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What is the purpose of the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual?

To provide guidance and regulations concerning awards available for recognizing individuals and units in the Naval Service. 1-1

What manual provides guidance for defense and Joint awards?

The Manual of Military Decorations and Awards (DoD 1348.33-M) 1-1

Awards may be established through laws passed by Congress, by Executive Order, or by directives issued by who?

The Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) or the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) 1-1

All Department of the Navy recommendations for the establishment of a new award must be addressed via the chain of command to who?

The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) 1-1

All new awards require coordination and concurrence from the Institute of Heraldry who ensures what?

That all decorations, medals, and service ribbons are developed in accordance with regulations and do not duplicate previously authorized designs. 1-1

Where is the Institute of Heraldry located?

Fort Belvoir, VA 1-1

Who retains awarding authority for all awards under his purview?

The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) 1-1

Awarding authority for the Combat Distinguished Device must be specifically delegated by who?

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) or Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) 1-1

Commanding Officers authorized to award the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement and Commendation Medal are not allowed to award what device with those award unless specifically delegated to?

The Combat Distinguishing Device 1-2

The Medal of Honor is approved and awarded by who?

By the President, in the name of Congress 1-2

The Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star Medal are approved and awarded by who?

By SECNAV in the name of the President 1-2

The Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Medal may be approved and awarded by who?

SECNAV, CNO, CMC and their designees, under delegated awarding authority from SECNAV, in the name of the President 1-2

The Joint Service Commendation Medal and Joint Service Achievement Medal may be approved and awarded by who?

By SECNAV in the name of SECDEF, when SECNAV is the Executive Agent for the Joint function. 1-2

The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be approved and awarded by who?

Numerous commands in the name of SECNAV 1-2

The Combat Action Ribbon may be approved and awarded by who?

CNO, CMC, and their designees, under delegated awarding authority from SECNAV, in the name of SECNAV. 1-2

Awards are intended to recognize Sailors and Marines who demonstrate what?

Exceptional valor, heroism, or meritorious service. 1-3

How many awards can be awarded for the same act, achievement, or period of meritorious service for any individual or unit?

Only one award 1-3

True or False: A classified award recommendation must include an unclassified proposed citation?

True 1-3

All Navy CNO-level classified awards must be mailed where for processing?

To the SECNAV Special Awards Board 1-3

What is the highest level of classification for all Marine Corps, CMC-level classified awards?

SECRET 1-3

In the rare instance in which a CMC-level classified award has a classification higher than SECRET, what should be done?

After coordinating with the CMC (MMMA), submit the recommendation directly to the SECNAV Special Awards Board. 1-3

True or False: Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipman are eligible for awards for which they may qualify for when serving under orders on active duty, but not for periods spent as full-time college students?

True 1-4

True or False: Naval personnel permanently assigned to other service commands may accept, retain and wear personal non-combat awards, Meritorious Service Medal and below, tendered by the other service?

True 1-4

The Legion of Merit and above and all combat awards must be processed through the DON for concurrence. Concurrences may be given by who?

SECNAV, Assistant SECNAV, CNO, CMC or their designees. 1-4

True or False: Naval personnel may accept, retain and wear Commendation and Achievement Medals directly from the other service to which assigned, without DON concurrence?

True 1-4

True or False: Awards with the Combat "V" and all awards of the Meritorious Service Medal and above require DON concurrence before they may be accepted, retained, or worn?

True 1-5

Recommendations for Silver Star Medals and above must be forwarded via who to who for final concurrence?

Via CNO or CMC to SECNAV 1-5

True or False: Naval Personnel temporarily assigned to another Service in a non-combat area are not authorized to accept, retain, or wear another service's award?

True 1-5

Concurrence authority is restricted and is always specifically delegated in what?

Writing 1-5

True or False: Other service personnel permanently assigned to DON commands may receive non-combat awards, Meritorious Service Medal and below tendered by DON?

True 1-5

Who are the approval authorities for the awarding of the Legion of Merit and above and all combat awards for other service personnel permanently assigned to DON?

SECNAV, CNO, CMC and their designees 1-5

True or False: Other service personnel temporarily assigned to DON in support of combat operations are eligible to receive DON awards?

True 1-5

For other service personnel temporarily assigned to DON in support of combat operations, the award must be processed in accordance with the members parent service awards policy of the DON's service awards policy?

The member's parent service awards policy 1-6

True or False: Other service personnel temporarily assigned to DON in a non-combat area may not receive DON awards?

True 1-6

Other U.S. Armed services personnel are eligible to receive any of the military decorations listed from DON except what 2 military decorations?

The Medal of Honor and the Combat Action Ribbon 1-6

From what year forward has U.S. Merchant Marine personnel been ineligible to receive DON awards for U.S. Merchant Marine service?

1953 after the Department of Transportation established its own awards program. 1-6

When did commissioned officers of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), become eligible for military awards and decorations on the same basis as officers of the military service?

2 August 1990 1-6

Who has to approve a military ribbon, medal or decoration awarded to an officer of the USPHS before it can be awarded to the member?

Secretary of Health Services (HHS) or a designee 1-6

What website provides information regarding awards available to all federal government civilians?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website 1-7

Where can the precedence of U.S. military and non-military decorations, medals, and ribbons authorized for personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps be found?

Appendix B to Chapter 1 in the awards manual 1-8

What prohibits and imposes a suitable penalty for the unauthorized wear, manufacture, or sale of any decoration, medal, or ribbon which has been or may be authorized by the armed forces of the U.S.?

18 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) Section 704 (1-8)

What is the size of the star that is authorized for wear on a Naval personal decoration?

5/16 inch 1-8

What is the size of the star that is authorized for wear on a unit, campaign, service and engagement awards?

3/16 inch 1-8

What is the size of the star that is authorized for wear on miniature medals?

1/8 inch 1-8

For subsequent personal Naval decorations, gold stars are authorized for wear for what numbers?

The 2nd through the 5th, 7th through 10th, 12th and so forth. 1-8

Silver stars are worn in lieu of multiples of how many gold stars?

Five gold stars 1-8

What is authorized for wear on the Navy "E" ribbon for the first, second and third awards?

Silver "E", 3/16 inch 1-8

What is authorized for wear on the Navy "E" ribbon for four or more awards?

One wreathed "E" centered on the ribbon bar. 1-9

What is authorized for wear on the Navy Expert Rifleman and Expert Pistol Shot Medals?

Silver "E" 1/4 inch block letter 1-9

What is authorized for wear on the Navy Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship ribbon bars for personnel who qualify as Sharpshooters?

Bronze "S" 1/4 inch block letter 1-9

The Bronze "V" is the Combat Distinguishing Device, which may only be worn if specifically authorized in the what?

The award citation 1-9