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ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVED NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION

Date Signed: 2/1/2012
MARADMINS Number: 055/12

R 010830Z FEB 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 055/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVED NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION//
REF/A/MSGID:LTR/SECNAV/12DEC2011//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/SECNAV/22AUG2006//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/CMC MMMA/17OCT2011//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV LTR APPROVING THE NUC FOR II MEF (FORWARD) FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF).  REF B IS SECNAVINST 1650.1H, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL.  REF C IS NAVMC 2922, MARINE CORPS UNIT AWARDS MANUAL.//
POC/T. J. MCCANN/SSGT/HQMC MMMA/-/TEL:703-784-9206/EMAIL:THEODORE.MCCANN@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).  THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY APPROVED THE NUC IAW REF A TO RECOGNIZE II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (FORWARD) FOR ACTIONS IN OIF FROM 09 FEB 07 TO 09 FEB 08.
2.  AS OUTLINED IN REF B, PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED OR ATTACHED TO II MEF (FORWARD) WHO WERE ACTUALLY PRESENT IN IRAQ 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 7 BELOW AND DIRECT PARTICIPANTION 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 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(S), 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:
II MEF HQ (FWD)
  HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, HQBN                       (09FEB07-09FEB08)
  TRUCK COMPANY, HQBN                              (09FEB07-04JAN08)
  COMMUNICATIONS DETACHMENT, HQBN                  (09FEB07-31JAN08)
  PERSONAL SECURITY DETACHMENT, HQBN               (09FEB07-31JAN08)
2D MARDIV (FWD)
  1ST BATTALION, 1ST MARINES                       (21JUL07-09FEB08)
  1ST BATTALION, 2D MARINES                        (06MAR07-17SEP07)
  3D BATTALION, 2D MARINES                         (10OCT07-09FEB08)
  HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 2D MARINES                 (09FEB07-23JAN08)
  1ST BATTALION, 3D MARINES                        (19MAR07-17OCT07)
  2D BATTALION, 3D MARINES                         (09FEB07-07APR07)
  3D BATTALION, 3D MARINES                         (02AUG07-09FEB08)
  1ST BATTALION, 4TH MARINES                       (15APR07-06NOV07)
  3D BATTALION, 4TH MARINES                        (09FEB07-05MAY07)
  2D BATTALION, 5TH MARINES, COMPANY G             (19MAR07-06OCT07)
  3D BATTALION, 5TH MARINES                        (01OCT07-09FEB08)
  2D BATTALION, 6TH MARINES                        (29MAR07-18OCT07)
  3D BATTALION, 6TH MARINES                        (08FEB07-08AUG07)
  HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 6TH MARINES                (09FEB07-31JAN08)
  1ST BATTALION, 7TH MARINES                       (27AUG07-09FEB08)
  2D BATTALION, 7TH MARINES                        (08FEB07-21AUG07)
  2D BATTALION, 8TH MARINES      (08FEB07-17FEB07) (15NOV07-09FEB08)
  1ST BATTALION, 10TH MARINES                      (28JUN07-09FEB08)
  2D BATTALION, 10TH MARINES                       (09FEB07-06SEP07)
  5TH BATTALION, 10TH MARINES, BATTERY S           (28SEP07-09FEB08)
  5TH BATTALION, 10TH MARINES, BATTERY T           (23MAR07-14OCT07)
  CIVIL-MILITARY OPERATIONS DETACHMENT 3,
  5TH BATTALION, 10TH  MARINES                     (09MAR07-09FEB08)
  5TH BATTALION, 10TH MARINES CIVIL AFFAIRS
  DETACHMENT 1                                     (09MAR07-09FEB08)
  1ST BATTALION, 11TH MARINES                      (15OCT07-09FEB08)
  3D BATTALION, 11TH MARINES, BATTERY I            (11OCT07-09FEB08)
  5TH BATTALION, 11TH MARINES, BATTERY R           (04APR07-26OCT07)
  3D BATTALION, 12TH MARINES, BATTERY I            (09FEB07-11APR07)
  3D BATTALION, 12TH MARINES, BATTERY L            (09FEB07-18APR07)
  2D BATTALION, 14TH MARINES, BATTERY F            (16JUL07-05FEB08)
  1ST BATTALION, 24TH MARINES                      (09FEB07-17APR07)
  3D BATTALION, 23D MARINES                        (22SEP07-09FEB08)
  2D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY A        (08APR07-31OCT07)
  2D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY B        (09FEB07-23APR07)
  2D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY D        (14OCT07-09FEB08)
  3D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY B        (15APR07-06NOV07)
  3D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY C        (22OCT07-09FEB08)
  3D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION, COMPANY D        (09FEB07-28APR07)
  1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY B         (28MAR07-20OCT07)
  1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY C         (28SEP07-09FEB08)
  1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY C         (09FEB07-18APR07)
  2D COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY A          (06OCT07-09FEB08)
  2D COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY C          (01APR07-23OCT07)
