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    Col Penny
    To the entire extended family of the 15th MEU Realism Unit,
     
    I wanted to take this moment to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to the entire friends and family of this Unit. That's right, even you non-Americans. Though you guys may not share this holiday with us, it's an important one for us to let everyone know our love and gratefulness for them.
     
    Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, and for acknowledgement of the love and affection of all of our friends and family. There is - without a doubt in my mind - no greater Friends and Family, than our own little Corps. We all come here to play a game, and we all find a place of belonging. We are all family.. even the ones we don't like. Every single one of the over 3300 members that have passed through the doors of this Unit are people I'm proud to know and count as members of the 15th MEU Realism Unit Family.
     
    To all of you: Thank you for being a member of this Family. This Unit is nothing without the support and absolute devotion every single one of you bring to this place every day. With people like you this Unit will last another 10 years and beyond, weathering any and every storm that rocks our harbor. Keep loving this Unit.. this Corps, with everything you have like you do. We appreciate every single one of you, even if you don't hear it or feel it sometimes.
     
    Happy Thanksgiving. Now get off and go spend it with your family. This is a day off. Enjoy it.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    9 year member
    Proud Kingpin

    Capt Roberts
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 19NOV17
    Promoted to the rank of Captain (Capt)
    1stLt Laroche
    1stLt Roberts
    SNA Smart
     
    Promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant (1stLt)
    2ndLt Underwood
     
    Promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (2ndLt)
    SNA Kingsley
     
    Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt)
    Sgt Caesar, P
     
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt)
    Cpl Teed
     
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl)
    LCpl Smith, C, R
     
    Promoted to the rank of Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3)
    HN Orion
     
    Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl)
    PFC Hawk, P
    PFC Howell, W
    PFC Merc, J.
    PFC Pena, M
    PFC Prochniak, A
    PFC Sweet, J
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC)
    Pvt Bashore J, R
    Pvt Christensen, W
    Pvt Eagle, S
    Pvt Galen, G
    Pvt Wilson, R
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    S-1 Personnel Officer
    Capt Roberts
     


    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    We have made an adjustment to the retirement policy... we actually made it back in June, however I forgot to post an announcement about it.
     
    Effective June 2017, the requirement for retirement will be 550 days Time in Active Duty. This is a change from the previous 550 days Time in Total Service. So no more waiting in reserves to meet the retirement time.
     
    Apologies for the late posting.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    The Command Staff of the 15th MEU(SOC) takes pleasure in awarding the Combat Action Ribbon to:
     
    All the members that participated in combat operations during Operation RISING CADENCE. (Complete list in following post.)
     
    for
     
    Participating in at least one official combat action during Operation RISING CADENCE. In the real world, this ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in the Marine Corps) and below who have actively participated in ground or surface combat. Personnel who earned the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge while a member of the Army may be authorized to wear the Combat Action Ribbon. The principle criterion is that the recipient must have participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat firefight or in an action during which he was under enemy fire and his performance under fire was satisfactory. We simulate that here by awarding it to anyone who participated in at least one deployment operation day on the ground under fire.
     
    Signed,
    -Colonel Penny
    MEU CO
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    NOTE: If you have already received this award, you will not receive it a second time. This is simply the list of those eligible from this deployment.
     
