Jump to content

Awards

Medals and Ribbons

  1. Defense Distinguished Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security or defense at the highest levels while assigned to a joint activity. The DDSM may also be awarded to other senior officers whose direct and individual contributions to national security or defense are recognized as being so exceptional in scope and value as to be equivalent to contributions normally associated with positions encompassing broader responsibilities.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any commissioned officer, warrant officer, or staff non-commissioned officer who has been responsible for substantial contributions and influences to the policies of the 15th MEU.

  2. Navy Distinguished Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to servicemembers who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member of the 15th MEU that has distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the 15th MEU and have been a member for at least one year.

  3. Defense Superior Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after February 6, 1976, rendered superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility. Only under the most unusual circumstances will DSSM be awarded as an impact award for outstanding TDY achievement. The DSSM is specifically intended to recognize exceptionally superior service, and to honor an individual's accomplishments over a sustained period.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member that renders superior meritorious service to the 15th MEU and have been a member for at least one year.

  4. Legion of Merit

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The degrees of Chief Commander, Commander, Officer, and Legionnaire are awarded only to members of armed forces of foreign nations under the criteria outlined in Army Regulation 672-7 and is based on the relative rank or position of the recipient as follows:

    1. Chief Commander - Chief of State or Head of Government.

    2. Commander - Equivalent of an U.S. military Chief of Staff or higher position but not to Chief of State.

    3. Officer - General of Flag Officer below the equivalent of a U.S. military Chief of Staff; Colonel or equivalent rank for service in assignments equivalent to those normally held by a General or Flag Officer in U.S. military service; or Military Attaches.

    4. Legionnaire - All recipients not included above.

     

    The Legion of Merit is awarded to all members of the Armed Forces of the United States without reference to degree for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Performance of duties normal to the grade, branch, specialty or assignment, and experience of an individual is not an adequate basis for this award. For service not related to actual war the term "key individual" applies to a narrower range of positions than in time of war and requires evidence of significant achievement. In peacetime, service should be in the nature of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner. However, justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to a member for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements and have been a member for at least six months.

  5. Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to those members of the United States Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while assigned to a joint activity. The DMSM is usually awarded to those serving in leadership positions and performing exceptionally outstanding work.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member who performs in an exceptional and outstanding manner while preparing for, during the conduct of, or directly enabling an event hosted by another unit.

  6. Meritorious Service Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished themselves by outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to 16 January 1969. Normally, the acts or services rendered must be comparable to that required for the Legion of Merit but in a duty of lesser though considerable responsibility.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to a member for exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements and have been a member for at least three months.

  7. Air Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the armed forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism or for meritorious service. Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties. However, it may also be awarded to certain other individuals whose combat duties require regular and frequent flying in other than a passenger status or individuals who perform a particularly noteworthy act while performing the function of a crew member but who are not on flying status. These individuals must make a discernible contribution to the operational land combat mission or to the mission of the aircraft in flight. Examples of personnel whose combat duties require them to fly include those in the attack elements of units involved in air-land assaults against an armed enemy and those directly involved in airborne command and control of combat operations. Involvement in such activities, normally at the brigade/group level and below, serves only to establish eligibility for award of the Air Medal; the degree of heroism, meritorious achievement or exemplary service determines who should receive the award. Awards will not be made to individuals who use air transportation solely for the purpose of moving from point to point in a combat zone.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member of the 15th MEU filling an aviation slot that performs in an exceptional and outstanding manner during a particular training or an official combat action while crewing an aircraft.

  8. Joint Service Commendation Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The JSCM shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, after January 1, 1963, distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to a member for attending at least three events hosted by another unit/clan even and distinguishes themselves by showing professionalism befitting a member of the 15th MEU.

  9. Joint Service Achievement Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The JSAM shall be awarded only to members of the Armed Forces of the United States below the grade of O-6 who, after August 3, 1983, distinguished themselves by outstanding performance of duty and meritorious achievement. 

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to members who show professionalism while operating with, or assisting, another Armed Assault clan/unit. Can only be awarded once.

