The Third Space Lord's Staff

Below is a listing of The Third Space Lord's Staff and a description of their duties. Below that is a listing of the current positions:

  • Deputy Third Space Lord (D3SL) - Minimum rank of F-1. This role functions as the deputy commanding officer of the Bureau. Charged with creating the structure and organization of the Bureau. Represents and negotiates with other Bureaus as plenipotentiary of the Third Space Lord. Stands in for the Third Space Lord when directed to do so. Acts as the Chief Advisor and reports directly to the Third Space Lord.
  • Chief of Staff (CoS) - Minimum rank of O-6(B). This role functions as the executive officer to the 3sl and D3sl. Chiefly responsible for the hiring of all subordinate Staff for the Bureau. Creates and maintains all internal communication avenues. Serves as the initial point of contact for the Bureau Command. Manages the flow of information into the Third Space Lord's office from subordinate Staff. Ensures and interprets all policies for the benefit of subordinate Staff when necessary. Acts as a Senior Advisor and reports directly to the Third Space Lord.
  • Flag Lieutenant (FL) - Minimum Rank O-2. Assistant to the Third Space Lord. Responsible for the Commanding Officer’s schedules of/at major events. Gives reminders of said events. IF attending an event with the 3SL, acts as handler and schedule/appointment reminder. Assists as needed with the CoS and D3SL during planning functions to cross reference any other events/appointments that may impede with planning and scheduling of new events. Responds to correspondence by direction and on behalf of the 3sl if needed. Assists with the planning of BuShips meetings by coordinating times with BuShips staff to ensure all or most can attend. Yeoman exams, or equivalent real world experience preferred, but not required. Reports directly to the Third Space Lord.
Construction and Refit Command

  • Commanding Officer, Construction and Refit Command - (COCRC) Minimum rank O-6(A) Responsible for overall ship development, works as the go-to from all of shipbuilding to the CoS. Fills in responsibilities from subordinate directors in the instance they are not filled/on leave. Is permitted to hire staff for the CRC, if necessary and approved/communicated with/by the CoS. Reports directly to the Chief of Staff.
  • Director of the Office of RMN Shipbuilding - Minimum rank of O-5. Acts as initial contact for all prospective RMN hyper-capable vessels. Responsible for facilitating and cultivating the commissioning or recommissioning of all hyper-capable vessels within the Royal Manticoran Navy. Coordinates with the Office of Development for the training requirements of prospective command triads and officers prior to commissioning. Reports to the COCRC. Is permitted to hire staff, if necessary and approved by the CoS.
  • Director of the Office of Allied Shipbuilding - Minimum rank of O-5. Acts as initial contact for all prospective Allied hyper-capable vessels. Responsible for facilitating and cultivating the commissioning or recommissioning of all hyper-capable vessels within the Grayson Space Navy, the Imperial Andermani Navy, and the Republic of Haven Navy. Coordinates with the Office of Development for the training requirements of prospective command triads and officers prior to commissioning. Reports to the COCRC. Is permitted to hire staff, if necessary and approved by the CoS.
  • Director of Small Craft Construction - Minimum rank of O-5. Responsible for facilitating and cultivating the commissioning or recommissioning of all Pinnaces and Light Attack Craft (LAC) for the RMN and all allied navies. Coordinates with Allied shipbuilding and Shipbuilding in the instance of small craft upgrading into larger chapters. Coordinates with the Office of Development for the training requirements of prospective command triads and officers prior to commissioning. Reports to the COCRC.
  • Commanding Officer, Merchant Marine Safety Office - Minimum rank of O-4 (or C-15, RMMM). Acts at the liaison between TRMN civilian chapters, such as Merchant Marines and Astro Control, specifically to ensure names are within acceptable parameters and that civilian crews are up to training specifications according to AO. Reports to the COCRC.
Administration Command

  • Commanding Officer, Administration Command (COAdmin) - Minimum rank of O-6(A). The COAdmin is ultimately responsible for the drafting of all BuShips manuals and documents intended for the public consumption of our members and private use of Bureau staff. In addition, all records generated by Operations and Development are maintained as archives under the authority of this office. He or she is responsible for maintaining all avenues of communication with the public, most notably social media (Facebook, etc.) and acts as BuShips Liaison to BuPlan to ensure awareness of new chapters planning and recruitment assistance. Permitted to lead hiring of the following subordinate staff in conjunction and with approval of the Chief of Staff. Reports directly to the Chief of Staff.
  • Director of the Office of Development - Minimum rank of O-4. Responsible for the development of a unit, from its pre-commissioning or "pinnace" status to commissioning and beyond. Maintaining a standard for billeting across all ships for parity and fairness, assisting Command Triads in identifying key billets within their units for deployment or development of personnel. Creating and deploying any development programs designed to assist potential CO/XO/Bosun officeholders in seeing to their duties in order to ensure their longevity within TRMN. Reports to COAdmin
  • Director of the Office of Publishing - Minimum rank of O-4. Responsible for the creation and publication of all BuShips manuals and documents intended for the public consumption of our members. Maintains all avenues of interactive communication with the public, most notably social media (Facebook, etc.) Ensures that all communiques and publications fall within parameters of BuComm Policy. Reports to COAdmin
  • Director of the Office of Records - Brevetted rank is negotiable (no minimum required). Responsible for archiving announcements and reports. Maintains the BuShips Registry to ensure all information is accurate and up to date. Assists Shipbuilding Offices for research requests and curating data on their behalf. Reports to COAdmin
  • Director of the Mentorship Program - Minimum rank of O-4. Pairs new chapter commanders with experienced chapter commanders as to allow them to draw from the experience. Monitors progress and reassigns mentors if necessary. Reports to COAdmin

 

Below is a listing of the individuals that hold the above positions:

 

  • Deputy Third Space Lord: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chief of Staff : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Flag Lieutenant: VACANT
  • Commanding Officer, Construction and Refit Command: Captain (JG) Steven Firestine, PMV, KDE, OG
  • Director, Office of RMN Shipbuilding: Commander Stephen Schonewolf
  • Director, Office of Allied Shipbuilding: Commodore Lohengrin Perez Canon, KDE, CBM
  • Small Craft Liaison: Captain(JG) Justin F. Dupras, KE, OG, GS
  • Commanding Officer, Merchant Marine Safety Office: VACANT
  • Commanding Officer, Administration Command: Captain(JG) Doss Buckalew
  • Director, Office of Development: Commander David McCombs
  • Director, Office of Publishing: Lieutenant Commander Chris Vicchito
  • Director, Office of Records: Lieutenant Commander Rex Hood, KE
  • Director, Mentorship Program: VACANT

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