SPMAGTF NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION

Date Signed: 10/23/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 616/12

R 231006Z OCT 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 616/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/SPMAGTF NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION//
REF/A/MSGID:LTR/SECNAV/01JUN2012//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/SECNAVINST 1650.1H/07JAN2002//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/NAVMC 2922/-//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV LTR APPROVING THE SPECIAL PURPOSE MAGTF-AFGHANISTAN FOR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF).  REF B IS SECNAVINST 1650.1H, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL.  REF C IS NAVMC 2922, MARINE CORPS UNIT AWARDS MANUAL.//
POC/J. M. BENSON/SGT/HQMC MMMA/-/TEL:703-784-9206 /EMAIL:JAMES.M.BENSON@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN IS TO PUBLISH THE LISTING OF UNITS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION (NUC) APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY AT REF A TO RECOGNIZE SPECIAL PURPOSE MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE-AFGHANISTAN (SPMAGTF-A) FOR ACTIONS IN OEF FROM 15 NOV 2008 TO 29 MAY 2009.
2.  IAW REF B, PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED OR ATTACHED TO SPMGTF-A WHO WERE ACTUALLY PRESENT IN AFGHANISTAN AND PARTICIPATED IN THE ACTIONS FOR WHICH THE UNIT WAS CITED ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE AWARD.  ELIGIBILITY IS DETERMINED BY EVIDENCE IN SERVICE RECORDS OR OTHER OFFICIAL RECORDS THAT SUPPORT THE SERVICE MEMBER'S ASSIGNMENT TO A PARTICIPATING UNIT CITED IN PARA 5 BELOW AND DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIONS CITED.  UPON DETERMINATION OF SERVICE MEMBER'S ELIGIBILITY, COMMANDERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE APPROPRIATE UNIT DIARY ENTRIES.
3.  MEMBERS OF REAR PARTIES WHO DID NOT DEPLOY ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS AWARD.
4.  UNITS THAT ARE NOT LISTED THAT BELIEVE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS NUC MAY SUBMIT A LETTER TO CMC (MMMA) VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND UNDER WHICH THEY OPERATED DURING THE PERIOD CITED IN THIS AWARD.  UPON RECEIPT OF A FULLY ENDORSED CHAIN OF COMMAND RECOMMENDATION TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL UNIT OR UNITS, THE ISSUE WILL BE REFERRED TO THE CMC FOR ENDORSEMENT.  IF APPROPRIATE, THE PACKAGE WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE SECNAV FOR DECISION.  ANY ADDITIONAL UNITS AUTHORIZED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS AWARD WILL BE PUBLISHED IN FUTURE AWARDS UPDATE MESSAGES.
5.  PARTICIPATING UNITS:
SPMAGTF-AFGHANISTAN                                  15NOV08-29MAY09
DET 8TH ENGR SPT BN                                  01APR09-31MAY09
DELTA BTRY (HIMARS), 2D BN, 14TH MARINES             01FEB09-31MAY09
HQCO, 3D MARINES                                     15NOV08-29MAY09
3D BN, 8TH MARINES                                   15NOV08-29MAY09
COMBAT LOGISTICS BN 3                                15NOV08-29MAY09
VMGR-252, DET B                                      15NOV08-29MAY09
HMLA-167                                             15NOV08-29MAY09
HMLA-169                                             01APR09-31MAY09
DET HMLA-269                                         15NOV08-28FEB06
HMH-362                                              01APR09-31MAY09
HMH WEST                                             15NOV08-29MAY09
MWSS-371                                             01APR09-31MAY09
1ST CEB, 1ST MAR DIV                                 01APR09-31MAY09
DET, MILITARY WORKING DOGS TEAM (DS CLB-3)           01APR09-31MAY09
6.  REF C IS NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED.  INSTEAD, REF C IS UPDATED QUARTERLY AND MAINTAINED ON THE INTERNET AT THE WWW.MARINES.MIL WEBSITE, UNDER THE MARINE CORPS PUBLICATIONS ELECTRONIC LIBRARY.
7.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR C. F. SWAIN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION (ACTING).//