  10. Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Meritorious service or achievement in either combat or noncombat based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, but which does not warrant a Commendation Medal or higher.

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member that constantly performs at a level higher than their counterparts or for a specific action or duty.

  11. National Defense Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The National Defense Service Medal was awarded for honorable active service for any period between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954; between 1 January 1961 and 14 August 1974; between 2 August 1990 and 30 November 1995; and between 11 September 2001 and a closing date to be determined.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member that completes any ten combinations of combat operations or unit training events.

  12. Navy/Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any active-duty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of "honorable and faithful service". Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. If a service member commits an offense, the three-year mark "resets" and a service member must perform an additional three years of service without having to be disciplined, before the Good Conduct may be authorized.

     

    Service for the Good Conduct Medal must be performed on active duty and the medal is not awarded to members of the military reserve or National Guard who are not federalized to active service. For those Reserve and Guard members who satisfactorily perform annual training and drill duty, however, a separate series of Reserve Good Conduct Medals may be awarded in lieu.

     

    During times of war, the Good Conduct Medal may be awarded for one year of faithful service. The Good Conduct Medal may also be awarded posthumously, to any service member killed in the line of duty.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to enlisted members that completed one year of duty without any disciplinary marks against them.

  13. Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Navy: The medal will be awarded to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded.

     

    Marine Corps: To be awarded the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, personnel must have engaged in a landing on foreign territory, participated in combat operations against an opposing force, or must have participated in a designated operation for which no other service medal is authorized.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: To be awarded the Navy or Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, personnel must have engaged in a landing on foreign territory, participated in combat operations against an opposing force, or must have participated in a designated operation or exercise for which no other service medal is authorized at the discretion of the Command Staff.

  14. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, subsequent to 31 December 1992, performed outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. To be eligible, an individual’s service must (1) be to the civilian community, to include the military family community; (2) be significant in nature and produce tangible results; (3) reflect favorably on the Military Service and the Department of Defense; and (4) be of a sustained and direct nature. While there is no specific time threshold to qualify for the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), approval authorities shall ensure the service to be honored merits the special recognition afforded by this medal. The MOVSM is intended to recognize exceptional community support over time and not a single act or achievement. Further, it is intended to honor direct support of community activities.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to a member for outstanding sustained volunteer service to the 15th MEU outside of their standard duty assignment duties and responsibilities.

  15. Armed Force Service Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The medal will be awarded to personnel assigned to operations in an area designated by the Department of Defense (DOD) for award of the medal.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to a member for one year of active service. Awarded only once

  16. Combat Action Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: 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 authorised 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.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: Anyone who participated in at least one deployment operation day

  17. Joint Meritorious Unit Award

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to Joint Activities of the Armed forces of the United States which have, subsequent to January 23, 1979, distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious achievement or service in pursuit of joint military missions of great significance.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to members that operate as a unit while participating in a joint mission with that unit, and who perform in an exceptionally meritorious manner.

  18. Navy Unit Commendation

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Established by order of the secretary of the Navy, 18 December 1944, it is awarded by the Secretary to any ship, aircraft, detachment, or other unit of the of the United States Navy or Marine Corps which has, subsequent to 6 December 1941, distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy, but no sufficiently enough to justify award of the Presidential Unit Citation.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member that is part of a functioning team where the team performs in an exceptionally meritorious manner above and beyond their peers.

  19. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Established by order of the Secretary of the Navy, 17 July 1967, it is awarded by the Secretary to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps which has distinguished itself under combat or non-combat conditions, by either valorous or meritorious achievement compared to other units performing similar service, but no sufficient enough to justify award of the Navy Unit Commendation.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: Awarded to any member who participated in at least one SOCEX operation or contributed to the missions.

  20. Operation Golden Veil

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: Participating in One or more Combat Operations in Tanoa in Support of Operation Golden Veil during the 2018 Unit Deployment

  21. Operation Rising Cadence

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PARTICIPATING IN ONE OR MORE COMBAT OPERATIONS ON ISLA ABRAMIA IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION RISING CADENCE DURING THE 2017 UNIT 

  22. Tanoa Service Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ALL MEMBERS WHO WERE/ARE A MEMBER OF THE UNIT DURING ARMA III: APEX, SERVICE DATES FROM OCTOBER 1, 2017 TO PRESENT.

