United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps

Medals, Decorations, Devices and Awards

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Original by

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Jamie Czavicevic

Torius Odan

Sara Llewellyn

Reviewed and amended by:

Lt General MilesPrower Dagger

Published by

Office of UF Starfleet Marine Corps InfoCom

Editor

Fleet Admiral Mike Calhoun

Artwork by:

Captain Emilie Chardin

Intended Audience:

All current and future UF Starfleet Marines

Reviewing Authority

United Federation Starfleet Marine Corps

Revision History

First Edition : January 2014

Second Edition: December 2015

Revision History Page

This page will show all points that have been added and/or changed during a fiscal year. This way you can quickly see if something in this manual has been changed or updated. At the end of the fiscal year, this page will be cleaned for the next fiscal year

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1. Merit Awards Awards

1.1 Top Honors

1.2 Medium Honors

1.3 Lower Honors

Section 2 - Yearly Awards

Section 3 - Service Awards

Section 4 - RP Awards

4.1. How to Earn RP Awards:

4.2 Infantry:

4.3 Aerospace:

4.4 Armor:

4.5 Engineering:

4.6 Medical:

4.7 Special Forces:

Section 5 -  Branch Awards

Section 6 - Unit Awards

6.1 - Division Awards

6.2 - Detachment/MEU Awards

Section 7 - Personal Achievement Awards

Section 8 - Campaign Awards

Section 9 - Devices

Section 10 - Streamers

Section 11 - Submission Guidelines

Section 12 - Clustering

Section 13 -  Order of Precedence

Appendix A - List of Approved Streamers

Section 1. Merit Awards

These awards are handed out at the discretion of the Commandant,  during the yearly UF Starfleet Marine Corps Muster, to those members who excel in their service to the UF Starfleet Marine Corp. While divided into Top, Medium and Lower honors there is no clear line of when one is deserved over another so no marine should feel discouraged for not earning the top honors.

These awards are added to a member's Service Jacket and Database Profile

Any Marine can nominate a fellow Marines for these awards

1.1 Top Honors

The Top Honors are the highest awards that the Corps can grant to a marine, it is not done often nor is it done lightly. Earning one of these awards is an achievement any and all marines should take great pride in.

1.1.1. Stellar Cross

The Stellar Cross is issued to marines who at all times strive to live by the highest standards of the UF Starfleet Marine Corps as well as provide a high level of commitment to their duties.

Stellar Cross

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Outstanding Behavior and Service

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.1.2. Marine Corps Starburst

The Marine Corps Starburst is awarded to a Marine who performs an outstanding act of service for the Corps or an incredibly high level of activity for the Corps

Marine Corps Starburst

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: An Outstanding Service

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.1.3. Gold Nova

The Gold Nova is awarded to a Marine who shows outstanding leadership abilities.

Gold Nova

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Outstanding Leadership

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.2 Medium Honors

Medium Honors, while a step above the lower honors are no less important and impressive. Medium honors are issued when it is felt the lower honors are just not enough and the top honors are not earned yet.

1.2.1. A I O Award

The AIO Award, which stands for “Adapt, Improvise and Overcome” which are words to live by for every marine, is awards for marines who tackle problems and issues and create feasible solutions for the corp.

A I O Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Problem Solving and Innovation

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.2.2. Marine Corps Nebula Award

Awarded to a Marine who has spent significant time and energy to accomplish and advance the goals of the Corps.

Marine Corp Nebula Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Dedication

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.2.3. Silver Nova

The Silver Nova is awarded to a Marine who shows outstanding leadership abilities.

Silver Nova

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Leadership

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.3 Lower Honors

Do not let this name fool you, lower honors are not at all a low honor, as with any award issued by the marines this award must be earned. Theses are earned for lesser acts in service of the Corps that do not in the eyes of the Commandant merit the higher honors.

1.3.1. Marine Conduct Award

Presented to individuals who have shown a commitment to the values and tenets of the UF Starfleet Marine Corps as well as maintain the attitude expected of a UF Starfleet Marine through both the best and worst of circumstances.