  4TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY C         (09FEB07-18APR07)
  1ST INTELLIGENCE BATTALION                       (09MAR07-18SEP07)
  2D INTELLIGENCE BATTALION        (FEB07-15MAR07) (11SEP07-09FEB08)
  1ST LIGHT ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION       (16MAR07-07OCT07)
  2D LIGHT ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION        (09FEB07-05APR07)
  3D LIGHT ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION        (14SEP07-09FEB08)
  1ST RADIO BATTALION                              (09FEB07-27AUG07)
  2D RADIO BATTALION                               (12AUG07-09FEB08)
  1ST RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION                     (03APR07-26OCT07)
  2D RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION                      (06OCT07-09FEB08)
  3D RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION                      (09FEB07-23APR07)
  4TH RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, DETACHMENT B       (25MAR07-01SEP07)
  4TH RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, DETACHMENT D       (20JAN07-25MAR07)
  1ST TANK BATTALION, COMPANY A                    (20JAN07-22APR07)
  1ST TANK BATTALION, COMPANY B                    (11APR07-30OCT07)
  1ST TANK BATTALION, COMPANY C                    (18OCT07-09FEB08)
  2D TANK BATTALION, COMPANY B                     (11APR07-03NOV07)
  2D TANK BATTALION, COMPANY C                     (09FEB07-23APR07)
  2D TANK BATTALION, COMPANY D                     (17OCT07-09FEB08)
  4TH TANKS, COMPANY D                             (18OCT07-09FEB08)
  1ST AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY            (09FEB07-24MAR07)
  2D AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY             (11SEP07-09FEB08)
  5TH AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY            (08MAR07-01OCT07)
2D MLG (FWD)
  2D MAINTENANCE BATTALION (-) (REINFORCED)        (09FEB07-04SEP07)
  2D SUPPLY BATTALION (-) (REINFORCED)             (22AUG07-09FEB08)
  COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION 2                     (28FEB07-15SEP07)
  COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION 4                     (01SEP07-09FEB08)
  COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION 6                     (07MAR07-22SEP07)
  COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION 8                     (02SEP07-09FEB08)
  COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY                           (09FEB07-09FEB08)
  EIGHTH ENGINEERING SUPPORT BATTALION             (28FEB07-22SEP07)
  HEADQUARTERS COMPANY                             (09FEB07-09FEB08)
  EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL COMPANY,             (29AUG07-09FEB08)
  SERVICE COMPANY                                  (09FEB07-09FEB08)
2D MAW (FWD)
  HEADQUARTERS, MARINE AIR CONTROL GROUP-28        (09FEB07-28JAN08)
  2D LOW ALTITUDE AIR DEFENSE BATTALION            (09FEB07-02SEP07)
  3D LOW ALTITUDE AIR DEFENSE BATTALION            (09FEB07-24FEB07)
  MARINE AIR SUPPORT SQUADRON-1                    (09FEB07-31JAN08)
  MARINE AIR CONTROL SQUADRON-1                    (06AUG07-09FEB08)
  MARINE AIR CONTROL SQUADRON-2                    (09FEB07-28JAN08)
  MARINE WING COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON-28           (17NOV07-09FEB08)
  MARINE WING COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON-48           (28JUL07-09FEB08)
  HEADQUARTERS, MARINE WING SUPPORT GROUP-27       (09FEB07-24JAN08)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-271                 (12MAR07-02OCT10)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-272                 (21SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-273                 (09FEB07-26MAR07)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-371                 (16MAR07-28SEP07)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-372                 (19MAR07-09FEB08)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-473                 (18SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON-373                 (09FEB07-29MAR07)
  MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP-16 HEADQUARTERS            (11FEB07-04FEB08)
  MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP-29 HEADQUARTERS            (02FEB07-04FEB08)
  MARINE AERIAL TRANSPORT/REFUELER SQUADRON-252 DET(18AUG07-09FEB08)
  MARINE AERIAL TRANSPORT/REFUELER SQUADRON-352 DET(19AUG07-09FEB08)
  MARINE ATTACK SQUADRON-211                       (09FEB07-26MAR07)
  MARINE ATTACK SQUADRON-231                       (12MAR07-02OCT07)
  MARINE ATTACK SQUADRON-542                       (18SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON-29            (09FEB07-27JAN08)
  MARINE ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON-1             (09FEB07-23JUL07)
  MARINE ELECTRONIC WARFARE SQUADRON-2             (13JUL07-09FEB08)
  MARINE FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON-121               (15FEB07-03SEP07)
  MARINE FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON-225               (23AUG07-09FEB08)