    Abernathy
    Ackles
    Ahmad
    Akkerman
    Akif
    Alatalo
    Aleksic
    Alfonso, M
    Alexander, M.
    Alexandrov
    Andriam
    Arana
    Astrope
    Atwood
    Baker, G
    Baker, H
    Bain, R
    Bajor
    Ball, J.
    Baranovich
    Barnett
    Bates
    Bayless
    Beach, J
    Bell, J
    Bennett, A
    Benz, M.
    Bern
    Berry
    Betulia
    Biggerstaff
    Biggs
    Bisarra
    Bison
    Blackfoot
    Blackwood, T
    Bleggi
    Bliss
    Blue
    Bolano
    Bowers
    Braathen
    Breach
    Breedlove
    Bruce, R
    Buchanan, M
    Caesar, P.
    Calais
    Calig
    Carlton
    Carlton, C
    Carlson
    Caron, T
    Carrido
    Cepeda
    Chan, C
    Cheea
    Christian
    Chu, H.
    Coake
    Cofinger
    Cohrs
    Collins, M. B.
    Cook,
    Cook, A
    Cooper, K
    Connach
    Conrad, J
    Costello
    Cowan,
    Currier
    Cutting
    Daum
    Davis, B
    Davis, S
    Davis, T. M.
    Dawe
    Deaza
    DeGulielmo
    De Lacy
    De Landelles
    Delgado
    De Munck
    DeSol
    Devore
    Dharmawan
    Dimo
    Donado
    Drew
    Dunston
    Dykes
    Dye, J.
    Echo
    Elkin
    Elhance
    Englehart
    Excell
    Falling
    Faulkner
    Fenley
    Fillo
    Flavin
    Fogel
    Frable
    Frank, M.
    Freeman, J
    Frey
    Frost, N. J.
    Fyre
    Gaden
    Gallo
    Gambino
    Geare
    Genna
    Gibson, A.
    Giles, T
    Glenn, J.
    Goin
    Gordon
    Graff
    Grant, R.
    Greene, K.
    Greene, P
    Grim
    Grimson
    Hansen, A.
    Hansen, B.
    Harwood
    Harris, H
    Harrison, L
    Hawk, P.
    Heckman, C.
    Heller
    Henry, B
    Henry, C
    Hernandez, N.
    Hetzel
    Hickox
    Hill, M.
    Hoagland
    Hodos
    Hoffman, T.
    Howell, R.
    Howell, W.
    Imya
    Ipsum
    Isaacs
    Jackson, N
    Jackson, R
    Jamison, K.
    Jamshedi, S.
    Johnson, A. B.
    Johnson, D
    Johnson, R.
    Johnson, V.
    Johnston, B
    Jones, C. H.
    Jones, M
    Karelia
    Katz
    Kauer
    Keegan
    Kenneday
    Ketelsen
    Khadisac
    Khodadad
    Knap
    Koebke
    Krima
    Krusius
    Lacey, J
    LaChapelle
    LaFave
    Lamb, E
    Landwick
    Lanteigne
    Larabie
    Latham
    LaVigne
    Lawrence, E.
    Lee, D. R.
    Lee, J. I.
    Leon, A
    Lentz
    Leysen
    Lister, D
    Lockworth
    Loh
    Longanecker
    Lucier
    Lyons
    Marcaeus
    Marchese
    Marin
    Marlin, B.
    Martin, R.
    Martinez, J
    Martinez, S.
    Masters
    Matousek
    Mattison
    Mays, B
    McDonald
    McGallagher, C.
    McGregor
    McGuire, X.
    McKee
    McMillan
    McNeely
    McNeil
    McNulty
    Medina
    Melnyk
    Merc
    Michaels
    Millar
    Miller, J.
    Milne
    Mitchell, H
    Mooney
    Moore, E. C.
    Moore, T
    Moser, C
    Moreno
    Morici
    Morningstar
    Muffie
    Muhr
    Muir
    Mullen
    Muncaster
    Muniz
    Murphy, J.
    Nagato
    Naughten,
    Nixon
    Nguyen, D. L.
    Nouse
    Nuttree
    Olivera
    O'Regan
    Orion
    Padgett
    Page
    Palla
    Paul, D.
    Payba
    Pearce
    Pena
    Penner
    Penny
    Perkowski
    Perrault
    Petersen
    Phillips
    Phillips, C
    Phillips, P. J.
    Pole
    Prochniak
    Power, M
    Purcell
    Putnam, Z
    Quinn, J
    Raines
    Reed, P
    Reedy
    Ricker
    Riggenti
    Rinker
    Risch
    Riske
    Robins
    Roddy
    Rodriguez, A. J.
    Roe,
    Rouse, J. T.
    Rowe
    Rush
    Russell, C
    Ryan, Z
    Salazar
    Sareema
    Sanders, W
    Santiago, M.
    Schirf
    Schmitt
    Scullion
    Seater
    Sellers
    Sharon
    Sharpe
    Shelton, C
    Shum
    Sicuro
    Sierra
    Sikal
    Simons
    Sizzle
    Smarzik
    Smithee
    Smith, C.
    Smith, C. G.
    Smith, C. R.
    Smith, F. D.
    Smoles
    Snyder
    Solberg
    Sound
    Spiridonov
    Standley
    Stephenson
    Stevens, J. D.
    Stewart, B
    Sullivan
    Sullivan, D.
    Sweet
    Szewc
    Taylor, E
    Taylor, H
    Teed
    Thomas, D. A.
    Threesticks
    Towers
    Tred
    Tullo
    Tullo, S.
    Turner, B.
    Turner, J. D.
    Updegraff
    Van Dyke
    Vandevord
    Velez
    Velez, B
    Velten
    Verta
    Vernardakis
    Wallsinger
    Warren, A.
    Wason
    Waters, A.
    Watkin
    Weeks
    Weis
    Wesker
    Westfield
    Whitcome
    White, K
    Wiggin
    Wilkins
    Willow
    Wilson, R.
    Wilson, T.
    Wisinger
    Wright, G.
    Wulff
    Wynn
    Bischoff
    Young, W
    Zech
    Ziegler