Marine Conduct Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Conduct

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.3.2.  Exemplary Service Award

Presented to individuals who have shown a commitment to their tasks and duties at UF Starfleet Marine Corps. These individuals have worked tirelessly to ensure the goals of their post are constantly moving forward and progressing, gaining them the respect and admiration of their peers

Exemplary Service Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Exemplary Service to UFSMC

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

1.3.3. Bronze Nova

The Gold Nova is awarded to a Marine who shows outstanding leadership abilities.

Bronze Nova

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Leadership

Issued at the Discretion of the Commandant,UFSMC

2. Yearly Awards

These Awards are given out once a year to Marines who have distinguished themselves greatly. Only one of each of these awards are given out a year.

2.1 General Shran Award - Marine of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine who over that past year can be viewed as having not only contributed greatly to the success of the Corps but also did so while maintaining the manner and attitude expected of all Marines.

General Shran Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.2 Major Hayes Award - Marine OIC of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine OIC who over that past year can be viewed as having not only contributed greatly to the success of the Corps but also did so while maintaining the manner and attitude expected of all Marines.

Major Hayes Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine OIC of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.3 General Casey Award - General Officer of the Year
Issued by the Commandant to the Marine Flag Officer who over that past year can be viewed as having not only contributed greatly to the success of the Corps but also did so while maintaining the manner and attitude expected of all Marines.

General Casey Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: General Officer of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.4 Gunny Award - Enlisted Marine of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Enlisted Marine who over that past year can be viewed as having not only contributed greatly to the success of the Corps but also did so while maintaining the manner and attitude expected of all Marines.

Gunny Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Enlisted Marine of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.5 - Leading from the Front Award - Field Marine of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Field Marine of the Year who has been seen visibly active in events and activities and not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light. This awards is issued specifically for being in the field.

Leading from the Front Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Field Marine of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.6 - Manning the Desk Award - Staff Marine of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Staff Marine of the Year who was worked tirelessly behind the scenes to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light. This awards is issued specifically for working in staff and administrative roles.

Manning the Desk Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Staff Marine of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.7 - Singularity Award - Junior Marine of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Junior Marine of the Year, specifically who has been in the UFSMC less than two years and has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light.

Singularity Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Junior Marine of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.8 - Meritorious Unit Citation - UFSMC Unit of the Year 

(Any unit from Office, to Division to Detachment) that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

Meritorious Unit Citation

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Unit of the Year

Issued Yearly

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2.9 - Headquarters Performance Award - Marine Office of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Office or Department that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

Headquarters Performance Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Office of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.10 - UFSMC Legion of Honor - Marine Division of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine Division that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

UFSMC Legion of Honor

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Division of the Year

Issued Yearly

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2.10.1 UFSMC Legion of Valor - Division Officer of the Year

UFSMC Legion of Valor

Issued By: Divisions OIC

Issued for: Marine Division Officer of the Year

Issued Yearly

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2.10.2 UFSMC Legion of Merit - Division NCO Of The Year

UFSMC Legion of Merit

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Marine Division NCO Of The Year of the Year

Issued Yearly

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2.10.3 - UFSMC Legion of Action - Division Unit of the Year

UFSMC Legion of Action

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Marine Division Unit of the Year

Issued Yearly

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2.11 - Marine Regiment of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine Regiment that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

Marine Regiment of the Year

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Regiment of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.12 - Marine Expeditionary Unit of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine Expeditionary Unit that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

Marine Expeditionary Unit of the Year

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Expeditionary Unit of the Year

Issued Yearly

2.13 - Marine Detachment of the Year

Issued by the Commandant to the Marine Detachment that has worked tirelessly to not only advance the UFSMC and its goals but also reflect it in only the most positive light and risen above the rest for this recognition.

Marine Detachment of the Year

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Marine Detachment of the Year

Issued Yearly

3. Service Awards

Service Awards are issued for specific achievements or services in the UF Starfleet Marines.

3.1 ForceCom Service Awards
3.1.1 UFSMC Honor Guard Ribbon

Awarded to marines who participate in the Honor Guard. Must be in and active for 1 year.

