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Service Awards
Note: All awards are presented on this page in their correct order of precedence and are based on the information found in the 2009 MFM. Awards are worn in the order of Achievement, Service, and Training. Also please note that the colors shown on here do not necessarily represent the correct coloring for a particular ribbon. This is due to the variations in monitors. Ribbons that are solid in color, dual, or three equal blocks, and ribbon attachments can be ordered through Glendale. Specialty ribbons can only be ordered through the SFMC Quartermaster.
 
 

Maroon
Marine Honor Guard
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Ted Tribby Ribbon

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.


213
Great Barrier Expidition
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (two awards per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: McPherson Ribbon

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.


218
Disaster Relief
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Anbinder Ribbon

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.).


Royal Blue
United Nations Service
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)

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.


White/Black
Prentares
Issuing Authority: Commandant
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)

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.


202
Community Service Citation
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Brooks Ribbon

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.


201
Communications Service Award
Issuing Authority: COINFOCOM
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dyar Ribbon

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.


211
Good Conduct Medal
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed
SFMC Ribbon Name: McNulty Ribbon

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 20th Anniversary Ribbon
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Issued only during 2003 (see description below)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Jim Harris Ribbon

This ribbon is awarded to anyone who served the Corps during it’s 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.


Gold/Black
International Service Award
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Once per year

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


Gold/Red
Brigade Muster Award
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: Once per year

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


207
Joint Service Ribbon
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (two awards per marine per year maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Kinne Ribbon

This award is given to marines for participation in events with other Science Fiction oriented fan organizations, to include other 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 a 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.


Red/Black
Embassy Duty
Issuing Authority: Brigade OIC
Frequency: As needed (two awards per marine per year maximum)

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.


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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. 


205 with Good Conduct Knot
Cadet Legion of Arms
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Monroe Ribbon with bronze good conduct device

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.


Maroon and Gray
Cadet Service Completion Award
Issuing Authority: COFORCECOM
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Maroon and Gray

This award is presented to members of the SFMC who have aged out/graduated of 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 ffteen (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 affxed to the ribbon signifying that they completed the entire Cadet Corps program.