    Col Penny
    15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT
    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
     THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE
     
    RISING CADENCE CAMPAIGN RIBBON
     
    TO

    ALL MEMBERS THAT PARTICIPATED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION RISING CADENCE. (LIST TO FOLLOW)
     
    FOR 
     
    PARTICIPATING IN ONE OR MORE COMBAT OPERATIONS ON ISLA ABRAMIA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION RISING CADENCE DURING THE 2017 UNIT DEPLOYMENT. 
    GIVEN THIS DAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2017
     


    SIGNED,
    COL. J. PENNY
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
     
     
     
     
     
    Abernathy
    Ackles
    Ahmad
    Akkerman
    Akif
    Alatalo
    Aleksic
    Alfonso, M
    Alexander, M.
    Alexandrov
    Andriam
    Aoto
    Arana
    Astrope
    Atwood
    Bahnasy
    Baker, G
    Baker, H
    Bain, R
    Bajor
    Ball, J.
    Baranovich
    Barnett
    Bates
    Bayless
    Beach, J
    Bell, J
    Bennett, A
    Benz, M.
    Bern
    Berry
    Betulia
    Biggerstaff
    Biggs
    Bisarra
    Bison
    Blackfoot
    Blackwood, T
    Bleggi
    Bliss
    Blue
    Bolano
    Bowers
    Braathen
    Breach
    Breedlove
    Bruce, R
    Buchanan, M
    Burton, C
    Caesar, P.
    Calais
    Calig
    Carlton
    Carlton, C
    Carlson
    Caron, T
    Carrido
    Cepeda
    Chan, C
    Cheea
    Christian
    Chu, H.
    Coake
    Coffield
    Cofinger
    Cohrs
    Collins, M. B.
    Cook,
    Cook, A
    Cooper, K
    Connach
    Conrad, J
    Costello
    Cowan,
    Currier
    Cutting
    Daum
    Davis, B
    Davis, S
    Davis, T. M.
    Dawe
    Deaza
    DeGulielmo
    De Lacy
    De Landelles
    Delgado
    De Munck
    DeSol
    Devore
    Dharmawan
    Dimo
    Donado
    Drew
    Dunston
    Dykes
    Dye, J.
    Echo
    Elkin
    Elhance
    Englehart
    Excell
    Faigin
    Falling
    Faulkner
    Fenley
    Ferguson
    Fillo
    Flavin
    Fogel
    Frable
    Frank, M.
    Franklin, M.
    Freeman, J
    Frey
    Frost, N. J.
    Fyre
    Gaden
    Gage
    Gallo
    Gambino
    Geare
    Genna
    Gibson, A.
    Giles, T
    Glenn, J.
    Goin
    Gordon
    Gorleer
    Graff
    Grant, R.
    Greene, K.
    Greene, P
    Grim
    Grimson
    Hansen, A.
    Hansen, B.
    Harwood
    Harris, H
    Harrison, L
    Hart, D.
    Hawk, P.
    Heckman, C.
    Heckman, T.
    Heller
    Henry, B
    Henry, C
    Hernandez, N.
    Hetzel
    Hickox
    Hill, M.
    Hoagland
    Hodos
    Hoffman, T.
    Holcomb
    Howell, R.
    Howell, W.
    Imya
    Ipsum
    Isaacs
    Jackson, N
    Jackson, R
    Jamison, K.
    Jamshedi, S.
    Johansen, D.
    Johnson, A. B.
    Johnson, D
    Johnson, R.
    Johnson, V.
    Johnston, B
    Jones, C. H.
    Jones, M
    Karelia
    Katz
    Kauer
    Keegan
    Kenneday
    Ketelsen
    Khairi
    Khadisac
    Khodadad
    Kingsley
    Knap
    Koebke
    Krima
    Krusius
    Lacey, J
    LaChapelle
    LaFave
    Lamb, E
    Landwick
    Lanteigne
    Larabie
    Laroche
    Latham
    LaVigne
    Lawrence, E.
    Lee, D. R.
    Lee, J. I.
    Leon, A
    Lentz
    Leysen
    Lister, D
    Lockworth
    Loh
    Longanecker
    Lucier
    Lyons
    Marcaeus
    Marchese
    Marin
    Marlin, B.
    Martin, R.
