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Name John Neitz
Birthdate February 21, 1965
Location Minneapolis, MN
Marital Status Married
Rank Rear Admiral, RMN

RMN F-2 RADM (RED).pngRADM Sir John Neitz, MC, KR, DSO, First Earl of Westmarch is the Commanding Officer of Second Fleet.

TRMN Career

Biographical Summary

Rear Admiral of the Red Sir John Neitz, Earl of Westmarch, assumed command of the Royal Manticoran Navy’s Second (Gryphon) Fleet on 22 May 2015. He flies his flag from HMS Invincible.

He graduated from the Royal Manticoran Naval Academy at Saganami Island, as well as the Naval War College, and is a Summa Cum Laude member of the Ellen D'Orville Honor Society and a Cum Laude member of the Mark West Honor Society. He received a doctoral degree in Interstellar Relations from Queens College, Landing University.

His previous commands include HMS Merlin, aboard which he served as the founding captain of Second Fleet’s first operational ship, and then HMS Invincible. He then commanded Cruiser Division 211, Battlecruiser Squadron 21, 1st Battle Squadron, and Task Force 21, before being appointed Commanding Officer of Second Fleet.

His planetside duty assignments have included Joint Forces Special Projects for BuComm, Naval Attaché to the Manticoran College of Heralds, Director of BuShips’ Office of Shipbuilding Support, and BuNine staff member.

He was made a Knight of the Most Honorable Order of King Roger in 2012, and elevated to the title of Lord Westmarch in the peerage of the Star Kingdom in 2013. He has been awarded the Manticore Cross and the Distinguished Service Order, as well as various other gallantry, service, campaign, and unit awards. In 2012 he was appointed honorary Weapons Officer of HMS Unconquered, the RMN’s oldest commissioned warship.

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