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AWARDS UPDATE

Date Signed: 10/17/2011
MARADMINS Number: 617/11

R 171453Z OCT 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 617/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/AWARDS UPDATE//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/CMC MMMA/27JUL2011//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/DOD/23NOV2010//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/COMMANDER US MARFORCENTCOM/07SEP2011//
NARR/REF A IS NAVMC 2922, MARINE CORPS UNIT AWARDS MANUAL, REF B IS DOD 1348.33M, MANUAL OF MILITARY DECORATIONS AND AWARDS, REF C IS MODIFICATION 1 OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL.//
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 PROVIDE AN UPDATE OF AWARDS SINCE THE LAST UPDATE, MARADMIN 424/11.
2.  THE FOLLOWING UNIT AWARDS ARE AUTHORIZED AND ARE INCORPORATED IN REF A.
    A.  JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD (JMUA)
        (1) HQ, COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE 101        14JUN10-20MAY11
        (2) HQ, COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE PALADIN    31JUL10-15JUL11
    B.  MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION (MUC)
        (1) III MEF                                  01AUG08-30OCT10
THIS AWARD DOES NOT INCLUDE MARINE CORPS BASES JAPAN.  A BY NAME LIST OF ALL DON CIVILIAN PERSONNEL APPROVED FOR THIS AWARD IS MAINTAINED AT THIS HEADQUARTERS.
        (2) 5TH AIR NAVAL GUNFIRE LIAISON COMPANY    01OCT04-31DEC07
3.  HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL (HSM).  THE JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF HAS APPROVED THE HSM FOR THOSE PERSONNEL WHO DIRECTLY PARTICIPATED IN THE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF SUPPORT PROVIDED TO THE PEOPLE OF GUATEMALA FOLLOWING THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY TROPICAL STORM AGATHA ON 26 MAY 2010 AND THE ERUPTION OF THE PACAYA VOLCANO ON 27 MAY 2010.  THE HSM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE AWARD AUTHORITY FOR THOSE SERVICE MEMBERS WHO PROVIDED HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DURING THE PERIOD 26 MAY 2010 TO 7 JUN 2010 AND WERE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN GUATEMALA.  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 D LEGATION OF AUTHORITY FOR DETERMINING HSM ELIGIBILITY AND SHALL CONSOLIDATE A ROSTER OF ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD.  UPON APPROVAL, THIS ROSTER SHOULD 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 "CAR-HSM" DATABASE POSTED ON THE MMMA WEBSITE WWW.MANPOWER.USMC.MIL/PORTAL/PAGE/PORTAL/M(UNDERSCORE)RA(UNDERSCORE)HOME/MM/MA, UNDER VERIFICATION OF AWARDS, EXTERNAL LINKS TAB.
4.  REF C ANNOUNCES THE APPROVAL OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL (GWOTEM) TO THE 13TH MEU FROM 25MAR11-30APR11.
CE AND MSE UNITS ELIGIBLE FOR INCLUSION:
13TH MEU CE
DET, 9TH COMM BN, 1ST MLG
DET, 1ST INTEL BN, 1ST MLG
DET, 1ST RAD BN, 1ST MLG
DET, 1ST RECON BN, I MEF
DET, 1ST ANGLICO
BATTALION LANDING TEAM 1/1
1ST BN 1ST MAR, 1ST MARDIV
2ND PLT, A CO, 1ST LAR BN, 1ST MARDIV
3RD PLT, A CO, 1ST RECON BN, 1ST MARDIV
F BTRY, 2D BN, 11TH MAR, 1ST MARDIV
3RD PLT, E CO, 3D AA BN, 1ST MARDIV
3RD PLT, A CO, 1ST TANK BN, 1ST MARDIV
1ST PLT, A CO, 1ST CEB, 1ST MARDIV
MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 163 (REIN) DET, HMH-465, 3RD MAW DET, HMLA-267, 3RD MAW DET, VMA-211, 3RD MAW DET, MALS-13, 3RD MAW DET, MALS-16, 3RD MAW DET, MALS-39, 3RD MAW DET, MWSS-371, 3RD MAW DET, MWSS-372, 3RD MAW DET, MACG-38, 3RD MAW DET, MAG-13, 3RD MAW DET, MAG-16, 3RD MAW DET, VMGR-352, 3RD MAW COMBAT LOGISTICS BATTALION 13
5.  REF A IS NO LONGER DISTRIBUTED.  INSTEAD, REF A IS UPDATED QUARTERLY AND MAINTAINED ON THE INTERNET AT THE WWW.MARINES.MIL WEBSITE, UNDER THE MARINE CORPS PUBLICATIONS ELECTRONIC LIBRARY.
6.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. C. F. SWAIN, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION (ACTING).//