Navy Achievement Medal Citation


Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1H, Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual

The proposed citation, which is a summary of the action being recognized, must accompany the recommendation for award. The proposed citation shall be prepared in double space, all upper case type, Courier New 10 pitch font, and without acronyms. It must be factual and may not include classified information. Non-combat citations are limited to 7 ˝ lines.


A citation consists of three parts:


1. Opening Sentence. The citation begins with a standard phrase describing the degree of meritorious or heroic service as specified for each award, duty assignment of the individual, inclusive dates of service on which the recommendation is based, and if desired, a description of operations of the unit to which the individual is attached. The following opening phrase is used for the Navy Achievement Medal:

"For professional achievement in the superior performance of his/her duties while serving as..."


2. Statement of Achievement or Service. The second part of the citation identifies the recipient by name, describes specific duty assignments, his/her accomplishments and the outstanding personal attributes displayed. The description of the individual's achievements must show clearly that they were sufficient to justify the award recommended. Value of results of achievements may also be included. If duty was performed in actual combat, the citation should so state.


3. Commendatory Remarks. The third part of the citation states that the outstanding attributes, mentioned or implied in the second part, "reflected great credit upon him/her and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." (or "of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service." for Marines)

There are two options for the format of the last sentence. Use whichever sounds best:


OPTION 1. Beginning with the individual's name:

"Petty Officer Doe's managerial ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty reflected great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

*** OR ***

OPTION 2. Beginning with the three attributes:

"By his managerial ability, personal initiative, and unswerving devotion to duty, Petty Officer Doe reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."


Note:   The attributes listed in the last sentence of the example citation (MANAGERIAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY) are not mandatory. They are merely listed as an example. Attributes appropriate for the individual and circumstances should be used.



General guidelines.


The rank, name, and service are all capital letters and centered. Due to the length of enlisted rates, three lines are used; warfare designation is not required, but the primary designation is used when space is available. Additional designations are never appropriate. Officers use two lines with rank and name combined; a third line, for staff corps designation is optional. For Marine Corps personnel, two lines shall be used for the individual's grade, name, and service.

In accordance with NAVADMIN 121/05, the "service" for all Navy personnel (whether active or reserve component) shall be "UNITED STATES NAVY."

Use all capital letters for the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation or Achievement Medals. All other citations require upper and lower case.

There can be many varieties of style for the same award; awarding authorities may dictate specific guidance for awards under their authority as long as they meet the basic requirements cited above.



DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY


THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS AWARDED THE


NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL


(GOLD STAR IN LIEU OF SECOND AWARD / WITH COMBAT DISTINGUISHING DEVICE)

TO

SENIOR CHIEF AVIATION MACHINIST'S MATE JANE W. DOE, UNITED STATES NAVY

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AS MAINTENANCE CONTROL CHIEF PETTY OFFICER FOR HELICOPTER ANTISUBMARINE SQUADRON LIGHT FORTY TWO FROM MARCH 1989 TO AUGUST 1993. SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER DOE CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF LAMPS MK III TO THE FLEET BY DEVELOPING A RESPONSIVE MAINTENANCE CONTROL TEAM TO SUPPORT 15 DETACHMENTS DEPLOYED WORLDWIDE. SHE DISPLAYED EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL EXPERTISE IN ASSISTING DETACHMENTS DURING BOTH THE CHALLENGER AND LIBYAN OPERATIONS. HER MANAGERIAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HER AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.






DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY


THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS AWARDED THE


NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL


(SILVER STAR IN LIEU OF THE SIXTH AWARD)

TO

CHIEF YEOMAN (SURFACE WARFARE) JOHN L. DOE, UNITED STATES NAVY

FOR

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AS RECORDER FOR THE PHYSICAL EVALUATION BOARD, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY COUNCIL OF REVIEW BOARDS FROM MAY 2005 TO AUGUST 2007. CHIEF PETTY OFFICER DOE'S INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AND PERSONAL INITIATIVE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE EFFICIENT AND TIMELY PROCESSING OF MORE THAN 50,000 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE DISABILITY CASES, AND COMBAT RELATED SPECIAL COMPENSATION (CRSC) CASES. HE CONTINUALLY EDUCATED PERSONNEL ON THE INTRICACIES OF THE CRSC SYSTEM. CHIEF PETTY OFFICER DOE'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.





Notes: Gold Star or Combat "V" may be added if applicable above 'To' line.

Citations for the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals shall be prepared in all upper case letters in Courier New, size 10, and are limited to 7 1/2 typewritten lines with margins of one inch.

For combat awards, replace ‘meritorious service’ with ‘heroic achievement’.




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