SECNAVINST 1650.1H NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS …

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY 1000 NAVY PENTAGON

WASHINGTON, DC 20350-1000

SECNAV INSTRUCTION 1650.1H

SECNAVINST 1650.1H NDBDM

AUG 2 2 2535

From: Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Af fairs)

Subj: NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL

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

2. Cancellation. SECNAVINST 1650.1G.

3. Award Websites

a. Navy: .

b. Marine Corps: .

4. Summary of Changes. This instruction has been updated and administratively revised and should be reviewed in its entirety. The following specific changes have been incorporated:

a. Establishment of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, and Ceremonial Guard Ribbon.

b. Addition of a Prior Service and Veteran Awards Chapter.

c. Revision of the Combat Action Ribbon eligibility criteria to include Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

d. Change in award concurrence requirements for Naval personnel temporarily assigned to other U.S. Armed Services.

e. Establishment of gold 5/16-inch Arabic numerals as the attachment to denote award(s) of an Individual Air Medal.

f. Revision of Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon eligibility criteria for Reserve personnel.

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g. Notice of the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Officer and Enlisted Warfare Qualification Badges as superseding the FMF Ribbon.

h. Separation of Foreign Awards and Foreign Gifts into two chapters.

i. Clarification of premature disclosure policy.

j. Revisions to Delegated Awarding ~uthority.

k. Revision of policy regarding the wear of foreign military decorations and U.S. non-military decorations.

1. Delineation of specific instructions regarding processing awards for entry into the Navy Department Awards Web

Service (NDAWS).

m. Inclusion of updated listings of operations approved for various campaign and service medals.

n. Administrative changes in citation formatting, including clarification of required and optional language, and the addition of an acknowledgement of years of service in awards for retiring personnel.

5. Forms and Re~orts

a. OPNAV 1650/3 Personal Award Recommendation and OPNAV 1650/14 Unit Award Recommendation may be downloaded from the Navy Awards website at .

b. The reporting requirements contained in Chapter 9 are assigned symbol 0216-DOS-AN(1650) and are approved per SECNAV M-5214.1.

William A. Navas,

Distribution:

(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)

Electronic only, via Navy Directives Website



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TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 . General Information

Section 1 . GENERAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

110 . Purpose of the Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual . .

111 . Authority to Establish Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

112 . Authority to Approve Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 . Policy Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 . Public Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 . Duplication of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Classified Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

114 . Personnel Eligible. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Midshipmen Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Awards to DON Personnel from Other

U.S. Armed Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

DON Awards to Personnel of Other U.S. Armed

. Services (Army. Air Force. and Coast Guard)

Awards to U.S. Merchant Marine Personnel. . . . .

Military Awards to U.S. Public Health

Service Officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Awards from Non-military Federal Agencies . . . . U.S. Awards to Foreign Personnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . Foreign Awards to U.S. Personnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . Military Awards to Civilians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Section 2 . ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

120 . Precedence of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 . Protection of Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 . Wearing of Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 . Appurtenances Worn on Ribbons and Medals . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 . Stars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 . Letter Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 . Miscellaneous Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Maintenance of Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public Display of Medals and Ribbons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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126 . Lapel Buttons for Next of Kin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 The Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals . 128 . CNO and CMC Awards Branches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix A to Chapter 1 .Delegation of Awarding Authority. . Appendix B to Chapter 1 .Precedence of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-13 1-14 1-14

1-16 1-22

Chapter 2 .Personal Military Decorations

Section 1 . GENERAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

210 . Definition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 . Policy Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Initiation of Recommendation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timeliness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meritorious Service Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Awards for Personal Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Awards for Multiple Individuals for the

Same Incident or Action . . . .

Awards Presented at the Time

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of

.............. Retirement . . .

Reconsideration of an Award Previously

Considered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Requirement for Honorable Service. . . . . . . . . . . . DoD and Joint Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engraving at Government Expense. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

212 . Extraordinary Heroism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 . Eyewitness Statements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Special Considerations for Medal of Honor

Recipients. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Section 2 . ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

220 . Preparation of Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 . Award Recommendation Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 . Summary of Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 . Citation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Required Signatures for Citations and

Certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2-5 2-7 2-8 2-11 2-11 2-11 2-12 2-12 2-15

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221 . processing of Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16 1 . Submission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Premature Disclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

222 . Responsibilities of Awarding Authorities . . . . . . . . . . . .

1. Initial Review of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . Award Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . Actions After Award Presentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . Administrative Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 . Transmittal of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 . Presentation of Decorations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section 3 . REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Specific Military Decorations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medal of Honor................................ Navy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distinguished Service Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silver Star Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legion of Merit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distinguished Flying Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navy and Marine Corps Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronze Star Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purple Heart Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meritorious Service Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal . . . . . . Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal . . . . . . . Combat Action Ribbon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appendix A to Chapter 2 .USN Electronic Award Submission

~rocedures/OPNAF~orm 1650/3. . . . . Appendix B to Chapter 2 . Sample Citations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appendix C to Chapter 2 . Procurement Information. . . . . . . . . . .

Appendix D to Chapter 2 .Air Medal (Strike/Flight)

Eligibility Periods. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appendix E to Chapter 2 . Combat Action Ribbon Eligibility

Periods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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