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Achievement Awards
 
GOLD NEBULA
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to any SFMC member who saves another person from immediate and potentially fatal harm while risking his/her own life in the process. The award recipient must meet the following special criteria (and the nomination should include all applicable information relevant to these criteria) to qualify for this award:

  • The victim must have been in immediate and potentially fatal harm at the time of the marine’s action. This means the person’s life MUST have been in danger (near certainty) of being lost without medical treatment, or other professional aid, within a reasonable amount of time without the Marine’s actions (this must be clear either from the award nomination itself or from supporting documentation).

  • The Marine’s life MUST also have been placed in danger by his/her actions. This means the Marine must have done something, during the course of his/her actions, to place his/her own life in danger (i.e., saving a child from drowning by jumping into a rushing river and pulling the child to shore is a worthy example; simply using your car to stop other traffic from impacting the victim or the victim’s vehicle is not).

  • Lifesaving as a normal part of one’s employment (paramedic, doctor, lifeguard, etc.) is excluded from this award. However, actions made while off-duty from one’s job may be considered for this award.

This award is considered the Medal of Honor for the SFMC, and recipients of this award who are displaying this ribbon may be saluted under any circumstance.

SILVER NEBULA
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to any SFMC member who saves another person from immediate and potentially fatal harm without risking his/her own life in the process. Other than the risk to the lifesaver’s own life, all criteria of the Gold Nebula apply.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Issuing Authority: General Staff
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to any member of the SFMC to recognize their lengthy and dedicated service to the SFMC. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated their dedication to the SFMC over extended lengths of time in a variety of positions of responsibility within and benefiting the SFMC. This Marine will have consistently performed above and beyond the normal duties of grade, branch, specialty or assignment to the degree of extraordinary recognition from key individuals of the SFMC. Simple experience of an individual is not adequate basis for this award.

In order to qualify for this award a candidate must have already received the Commandant’s Meritorious Service Award (CMSA) or STARFLEET Cross and continued to serve the SFMC in a leadership or staff position above the MSG level for at least 3 years after receipt of the Commandant’s MSA or STARFLEET Cross. In order to receive this award, after meeting the basic qualifications, the General Staff must vote to issue by at least a 2/3 majority. At least five (5) years must pass between issuance of this award to any specific individual.

CROSS OF HONOR (SFMC Marine of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one marine each year)

This award is given to the marine, officer or enlisted, that most exemplifies the spirit, image and attitude of the SFMC - the one who sets the standard for personal conduct, appearance, motivation, dedicated service and esprit de corps for which all STARFLEET Marines strive. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidates for this award from among the Cross of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and passes those names on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient. The recipient of the Cross of Honor is known as the “Marine of the Year.”

SWORD OF HONOR (SFMC Leader of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one marine each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Jackson Ribbon

This award is given to the Marine who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the SFMC. This individual has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other leaders to follow. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidates for this award from among the Sword of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and passes those names on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

SHIELD OF HONOR (SFMC Volunteer of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one marine each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Akers Ribbon

This award is given to the Marine who has made the most significant personal impact in community service efforts within the SFMC. This effort does not necessarily have to be on behalf of a SFMC campaign effort, but financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility. Volunteering your time and hard work counts; simply writing a check doesn’t. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidates for this award from among the Shield of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and passes those names on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

STAR OF HONOR (SFMC NCO of the Year)
Issuing Authority: SGM/SFMC
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one marine each year)

This award is given to the Marine NCO who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the SFMC NCO Corps. This Marine NCO has made a significant personal impact in community service efforts throughout their area, and, through actions and words, has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other NCOs to follow. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidates for this award from among the Star of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and passes those names on to the SGM/SFMC for his selection of the final recipient.

LEGION OF HONOR (SFMC Unit of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one unit each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Smith-Weber Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadets who are not members of an MTU

This award is given to the SFMC unit that most exemplifies the spirit, image, and attitude of the Corps. This unit should set the standard for conduct, appearance, motivation, and activity for which all STARFLEET Marine units strive. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidate units for this award from among the Legion of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and passes those units on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

STARFLEET CROSS
Issuing Authority: Commander, StarFleet
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Les Rickard Ribbon

This award is given by the Commander, StarFleet to recognize a marine who has rendered exceptional service to STARFLEET in general - either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence.

