Law:The Naval Reorganization Act
WHEREAS, "The Glorious (but unarmed) Royal Fleet Act" submitted by Robert Madison and Wes Erni officially created the Royal Talossan Navy on 30 November 1987, and
WHEREAS, in July of 1998, former Prime Minister Chirisch Caveir re-established Talossa’s Navy by way of Prime Dictate, and
WHEREAS, nothing much has happened to it since, now
THEREFORE, the Navy is hereby reorganized as the BUREAU OF THE NAVY, to be placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defence. This document supersedes any previous Prime Dictate or law concerning the establishment and administration of the Navy.
FURTHERMORE, there is lots of other cool stuff to do, so here goes:
- The Navy shall be officially known as El Marì Rexhitál Talossán, or in English, The Talossan Royal Navy.
- Vessels of the Navy shall be styled Vaißál da Sieu Maxhestà (abbreviated VSM) followed by the name of the vessel. The English translation is “His Majesty’s Ship,” but is not to be used for styling.
- The Navy shall have a Marine Corps and an Air Corps at its disposal for operations on land and in air.
- Bases of the Navy shall be styled El Marì Rexhitál Talossán (abbreviated MRT) followed by their designation (translations may be used):
- Regular Navy: Port (Port) name
- Marine Corps: Castrâ (Camp) name
- Air Corps: Luc’htstaziun (Air Station) name
- The Monarch is the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, and may hold no other position in the Navy.
- The Defence Minister shall establish rules and regulations, consistent with the provisions of this Act, regarding the organization and discipline of the Bureau of the Navy, and the recruitment, training, assignment and promotion of its personnel.
- The Navy shall be administered by an Admiral, appointed by the Monarch upon recommendation by the Defence Minister and approved by a majority vote in the Ziu.
- Officers receive their commission by the Monarch upon recommendation by the Defence Minister.
- Enlisted personnel receive their rating by the Defence Minister upon recommendation by the Admiral.
- The Prime Minister and Defence Minister may not hold the position of Admiral; if the Admiral achieves one of these positions then he or she must resign the appointment of Admiral and relinquish all privileges of the rank.
- Officers other than Admiral and enlisted personnel becoming Prime Minister or Defense Minister will be placed on inactive status until such time they no longer hold the aforementioned government positions, when they will be placed back on the active duty roster.
- Any citizen of voting age may enlist in the Navy at the rate of Seaman. Citizens receiving commissions as officers must be 21 years of age or older.
- Naval officer ranks from highest to lowest, with counterpart designations and stylings are:
- Amirál (Admiral) – One 2-inch gold stripe on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Comodôr (Commodore) / Cuminár (Colonel – Marine Corps) / Comándereu da flanc (Wing Commander – Air Corps) – Four ½-inch gold stripes on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Capitán (Captain) – Three ½-inch gold stripes on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Leftenanteu (Lieutenant) – Two ½-inch gold stripes on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Aspirînd (Midshipman) / (Cadet – Marine Corps and Air Corps) – One ½-inch gold stripe on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Warrant officer officer ranks from highest to lowest, with counterpart designations and stylings are:
- Prima Schturmaneu (Chief Warrant Officer) / Mestreu Schturmaneu (Master Warrant Officer – Marine Corps and Air Corps) – Two ½-inch gold stripes, top stripe double looped on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Schturmaneu (Warrant Officer) – One ½-inch gold stripe with loop on lower sleeve or epaulette
- Naval enlisted rates from highest to lowest, with counterpart designations and stylings are:
- Cunceláin Mestreu Prima (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) / Sërxhënt Maxhôr (Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps) / Sërxhënt Prima Mestreu (Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force) – Three ½-inch green chevrons (point down), one ½-inch green stripe arced over top with red trim on upper sleeve
- Cunceláin Prima (Chief Petty Officer) / Sërxhënt Prüm (First Sergeant – Marine Corps) / Sërxhënt Mestreu (Master Sergeant – Marine Corps and Air Corps) – Three ½-inch green chevrons (point down), one ½-inch green stripe arced over top, diamond in center with red trim on upper sleeve
- Cunceláin (Petty Officer) / Sërxhënt (Sergeant – Marine Corps and Air Corps) – Three ½-inch green chevrons (point down) with red trim on upper sleeve
- Mastelôt Mestreu (Leading Seaman) / Corporál (Corporal – Marine Corps) / Aviatéir Mestreu (Leading Airman – Air Corps) – Two ½-inch green chevrons (point down) with red trim on upper sleeve
- Mastelôt (Seaman) / Privat (Private – Marine Corps) / Aviatéir (Airman – Air Corps) – One ½-inch green chevron (point down) with red trim on upper sleeve
- Rescrusteu (Recruit) – no styling
- Private Adventurers in possession of royal letters of marque and reprisal shall be granted commissions as officers in the reserve of the Royal Talossan Navy in inactive status, in a grade befitting their command. Private Adventurers' vessels shall be registered as reserve vessels of the Royal Talossan Navy, and shall be entitled to the style of Vaißál da Sieu Maxhestà, but shall not be required to conform to any classification requirements of the regular fleet. In the event of a declared war between the Kingdom of Talossa and any other state, the Admiral of the Royal Talossan Navy, at the direction of the Minister of Defense, shall activate such Private Adventurers and their vessels as in his discretion may be necessary to supplement the regular fleet in order to combat the regular naval forces of His Majesty's enemies, which activated Private Adventurers shall be placed on the active duty list and subject to regular military discipline until the earlier of the cessation of declared hostilities or their release from active duty by the Admiralty.
The authors of this bill would especially like to thank Marc Moisan for his input.
Noi urent q'estadra så:
Quedéir Lord Castiglhâ (Senator, Mussolini)
Trotxâ Betiñéir (Senator, Cézembre)
C. M. Siervicül (MC, RUMP)