Date Signed: 8/16/2019 | MARADMINS Number: 449/19
MARADMINS : 449/19

R 161619Z AUG 19
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  The purpose of this MARADMIN is to provide an update of awards since the last update, MARADMIN 264/19.
2.  The following unit awards are authorized and will be incorporated in ref (a).
2.a.  Presidential Unit Citation
2.a.1.  Naval Special Warfare Development Group      01Jan15-31Dec16
Marine Corps Personnel approved for participation:
Sgt Aldrich, Patrick T.               SSgt Maravas, Stefan M.
Sgt Anderson, Steven C.               Cpl McCurrin, Troy E.
Capt Anello, Francis J.               Capt McKenzie, Clifton K.
SSgt Aragon, Dennis I.                Sgt Merrill, Patrick J.
MSgt Bailly, John S.                  Cpl Metayer, Jaymie M.
1stLt Bielamowicz, Joseph W.          GySgt Miller, Eric J.
Sgt Buchanan, Jeffry L.               MGySgt Mocarski, James C.
Sgt Bunnell, Daniel R.                LCpl Moen III, Edward M.
Sgt Burgess, Corey R.                 SSgt Morgan, Nathaniel A.
Capt Butte, Andrew G.                 Cpl Mosier Jr, Tony C.
GySgt Butterfield, Michael L.         SSgt Moss, Corey A.
Capt Cain, Christopher W.             Capt Newdigate, Mark
GySgt Callahan Anthony L.             Capt Nilsson, Eric K.
SSgt Cash, Cody M.                    Capt Nolan, Timothy C.
Cpl Casnave, Matthew R.               Capt Nordstrom, Evan S.
Sgt Charlesworth Rodman J.            Cpl Ocampo, Elizabeth M.
Capt Check, Joseph M.                 GySgt Paine, Gabriel E.
Cpl Coard, Curtis G.                  Cpl Pak, Matthew H.
Capt Cochran, Jordan R.               Capt Pegram, Brian S.
Sgt Connolly, Anthony J.              GySgt Penns, Marc C.
MSgt Conrad, William E.               Sgt Phillips, James W.
Cpl Creech, Kevin N.                  SSgt Phillips, Brent M.
Cpl Crowe, Lucus M.                   Sgt Potts, William E.
1stLt De Vuono, Christina M.          LCpl Preusser, Zachary J.
Sgt Dean, David K.                    Sgt Ramirez Jr, Jaime J.
Sgt Derstine, Randy J.                Sgt Riccio, Michael A.
Sgt Dino Jr, Joseph M.                Sgt Rickert, Dominic J.
Sgt Duarte, Isaac M.                  LCpl Riley, Alexander C.
SSgt Dwyer, Nolan T.                  LCpl Rivera, Hector L.
MSgt Dyer, John A.                    Cpl Rivers, Benjamin J.
LCpl Eckhardt, Cameron W.             Cpl Rowan, Keith L.
Sgt Egipciaro, Jeffrey                Cpl Runyan, Dain R.
Sgt Elliott, Jacob B                  MSgt Salvog, Jason E.
SSgt Farley, William M.               SSgt Schaller, Gabriel M.
LCpl Fletcher, Brandon J.             LCpl Scheffler, Colby B.
GySgt Flores, Steven                  Sgt Schimmelpfenning, Brody J.
Cpl Gonzales, Sergio L.               LtCol Schreffler, George C.
Cpl Grant, Kholtin P.                 Capt Schroback, Nicholas H.
GySgt Griscom, Nathaniel R.           Cpl Servellon, Robert E.
Sgt Grotteland, Clayton L.            Capt Sinnott, Shawna L.
Sgt Hackman, Matthew C.               Capt Skinner, Austin R.
Sgt Hammond, Jeremiah P.              MSgt Slone, Ronald A.
LCpl Harrison, Harley J.              Capt Smith, Brendan B.
Cpl Hernandez, Hector R.              SSgt Snider, Jeremy J.
SSgt Herrington, Scott J.             Sgt Soffel, Spencer R.
SSgt Hoffman, Adam J.                 Cpl Souder, Travis M.
Sgt Holdcraft, David A.               Sgt Szempruch, Joseph M.
GySgt Ingram, Michael D.              GySgt Todd, Jared W.
Sgt Jeffries, Ryan J.                 Cpl Trentman, Michael T.
Sgt Jones, Womstph A.                 GySgt Vargas, Rodolfo
Cpl Karpenko, Kenneth A.              SSgt Vasquez, Michael
GySgt Kensinger, Scott M.             Capt Wallace, William R.
Cpl King, Wesley K.                   Capt Webster, Brittany L.
Capt Klenke, Ryan M.                  Cpl Weis, Zachary C.
Capt Larson, Lynn M.                  GySgt White, James A.
Capt Lee, John C.                     Sgt Williams, Kenneth D.
Sgt Leonard, Charles B.               SSgt Woods, Scott M.
SSgt Lillywhite, Justin W.            Sgt Yososoegito, Jono J.
CWO2 Lorenzopellot, Wildeliz          1stLt Zitterkopf, Brian T.
