|The Most Illustrious|
|Brizendine, November 2021.|
2 January 2022
|Predecessor||Prince Charles of Letzembourg|
13 July 2016 - 5 July 2017
12 July 2020 - 19 May 2021
29 May 2013 - 31 January 2017
10 July 2021 - 14 December 2021
5 July 2017 - 16 July 2018
13 July 2016 - 31 January 2017
29 May 2013 - 13 July 2016
Deputy from Ozarkana
5 July 2017 - 11 April 2020
11 April 2020 - 12 July 2020
15 July 2011 - 31 January 2017
|Birth name||Jordan Brizendine|
State of Delvera
|Allegiance|| Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia|
State of Delvera
Province of Lavrasia
|Service/branch|| Grand Republican Army (15 July 2011 - 14 December 2021)|
Armed Forces of Karnia-Ruthenia (14 December 2021 - present)
|In service||2011 - present|
Jordan Brizendine, formerly known by the pseudonym David "Sarky" Sarkozy, is a prominent Delveran and Karno-Ruthenian politician and military officer. He was the founder of Salania and the Commonwealth of Lavrasia, and later the architect of the Commonwealth's secession from the NottaLottan Empire, forming the Grand Republic of Delvera. Brizendine was also instrumental in the development of the Delveran Armed Services and its later incorporation into the Armed Forces of Karnia-Ruthenia.
Career[edit | edit source]
Politics[edit | edit source]
Brizendine has been involved in micronationalism since July 2008, when he created the Republic of Salania. In 2010, he entered the MicroWiki community as Emperor of the Holy Salanian Empire. He left MicroWiki in early 2011, forming the Grand Republic of Salania, which opted to become a vassal of NottaLotta Acres. This created the NottaLottan Empire.
In July 2011, Brizendine was appointed Lord Governor of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia by Dylan Callahan, then Secretary of State of the NottaLottan Empire. As Lord Governor, he expanded the citizen base of the Commonwealth, authored all pieces of legislation, began developing the economy, and led the movement to secede from the NLE. Upon establishment of the Grand Republic of Delvera in May 2013, he became the first Consul, also retaining his position as Governor of Lavrasia. As Consul, he wrote the Declaration of Independence from the NottaLottan Empire, the Writ of Rights and the Delveran Constitution.
In July 2016, Brizendine was defeated in the consular election. He became President and Minister of State in the First Pemberton Cabinet (2016-2017). He was Dylan Callahan's Minister of the Interior on the Second Callahan Cabinet (2019-2020). He later served a second term as President in the Third Callahan Cabinet (2020-2021). He was Clerk of the Chamber of Deputies from 2016 until 2021, keeping records of all of the proceedings of that body.
Military[edit | edit source]
Brizendine was commissioned a Colonel in the NottaLottan Armed Forces in July 2011 and given command of the Army of the Commonwealth. He initiated regular training exercises and recruited many prominent service members of the ACL, and later the Delveran Armed Services. Under his leadership, the Army grew from a force of five unequipped, unarmed, and untrained recruits to the preeminent micronational military. He held Infantry and Field Artillery commands in the Grand Republican Army.
Brizendine served as Supreme Commander of the DAS from the formation of Delvera to 31 January 2017, when he resigned due to personal time constraints. He was again appointed to the position by Consul Dylan Callahan in 2021 and held it until unification with Karnia-Ruthenia in December.
Brizendine was given command of the Karno-Ruthenian Sixth Army in January 2022. In this position, he worked to standardize the Imperial Army's organizational system, symbols, and uniforms.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Brizendine composed and wrote the lyrics for "Oh, Fatherland", the National Anthem of the Commonwealth of Lavrasia and later the Grand Republic of Delvera, in 2012.
Brizendine created the Delveran Heritage Festival in early 2015. He is also known for creating a few notable symbols, such as the flags of Lavrasia and Ozarkana.
Media[edit | edit source]
Brizendine founded the Lavrada Bannerman, formerly the foremost news source in Delvera. He also created all of the Delveran Armed Services' publicity videos.
Diplomacy[edit | edit source]
Brizendine authored the Missouri Compact, a treaty that resolved a border dispute between Delvera and the North American Confederation, in October 2015. In October, he was appointed Ambassador to the North American Confederation due to his experience and relative esteem with that nation.
Brizendine served as a delegate to the Congress of Colo in 2017, where he helped author the 2017 Convention on Intermicronational Order.
Brizendine played a large role in the negotiation and execution of Delvera's mergers with the North American Confederation (2017) and the Karno-Ruthenian Empire (2021).
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Brizendine was born in early 1995 in Missouri. Formerly active in macronational politics, he has since moved away from public demonstrations of his views. He is an advocate of fraternalism, and has held leadership positions in several fraternal organizations. He joined the Army National Guard in 2021. He was married to Ping Liao on 2 October 2021, and the couple lives in Delvera.
Education[edit | edit source]
Brizendine holds a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He attended Qingdao University in Qingdao, China as an exchange student for one year.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
Karno-Ruthenian honors[edit | edit source]
- Knight of the Order of the Edelweiss - 2022
- Knight of the Order of Maurice de Saxe - 2022
- Knight of the Order of St. Stephen - 2021
- Knight of the Order of St. Paul - 2020
- Knight of the Order of St. George - 2017
- Congress of Colo Medal - 2017
Delveran honors[edit | edit source]
- Legion of Merit - 2022
- Cross of Lavrasia - 2017
- Order of Liberty, 1st Class - 2016
- Meritorious Volunteer Service Award - 2016 (retroactive to 2012)
- Operation Viscount Campaign Medal - 2016 (retroactive to 2011)
- Operation Saving Grace Campaign Medal - 2016 (retroactive to 2012)
- Operation Genesis Campaign Medal - 2016
- Operation Exodus Campaign Medal - 2016
- Long Service Ribbon I - 2016
Occidian honors[edit | edit source]
- Knight of the Order of William - 2022
- Companion of the Order of North America - 2016 (initial), 2020 (upgrade)
Macronational military honors[edit | edit source]
- Marche Internationale de Diekirch Medal - 2022
- Missouri Funeral Honors Ribbon - 2022
- Missouri Basic Training Ribbon - 2021
- National Defense Service Medal - 2021
- Army Service Ribbon - 2021
Civic honors[edit | edit source]
- Mason of the Year - 2019-2020
- Bronze Good Citizenship Medal, Sons of the American Revolution - 2013
- Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America - 2012
Civic participation[edit | edit source]
- Knights of Pythias - Past Chancellor
- Freemasonry - Past Master
- Royal Arch - Past High Priest
- Cryptic Council - Member
- Knights Templar - Member
- Allied Masonic Degrees - Member