    Martinez, J
    Martinez, S.
    Masters
    Matousek
    Mattison
    Mays, B
    McArdle
    McDonald
    McGallagher, C.
    McGregor
    McGuire, X.
    McKee
    McMillan
    McNeely
    McNeil
    McNulty
    Medina
    Melnyk
    Merc
    Michaels
    Millar
    Miller, J.
    Milne
    Mitchell, H
    Mooney
    Moore, E. C.
    Moore, J
    Moore, T
    Moser, C
    Moreno
    Morici
    Morningstar
    Muffie
    Muhr
    Muir
    Mullen
    Muncaster
    Muniz
    Murphy, J.
    Nagato
    Naughten,
    Nixon
    Nguyen, D. L.
    Nouse
    Nuttree
    Olivera
    O'Regan
    Orion
    Padgett
    Page
    Palla
    Paul, D.
    Payba
    Pearce
    Pena
    Penner
    Penny
    Perez, M.
    Perkowski
    Perrault
    Petersen
    Phillips
    Phillips, C
    Phillips, P. J.
    Pole
    Prochniak
    Power, M
    Purcell
    Putnam, Z
    Quinn, J
    Raines
    Reed, P
    Reedy
    Ricker
    Riggenti
    Rinker
    Risch
    Riske
    Robins
    Roddy
    Rodriguez, A. J.
    Roe,
    Rouse, J. T.
    Rowe
    Rush
    Russell, C
    Ryan, Z
    Salazar
    Sareema
    Sanders, W
    Santiago, M.
    Schirf
    Schmitt
    Schultz, D.
    Scullion
    Seater
    Sellers
    Sharon
    Sharpe
    Shelton, C
    Shum
    Sicuro
    Sierra
    Sikal
    Simons
    Sizzle
    Smart
    Smarzik
    Smithee
    Smith, C.
    Smith, C. G.
    Smith, C. R.
    Smith, F. D.
    Smoles
    Smyth
    Snyder
    Solberg
    Sound
    Spiridonov
    Standley
    Stephenson
    Stevens, J. D.
    Stewart, B
    Sullivan
    Sullivan, D.
    Sweet
    Szewc
    Taylor, E
    Taylor, H
    Teed
    Thomas, D. A.
    Threesticks
    Towers
    Tred
    Tullo
    Tullo, S.
    Turner, B.
    Turner, J. D.
    Underwood
    Updegraff
    Usi
    Van Dyke
    Vandevord
    Velez
    Velez, B
    Velten
    Verta
    Vernardakis
    Wallsinger
    Warren, A.
    Wason
    Waters, A.
    Watkin
    Watson, C. C.
    Weeks
    Weis
    Wesker
    Westfield
    Whitcome
    White, K
    Wiggin
    Wilkins
    Willow
    Wilson, R.
    Wilson, T.
    Wilson, Z. P.
    Wisinger
    Wright, G.
    Wulff
    Wynn
    Bischoff
    Young, W
    Zech
    Ziegler

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    The past year or so we have sought to bring qualified pilots to the C-130 airframe to be made available for jump training and jump missions. This has been fraught with issues, which required change, including some we are making today.
     
    Effective immediately:
     
    The F-35 Detachment will assume full responsibility for the C-130 in addition to the F-35.  They will train on both aircraft, crew both aircraft, and any requests for C-130 participation will be addressed to them.
    -The requirements for the qualification will be eliminated. Instead, the C-130 SPP material will now be added in with the F-35 material, and all future pilots for this detachment will automatically receive both qualifications. Current pilots will be required to conduct 5 solo hours on the aircraft to complete their dual qualification. 
     
    If a request for a C-130 is made and 
    -no Green Knights sign up,
    -or no Green Knights are available the day of;
    than anyone holding a qualification from ACE may fly the aircraft in their place, regardless of the airframe(s) they have qualified on, active/reserve status, or current billeting. 
     