UFSMC Honor Guard Ribbon

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Honor Guard Service

Issued As Needed

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3.1.2 FORCECOM Service Ribbon

Issued for serving in FORCECOM in a command or staff position for at least one year of consecutive service.

FORCECOM Service Ribbon

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: FORCECOM Service

Issued As Needed

3.1.3 UFSMC Good Conduct Ribbon

Issued for one year of service and no negative conduct reports

UFSMC Good Conduct Ribbon

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Good Conduct

Issued Yearly

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3.2 TraCom Service Awards

3.2.1 UFSMCA Basic Training Graduation

Issued for completing the curriculum set to join the UFSMC

UFSMCA Basic Training Graduation

Issued By: COTRACOM

Issued for: Passing Basic Training

Issued As Needed

3.2.2 UFSMCA OIC Certification Ribbon

Issued for completing the curriculum set to be an OIC UFSMC

UFSMCA OIC Certification Ribbon

Issued By: COTRACOM

Issued for: Passing OIC Certification

Issued As Needed

3.2.3 UFSMCA Dedicated Instructor Ribbon

Service in TRACOM as a course director for at least one consecutive year

UFSMCA Dedicated Instructor Ribbon

Issued By: COTRACOM

Issued for: 1 year as Course Director

Issued As Needed

3.2.4 TRACOM Service Ribbon

Service in a TRACOM command position or Branch Director for one consecutive year.

TRACOM Service Ribbon

Issued By: COTRACOM

Issued for: 1 year Command Position in TRACOM

Issued As Needed

4. RP Awards

The following awards are issued to marines in specific branches who serve with dedication in RP. All RP Awards can only be awarded once every six months and constant activity is required.

4.1. How to Earn RP Awards:

The UFSMC do not limit itself to Second Life or other virtual simulations for its members to earn RP awards. Detachments and MEU’s that are not based in Sector 001 are still able to earn RP awards, this is achievable because the UFSMC focuses on combat aspects and there are huge amounts of video games that will let members act out their branch. Infantry Marines can earn Infantry RP awards from multiplayer shooters for example.

4.2 Infantry:

4.2.1. Rifleman Award

Awarded for not just causing damage but accurate fire to eliminate a target with speed and precision. Headshots are a common reason to issue this award, not for a single act but continuous performance.

Rifleman Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Precision Shooting

Issued as needed

4.2.2. Spartan Award

Awarded to marines who remain collected and professional under fire, meaning they maintain good order and discipline and not run in screaming and shooting everything that moves.

Spartan Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Professionalism Under Fire

Issued as needed

4.2.3. GROPO Award

This award is issued to Infantry Marines who serve well in the branch, the service can be most anything as long as it is activity and service in Infantry.

GROPO Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Infantry Service

Issued as needed

4.3 Aerospace:

4.3.1. Distinguished Flying Award

Awarded for expert piloting in combat.

Distinguished Flying Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Flight Skill

Issued as needed

4.3.2. Wingman Award

Awarded for teamwork under fire, sticking with your wingman is critical. This awards can only be awarded once a year per marine.

Wingman Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Teamwork in Combat

Issued as needed

4.3.3. Aerospace Service Award

Awarded for superior service in the Aerospace Branch.

Aerospace Service Ribbon

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Superior Aerospace Service

Issued as needed

4.4 Armor:

4.4.1 Rolling Thunder Award

Armor Vehicle can be very unwieldy even under the best conditions, maintaining control of these machines is critical and this award it to recognize those who are able to consistently.

Rolling Thunder Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Precession Vehicle Control

Issued as needed

4.4.2 Bring the Rain Award

Armor fire is not easy, from jamming signals to physical obstructions those who can hit their target reliably are awarded this ribbon in recognition.

Bring the Rain Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Accurate Fire Control

Issued as needed

4.4.3 Blitzkrieg Award

This awards is a general award for outstanding performance in Armor Branch.

Blitzkrieg Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Outstanding Performance

Issued as needed

4.5 Engineering:

4.5.1. Fighting Hypospanner Award

Awarded to marines who perform emergency repairs to damaged units on the field.

