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Rasim Aeon

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Imperial Decree #78: The Imperial Service
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:24:20 PM »
I, Rasim Aeon, Emperor and Supreme Commander of the Imperium, do hereby decree the following organization structure:

1.  That, the history of the Imperium's martial and security forces, emanated from the few who accompanied the Emperor in exploration in the form of an Imperial Guard.  That from this Imperial Guard the Imperial Armed Forces, Imperial Police, Imperial Intelligence, and an Imperial Guard were formed under the Grand Marshal Varon Vanderperck and Cayleb Nuubert. 

2.  That, in keeping with the original history of the Imperial forces, I formally establish the Imperial Service, maintaining its lineage from its immediate and original predecessor , The Imperial Guard.  All members have served honorable will be recognized as such. 

3.  That, The Imperial Service, is the agency of the Imperium responsible for  its security, protection, and defense and answerable to the Emperor as Supreme Commander.  Under its control are the following Branches:  The Imperial Military, Imperial Police, Imperial Intelligence, and the Imperial Guard.

4.  The Emperor is the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Service and consequently the Supreme Commander of each branch. All troop deployment and disposition orders, including declarations of war, fall within the Imperial Prerogative and are issued as Imperial Orders, which must be signed by the monarch.  The Emperor appoints members of the Imperial Security Council to advise and develop Imperial Security policies.  The Emperor appoints a Grand Marshal (GM) as the highest ranking commissioned officer in the Service, to lead on his behalf the Imperial High Command and delegated day to day operational command of the Service from the Imperial Service Headquarters (ISHQ).  While the Imperial Security Council services as an advisory body, operational orders are passed from the High Command, with the consent and in the name of the Supreme Commander, through the Commanding Officers of particular commands and Chiefs of particular Branch Staffs to operating units or formations.  The Emperor appoints all flag ranked officers and positions, and delegates to the Service to develop a procedure for promotions and assignments below flag or imperial rank and positions.

5.  The High Command of the Imperial Service is the senior body of the Imperial Service.  It meets to advise the Supreme Commander on matters concerning the command, control, and administration of the Service. The High Command is chaired by the Emperor or Regent and consists of the Grand Marshal, Vice Grand Marshal, The Chief of the Imperial Staff, the Chiefs of each Branch, the Commander of the Service Strategic Command, the Commander/Superintendent of the Imperial Training and Education Command, Commander of the Service Reserve Command, the Adjutant General of the Imperial Service (TAGIS), the Judge Advocate General of the Imperial Service (TJAGIS), the Inspector General of the Imperial Service (TIGIS), and the Chief Enlisted Adviser of the Imperial Service (CEAIS).

6.  The Imperial Staff is the Central Organ of the Service administration and oversees operational management of the forces under the High Command.  Each subordinate branch and command is authorized a separate staff to coordinate with the Imperial Staff.  The staff is organized by function, with each directorate and operating agency overseeing a specific area, and reporting to the Chief of the Imperial Staff.   

7.  The Service Strategic Command exercises command of all combined forces of the Imperial Services specifically assigned to a System Command and any expeditionary commands or task forces.There are currently 3 authorized System Commands: Aksum Prime Command (APCOM), Secundaria Command (SECUNCOM), and Tercera Command (TERCOM).  The each are responsible for the combined operational efforts in each perspective system. 

8.  The Service Reserve Command exercises command of individuals who have volunteered to be reservists of the Imperial Service.  The reservists can be a part of any branch or work in any command, and is only required to report every six months for muster and/or training.  Individuals who have retired but wish to maintain the retired rank are assigned to the Imperial Reserves.  Individuals on a leave of absence from the Imperial Service are assigned to the Imperial Reserves.  The Grand Marshal approves exemptions to the reporting requirement for individuals on LOA or that are retired.

9.  The Imperial Training and Education Command operates the Imperial Service School and Academies; and any and all training bases and depots not specifically assigned to a service.The Imperial Service Corps of Cadets is a subordinate organization of this Command and led by a Commandant.  This commands coordinates with the TAGIS for recruiting and assignments of graduates.  Service members attending classes will be TDY from their duties during the class.

10.  The four Branches of the Imperial Service are led by the Chief Marshal of the Military, Commissioner General of Police, Knight Grand Commander of the Imperial Guard, and Director General of Intelligence and Security.  Except where state otherwise, they each are responsible for the organization, training, and maintenance of their assigned service members and equipment.  They are further tasked with ensuring System and Expedition Commanders have the forces required to conduct Imperial Service missions and objectives.

11.  The Adjutant General of the Imperial Service is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Imperial Service and is responsible for recruiting and assigning personnel to the services.  He/she serves or designates a subordinate to serve as the Director of Personnel on the Imperial Staff.  The Adjutant General maintains records of the Imperial Service and its official manning documents.  The TAGIS authenticates directives issued by the Supreme Commander and or the Grand Marshal.

12.  The Judge Advocate General of the Imperial Service is the Chief Legal (RP) of the Imperial Service.  He/she oversees the military justice system, oversees the various Judge Advocates throughout the service, is the Commandant of the IS JAG Corps, and in coordination with the TAGIS assigns JAG personnel as required.

13.  The Inspector General of the Imperial Service is the eyes and ears of the Supreme Commander and Grand Marshal for efficiency, accountable, and fairness.  He/she oversees the various Inspector Generals throughout the service, is the Commandant of the IG Corps, and in coordination with the TAGIS assigns IG personnel as required.

14.  The Chiefs of Staff of each Branch and IS Command may meet to discuss and coordinate administrative procedures and recommend directives and policies.  When this body meets, the Chief of the Imperial Service Staff is the senior officer and has precedence.

15.  The senior enlisted service member will be assigned as the Chief Enlisted Advisory of the Imperial Service (CEAIS).  He shall represent enlisted service members in the high command and will have input in all decisions directly affecting enlisted personnel.  The Senior Enlisted Adviser of the branches and commands may meet and form a Senior Enlisted Advisory Council chaired by the CEAIS.  The CEAIS is the top of the Enlisted Support Chain and ensures the Chain of Command is properly used.  The CEAIS shall have input in the assignment of the senior enlisted advisers of the branches and commands, and consequently the senior enlisted advisers of each branch and commands shall have the same within their formations.  The CEAIS also has a vote in the selection of the Commandant of the Imperial Enlisted Academy.
16.  Ranks of the Imperial Service may be found at this link:
17.  Additional directives and guidance shall be issued.  The Grand Marshal is authorized to proceed with the reorganization of the Imperial Service.
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