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ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVED PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION (NAVY)

Date Signed: 11/3/2003
MARADMINS Number: 507/03

R 312200Z OCT 03
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC
TO AL MARADMIN(uc)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 507/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MM//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPROVED PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION (NAVY)//
REF/A/LTR/SECNAV/03NOV2003//
REF/B/DOC/SECNAV/07JAN2002//
REF/C/DOC/CMC MMMA/21APR2000//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV LTR APPROVING PUC FOR I MEF FOR OPERATION IRAQI
FREEDOM (OIF).  REF B IS SECNAVINST 1650.1G, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
AWARDS MANUAL.  REF C IS NAVMC 2922, MARINE CORPS UNIT AWARDS
MANUAL.//
POC/MR. S. A. MACKEY/GS-14/CMC MMMA/-/TEL:703-784-9209
/EMAIL:MACKEYSA@MANPOWER.USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARADMIN MESSAGE IS TO
PUBLISH THE LISTING OF UNITS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION (PUC).  PER REF A, THE PUC WAS APPROVED
TO RECOGNIZE I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE FOR ACTIONS IN OIF FROM
21 MAR TO 24 APR 2003.  
2.  AS OUTLINED IN REF B, PERSONNEL PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED OR ATTACHED
TO I MEF WHO WERE ACTUALLY PRESENT AND PARTICIPATED IN THE ACTIONS
FOR WHICH THE UNIT WAS CITED ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE RIBBON.
ELIGIBILITY IS DETERMINED BY EVIDENCE IN SERVICE RECORDS OR OTHER
OFFICIAL RECORDS THAT SUPPORTS THE SERVICE MEMBER'S ASSIGNMENT TO A
PARTICIPATING UNIT CITED IN PARA 7 BELOW, AND DIRECT PARTICIPANT 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.  THE PUC INCLUDED NUMEROUS U.S. ARMY COMMANDS.  TO DATE, THE
MARINE CORPS HAS NOT RECEIVED U.S. ARMY CONCURRENCE TO ALLOW THESE
UNITS TO ACCEPT THE PUC.  CONTINGENT ON CONCURRENCE, THE MARINE
CORPS WILL PUBLISH A SEPARATE MESSAGE WITH A LIST OF U.S. ARMY UNITS
ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
5.  THE PUC ALSO INCLUDED DESIGNATED UNITS OF THE BRITISH MILITARY.
THE ACCEPTANCE, RETENTION AND DISPLAY OF THIS AWARD ARE FUNCTIONS OF
BRITISH LAW AND REGULATION.  
6.  UNITS THAT ARE NOT LISTED WHO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR
THE PUC MAY SUBMIT A LETTER VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND UNDER WHICH
THEY OPERATED IN 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.
7.  PARTICIPATING UNITS    
I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (REIN)
COMMAND ELEMENT
  I MEF, COMMAND ELEMENT
  15TH MEU (SOC)
    BLT 2/1
    HMM-161 (REIN)
    MSSG-15
  24TH MEU (SOC)
    BLT 2/2
    HMM-263 (REIN)
    MSSG-24
  11TH MEU, COMMAND ELEMENT (-)
  I MEF HEADQUARTERS GROUP
    6TH COMMUNICATIONS BN (-)
    9TH COMMUNICATIONS BN (-)
    1ST RADIO BN (-)(REIN)
    1ST INTELLIGENCE BN (-)(REIN)
    1ST FORCE RECON CO (-)(REIN)
    I MEF LIAISON ELEMENT
    3D ANGLICO
    4TH ANGLICO
    3D CIVIL AFFAIRS GROUP
1ST MARINE DIVISION (REIN)
 HEADQUARTERS BN
 1ST MARINE REGIMENT (-)(REIN), (REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 1)
   HQ CO
   3D BN, 1ST MARINES
   1ST BN, 4TH MARINES
   2D BN, 23D MARINES
   2D LIGHT ARMORED RECON BN (-)
 5TH MARINE REGIMENT (-)(REIN), (REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 5)
   HQ CO
   1ST BN, 5TH MARINES
   2D BN, 5TH MARINES
   3D BN, 5TH MARINES
   2D TANK BATTALION (-)(REIN)
   1ST LIGHT ARMORED RECON BN (-)
   CO C, 4TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, 4TH MARDIV
 7TH MARINE REGIMENT (-)(REIN), (REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 7)
   HQ CO
   1ST BN, 7TH MARINES
   3D BN, 7TH MARINES
   3D BN, 4TH MARINES
   1ST TANK BATTALION (-)(REIN)
   3D LIGHT ARMORED RECON BN (-)(REIN)
 11TH MARINE REGIMENT (-)(REIN)
   HQ BTRY (-)
   DET HQ BATTERY, 10TH MARINE REGIMENT (RADAR/MAINT)
   1ST BN, 11TH MARINES (-)
   2D BN, 11TH MARINES (-)
   3D BN, 11TH MARINES (-)
   5TH BN, 11TH MARINES (-)
 1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION (-)(REIN)
 2D COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION (-)(REIN)
 1ST RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION (-)(REIN)
 2D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION (-)(REIN)
 3D ASSAULT AMPHIBIAN BATTALION (-)(REIN)
3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
 MWHS-3
 DET, MWHS-2
 MAG-11 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-11 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-14 (-)
   DET, MALS-31
   VMGR-352 (-)(REIN)
     DET, VMGR-234 (6 AIRCRAFT)
     DET, VMGR-452 (6 AIRCRAFT)
   VMFA-232