Fighting Hypospanner Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Performance Under Fire

Issued as needed

4.5.2. Solid as Neutronium Award

Awarded to marine who are construct the bunkers, trenches and other fortifications critical for marines to defend locations.

Solid as Neutronium Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Fortification Construction

Issued as needed

4.5.3. Explosive Excellence Award
Awarded to marines who perform the terrifying work of defusing enemy ordnance and explosives. Also awarded to those who also use their own explosives to breach enemy fortifications or other battlefield work with demolitions.

Explosive Excellence Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Precision Work in Explosives and Demolitions

Issued as needed

4.6 Medical:

4.6.1. Hippocratic Award

Awarded to marines who uphold the Hippocratic Oath, seeing to all the wounded even if they are enemy units.

Hippocratic Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Upholding Duty in Adversity

Issued as needed

4.6.2. Line of Fire Award

Awarded to marines who brave the dangers to perform life saving work on wounded marines.

Line of Fire Award

Issued By: Performance on the battlefield

Issued for: Detachment OIC

Issued as needed

4.6.3. Caduceus Award

Awarded to marines who maintain outstanding performance in the Combat Medical Branch.

Caduceus Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Outstanding Performance as Medic

Issued as needed

4.7 Special Forces:

4.7.1. Swift, Silent, Deadly Award

Some missions require that the enemy never knowing you are there, this award is for marines who excel at this function on the Special Forces Branch.

Swift, Silent, Deadly Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Stealth and Precision during mission

Issued as needed

4.7.2. Force Reconnaissance Award

Awarded to marines who are sent in under fire to perform specific objectives and who achieve them.

Forced Reconnaissance Award

Issued By: Commitment to Mission under fire

Issued for: Detachment OIC

Issued as needed

4.7.3. Outstanding Operator Award

Awarded to marines who maintain outstanding performance in the Special Operations Branch.

Outstanding Operator Award

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Outstanding Service in Special Operations

Issued as needed

5. Branch Awards

Branch Awards can be issued by several people for several reasons, the chief ones being service to said branch, or being an outstanding example of a marine of your branch. The color changes to reflect the branch it is awarded from.

5.1 “Branch’ Proficiency Award

Awarded to a marine who is an exemplary example for their branch. For TRACOM it could be someone who offers excellent education opportunities, for FORCECOM it could be a marine who keeps coming up with interesting activities for the branch.

‘Branch’ Proficiency Award

Issued By: COTRACOM or COFORCECOM

Issued for: Branch Service

Issued as need

5.2 ‘Branch’ Service Award

Awarded to a marine who significantly advance a UF Starfleet Marine Corps Branch. For FORCECOM this could be developing activities for other members in said branch for TRACOM it could be training and educational development.

‘Branch’ Service Award

Issued By: COTRACOM or COFORCECOM

Issued for: Branch Advancement

Issued as need

6. Unit Awards

Unit awards are issued to units not to specific marines, some unit decorations allow for the marine to wear a ribbon showing that their unit earned the award.

Unit Reporting Excellence “E” Award

Awarded to ANY unit with a perfect reporting cycle. This means that ALL reports have been filed ON TIME for an entire calendar year (january to december).

Any late or missing report disqualifies the unit from receiving this award.

Unit Reporting Excellence “E” Award

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Year of Perfect Reporting

Issued Yearly

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Unit Conduct Excellence “E” Award

A marine unit’s entire roster spent one with with no negative personal or professional complaints against them.

Unit Conduct Excellence “E” Award

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Year of Upstanding Conduct

Issued Yearly

Unit Volunteer Service Excellence “E” Award

Awarded to any unit that has at least 20% of its members either the Divisional Marine Muster, Sector Summit or any other UFSMC specific  activities within their own Division or UFSMC Specific Activities within another Division. This award is only issued if the members of the UFSMC are identifiable as UFSMC Members

Unit Volunteer Service Excellence “E” Award

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Year of Meeting Goals

Issued Yearly

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Distinguished Service Award

This award is given to any unit that donates at least 250 hours of time (combined from all members of the unit) to Community Service projects (Toys for Tots, food drives, charity fundraisers, etc…) during the calendar year (at least one-half of the units in the Division must earn this award to authorize the RG/DIV level streamers).