COMMANDANT’S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (maximum one award per marine every 3 years)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Olson Ribbon

This award is given to any member of the SFMC who has distinguished himself or herself with exceptional meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the SFMC over an extended period of time. This Marine will have performed above and beyond the normal duties of grade, branch, specialty, or assignment to the degree of special recognition from key individuals of the SFMC. Simple experience of an individual is not adequate basis for this award.

To qualify for this award, an individual must have already been awarded the SFMC Service Commendation at least twice and have served in a leadership role in the SFMC on the Brigade level (or above) for at least 2 years. Leadership role means serving as BDE staff or service on the GS as a member, their deputy, or as part of the GS member’s staff, the service does not have to be in the same role, but must be continuous. At the discretion of the issuing authority, the continuous service requirement may be waived for just and stated cause in favor of 5 years total service as outlined above. At least three (3) years must pass between issuance of this award to any specific individual.

COMET
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to any SFMC member who saves another person from imminent harm without risking his/her own life in the process. This award is to be used when it is not clear whether the harm that would have been done to the victim was of an “immediate and potentially fatal” nature, as required by the Gold and Silver Nebula Awards.

  • Imminent harm is defined as the probable serious injury if action by the Marine had not occurred.

  • Severe injury is defined as broken bones, need for surgery, higher than normal pain and suffering (more than a few days of soreness or minor ache).

  • Actions which prevent a person from minor aches and pains (i.e., plant falling on arm/leg, falling less than 7 feet from a ladder or other height (unless it is readily apparent that broken bones or other injuries would probably result), etc.) are excluded from consideration of this award as they are not defined as serious injuries.

  • Dependent upon the medical condition of the person saved (diabetes, brittle bones, etc.), some ordinarily excluded actions would qualify a marine for this award; such medical condition information, therefore, should be included in the nomination.

CROSS OF VALOR (Brigade Marine of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award per brigade issued each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Diedre Rickard Ribbon

This award is given to the marine, officer or enlisted, that most exemplifies the spirit, image and attitude of the SFMC within a particular brigade - the one who sets the standard for personal conduct, appearance, motivation, dedicated service and esprit de corps for which all STARFLEET Marines in that brigade strive.

SWORD OF VALOR (Brigade Leader of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award per brigade issued each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Bisig Ribbon

This award is given to the Marine who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the Brigade. This individual, through their actions and words, has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other leaders to follow.

SHIELD OF VALOR (Brigade Volunteer of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award per brigade issued each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Kelly Ribbon

This award is given to the Marine who has made the most significant personal impact in community service efforts within the Brigade. This effort does not necessarily have to be on behalf of a SFMC campaign effort, but financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility. Volunteering your time and hard work counts; simply writing a check doesn’t. Candidates for this award should be chosen from marines in a particular brigade who have received the Community Service Citation within the past year.

STAR OF VALOR (Brigade NCO of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade SGM
Frequency: Annual (one award per brigade issued each year)

This award is given to the Marine NCO who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the NCO Corps of a Brigade. This Marine NCO has made a significant personal impact in community service efforts throughout their area, and through their actions and words, has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other NCOs to follow.

LEGION OF VALOR (Brigade Unit of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award per brigade issued each year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Matt Copple Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadets who are not members of an MTU

This award is given to the Brigade unit that most exemplifies the spirit, image and attitude of the STARFLEET Marine Corps within that Brigade. This unit should set the standard for conduct, appearance, motivation and activity for which all units in the Brigade strive.

WOUNDED LION
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to Marines who are seriously injured while on duty as a STARFLEET Marine during a STARFLEET or STARFLEET Marine event. The injury must be serious enough to require emergency room attention.

SFMC SERVICE COMMENDATION
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Hoover Ribbon

This award is given to recognize marines who have rendered exceptional service to the Corps by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time. To be eligible for this award, a marine must have served in an official capacity for a period of at least six months.

SFMC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed

This award is given to recognize marines who have rendered exceptional service to the Corps by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Such accomplishment should be of national or international significance and affect or reflect favorably on the Corps as a whole.