  23. Operation Frozen Steel

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PARTICIPATING IN ONE OR MORE COMBAT OPERATIONS IN NAPF IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION FROZEN STEEL DURING THE 2016 UNIT DEPLOYMENT. 

  24. Operation Blue Reclaim

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PARTICIPATING IN ONE OR MORE COMBAT OPERATIONS IN SAHRANI AND/ OR THE LOWER BARA REGION IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION RIGHTEOUS SHEILD AND/ OR OPERATION BLUE RECLAIM DURING THE 2015 UNIT DEPLOYMENT. 

  25. Operation Vigilant Panther

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PARTICIPATING IN ONE OR MORE COMBAT OPERATIONS IN VIGILANT PANTHER CRUISE 2014. 

  26. Altis Service Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO WAS PART OF THE UNIT DURING ARMA III SERVICE DATES BETWEEN JANUARY 27TH, 2014 AND OCTOBER 1ST, 2017

  27. Operation Black Brass

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN ANY DEPLOYMENT OPERATION FOR OPERATION BLACK BASS, APRIL THRU SEPTEMBER 2012

  28. Operation Emerald Beacon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN ANY DEPLOTMENT OPERATION FOR OPERATION EMERALD BEACON, MARCH 2011 THRU SEPTEMBER 2011

  29. Takistan Service Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO WAS PART OF THE UNIT DURING ARMA II: OPERATION ARROWHEAD, SERVICE DATES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2010 AND JANUARY 27TH, 2014.

  30. Operation Rapid Justice

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN ANY DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS FOR OPERATION RAPID JUSTICE, AUGUST 2010 THRU SEPTEMBER 2010.

  31. Chernarus Service Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    THIS MEDAL IS AWARDED TO ANYONE WHO WAS A PART OF THE UNIT DURING THE DAYS OF ARMA 2. SERVICE DAYS BETWEEN JULY 19TH, 2009 THRU SEPTEMBER 1ST. 2010.

  32. Sahrani Unification Medal

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15TH MEU: On July 19th, 2009 the unit was in the middle of its move to Armed Assault II and as a way of honoring all those that had served with the unit in the Armed Assault days a large majority of the members received the Sahrani Unification Medal.  
     
    This award was created from scratch for our purposes. The flanking blue represents the island status of Sahrani.  The tan with a small strip of green between it represents the desert terrain of south Sahrani with the wooded areas. The white and gold are taken from the flag of southern Sahrani.  And the eagle, globe and anchor of course from our Marine roots.  The medal itself is the silhouette of both northern and southern Sahrani 
    So when you see this ribbon on a member’s signature you will know they were here for Armed Assault. They were here for our ups and downs and our growing pains. They saw a Staff Sergeant Tigernan and First Lieutenant's Savage and Schultz. They were here for the opening of tanks, engineers and Corpsmen. They are the old salts and the plank owners in their own rights. 

  33. Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Awarded to officer and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Each service has distinct criteria that delineates eligibility; Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units follow Marine Corps policy, and vice versa.

     

    For Navy and Marine Corps personnel assigned to U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) homeported ships/deploying units or Fleet Marine Force (FMF) commands, 12-months accumulated sea duty or duty with FMF which includes at least one 90- consecutive day deployment. A standard 14-day waiver of the 12- month accumulated sea duty/duty with FMF is authorized as long as the 90-consecutive day deployment requirement is met. The 12-month accumulated sea duty requirement is waived for those Navy and Marine personnel who were called to sea duty or deployed for Operations DESERT SHIELD or DESERT STORM (during the period 2 Aug 90 - 31 Dec 91) to qualify for this initial award. This waiver does not affect second and subsequent awards of this ribbon. Second and subsequent awards will be earned for each additional 12-months of qualifying service in which a 90- consecutive day deployment occurs

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member for six months of active service. Awarded only once.