Distinguished Service Award

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Community Service

Issued Yearly

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6.1 Division Awards

6.1.1 UFSMC Gallantry Award

Awarded to marines who rendered an exceptional service to a particular division, demonstrating consistent outstanding behavior. Must have served in an official capacity for at least 6 months

UFSMC Gallantry Award

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Exceptional Service

Issued As Needed

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6.1.2 UFSMC Conspicuous Achievement

Awarded to marines who rendered an exceptional service to a particular division, performing a specific task to high standards. This task should favor the division as a whole

UFSMC Conspicuous Achievement

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Exceptional Service for Division

Issued As Needed

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6.2 Regiment/Detachment/MEU Awards

6.2.1 Sword of Valor

Award given to a Marine Detachment or Regiment for exemplary service by either consistently excellent performance or by completing a specific task to high standard

Sword of Valor

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Behavior or Excellent Performance

Issued Yearly

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6.2.2 Shield of Honor

Award handed out by a detachment OIC to a marine who exemplifies meritorious service by consistently excellent behaviour or by performing a specific task to high standards

Shield of Honor

Issued By: Detachment OIC

Issued for: Behavior or Excellent Performance

Issued Yearly

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6.2.3 UFS Marine Corps Recruiting Service Ribbon

This award is given to any Detachment that recruits at least 10% of their unit strength

(based upon January 1-or later for newly activated units-strength) in any given year.

UFS Marine Corps Recruiting Service Ribbon

Issued By: Division OIC

Issued for: Behavior or Excellent Performance

Issued Yearly

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6.2.4 UFSMC Legion of Valor Award

Awarded to UFSMC members who are part of a detachment who serve at UFSMC Corps Level.

More than one streamer may be awarded to a unit based upon the Corps level posts held by the unit’s marines, but only one (1) streamer may be awarded per marine each year. The lettering on the streamer is based upon the post held by members of the Unit. The positions eligible for this award, and the respective, lettering will be:

UFSMC Legion of Valor Award

Issued By: Commandant, UFSMC

Issued for: Corp Level Service

Issued Yearly

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Branch Director/UFSMCA School Director: UFSMCA

Division  Training Officer: (DIV #) DTO

UFSMC WebTeam: WEBTEAM

UFSMC Public Information Officer: PIO

Deputy Commander, UFSMC Command: DCO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Commander, UFSMC Command: CO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Sergeant Major, UFSMC: SGM UFSMC

Deputy Commandant: DEPDANT

Commandant: DANT

6.2.5 Legion of Merit Award

This streamer is awarded for members of a unit (Detachment level only) serving the UFSMC at the Division or Regiment level.

More than one streamer may be awarded to a unit based upon the Corps level posts held by the unit’s marines, but only one (1) streamer may be awarded per marine each year. The lettering on the streamer is based upon the post held by members of the Unit. The positions eligible for this award, and

the respective, lettering will be:

Legion of Merit Award

Issued By: COFORCECOM

Issued for: Division/Regiment Level Service

Issued Yearly

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Branch Director/UFSMCA School Director: UFSMCA

Division  Training Officer: (DIV #) DTO

UFSMC WebTeam: WEBTEAM

UFSMC Public Information Officer: PIO

Deputy Commander, UFSMC Command: DCO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Commander, UFSMC Command: CO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Sergeant Major, UFSMC: SGM UFSMC

Deputy Commandant: DEPDANT

Commandant: DANT

6.2.6 Marine Detachment Readiness Program

Marine Detachment Readiness Program

Issued By: COTRACOM

Issued for: Passing Readiness Program

Issued As Needed

7. Personal Achievement Awards

These awards are ONLY granted when sufficient proof can be presented

For NON AVATARS: copy of a personal ID plus the award certificate (names need to match

For AVATARS: Proof of avatar ownership, personal ID and award certificate (names need to match

Please remember that it's up to YOU to provide this evidence if you want to qualify for such an award