   VMFA-251
   VMFA(AW)-121
   VMFA(AW)-225
   VMFA(AW)-533
   VMAQ-1
   VMAQ-2
 MAG-13 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-13 (-)
   VMA-211 (-)
   VMA-214
   VMA-223 (-)
   VMA-311
   VMA-542
 MAG-16 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-16 (-)
     DET, MALS-26
   HMM-163
   HMH-462
   HMH-465
 MAG-29 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-29 (-)
   HMM-162
   HMM-365(-)
   HMH-464
   HMLA-269
 MWSG-37 (-)(REIN)
   MWSS-271 (FW)
   MWSS-272 (RW)
   MWSS-371 (FW)
   MWSS-372 (RW)
   MWSS-373 (FW)
 MACG-38 (-)(REIN)
   MTACS-2, ATC DET B
   MACS-1 (REIN)
   MWCS-38 (REIN)
   MTACS-38 (REIN)
   MASS-1
   MASS-3 (REIN)
   2D LAAD BN (-)
   3D LAAD BN
   VMU-1
   VMU-2
 MAG-39 (-)(REIN)
   MALS-39 (-)
   HMLA-169
   HMLA-267
   HMM-268
   HMM-364
   HMLA-369
1ST FORCE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP
 DET, HQSVC BN
 4TH FSSG FORWARD WEST
 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP 11
   HQ
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BATTALION 10
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 111
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 115
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 117
 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP 13
   HQ, 4TH LANDING SUPPORT BATTALION
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 133
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 134
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 135
 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP 14
  4TH SUPPLY BATTALION (-)
 COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP 15
   1ST SUPPLY BATTALION (-)
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BATTALION 12
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BATTALION 18
   HEALTH SERVICES BATTALION
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT BATTALION 22
   COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY 151
 TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT GROUP
   1ST TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT BATTALION (-)
   6TH MOTOR TRANSPORT BATTALION, 4TH FSSG
 7TH ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION (-)(REIN)
 6TH ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION (-)(REIN), 4TH FSSG
 8TH ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION (-)(REIN), 2D FSSG
I MEF ENGINEER GROUP
 30TH NAVAL CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT
   NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION 5
   NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION 74
   NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION 133
   NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION 4
   NAVAL CONSTRUCTION FORCE SUPPORT UNIT 2 (-)
   UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION TEAM 2 AIR DET
 22D NAVAL CONSTRUCTION REGIMENT
2D MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE (TASK FORCE TARAWA)
 2D MEB, COMMAND ELEMENT
   DET, II MHG
   II MEF LIAISON ELEMENT
   CO C, 4TH RECON BN, 4TH MARDIV
   DET, 4TH CIVIL AFFAIRS GROUP
 2D MARINE REGIMENT (-)(REIN), (REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 2)
   HQ CO
   1ST BN, 2D MARINES
   3D BN, 2D MARINES
   2D BN, 8TH MARINES
   1ST BN, 10TH MARINES
     CO A, 2D COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION
     CO A, 8TH TANK BATTALION
     CO C, 2D LAR BATTALION
     CO A, 2D ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS BATTALION
     CO A, 2D RECON BN (REIN)
1ST (UK) ARMOURED DIVISION (-)(REIN)
 7TH ARMORED BRIGADE
   1ST BATTALION THE BLACK WATCH
   1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS
   THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS
   2D ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
   3D REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY
   32 ENGINEER REGIMENT
 16TH AIR ASSAULT BRIGADE
   1ST BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
   3D BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT
   1ST BATTALION THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT
   7TH PARACHUTE REGIMENT ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY
 3D COMMANDO BRIGADE (-)
   40 COMMANDO GROUP
   42 COMMANDO GROUP
   29 COMMANDO REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY
FOLLOW ON FORCES
 3D BATTALION, 23D MARINES
 4TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION (-)
 4TH LIGHT ARMORED RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION (-)
 2DBN 25TH MARINES
 TRUCK CO, 4TH MARINE DIVISION
8.  THIS AWARD WILL BE INCORPORATED IN REF C BY 31 DEC 2003.  IF
THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MARADMIN MESSAGE PLEASE
CONTACT THE CMC (MMMA) AT DSN 278-9209 OR (703) 784-9209.//