  MARINE FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON-242               (09FEB07-03MAR07)
  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-361             (22OCT07-09FEB08)
  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-362             (05APR07-25OCT07)
  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-363             (09FEB07-18APR07)
  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-465             (09FEB07-28APR07)
  MARINE HEAVY HELICOPTER SQUADRON-466             (15APR07-05NOV07)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-167      (09FEB07-16MAR07)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-169      (25OCT07-09FEB08)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-269      (27FEB07-21SEP07)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-367      (09FEB07-27APR07)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-369      (13APR07-04OCT07)
  MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON-773      (05SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-161            (27FEB07-23SEP07)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-163            (10MAY07-09FEB08)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-165            (09FEB07-19MAY07)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-262            (09FEB07-03AUG07)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-268            (04SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON-364            (09FEB07-12MAR07)
  MARINE MEDIUM TILTROTOR SQUADRON-263             (04OCT07-09FEB08)
  MARINE TRANSPORT SQUADRON-1 DET                  (09FEB07-09FEB08)
  MARINE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SQUADRON-1        (30SEP07-09FEB08)
  MARINE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SQUADRON-2        (24MAR07-14OCT07)
OTHER UNITS ELIGIBLE
  HABBANIYAH DISTRICT POLICE TRANSITION TEAM (USMC)(25MAR07-09FEB08)
  FALLUJAH DISTRICT POLICE TRANSITION TEAM (USMC)  (25MAR07-09FEB08)
  4TH CIVIL AFFAIRS GROUP                          (09FEB07-22MAR07)
  MILITARY TRANSITION TEAMS (USMC), 2D BRIGADE,
  1ST IRAQI ARMY (IA) DIV                          (25MAR07-09FEB08)
  MILITARY TRANSITION TEAM (USMC), 3D BATTALION,
  4TH BRIGADE, 1ST IA DIV                          (25MAR07-09FEB08)
  MILITARY TRANSITION TEAM (USMC), 3D BATTALION,
  1ST BRIGADE, 1ST IA DIV                          (25MAR07-09FEB08)
  MILITARY TRANSITION TEAMS (USMC), 3D BRIGADE,
  1ST IA DIV                                       (25MAR07-09FEB08)
6.  ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATING UNITS FROM OTHER SERVICES:
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION ONE     (USN)(10OCT07-09FEB08)
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION FOUR    (USN)(08APR07-09OCT07)
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION FIFTEEN (USN)(22SEP07-09FEB08)
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION EIGHTEEN(USN)(09FEB07-29MAR07)
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION
  TWENTY EIGHT                                (USN)(09FEB07-18SEP07)
  NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION
  SEVENTY FOUR                                (USN)(09FEB07-23APR07)
  NINTH ENGINEERING SUPPORT BATTALION         (USN)(09FEB07-23MAR07)
  SIXTH ENGINEERING SUPPORT BATTALION         (USN)(31AUG07-09FEB08)
  TACTICAL ELECTRONICS WARFARE SQUADRON-132   (USN)(13MAR07-06OCT07)
  TACTICAL ELECTRONICS WARFARE SQUADRON-142   (USN)(27SEP07-09FEB08)
  THREE TWENTY FIRST ENGINEER BATTALION       (USN)(09FEB07-11SEP07)
  THIRTIETH NAVAL CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT (FWD) (USN)(31AUG07-09FEB08)
  THIRTIETH NAVAL CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT       (USN)(23FEB07-19SEP07)
  1ST BN, 52D AVIATION REGIMENT               (USA)(28JUL07-09FEB08)
  1ST BN, 214TH AVIATION REGIMENT (LESS CO C) (USA)(01SEP07-09FEB08)
  2D BN, 7TH INFANTRY REGIMENT                (USA)(12FEB07-09FEB08)
  COMPANY B, 2D BN, 136TH INFANTRY REGIMENT   (USA)(09FEB07-18JUL07)
  3RD BN, 509TH INFANTRY REGIMENT             (USA)(23JUN07-24JUN07)
  5TH SQUADRON, 7TH CAVALRY REGIMENT          (USA)(23JUN07-09FEB08)
  45TH MEDICAL COMPANY                        (USA)(09FEB07-25AUG07)
  169TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY               (USA)(02OCT07-09FEB08)
  170TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY               (USA)(04JUN07-09FEB08)
  236TH MILITARY POLICE (MP) COMPANY          (USA)(24SEP07-28OCT07)
  HQ AND HQ DET, 92D MP BATTALION             (USA)(30OCT07-09FEB08)
  1ST BN, 186TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
  (TF GUARDIAN)                               (USA)(06SEP07-09FEB08)
CIVILIANS
  MARK A. SCOTT, GS-11
7.  THE PARTICIPATING UNITS INCLUDED IN THIS MARADMIN WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO REFERENCE C, WHICH IS MAINTAINED ON THE INTERNET AT THE WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/AWARDS WEBSITE.
8.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. C. F. SWAIN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION. (ACTING)//