate must have completed necessary testing for Commander, and the Bosun designatemusty have completed testing for their rank (Chief Petty Officer).
Additionally, all new chapters wishing to commission after March 1, 2016, must show that their designated Command Triadshave completed testing as follows before the ship can be commissioned and the Command Triad breveted in rank:
Commanding Officer designate: must have completed SIA-RMN-0102 (or the equivalent for their Naval Academy);
Executive Officer designate: must have completed SIA-RMN-0101 (or the equivalent for their Naval Academy);
Bosun designate: must have completed SIA-RMN-0002 (or the equivalent for their Naval Academy); and,
Commissioned Officer designates (when needed to meet minimum requirements): must have completed SIA-RMN-0002 (orthe equivalent for their Naval Academy).
Any person aboard newly commissioned vessels who receives a brevet promotion (Command Triad or members breveted toCommissioned Officer to meet minimum requirements) will have 90 days to complete their testing. Failure to complete therequired testing within 90 days will result in reduction in rank to the highest rank opened up by their testing level and loss oftheir position within the Command Triad until they have completely tested to the rank needed. A new officer will be found toreplace them, if no officer can be found the chapter will have 30 days to find and get a replacement officer tested to theappropriate levels or it will be decommissioned.
Upon commissioning of new or upgraded vessels, when additional officers are needed to meet minimum requirements, thatofficer will be breveted to the rank of Ensign (or possibly Lieutenant, senior grade, if approved by BuShips and depending onthe size of the vessel being commissioned)
In Honour of the Queen!
Martin Lessem, KSK, GCE, KCR, DSO, GS
Admiral of the Fleet RMN
First Lord of the Admiralty
Duke, New Scania
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