    Any questions may refer to their CoC.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO


    Sgt Towers
    The S-1 Personnel Staff, Headquarters, and Command Staff of the 15th MEU Realism Unit would like to congratulate the following individuals for successfully meeting the requirements and approval for promotion. They are to be afforded the respect that accompanies their new rank, and will be expected to uphold their new responsibilities and higher standards as is appropriate. We wish them continued success in their e-Marine careers.
     
    Approved by the Command Staff, and effective 05NOV17
     
    Promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (2ndLt)
    SNA Johansen, D.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt)
    SSgt Ziegler, J.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt)
    Sgt Milne, C.
    Sgt Sharon, B.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt)
    Cpl Chan, C.
    Cpl Davis, S.
    Cpl Isaacs, N.
    Cpl Latham, T.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class
    Imya, M.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Corporal (Cpl)
    LCpl Flavin, A.
    LCpl Matousek, M.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl)
    PFC Collins, M. B.
    PFC Echo, M.
    PFC Krima, I.
    PFC Medina, M.
    PFC Michaels, A.
    PFC Miller, J.
     
     
    Promoted to the rank of Hospitalman (HN)
    HA Jackson, N.
     
    Promoted to the rank of Private First Class (PFC)
    Pvt Banks, L.
    Pvt Betulia, N.
    Pvt Breach, D.
    Pvt Fraticelli, F.
    Pvt Greene, K.
    Pvt Harris, R.
    Pvt Hill, M.
    Pvt Lee, D. R.
    Pvt Padgett, C.
    Pvt Santos, D.
    Pvt Solberg, B. A.
    Pvt Wilson, M. C.
    Pvt Wright, G.
     
     
    Congratulations to all on behalf of S-1,
    S-1 Personnel Chief
    Sgt Towers

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    When the Cadet Corps was initially stood up two years ago it did not contain any policy for their on awards and decorations. It was something we felt could wait while they got themselves initially established. Given their relative stability, and decent success, we feel it is finally time to begin awarding them their own decorations.
     
    Below is the link to the Cadet Corps Awards and Decorations Policy. This will, later, be put into a nicer document, but this is good enough for now for initial information dissemination. These awards are based on the Young Marines Awards which can be found here for reference.
     
    Cadet Corps Awards and Decorations
     
    The Awards and Decorations staff will not be required to maintain the racks of the Cadets. Specific implementation is still in discussion, but this could be by an Awards and Decs Staff by the Cadets themselves, personal volunteer (in the same vein as the old fatigues blocks someone used to do), or by personal assembly of the Cadet themselves.
     
    These awards currently will NOT transfer to the Main Unit. There may, in the future, be some discussion about translation of some personal awards translating to Main Unit equivalents, but this will not be occurring for now. All service awards will be automatically awarded (as usual), and all personal awards will be approved by Command Staff.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Section 10-7 of our Unit Policy deals with the punitive articles of our Unit. These are the various things you can be disciplined for here. We have made an adjustment to 10-7.7 False Statement. The current policy is as follows:
     
     
    Adding to this, we will be adding two sub-clauses:
     
     
    Stolen Valor has always been against our rules, and that goes without saying. However we felt the need to specifically state this in our policy.
    Catfishing has not been, though it goes against Common Sense of False Statement and simple courtesy.. and given the world we live it we feel it necessary to codify within our policies.
     
    Any requests for clarification should go through your Chain of Command.
     
    -col Penny
    MEU CO

    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    In Marine Corps Awards and Decorations there is a specific device attachment for the Expert Qualification Badge. When qualifying Expert multiple times in a row, you are awarded a clasp for your badge between the top clasp and the badge itself. We will now be implementing this.
     
    Qualifying for Expert will gain you the Expert Qualification Badge. Qualifying a second time in a row (years.. not attempts) will gain you a device just below the clasp that states '2nd Award'. A third qualification in a row will change that device to '3rd Award', and so on and so forth. If any year you do not qualify Expert, you start over. This means if you qualify Expert years one and two (and thus have the 2nd Award device), then year three score Sharpshooter, qualifying year four as Expert will gain you the normal Expert Qualification Badge again.
     
    This award is effectively immediately and will be retroactive. That means those of you who have already qualified multiple years in a row as Expert will start seeing these devices appear in your next A&D update.
     
    For reference, this is what the award will look similar to.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO

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