Stolen Valor: meaning that you provided falsified information to receive an award. When a case of Stolen Valor is detected you will be dishonorably discharged from both the UFSMC and UFS

7.1 UFSMC Humanitarian Cross

Awarded to marines who perform some disaster relief efforts (this does NOT include donation of money)

UFSMC Humanitarian Cross

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: Disaster Relief Efforts

Issued As Needed

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7.2 UFSMC Freedom Award

Awarded to marines who make great efforts promoting world peace. Donating money does NOT count...volunteering service to Red Cross over an extended period of time  etc does

UFSMC Freedom Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: Peace Operation

Issued As Needed

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7.3 UFSMC Voluntary Aid Award

Awarded to marines who volunteer a significant amount of time towards community service

UFSMC Voluntary Aid Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: Volunteer Activity

Issued As Needed

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7.4 Unsung Hero Award

Unsung Hero Award Handed out to marines who serve at least 180 days in their countries armed forces

Unsung Hero Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: Armed Forces Service

Issued As Needed

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7.5 UFSMC Youth Award

Awarded to UFS Marines who graduated from JROTC or similar cadet organizations

UFSMC Youth Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: JROTC Service

Issued As Needed

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7.6 Medical Proficiency Award

For members with RL First responder Card or other Comparable First aid course

Medical Proficiency Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: First Aid

Issued As Needed

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7.7 Advanced Medical Proficiency Award

For members with RL CPR and ACDS card

Advanced Medical Proficiency Award

Issued By: Deputy Commandant

Issued for: CPR Certification

Issued As Needed

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8. Campaign Awards

Campaign Awards are awards to marines and units to perform in a set of operations for the UFSMC. Campaign Awards are work on the right breast in a row not with the regular ribbon rack. Listed are current campaign ribbons and streams as of this publishing, check the revision history to see if a new one has yet to be added.

Borg Campaign Ribbon 2382Orion's Sword CampaignRed Sun Rising Campaign RibbonHomecomingCampaign RibbonEDC campaign ribbon 1.pngSpouwwqnaCampaign.jpgEgress Campaign Ribbon.png

Karakoram Campaign Ribbon.pngJudgement Continues Campaign  ribbon.png

8.1. Campaign Streamers

These streamers are handed out to UNITS  for participation during Campaigns.

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Streamer Spouwwqna Campaign.png

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Section 9 - Devices and Insignia

Devices are special emblems that marines earn the right to display on their uniforms to show certain accomplishments or status. *Section Under Construction*

9.1 - General Staff and Command Devices

9.2 - Infantry Devices

9.3 - Aerospace Devices

9.4 - Armor Devices

9.5 - Medical Devices

9.6 - Combat Engineering Devices

9.7 - Special Operations Devices

9.8 - TRACOM Devices

9.9 - Virtual Grid Devices

Section 10 - Streamers

Streamers are devices that are used by units for specific awards issued to them to show their accomplishments. These streamers are strips of fabric that are roughly a rectangle with a triangle cut into one end and are attached to the Unit’s banner. If the unit earns the same award, such as the “Unit Reporting Excellence “E” Award” they are clustered with marking much in the same way as personal ribbons, they do not add another streamer.

Section 11 - Submission Guidelines

All submissions for awards from this manual are submitted to the Director of Marine Awards via email at marines.awards@ufstarfleet.org.

Each set of awards has different guidelines so the simplest to start.

Service and Yearly Awards - are a simple statement that a marine has met the requirements for for the awards and contains the marine’s Name and User ID from the Database.

Yearly Awards - No one can submit people these awards, the decision is solely up to the Commandant, however they can ask for nominations if so the procedure is the same as Merit Awards.

Role Play Awards - Again contain the marine’s Name and User ID from the Database as well as the information as to why they have earned it, meaning the situation they were in as well as what they did to earn the award.

Branch Awards - The COFORCECOM or COTRACOM send in notification to the Director of Marine Awards with the marine’s Name and User ID from the Database, what award they are getting and which branch.