BRIGADE SERVICE COMMENDATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)

This award is given to recognize marines who have rendered exceptional service to a particular brigade by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time. To be eligible for this award, a marine must have served in an official capacity for a period of at least six months.

BRIGADE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Strasser Ribbon

This award is given to recognize marines who have rendered exceptional service to a particular brigade by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Such accomplishment should be of regional significance and affect or reflect favorably on the brigade as a whole.

MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC (for BN and below) COFORCECOM (for BDE or above)
Frequency: As needed (one award per unit per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Malotte Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to an MSG, a BDE staff, or other marine unit which exemplifies meritorious service either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Receipt of this award neither recommends a unit for, nor precludes a unit from, receiving additional unit recognition such as the Legion of Valor.

LEADER’S COMMENDATION
Issuing Authority: Unit OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Murphy Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given by a Unit OIC to a marine under his command who exemplifies meritorious service either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Receipt of this award neither recommends the marine for, nor precludes him from, receiving additional recognition such as the Cross of Valor.



Service Awards
 
MARINE HONOR GUARD
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Ted Tribby Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

Members of the STARFLEET Marine Corps who serve on SFMC Color Guards, Honor Guards, or Drill Teams at public events (STARFLEET or otherwise) are eligible for this award. Recipients of this award have spent time and effort in close order drill or other parade skills, and are deserving of special recognition.

GREAT BARRIER EXPEDITION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (two awards per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: McPherson Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to Marines who have undertaken extreme or lengthy travel on behalf of the SFMC. The two important criteria are “extreme or lengthy” and “on behalf of the SFMC.” The former requires a judgment call by the Brigade OIC. A possible standard might be 5 hours travel time, for example. The latter is more exact: Taking a long road trip to attend a convention with the other members of your chapter, for example, does not qualify. Doing so because you are going to be presenting a class or demonstration (as a Marine) would qualify.

DISASTER RELIEF
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Anbinder Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is authorized to Marines who have assisted in some form of disaster relief effort, whether the disaster is natural or man-made. Financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility for this award. Further, the Marine may not receive this award if participation in the disaster relief effort was a requirement of their employment (National Guard, etc.).

UNITED NATIONS SERVICE
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award recognizes marines who make major efforts in the promotion of world peace. Financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility - volunteering your time and hard work count; simply writing a check does not. A marine who spent more than 100 hours in service to a recognized charity organization that helps to promote world peace (i.e. Red Cross, AmFam, etc.) over a period of six months or more would qualify for this award.

PRENTARES
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award recognizes marines who make major efforts in the promotion of space exploration. Financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility - volunteering your time and hard work count; simply writing a check does not. A Marine who spent more than 100 hours in service to a recognized charity organization which impacts space exploration (i.e., volunteering time as an instructor, guide, etc., at the local planetarium) over a period of six months or more would qualify for this award.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CITATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Brooks Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is authorized to Marines who have made a significant personal impact in a community service effort. This effort does not necessarily have to be on behalf of a SFMC campaign effort for the current year, however financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility - volunteering your time and hard work count; simply writing a check does not.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE AWARD
Issuing Authority: COINFOCOM
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dyar Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given at the discretion of the COINFOCOM to those Marines who have demonstrated their communications skills in service to the Corps in general, or INFOCOM in particular. Such skills may be demonstrated through contributing to SFMC, BDE, or unit publications; creation of superior quality SFMC-oriented websites; or other similar activities.

GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: McNulty Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given for three consecutive years of membership in good standing as a STARFLEET Marine. Once the award is issued, the three-year clock resets. In other words, a marine who joined the Corps in 1995 will receive a GCM for the period 1995 to 1998. He will receive his next one in 2001. He may not request one in 1999 for the period 1996 to 1999, because the clock “reset” in 1998.

For the first 5 issuances of the Good Conduct Medal (yrs. 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15), stars will be added as specified in the regulations. After the 15th year, no further GCMs will be awarded until the Marine reaches the 20th year of service. At this point, rather than adding a gold star, a Good Conduct Knot device will replace the stars on the ribbon. Once this is done, no further devices will be added to the ribbon.

