ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL

Date Signed: 5/21/2004
MARADMINS Active Number: 236/04


R 210739Z MAY 04
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(uc)
TO AL MARADMIN(uc)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 236/04
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL//
REF/A/MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MM/050800ZFEB2002//
REF/B/DOC/DOD/12SEP1996//
REF/C/DOC/SECNAV/06FEB2002//
REF/D/DOC/CMC MI/18NOV2001//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 076/02, ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL. REF B IS
DOD DIRECTIVE 1348.33M, MANUAL OF MILITARY DECORATIONS & AWARDS.
REF C IS SECNAVIST 1650.1G, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL. REF
D IS MCO P1070.12, MARINE CORPS IDIVIDUAL RECORD ADMINISTRATION
MANUAL.//
POC/MRS. MCKINNON/GS09/HQMC MMMA/-/TEL:703-784-9206
/EMAIL:MCKINNONDM@MANPOWER.USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN MESSAGE IS TO
REITERATE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PREVIOUSLY DELINEATED IN REF A
FOR THE ARMED FORCES RESERVE MEDAL (AFRM) AND THE "M" DEVICE FOR
MARINES MOBILIZED, OR WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY IN
DIRECT SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI
FREEDOM.
2. MARINES THAT MEET THE CRITERIA PROVIDED IN REFERENCES B AND C,
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AFRM BASED ON COMPLETION OF 10 YEARS OF SERVICE.
MARINES THAT MOBILIZE OR VOLUNTEER FOR AND SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN
SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS OR CONTINGENCIES DESIGNATED BY THE SECRETARY
OF DEFENSE ARE ENTITLED TO THE "M" DEVICE. DESIGNATED OPERATIONS
WHICH QUALIFY A MARINE FOR THE "M" DEVICE INCLUDE:
OPERATIONS DESERT STORM/DESERT SHIELD (PERSIAN GULF WAR)
OPERATION RESTORE HOPE (SOMALIA)
OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (HAITI)
OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR (BOSNIA)
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFGHANISTAN)
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (IRAQ)
3. ACTIVE RESERVE PERSONNEL WHO RECEIVE ORDERS CHANGING THEIR DUTY
STATUS, LOCATION, OR ASSIGNMENT TO SUPPORT A CONTINGENCY OPERATION
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE "M" DEVICE.
4. WEAR OF THE "M" DEVICE: ALTHOUGH SOME MARINES THAT ARE ENTITLED
TO THE "M" DEVICE MAY NOT HAVE MET THE 10 YEAR REQUIREMENT FOR THIS
AWARD, THEY ARE ENTITLED TO WEAR THE AFRM TO DISPLAY THE "M" DEVICE.
THE "M" DEVICE IS CENTERED ON THE RIBBON BAR, AND IS ALSO CENTERED
ON THE SUSPENSION RIBBON OF THE MEDAL.
5. MARINES MOBILIZED OR ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY FOR REASONS NOT
DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO AN APPROVED OPERATION OR CONTINGENCY ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE FOR THE "M" DEVICE.
6. COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECORD THIS AWARD
ENTITLEMENT FOR ELIGIBLE MARINES PER REF D. THE MARINE'S ORDERS ARE
THE SOURCE DOCUMENT. THE ORDERS MUST CLEARLY INDICATE THE MARINE'S
ASSIGNMENT IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF A DESIGNATED OPERATION.
7. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE AFRM, OR THIS MARADMIN MESSAGE SHOULD BE
ADDRESSED TO THE MILITARY AWARDS BRANCH (MMMA-3) TEL: (703)
784-9340/41 OR DSN: 278-9340/41.//