Unit Awards - The COFORCECOM or COTRACOM send in notification to the Director of Marine Awards with the marines’ Names and User IDs from the Database, what award they are getting. If the award is issued by the Commandant, recommendations for them are the same as Merit Awards

Merit Awards - Merit Awards are the highest honors a marine can be granted by the Corp as such the requirements for them are extremely high. In the recommendation you must not only include the marine’s Name and User ID from the Database but also a very detailed and accurate account of their action or actions that shows they deserve the award. This is where most awards are lost, the recommendations are weak or lack dedicated drafting by the nominator. There are examples in the UF Starfleet Awards Manual and the Director of Marine Awards is available to aid if desired.

Section 12. Clustering

When a decoration is awarded more than once to a particular Marine, a second medal is not awarded, instead a cluster is earned on the ribbon.

Clusters are small devices of either bronze, silver, or gold. Each bronze cluster represents a duplicate award, with bronze clusters being the only ones that take the actual award into consideration during the counting process.. In other words, the first time one received an award, it would be plain without any clustering devices on top. On a duplicate award of the same decoration, one would get a single bronze cluster. On yet another award of that decoration, another bronze cluster would be awarded. So someone possessing a decoration with two bronze clusters would actually have been awarded that particular award 3 times.

At five awards, the award itself ceases to be counted and instead earns a silver cluster. Thus any decoration with a silver cluster denotes five awards, not six. On the rare chance that a sixth decoration would be awarded, that Marine would receive a bronze cluster but it is considered bad form to mix cluster types. Most would wait until their tenth such award and then wear a second silver cluster.

It should be noted that certain decorations such as citations and major and minor commendations may be awarded many, many times during a career. In that event, a gold cluster can be worn to represent.

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Section 13 -  Order of Precedence

When displaying your awards on your uniform, there are several things one must pay attention to. First and most importantly, it is crucial to realize that some awards are more important than others. This means that while ordering your awards on either your uniform or on a Ribbon Display Rack, one must pay specific attention the order in which you arrange the ribbons. The following images are for example purposes only not the factual order.

When arranging your awards, you should always begin with your lowest precedent ribbon (Look below for the order of Awards precedence), placing it on the lower right hand corner of your rack (Looking into a mirror), continue by selecting the next ribbon and placing that to the right of your first ribbon. Continue this until you have four ribbons in one row:

Once this occurs, move up to the next row, again starting in the right corner and arranging them in order from lowest to highest. Continue until you have placed all your awards in, always putting rows in multiples of 4. If on the top row you have less than 4, be sure to space the awards evenly across the top.

If you have multiples of any award, for example 2 Good Conduct awards, use the rules of clustering, adding the device on top of one of the awards.

In addition, if you ever have a service award and for example you get another service award, (i.e. going from Silver Service Award to Gold Service Award) you only display the most recent award.

Merit Awards hold the highest precedence in the awards system and go in the following order Lower Honors < Medium Honors < Top Honors, there also Special Honors that marines can earn from UF Starfleet that are higher than Top Honors. Following the Merit Awards are the Yearly Awards, if you have earned any of these prestigious honors. Following the Yearly Awards are the Branch Awards, the branch awards are all equal and can go in any order. Following the Branch Awards are the Unit Awards which like the Branch Awards have no precedence in them. Following the Unit Awards are the Service Awards, the precedence of these is that TRACOM Ribbons go first starting with the Graduation Ribbon then FORCECOM Ribbon. And lastly the RP Ribbons which have no precedent other than that your assigned branch be highest on the rack.

Contact the Director of Marine Awards if you have any questions on the order of precedence for your ribbons.

Appendix A - List of Approved Streamers

0.0. Unit Reporting Excellence “E” Award

Awarded to ANY unit with a perfect reporting cycle. This means that ALL reports have been filed ON TIME for an entire calendar year (january to december).

Any late or missing report disqualifies the unit from receiving this award.

