Thursday, June 6, 2019

Prefect-General Appointed for the Imperial Patriarchate

PATRIARCHAL SEE 6 June 2019 (ORCNS) - HIRH the Imperial Patriarch appointed HMSH Count Don Daniel Coberly, Prince v. Reichenberg, MA, SLittD as Prefect-General of the Anglo-Italian Imperial Patriarchate. As the head of institutional government, the office of Prefect-General is analogous to a Prime Minister in a temporal government or international corporate president.

After more than twenty years of chief executive leadership and service to the Imperial Patriarchate and its subsidiaries by HIRH Don Rutherford I Cardinal Johnson, the chief administrative and operational duties were accepted by the newly appointed Prefect-General in 2019. The realignment enhances administrative efficiency and improves processes while encouraging greater focus on service to others consistent with the ancient traditions and modern mission of the Patriarchate.

HMSH Don Daniel is a member of the Patriarchal Household and is Grand Master Emeritus of the Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham. He is retired from the US Army and was a senior official of the US Environmental Protection Agency. A former member of the alumni advisory board of Excelsior College, he holds the degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters. Also a long-time member of international scouting, he is a Baden-Powell Fellow, presented by HM the King of Sweden, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Silver Buffalo Award (the highest national award given to adult leaders by Boy Scouts of America for distinguished service to youth), and is a former Imperial Chief Scout of the Imperial Scouts of the Holy Roman Empire. His many awards and decorations include various pontifical honours from the Vatican and knighthoods from various nations, as well as distinctions of Companion of Justice of the Most Honourable Legion of the Eagle, the Order of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham, Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order, Knight of the Crown Order of Westphalia, the US Legion of Merit, the Hornaday Gold Medal for distinguished service to conservation, the U.S. President's Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding volunteer community service, the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame, among many others.