SFMC ANNIVERSARY RIBBON
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Originally issued in 2003 and in ten year increments thereafter
SFMC Ribbon Name: Jim Harris Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This ribbon is awarded to anyone who served the Corps during its anniversary year beginning at the start of IC 2002 on August 1, 2002 and ending at the completion of IC 2003 on August 3, 2003. Additionally, it is authorized for issue upon anniversaries in 10-year increments after that (i.e. 2013, 2023, etc.). For each issue to a particular marine after his/her first, the standard ribbon attachments scheme (1 small silver star for each after the first, 1 small gold replaces 5 small silver) is used.

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE RIBBON
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Once per year
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to any member of the SFMC who attends an International Starfleet Marine Muster.

BRIGADE MUSTER AWARD
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Once per year
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to those SFMC members who attend their Brigade’s annual Muster, if one is held.

JOINT SERVICE RIBBON
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Kinne Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to marines for participation in events with other Science Fiction-oriented fan organizations, to include Star Trek-related fan organizations other than SFI. This may be cooperative or competitive, and must be done while obviously participating as a STARFLEET Marine. Participation as a marine can be shown by wearing an SFMC uniform, a unit cap or shirt, or by obviously being associated with others who are wearing an SFMC uniform. Marines who are also members of the same fan organization are not eligible. This award combines and replaces the Organian Service, Wolf 359, Bajoran Campaign, Andorian Campaign, Klingon Service, and Romulan Service ribbons.

EMBASSY DUTY
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (two awards per marine per year maximum)
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This award is given to marines for participation at a STARFLEET function, such as the annual International Conference or a Regional Summit. The key word here is participation, not attendance. The Marine must have done more than simply attend (i.e., served on a panel, worked on the Security detail, etc.). Likewise, the Marine must have attended as a Marine for the entire time.

LEGION OF ARMS
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Monroe Ribbon

This award is authorized to members of the SFMC who have actively served 180 days or more in the active or reserve components of their country’s armed forces. In the case of the United States, this includes the Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It does not include the Merchant Marine or service auxiliaries like the Civil Air Patrol. It does include the Reserve Officer Training Courses (such as ROTC), or similar organizations. The member must have completed two years of service and summer camp (basic training, MS3) for the United States Armed Services. Other countries’ qualifying service will be authorized by the COFORCECOM on an as-needed basis.

This award may be worn at the same time as the Cadet Legion of Arms if the wearer has qualified to wear both awards. However, it is discouraged and the preferred wear for those who are qualified for both awards is that the Legion of Arms is the only one worn.

CADET LEGION OF ARMS
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Monroe Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot Device
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadet Grades 3 and 4

This award is authorized to members of the SFMC who are graduates of JROTC or similar Military Cadet Force organizations. The awardee must have served at least two years and, in the case of JROTC, must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Qualifying criteria and organization from countries outside the United States will be evaluated by COFORCECOM as needed to ensure they qualify for this award. The ribbon for this award remains the same as for the Legion of Arms, except that a bronze Good Conduct Device (Knot) is added to the ribbon.

CADET SERVICE COMPLETION AWARD
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)

This award is presented to members of the SFMC who have aged out/graduated from the Cadet Corps and continue to serve the SFMC as adults to thank them for their dedication and service to the SFMC as a Cadet.

Marines who have aged out/graduated from the Cadet Corps at the age of fifteen (15) or eighteen (18) are eligible for the award. However those individuals who have stayed in the Cadet Corps until the age of eighteen (18) are authorized to wear a gold oak leaf affixed to the ribbon signifying that they completed the entire Cadet Corps program.



Training Awards
 
TRACOM COMMANDER’S AWARD
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: Once per year
SFMC Ribbon Name: Bell Ribbon

The Commander’s Award is given to the Marine who is selected by the COTRACOM as having had the most influential impact on TRACOM during the previous year. Each Branch Director may submit nominees that they feel are most deserving and the reasons for those nominations; COTRACOM will then select the recipient from those nominations and it will be announced at the International Muster the following year. This award is based on the calendar year and may be awarded to either students of the SFMCA or TRACOM staff members who have performed their duties to a level that goes above and beyond what is normally expected of a TRACOM staff member.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: As needed

The Academic Excellence Award is awarded, automatically, to any Marine who earns a degree with Honors from the SFMCA. This award is also issued to those Marines who complete at least 50 courses from the SFMCA in recognition of their continued studies at the SFMCA. COTRACOM is also empowered to make this award to any Marine who demonstrates Academic Excellence in other areas as well as for service to the SFMC Training and Doctrine Command.