  34. Overseas Service Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: Awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy, United States Naval Reserve, United States Marine Corps, and United States Marine Corps Reserve. Each service has distinct criteria that delineates eligibility; Naval personnel assigned to Marine Corps units follow Marine Corps policy, and vice versa. Active Duty Personnel: 12-months consecutive or accumulated duty at overseas shore base duty station.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to any member for three months of active service. Awarded only once.

  35. Navy/Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon was established by order of the Secretary of the Navy in February 1989. The first issuance of the decoration was made on June 1 of that same year with the award retroactive to July 1, 1973. To be awarded the Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon, a service member must be assigned to one of the United States Navy’s Major Recruiting Commands and must complete a standard three year tour of duty. Award of the Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon is open to all branches of the Navy, including reservists on active duty special work (ADSW) programs.

     

    The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon was authorized by order of the Secretary of the Navy on June 7, 1995 with retroactive presentations to January 1, 1973. The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon is awarded to Marine Corps officers and enlisted personnel who complete a standard 36 month tour in a United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command. For enlisted personnel, a military occupational specialty (MOS) of 8411 must be held for the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon to be bestowed. Officers must hold a billet as the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Operations Officer or Officer Selection Officer of a Marine Corps Recruiting Command. Local command recruiters and recruiting aides are not eligible for the decoration.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded for recruiting five members that complete basic training. This can be awarded multiple times for each five members that join.

  36. Navy/Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: The Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon was created in March 1998 by order of the Secretary of the Navy. The decoration is retroactive to October 1995 and recognizes those enlisted members of the U.S. Navy who have served as Recruit Division Commanders and have completed a successful basic training tour under the Navy Bureau of Education and Training.

     

    For the purposes of awarding the Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon, a successful tour is deemed to be no less than three years of service, in command of no less than five divisions, free of disciplinary action or removal from authority for cause. Personnel assigned in a support capacity (company assistants, echelon supervisors, liaison officers, instructors, or other personnel attached to the Recruit Training Command) are not eligible for this ribbon.

     

    The Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon was created in July 1997 and recognizes those members of the United States Marine Corps who have successfully trained and qualified as Marine Corps Drill Instructors. To qualify, a Marine must hold the Military Occupational Speciality (MOS) of 0911 or must have served a successful tour of duty in one of the following positions:

     

     Recruit Training Battalion Commander, Executive Officer, S-3, or Sergeant Major.

     Recruit Training Company Commander, Series Commander, or Assistant Series Commander.

     Marine Corps Officer Candidate Company First Sergeant, Company Gunnery Sergeant, or Platoon Commanders.

     

    Furthermore, the duties of the Marine's billet must be executed satisfactorily for three years before the award is authorized.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to members for completing 20 hours of instruction of entry level training courses. The following will be how the instructor hours will be calculated:

     

    Recruit Training class = 2 hours

  37. Navy/Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    15th MEU: This can be awarded to members for completing 20 hours of instruction of SOI, MSOT, MCT, and Flight Instructor time training courses. The following will be how the instructor hours will be calculated:

     

    ITB Day = 2.5 hours 

    MCT Day = 2 hours 

    Entire MSOT Course = 20 hours 

    Every Parachute Qualification School class = 2 hours

    Completed Flight Instructor Certification = 20 hours

Insignias and Badges

  1. Rifle Expert Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Ribbon is an award of the United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard that is issued to service members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

     

    The Navy issues the marksmanship ribbon in three levels — that of Marksman, Sharpshooter, and Expert. The basic ribbon is awarded for the Marksman level while the specific Marksmanship Device is awarded for qualification as a Sharpshooter or Expert. Those receiving an Expert qualification receive the Marksmanship Medal, in addition to the Marksmanship Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Awarded for qualifying as a Rifle Expert.

