Royal Manticoran Army
|Royal Manticoran Army|
|Commander:||Marshal of the Army|
|Reporting to:||First Lord of the Admiralty|
The Royal Manticoran Army (abbrev. RMA) is a branch of The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN).
Main Article: Marshal of the Army
The RMA High Command is headed by the Marshal of the Army (abbrev. MotA), who is an ex-officio Royal Council member. The MotA issues Army Directives, and is assisted by the Deputy Marshal of the Army (DMotA), as well as the Sergeant-Major of the Army. These three are the overall "Command Triad" for the RMA.
Also part of army headquarters is the Office of the Adjutant General. The Adjutant General oversees the Commanding Officers of the following corps:
- Intelligence Corps
- Signal Corps
- Logistics Corps
King William's Tower
The headquarters for the RMA is King William's Tower, and that place name serves as a synecdoche for RMA's top leadership.
Main Article: List of Army Directives
Army Directives expand upon or amplify Admiralty Orders. They are applicable to the Royal Manticoran Army's operations, units and personnel (including personnel from other branches operating with the RMA).
The RMA's operational units are assigned to a numbered army based on their locations. The areas of operation for these numbered armies are coterminous with the areas of the fleets of the RMN. The armies and their headquarters forts are:
|Field Army||Headquarters||Component Units||Area of Operations|
|1st Army||Fort Manticore||Serpent Head Point Hussars||US states: MD, DE, PA, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, NH, VT, ME, DC & Northern VA|
|2nd Army||Fort Gryphon||US states: MN, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY, & MI|
|3rd Army||Fort San Martino||Camera Stellata Dragoons||US States: Southern VA, WV, NC, SC, MS, AL, TN, GA, FL & the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America|
|6th Army||Fort Sphinx||Thimble AU
Crimson Sands AU
New Victoria AU
Chinati Ridge AU
|US States: OK, TX, AR, LA, NE, KS, MO, IA, ND, & SD|
|8th Army||Fort Basilisk||US States: AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, & MT|
|10th Army - Fort Talbott||Fort Talbott||US States: CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, & HI|
|Anzu’s Army||Fort Tudev||Tudev Diggers||Australia and New Zealand|
AU= Aerospace Unit
Atmospheric and close-orbital forces are part of the RMA. The right shoulder patch for Aerospace personnel has a two-colored background, representing a planet and nearby space.
1st Regiment of Foote
RMA branch members of TRMN who are not members of a chapter are assigned to the 1st Regiment of Foote, which is the RMA's Holding Chapter.
The King Roger I Military Academy administers RMA training.
Main Article: Royal Manticoran Army Awards
Medals and Decorations
See List_of_TRMN_Awards for a table of awards by branch.
The RMA has awards that are distinct from, but parallel to those of the Royal Manticoran Navy and Marine Corps. Several, such as the Meritorious Service Medal, have the same name but a different colored ribbon for the RMA.
Decorations and medals that are awarded in the same form to personnel of all military branches, including the RMA, include the following:
- Orders of Chivalry
- Parliamentary Medal of Valor
- Queen's Cross for Bravery
- Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
- Gryphon Star
- Queen's Bravery Medal
- Conspicuous Bravery Medal
- Monarch's Thanks
- Mentioned in Dispatches
- Wound Stripe
- Good Conduct Medal (The ribbon of the GCM is the same for all services, but medal wording is different)
Additionally, in TRMN the Marshal of the Army is the awarding authority for the Royal Household Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded to civilians and military personnel of all branches.
Weapons Qualification Badges
The RMA awards all-metal badges for qualifications in various weapons, as distinguished from the ribbon suspended medals awarded for marksmanship in the RMN and RMMC. The ranks, in ascending order, are Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert, and High Expert, and qualifying weapons include rifle, pistol, plasma rifle, and tri-barrel.
Combat Infantry Badge
Monarch's Own Regiment
The Monarch's Own is the elite royal guard regiment of the RMA. In TRMN, membership in the Monarch's Own serves as an honor society for RMA members, similar to HMS Unconquered crew in the RMN and RMMC.
Chiron House is the honor society of the King Roger I Military Academy.
RMA units may be awarded the following, which take the same form as in the RMN:
RMA units may fly a streamer from the staff of their unit flag for each unit award received.
- Soldier's Guide. The RMA manual.
- Army Directive 2201-03: Structure of RMA High Command and the Adjutant General Office
- Army Directive 2201-05: Establishment of RMA Field Armies
- Army Directive 2112-01: Holding Chapter Restructuring and Appointment of Commanding Officer
- BuNine pdf, page 5
- Army Directive 2111-05: Combat Infantry Badge Updated
- Army Directive 2111-09: Composition of the Monarch's Own
- Army Directive 07-1303