NCO ACADEMIC RIBBON
Issuing Authority: SGM/TRACOM
Frequency: As needed

The NCO Development Award is awarded, automatically, to any Marine of Enlisted Rank who completes the NCO Basic Development Course (NCO-100) at the SFMCA’s NCO Academy. Each additional Course (up to three) in the NCO Academy completed by that Marine earns the right to add a numeral to their ribbon indicating the number of NCO Courses successfully completed. Ribbon is White with Silver Number (1, 2, or 3) indicating number of NCO courses completed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)

The Professional Development Award is awarded to any Marine who completes Marine Basic Training (PD-100) and the Primary Leadership Development Course (PD-201) at the SFMCA and then provides proof of having also passed the Officer’s Training School (OTS) from the STARFLEET Academy.

ADVANCED MEDICAL PROFICIENCY AWARD
Issuing Authority: Branch Director - Medical
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dr. David Miller Ribbon w/Gold Oak Leaf

This award is authorized to marines who have:

  • A current CPR certification that is equivalent to a Basic Cardiac Life Support Course by the American Heart Association;
  • A First Aid Course that is equivalent to a Advanced First Aid Course by the American Red Cross; or
  • Has completed an Emergency Medical Technician Course (Basic).

Documentation of such training must be provided by the certifying organization, and verified by the issuing authority. This ribbon is unlike most others in that it may only be worn as long as the individual’s certification is in effect.

MEDICAL PROFICIENCY AWARD
Issuing Authority: Branch Director - Medical
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dr. David Miller Ribbon
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadet Grades 3 and 4

This award is authorized to marines who have completed either of the conditions stated below:

  • Completed a CPR course that is equivalent to a Heartsaver course by the American Heart Association.
  • Completed a Basic Cardiac Life Support Course or equivalent.

Documentation of such training must be provided by the certifying organization, and verified by the issuing authority. This ribbon (and its devices) is unlike most others in that it may only be worn as long as the individual’s certification is in effect.

MARINE PROFICIENCY RIBBON
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadet Grades 3 and 4

The Marine Proficiency Ribbon is awarded, automatically, to any Marine who completes the Marine Essential Tasks List (PD-205) at the SFMCA.

INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING AWARD
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)

The Initial Entry Training Award is awarded, automatically, to any Marine who completes Marine Basic Training (PD-100) at the SFMCA.

CADET INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING AWARD
Issuing Authority: COTRACOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
Cadets Eligible for this Award: Cadet Grades 3 and 4

The Cadet Initial Entry Training Award is awarded, automatically, to any Cadet who completes Cadet Advanced Marine Basic Training (PD-7) at the SFMCA. Once a cadet has reached the age of 15 and is no longer considered a cadet by the SFMC, this award converts to the Initial Entry Training Award, at which time the Bronze Anchor Device is removed and replaced with the Bronze Torch Device.



Other Awards
 
COMMANDANT’S CAMPAIGN AWARD
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Commandant’s Campaign Award
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This ribbon is given for completing or participating (certain criteria may have to be met to qualify) in a Commandant’s Campaign.

WILDERNESS CHALLENGE QUALIFICATION BADGE
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

This badge is issued to any Marine who participates in the Annual SFMC Wilderness Challenge and completes all the criteria. The badge is a black ribbon and a gold frame with a device indicating the SFMCWC that was participated in; e.g., SFMC Wilderness Challenge 2000’s device is a bronze arrowhead. A maximum of three such devices can be added to the ribbon.

SFMC RECRUITING RIBBON
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed
Cadets Eligible for this Award: All Cadet Grades

Recruiting is very much a part of the STARFLEET Marine Corps. It is how the SFMC grows, and therefore special recognition is bestowed upon those who take time to grow the SFMC’s membership. The SFMC Recruiting Ribbon is awarded to a Marine who successfully recruits five members into the SFMC.