  2. Rifle Sharpshooter Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Ribbon is an award of the United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard that is issued to service members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

     

    The Navy issues the marksmanship ribbon in three levels — that of Marksman, Sharpshooter, and Expert. The basic ribbon is awarded for the Marksman level while the specific Marksmanship Device is awarded for qualification as a Sharpshooter or Expert. Those receiving an Expert qualification receive the Marksmanship Medal, in addition to the Marksmanship Ribbon.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Awarded for qualifying as a Rifle Sharpshooter

  3. Rifle Marksman Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ACTUAL: A Marksmanship Ribbon is an award of the United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard that is issued to service members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

     

    The Navy issues t he marksmanship ribbon in three levels — that of Marksman, Sharpshooter, and Expert. The basic ribbon is awarded for the Marksman level while the specific Marksmanship Device is awarded for qualification as a Sharpshooter or Expert. Those receiving an Expert qualification receive the Marksmanship Medal, in addition to the Marksmanship Ribbon

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Awarded for qualifying as a Rifle Marksman

  4. Marine Special Operator Insignia

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    All fully qualified members of the MSOT will be awarded the Marine Special Operator Insignia.

  5. Naval Flight Officer Insignia

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Naval Flight Officer: Awarded to members holding the rank of SNA to 1stLt that are not in a leadership billet and that have completed the basic aviator’s training.

     

  6. Naval Aviator Insignia

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Naval Aviator Insignia: Awarded to members holding the rank of Capt and above or as a 1stLt in a leadership billet that have completed the basic aviator's training.

  7. Fleet Marine Force Warfare Insignia

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Enlisted: An enlisted corpsman will be authorized to wear the Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist Device (FMFEWS) when they meet the following requirements:

    •     Active duty as a corpsman for the past 60 days
    •     Attend 4 unit-wide operations as a corpsman in addition to 6 fireteam/squad/platoon level training as a corpsman
    •     Complete all Corporal's and Sergeant's courses
    •     Attend and complete Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)


    Officer: A Navy Medical Officer will be authorized to wear the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer Insignia (FMFWO) when they meet the follow requirements:

    •     Rank of Ensign (ENS) or higher
    •     Active duty as a corpsman for the past 60 days
    •     Attend 4 unit-wide operations as a corpsman in addition to 6 fireteam/squad/platoon level training as a corpsman
    •     Complete all Corporal's and Sergeant's courses
    •     Attend and complete Infantry Training Battalion (ITB)
  8. Basic Parachutist Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Basic Parachutist: Jump Billeted Members – All members assigned to a Recon Team billet, to include the Recon Corpsman, are required to become at least Basic Parachute Qualified. This training must be completed prior to a Recon Team member being authorized to conduct jump training or to be allowed to participate in any operation requiring a combat jump.

     

    Non-Jump Billeted Members – All other members of the unit must be selected for attendance of Basic Parachute Qualification Course (Jump School). The number of non-jump billeted members authorized to attend a Jump School will be determined by the Command Staff prior to the Command Staff based on various factors including but not limited to; total unit strength, unit billeted strength and current number of parachute qualified members.

  9. Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Badge: After earning the Basic Parachutist Insignia a member must conduct five additional jumps to include; combat equipment load out jump, night combat load out jump, alternate platform jump (different aircraft type), and a water jump. After completing the five jumps, including the prescribed jumps, a member will be authorized to wear the Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia (Gold Wings).

  10. Marine Corps Combatant Divers Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    USMC Combatant Divers Badge: Diver Billeted Members – All members assigned to the Force Recon Platoon to include the Recon Corpsman, are required to attend the Combatant Divers Course. This training is required before any diving operations are conducted in training or operations. Upon completion of the course the member is authorized to wear the USMC Combatant Divers Badge.

  11. Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Basic EOD Badge: A active duty/prior EOD member who has met the following requirements will be awarded the Basic EOD Badge.

    MOS Training completion

    • 3 months active duty EOD service
  12. Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Senior EOD Badge: A active duty/prior EOD member who has met the following requirements will be

    awarded the Senior EOD Badge.

    • Awarded Basic EOD Badge                
    • Complete all Corporals and Sergeants courses        
    • 6 Months EOD Service                
    • Attend 4x FTX/Operations as an EOD member

     

     

×