Awarding Authority: Division OIC (Detachments and Regiment Level Units)

                              COFORCECOM (Divisions and Higher Units)

Frequency: Annually, one award per Unit per year

Streamer: Yes

Description: Red with Gold Lettering. Lettering is REPORTING and the year of the award

0.0. UFS Marine Corps Recruiting Service Ribbon.

This award is given to any Detachment that recruits at least 10% of their unit strength (based upon January 1-or later for newly activated units-strength) in any given year.

Awarding Authority: Division OIC

Frequency: Annually one award per detachment

Streamer: Yes

Description: Light Blue with Gold Lettering. Lettering is RECRUITING and the year of the award.

0.0. Unit Volunteer Service Excellence “E” Award

Description: Green with Black Lettering. Lettering is VOLUNTEER and the year of the award.

Awarded to any unit that has at least 20% of its members either the Divisional Marine Muster, Sector Summit or any other UFSMC specific  activities within their own Division or UFSMC Specific Activities within another Division. This award is only issued if the members of the UFSMC are identifiable as UFSMC Members

Awarding Authority: Division OIC (for Detachment  and Regiment level units)

                              COFORCECOM (for Divisions. and higher level units)

Frequency: Annually (one per unit per year)

0.0. UFSMC Legion of Valor Award

Description: Royal Blue with White lettering, as indicated below, and the year of award.

Awarded to UFSMC members who are part of a detachment who serve at UFSMC Corps Level.

More than one streamer may be awarded to a unit based upon the Corps level posts held by the unit’s marines, but only one (1) streamer may be awarded per marine each year. The lettering on the streamer is based upon the post held by members of the Unit. The positions eligible for this award, and the

respective, lettering will be:

Branch Director/UFSMCA School Director: UFSMCA

Division  Training Officer: (DIV #) DTO

UFSMC WebTeam: WEBTEAM

UFSMC Public Information Officer: PIO

Deputy Commander, UFSMC Command: DCO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Commander, UFSMC Command: CO (FORCECOM, TRACOM)

Sergeant Major, UFSMC: SGM UFSMC

Deputy Commandant: DEPDANT

Commandant: DANT

Awarding Authority: Commandant

Frequency: Annual (One per member per year)

0.0.Legion of Merit Award

Description: Black with Red lettering, as indicated below, and the year of award.

This streamer is awarded for members of a unit (Detachment level only) serving the UFSMC at the Division or Regiment level.

More than one streamer may be awarded to a unit based upon the Corps level posts held by the unit’s marines, but only one (1) streamer may be awarded per marine each year. The lettering on the streamer is based upon the post held by members of the Unit. The positions eligible for this award, and

the respective, lettering will be:

Division OIC: DIV OIC

Division Deputy OIC: DIV DOIC

Division SGM: DIV SGM

Regiment OIC: RG OIC

Regiment Deputy OIC: RG DOIC

Regiment SGM: RG SGM

Other Authorized Division Staff: (Staff Post Name)

Awarding Authority: Division OIC

Frequency: Annually (One per member per year)

0.0.Distinguished Service Award

Description: Silver/gray with Gold Lettering. Lettering is SERVICE and the year of the award.

This award is given to any unit that donates at least 250 hours of time (combined from all members of the unit) to Community Service projects (Toys for Tots, food drives, charity fundraisers, etc…) during the calendar year (at least one-half of the units in the Division must earn this award to authorize the RG/DIV level streamers).

This award is given to any unit that donates at least 250 hours of time (combined from all members of the unit) to Community Service projects (Toys for Tots, food drives, charity fundraisers, etc…) during the calendar year (at least one-half of the units in the Division must earn this award to authorize the RG/DIV level streamers).

Awarding Authority: Division OIC (for Detachment and Regiment level units)

                              COFORCECOM (for Division and higher level units)

Frequency: Annual (one per unit per year)

Marine Detachment Readiness Program

Awarding Authority: COTRACOM

Frequency: As needed

Description: Royal Blue with White lettering, as indicated below, and the year of the award

This streamer is awarded to Units who participate in the MURPS program. The streamer is to bear the

following text:

MDRP [Abbreviation for the primary BOS of the unit] Year of the award

For example, a streamer for a unit certified in Aerospace Medicine in 2005 might look like this:

MURP AEMD 2005