If a Marine has been particularly successful in recruiting and has successfully recruited 25 individuals into the SFMC, they are authorized to attach a gold frame to the ribbon. This gold frame signifies that the individual wearing the ribbon is a master recruiter.

To be eligible for this award, a Marine must submit a list of the members that they have successfully recruited (see below for criteria) to their Brigade OIC, who, upon verification, will certify to FORCECOM that the nominee is responsible for recruiting the names submitted, and that the required retention time has been met. The list must include the name, SCC number, the date joined STARFLEET and the date on which the individual joined the SFMC by changing their affiliation in the STARFLEET Database.

Before issuance of the award, FORCECOM will verify that the Brigade OIC has confirmed the recruits’ status, join and expiration dates as listed in the STARFLEET Database, if the recruits in question have appeared on any SFMC roster prior to recruitment, and has as well contacted the members on the list to confirm that the Marine nominated for the award was indeed the recruiting officer.

A recruit is considered to be successfully recruited if:

  • An individual who is not a member of either STARFLEET or the SFMC, joins STARFLEET and elects to be a member of the SFMC by changing the affiliation option in the STARFLEET Database to either SFMC Active or Reserve and then subsequently renews their membership at the end of their first year. However, these individuals must not have appeared on any SFMC unit roster prior to their selection of either Active or Reserve status to count toward satisfying the total number of recruits required. Individuals who have been listed on SFMC unit rosters in the past will not be counted.
  • An individual who is currently a member of STARFLEET who changes their affiliation option in the STARFLEET Database to either SFMC Active or Reserve and then subsequently renews their membership at the end of their first year. However, these individuals must not have appeared on any SFMC unit roster prior to their selection of either Active or Reserve status to count toward satisfying the total number of recruits required. Individuals who have been listed on SFMC unit rosters in the past will not be counted.


Cadet Achievement Awards
 
CADET CROSS OF HONOR (SFMC Cadet of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Cross of Honor. This award is given to a Marine Cadet that most exemplifies the spirit, image, and attitude of the SFMC—the one who sets the standard for personal conduct, appearance, motivation, dedicated service, and esprit de corps for which all STARFLEET Marine Cadets strive. The top three candidates for this award are selected by the SFMC General Staff from among the SFMC Cadet Cross of Valor recipients in the various units, and those names are passed on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient. The recipient of the SFMC Cadet Cross of Honor is known as the “Marine Cadet of the Year.”

CADET SWORD OF HONOR (SFMC Cadet Leader of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one Grade 4 Cadet per year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Jackson Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Sword of Honor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the SFMC. This individual has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marine Cadets, setting a standard of excellence for other leaders to follow. The top three candidates for this award are selected by the SFMC General Staff from among the Cadet Sword of Valor recipients in the various units, and passed on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

CADET SHIELD OF HONOR (SFMC Cadet Volunteer of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Akers Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Shield of Honor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet who has made the most significant personal impact in community service efforts within the SFMC. This effort does not necessarily have to be on behalf of an SFMC campaign effort, but financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility. Volunteering your time and hard work counts; simply writing a check doesn’t. The top three candidates for this award are selected by the SFMC General Staff from among the Cadet Shield of Valor recipients in the various units, and passed on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

CADET STAR OF HONOR (SFMC Cadet NCO of the Year)
Issuing Authority: SGM/SFMC
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)

This award is given to the Marine Cadet NCO who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the SFMC NCO Corps. This Marine Cadet NCO has made a significant personal impact in community service efforts throughout their area, and through their actions and words, have provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other Cadet NCOs to follow. Normally, the General Staff selects the top three candidates for this award from among the Star of Valor recipients in the various brigades, and then passes those names on to the SGM/SFMC for his selection of the final recipient.

CADET LEGION OF HONOR (SFMC Training Detachment of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: Annual
SFMC Ribbon Name: Smith-Weber Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Legion of Honor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet unit that most exemplifies the spirit, image, and attitude of the Corps. This unit should set the standard for conduct, appearance, motivation, and activity for which all STARFLEET Marine Youth units strive. The top three candidates for this award are selected by the SFMC General Staff from among the Cadet Legion of Valor recipients, and passed on to the Commandant for his selection of the final recipient.