2.b.  Joint Meritorious Unit Award
2.b.1.  Hq, United States Africa Command             01Apr14-31Dec18
2.b.2.  Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO       01Jun14-18Jun17
Note:  Per ref (b), service units and individuals assigned to service units in support of these joint organizations are not eligible for the JMUAs listed above (2.b.1-2).  Only those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who were present at the time and directly participated in the service or achievement for 30 days or more or, for the period cited if less than 30 days, are authorized to wear the JMUA ribbon.  Personnel must be assigned and/ or attached by official orders to the joint unit or task force headquarters receiving the JMUA.  Local commanders may waive, on an individual basis, the 30-day minimum time requirement for individuals (reserve personnel on active duty and TDY and/or TAD personnel) who, in the estimation of the commander, contributed directly to the achievement cited, and were assigned on official orders to the awarded unit during the approved time frames.
2.c.  Navy Unit Commendation
2.c.1.  Naval Service Training Command               01Oct17-01Oct18
This award includes all Marine Corps personnel permanently assigned to the Naval Service Training Command
2.d.  Meritorious Unit Commendation
2.d.1.  Training Command                             01Oct14-30Sep16
This award includes all MCCs under Training Command All civilian personnel (not including contractors) assigned to Training Command during the period of the award are eligible to participate in this award.  Roster of all civilian personnel is maintained in the iAPS archived record.
2.d.2.  Marine Aircraft Group 12                     01Jan17-30Jun18
This award includes all permanently assigned MCCs under MAG-12.  Additional units (deployed/attached to MAG-12) approved for participation:
  VMFA(AW)-225                                       01Jan17-31Mar17
  VMFA-232                                           01Mar17-31Aug17
  VMFA-251                                           01Aug17-28Feb18
  VMFA(AW)-533                                       01Feb18-30Jun18
  VMA-311                                            20Jan17-31May17
MATSS Marines approved for participation:
Cpl Grisales, Brian                   Maj Norman, Thane A.
Cpl Gonzalez, Jr. Roberto             Maj Shores, Douglas B.
LtCol Kocab, Christopher T.           Capt Shrewsbury, Donald T.
Maj Min, Andrew D.
2.d.3.  Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group     16Jun16-15Dec17
2.d.4.  Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268         20Oct16-15Nov17
2.e.  Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
2.e.1.  Legal Services Support Team-Kaneohe Bay      18Oct16-16Dec16
LCpl Crump, Irene E.                 Sgt Orihuela, Christian J.
Capt Goodman, Zachary K.             SSgt Peterson, Emily A.
Maj Hart, Tyler J.                   CWO2 Rieger, Jonathan J.
Maj Henry, Nicholas S.               GySgt Smith, Sean P.
LCpl Marrocco, Anthony M.            Cpl Williams, Steve A.
Note:  This award is not authorized for wear.
3.  Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal (IRCM).  The office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense has the following changes to the Inherent Resolve Campaign phases:
3.a.  "Intensification" campaign phase terminated on 14Apr17.
3.b.  "Defeat" campaign established effective 15Apr17-TBD.
4.  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.  The office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense has revised the termination date for OPERATION ODYSSEY LIGHTNING from  19Dec16-17Jan17 previously announce in MARADMIN 378/17.
5.  Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM).  The office of the Under Secretary of Defense authorized the AFSM to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from 7 April 2018 -TBD.
5.a.  The Area of Eligibility (AOE) encompasses the U.S. Land Area 100 nautical miles from the International border within Texas (and the city of San Antonio), New Mexico, Arizona, and California; and the adjacent U.S. waters out to 24 nautical miles.
5.b.  Eligible Personnel.  All Service members who deploy to the designated AOE during the POA who meet AFSM eligibility criteria contained in Volume 2 of ref B.  This includes Active and Reserve Component Personnel.
6.  Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM).  The Joint Chief of Staff has approved the HSM for Hurricane Florence for those personnel who were physically present in the North Carolina Counties- Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Hamett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne, and Wilson; and South Carolina Counties - Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro and provided direct humanitarian assistance during the period from 07Sep18-08Oct2018.  Note:  Personnel must have been assigned to the immediate area of operations which are determined to be as outlined above.  As stated in Ref (b), direct participation is defined as being physically present at the designated location and having directly contributed to and influenced the action.  Deployment to the area of humanitarian assistance in and of itself does not constitute HSM entitlement.  Operational Commanders in the grade of 0-6 and above have been given delegation of authority for determining HSM eligibility and shall consolidate a roster in accordance with MARADMIN 626/13 of all military personnel eligible for the award.  Upon approval, this roster shall be submitted to the CMC (MMMA-2) using an excel spreadsheet (HSM.XLS) via the Improved Awards Processing System, including full name, rank, and SSN, for record purpose, reporting of the award on MCTFS Via UD and updating the "HSM" database posted on the MMMA website under verification of awards, external links tab:
7.  Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon.  The Secretary of Navy approved the following changes to the criteria for the MCDIR for the billets assigned to Officer Candidate School and Training Company:
7.a.  Officer Candidate School:  CO, XO, S-3, Assistant Operations Officer (S-3A), Coordinator of Student Activities (CSA), SGTMAJ, and Headquarters and Service Company 1STSGT.
7.b.  Training Company: CO, XO, 1STSGT, Company Gunnery Sergeant, and Platoon Commanders.
7.c.  Marines serving in the OCS billets outlined above are required to serve a total of 18 months within that billet or three training cycles and 18 cumulative months in a support billet to be eligible for the MCDIR.
8.  North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal.
8.a.  The Assistant Secretary of Defense has authorized the NATO Medal for NATO mission Iraq for acceptance and wear by U.S. Service members and DoD Civilian employees.
8.b.  Table 70 of the codes manual will be updated with the approved operations under the NATO medal.
9.  Ref (a) is no longer distributed.  Instead, ref (a) is updated quarterly and maintained on the internet at
10.  Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//