Blog: How Dare You Call Captain Miscavige "Captain Miscavige!" - 2015-03-02
The Church of Scientology is managed and controlled by the Scientology paramilitary group known as the Sea Organization, or simply the "Sea Org" as it is called in the Church.
Founded in 1967 by L. Ron Hubbard, Sea Org members sign a one-billion year contract to serve Scientology lifetime after endless lifetime. During his lifetime. Hubbard appointed himself Commodore of the Sea Org. Hubbard is often referred to in the Church as "the Commodore."
As a paramilitary group, Sea Org members have ranks and wear naval uniforms. These uniforms include medals, ribbons, gold braid, and regulation caps. Sea Org life is brutal and includes 100 hour work weeks; low or no pay; sleep deprivation; verbal abuse; physical abuse; and even a form of imprisonment and manual labor called the RPF.