CADET CROSS OF VALOR (Brigade Cadet of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Diedre Rickard Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Cross of Valor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet that most exemplifies the spirit, image, and attitude of the SFMC within a particular brigade—the one who sets the standard for personal conduct, appearance, motivation, dedicated service, and esprit de corps for which all STARFLEET Marine Cadets in that brigade strive.

CADET SWORD OF VALOR (Brigade Cadet Leader of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one Grade 4 Cadet per year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Bisig Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Sword of Valor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the Brigade. This individual, through their actions and words, has provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Cadets, setting a standard of excellence for other leaders to follow.

CADET SHIELD OF VALOR (Brigade Cadet Volunteer of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Kelly Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Shield of Valor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet who has made the most significant personal impact in community service efforts within the Brigade. This effort does not necessarily have to be on behalf of a SFMC campaign effort, but financial donations are specifically excluded as the basis for eligibility. Volunteering your time and hard work counts; simply writing a check doesn’t. Candidates for this award should be chosen from Cadets in a particular brigade who have received the Community Service Citation within the past year.

CADET STAR OF VALOR (Brigade Cadet NCO of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade SGM
Frequency: Annual (one award issued to one cadet per age group per year)

This award is given to the Marine Cadet NCO who most exemplifies the personal and professional standards of leadership valued by the NCO Corps of a Brigade. This Marine Cadet NCO has made a significant personal impact in community service efforts throughout their area, and through their actions and words, have provided the highest standard of guidance and leadership to their fellow Marines, setting a standard of excellence for other NCOs to follow.

CADET LEGION OF VALOR (Brigade Training Detachment of the Year)
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: Annual
SFMC Ribbon Name: Matt Copple Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Legion of Valor. This award is given to the Marine Cadet Training Detachment that most exemplifies the spirit, image, and attitude of the STARFLEET Marine Corps within that Brigade. This detachment should set the standard for conduct, appearance, motivation, and activity for which all Marine Cadet units in the Brigade strive.

CADET BRIGADE SERVICE COMMENDATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Service Commendation. This award is given to recognize Cadets who have rendered exceptional service to a particular brigade by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time.

CADET BRIGADE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Strasser Ribbon w/Good Conduct Knot

This award replaces the SFMC Youth Achievement Award. This award is given to recognize Marine Cadets who have rendered exceptional service to a particular brigade by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Such accomplishment should be of regional significance and affect or reflect favorably on the brigade as a whole.



Branch Devices
 
AEROSPACE WINGS

Awarded for successful completion of AE-291 or AE-301.


INFANTRY DEVICE

Awarded for successful completion of IN-201 (silver) or IN-301 (gold).

MECHA WINGS

Awarded for successful completion of ME-301.

MEDICAL DEVICE

Medical Caduceus, awarded for completion of MD-301.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS DEVICE

Awarded for completion of SO-301.



Qualification Devices
 
AEROMEDICAL WINGS

Awarded for successful completion of MD-221.

ADVANCED STUDIES

Awarded for completion of any -601 course offered by the SFMCA.

COMBAT MEDIC INSIGNIA

Awarded for successful completion of MD-291.



LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATION BADGE

For successful completion of LD-100, a silver wreath is authorized for wear.

For successful completion of LD-201, a gold wreath is authorized for wear.

For successful completion of LD-301, the marine may add the red background to the gold wreath.

PARACHUTIST WINGS

Awarded for successful completion of SO-150.



Other Devices
 
JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA AWARD

Issued to Marines who play an instrument at an official SFMC event on Brigade level or higher either with a band, small group, or playing solo.



Naval Citations
 
Certificate Only NAVAL UNIT CITATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one per chapter per year maximum)

This award is given to chapters of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., to recognize them for outstanding support and assistance rendered to STARFLEET Marine Units (above and beyond simply hosting a Strike group or attending their events).

Certificate Only NAVAL ACHIEVEMENT CITATION
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one per person per year maximum)

This award is given to members of STARFLEET, The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., to recognize them for outstanding support and assistance rendered to STARFLEET Marine Units (above and beyond simply hosting a Strike group or attending their events).