Galae Code of Conduct

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Purpose of this article:

               This document is the set of laws that all Rihannsu 
               Military Personnel live their lives by. It is not a 
               substitute for civilian law but an addition to it. 
               In addition to this document, the CO of your ship or 
               duty station may have supplement regulations 
               regarding specific protocols or responsibilities. In 
               the event of a conflict, this document will be 
               considered superior.

Court Martials:

       What is a court Martial?:
               2.1 A court martial is a military trial to determine the 
               guilt or innocence of a military officer of a specified 
       Who may call for a court martial:
               2.2.1 Court martials may be called for by a persons 
               superior officer, the daise'Fvillha, the Yhea Command, 
               or the Galae'Enriov. 
               2.2.2 When charges are brought against an officer, 
               the commanding officer of the offender must be 
               immediately notified.
       What justifies a court martial:
               2.3.1 A court martial is justified when any major 
               military or civilian law has been broken.
               2.3.2 If the suspected act was committed while the 
               officer was on duty, then a military trial 
               will be necessary. If it happened while off 
               duty, the military will yield to civilian courts 
               unless it happened on a military installation. 
       Who may pardon an offender from a court martial:
               2.4 Only two people in the empire may pardon an 
               offender from a court martial. They are the 
               Fvillha and the Galae'Enriov. This must be 
               done in only the gravest of circumstances and 
               is meant to be the exception rather than the rule.
               Who judges the court martial:
               2.5 A court martial is judged with a tribunal. The 
               tribunal is made up of the three highest ranking 
               officers in the military, regardless of service. If 
               three high officers are not available, then the 
               Galae'Enriov must pick the balance.

Chain of Command:

       What is the chain of command and its purpose:
               3.1 The chain of command is the order in which we, as 
               military personnel, live our lives by. It is actually 
               more like an upside down tree than a chain, but the 
               name has stuck over the generations.
       Who do you report to:
               3.2.1 You report directly to whoever is designated as 
               your commanding officer.
               3.2.2 This officer may delegate his or her authority 
               to other officers as he/she sees fit. So disobeying 
               an order from someone who was delegated authority by a 
               commanding officer is regarded the same as disobeying 
               an order coming directly from the commanding officer.
               3.2.3 The officer delegating may also restrict what 
               authority he or she wishes to delegate.(This authority 
               is most often delegated to the first officer, or a 
               department head)
               3.2.4 The commanding officer also has a commanding officer. 
               (excepting the Galae'Enriov, who answers directly to 
               the Fvillha.)
        Consequences for unnecessarily breaking the chain of command: 
               3.3.1 Breaking the chain of command is a serious 
               offense. It is not that the chain can not be broken due to 
               problems with a commanding officer or at the request of 
               the Galae'Enriov or the Fvillha, but it is a rare occurrence. 
               3.3.2 If the chain is broken by an inferior to a 
               superior unnecessarily, then the offending officer 
               can receive anything from a verbal warning to a 
               demotion in rank, if the problem is reoccurring. In 
               the worse case, a court martial can be called but 
               the break must be of the greatest offense.
               3.3.3 The person that decides if the break was necessary is 
               the officer directly above the highest officer involved, or 
               the Galae'Enriov.

Rules for Transfers:

       What is meant by transfer:
               4.1 A transfer is an officers movement from one assignment to another.
       Who may enact a transfer:
               4.2.1 A transfer may be enacted by a superior officer with at least a 
               rank of Riov.
               4.2.2 If a transfer is enacted by a superior who is not the subject 
               officers current commanding officer in this way the command officer 
               must approve the transfer.
       Who may approve a transfer.
               4.3.1 A transfer may be approved by a branch head if it is an internal move.
               4.3.2 If it is a move to another branch, then the move must be approved by 
               the Galae'Enriov. (The subject officers commanding officer may deny the 
               subject's application for transfer, in this way, the command officer must 
               approve the transfer).
       Who to apply to for a transfer:
               4.4.1 An officer wishing a transfer must go through the chain of command 
               and request a transfer from his/her commanding officer. The commanding 
               officer has every right to deny the application.
               4.4.2 The head of a branch may also request an officer from another branch. 
               The branch head must notify the Galae'Enriov in a case like this.
               4.4.3 A branch head may also transfer officers around within his/her own 
               branch as he/she sees fit wit only notifing the officers involved.
               4.4.4 The Galae'Enriov may also enact a transfer. He/she must notify the 
               branch heads involved, notifing them of the transfer.

Military Etiquette:

               5.1 Respect is deserved by all superior officers.
               An inferior officer must, at all times, show respect
               to superior officers, else he/she will dishonor the
               superior officer. Demerits will be given and a demotion
               is possible if the act was blatant.
               5.2 Upon entry into the presence of a
               superior officer, a junior officer will salute, and 
               stand at attention. If the junior officer is in a 
               room when the superior officer enters, the junior
               officer will snap to attention and salute, unless
               one of the following conditions exists:
                       - There is already a higher ranking officer
                         than the entering officer already in the
                       -The Junior officer is actively performing
                         a duty.
               A salute consists of the right arm being placed
               across the chest at the level of the lowest rib. The 
               arm is to be horizontal. The hand is to be clasped
               into a fist, thumb facing into the body.
               5.3 All on duty personnel must wear a clean
               and orderly uniform. All on duty personnel are to
               wear their division's uniform when on duty.
               'Proper attire' shall match the duty being performed-
               Dress uniforms are inappropriate for a stealth missions,
               or repairing a plasma conduit, and a workout suit is
               inappropriate for a military ceremony. No personal 
               adornments are to be worn on the uniform, barring a
               house designation. This includes personal weapons.
               Demerits will be given for failure to comply.
               5.4 All military personnel on and off
               duty will conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. 
               This is required. Offenders may receive jail time plus
               demerits and possible demotion in rank for failure to 
               5.5 All military personnel are forbidden 
               from striking one another, with the sole exception 
               of training exercises. This must be done in a proper 
               forum, with medical personnel standing by, and with 
               at least one superior officer present. Failure to 
               comply is grounds for court-martial.

Conduct Regarding Military Actions:

               6.1 No officer below the rank of erei'Riov 
               may authorize a military move against another 
               power, however, even senior officers MUST have 
               sufficient cause to believe he/she is acting in 
               the best interests of the empire. A mandatory 
               board of inquiry will be called to investigate 
               the action.
               6.2 Should a state of war exist, order 6.1 is 
               nullified, and the highest ranking officer present 
               shall make the determination if hostilities are 

Removing a Commanding Officer:

               7.1 At such a time as the Commanding Officer is unfit 
               for duty, or is deceased, then the second in command 
               shall assume command. In order for an officer to be 
               declared unfit for duty, the first officer, chief of 
               Security, and the Chief Medical Officer, must agree. A 
               mandatory board of inquiry will be held in such a case.

Unusual Powers:

               8.1 Should it be necessary, the Fvillha or the 
               Galae'Enriov may order 'unusual breadth of discretion' 
               to be granted to a commanding officer, carrying a rank 
               of no less than erei'Riov. This allows the officer to 
               carry out any actions he or she feels necessary to 
               accomplish the mission. However all regulation violations 
               will be subject to a board of inquiry.

Board of Inquiry:

               9.1 Should a board if inquiry be called, it will
               consist of one member of the high command, one 
               member of the Yhea Command, and two members of the 
               Galae. These people will investigate the actions 
               of the person under suspicion. Then they will 
               make a recommendation for or against a court 
               martial, as described above.