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Duke of Feliciana
Sir Konrad Von Gerichten
BVG, KCW, CSD
Official photo of Sir Konrad
2nd Vice President-Elect of Dracul
Assumes office
6 January 2022
President Stephen Luke
Predecessor Stephen Luke
1st Deputy Secretary of Defense of Dracul
Assumed office
7 February 2021
President Dmitri Howie
Predecessor Office Established
4th Secretary of Defense of Dracul
In office
5 December 2020 - 13 January 2021
President Dmitri Howie
Predecessor Hunter Prater
Successor Scott Jeanes
3rd Mayor of Bran District
In office
6 December 2020 - 13 January 2021
Predecessor Christopher Karper
Successor Atobaje David
Personal information
Born 31 August 1990 (30 years old)
Folsom, California, USA
Citizenship United States
Dracul
Ethnicity Celtic-Germanic
Residence Tunica Estate
Home town Ringold Grounds
Religion Celtic Pagan
Military service
Allegiance United States
Dracul
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Dracul Marine Corps.
In service 2008-2012 (USMC)
2020-Present (Dracul)
Rank Lance Corporal (USMC)
Colonel (CDMC)
Commands Deputy Commander of the Army
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom (USA)
Operation Enduring Freedom (USA)
Awards Citation of the Dragon (Silver)
Knight Cross of the Order of William I
Guardian of Dracul

Sir Konrad Von Gerichten, Duke of Feliciana, Marquess of Eichstätt is a Draculian Micronationalist, Dracul Deputy Secretary of Defense, a Colonel and Commandant of the Dracul Marine Corps, Deputy Commander of the Army, and CEO of Saladin Defense Group, a private military company.

Early Life

Sir Konrad Von Gerichten was born on 31 August 1990 in the City of Folsom, California, the first born of Theodore “Ted” Modena and Kerry Ann Isbell.

House Von Gerichten

At the age of 18 Von Gerichten assumed the Head of House Von Gerichten. He was raised on the House Von Gerichten estate of Ringold Grounds and attended schooling with a passion for history, in particular military history. He has continued the traditional requirements of the House in military service.

Marine Corps

At the age of 17, Von Gerichten enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Combat Engineer. As a Marine he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan on route clearance missions searching and removing IED’s. With the 31st MEU he has deployed on multiple humanitarian missions in Southeast Asia to include the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster in 2011.

Micronational Career

Von Gerichten began his Micronational career in late October, 2020 by researching the community. In the beginning he considered creating his own, instead opting to join a Nation. While researching Micronations he came across the Commonwealth of Dracul and quickly became a citizen.

Politics

He entered into politics during a loll in Bran District and announced his candidacy for Mayor. He won the election with 82% of the vote and quickly began to centralize the Bran City Council. On 13 January 2021, Sir Connor resigned as Mayor due to personal reasons.

Military

Von Gerichten began his military career in the Dracul Army in conjunction with his citizenship. Entering the army as a Sergeant due to his prior-enlisted service in the United States Marines. Soon he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and billeted as acting Sergeant Major of the Army.

Due to internal affairs that saw former Secretary of Defense Hunter Prater leave office, he was appointed as the new Secretary of Defense and given a commission as a Lieutenant in the Dracul Navy. On 13 January 2021 he resigned his position as Secretary of Defense alongside his political seat due to family obligations.

On 6 February 2021, under the approval of Secretary of Defense Scott Jeanes, Von Gerichten was promoted to Colonel and given command of the newly formed Geheimdienst, or Secret Service. As of 8 February 2021, he was made Deputy Secretary of Defense.

On 17 February 2021 the Geheimdienst was absorbed into the Dracul Army and disbanded. He took a voluntary demotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Deputy Commander of the Army.

Von Gerichten was made Military Governor of Bran District due to corruption in its government resulting in martial law and promoted to the rank of Colonel.

Von Gerichten also serves as the Academy Commandant of Prezan Military Academy.

Private Sector

Von Gerichten created the Saladin Defense Group in April of 2021 to provide military training and command staff abilities to micronations.

Personal Life

Family

Von Gerichten is married with two children residing in the Colony of Feliciana. He credits him becoming a father as “...the day I got my shit together”.

Philanthropy

Von Gerichten is active with Veteran Suicide Awareness and an advocate for Veterans Assistance in the State of Louisiana, participating regularly in events and fundraisers to help fellow veterans gain the help and assistance they need.

Awards and Decorations

Sir Konrad’s arms as a Knight in Gradonia.
Dracul Individual Ribbons of Konrad Von Gerichten
Ribbon of the Silver Dragon.svgRibbon of Army Service.svg
Ribbon of Naval Achievement.svgRibbon of Conflict Participation.svgRibbon of Community Service.svg
Ribbon of Attendance Award.svgRibbon of Outstanding Leadership.svgRibbon of Firearms Qualification.svg
Dracul Unit Ribbons of Konrad Von Gerichten
Ribbon of the Presidential Commendation.svgRibbon of Unit Designation.svg