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      Military Branches

      Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy

      Who May Apply

      • Veteran recipients
      • Active Duty recipients
      • Family Members of recipients
      • Estate Inheritors

      Display Types

      You have four display types to choose from:
      Black & White (No Color)
      Heavy Bond Enclosure

      Heavy Bond Enclosure
      Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
      Trimmed in Appearance Gold

      Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

      Issue Requirements
      You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214, WD AGO, NAVPERS, NG or other military issued document clearly displaying your award of the Fleet Marine Force.
      • Contact The War Library if you do not have a DD-214, WD AGO, NAVPERS, NG or other Report of Separation: 1-562-422-4100.
      • NOTICE

        This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-3 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-10 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

      Mailing Address

      Records Chief (REC-AMW)
      The American War Library
      817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
      Long Beach CA 90805-7549

      Questions?

      Click here for answers to common questions

      Email: Fleet Marine Force Display Recognition Inquiry

      Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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      Issue Regulations
      Fleet Marine Force

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        ESTABLISHING AUTHORITY

        The Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon was established on September 1, 1984, by Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr. and was announced in SECNAVINST 1650.36 of September 1, 1984.

        EFFECTIVE DATES

        The Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon has been in effect since August 31, 1983.

        CRITERIA

        Qualification for this ribbon signifies acquisition of specific professional skills, knowledge and military experience above those normally required of Navy personnel serving with the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). This qualification must be obtained through a formal program and the successful completion of written tests. For a full listing of the requirements for this ribbon, see paragraph 5 of SECNAVINST 1650.1G (pages 4-15 through 4-17). (Click here for details)

        Active duty Navy officers must serve a minimum of 12 months with the Fleet Marine Force and Navy Reserve Officers must serve a minimum of 24 months in a Naval Reserve Fleet Marine Force unit with satisfactory drill attendance.

        NOTE

        The usual requirements for this ribbon may be waived by the awarding authority in cases where Navy personnel demonstrate exceptional skill, knowledge and leadership while providing support to the Marine Corps in a combat environment (while receiving hazardous duty pay).

        ORDER OF PRECEDENCE

        The Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon is worn after the Selected Marine Force Ribbon and before the Navy Expeditionary Medal.

        DEVICES

        No devices have been authorized for this ribbon.

        (1) General. Qualification for the Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon signifies acquisition of specific professional skills, knowledge and military experience that result in qualifications above those normally required of Navy personnel serving with the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). This qualification must be obtained through a formal qualification program and successful completion of the written test prescribed below. Officer and enlisted personnel must:

        (a) Be assigned to a FMF unit. Only those personnel assigned to Type II and Type IV sea duty are eligible.

        (b) Successfully complete the following sections of the Marine Battle Skills Training Handbook (Books 1, 2, and 4):

        * Military Justice and Law of War
        * Marine Corps Organization, History, Customs, and Courtesies
        * Marine Corps Uniform, Clothing, and Equipment
        * Marine Corps General Leadership
        * Substance Abuse
        * Troop Information/Training Management
        * Combat Leadership
        * Individual Weapons: M16A2 Service Rifle M9 Service Pistol
        * Tactical Measures
        * Hand Grenades, Mines, and Pyrotechnics: Locating Mines Movement through Mine Field
        * NBC Defense
        * First Aid and Field Sanitation
        * Land Navigation
        * Communication: Operate the SINGARS RADIO Communicate Using a Radio
        * Maintain Physical Fitness

        (c) Satisfactorily pass the USMC Physical Fitness Test (PFT). All applicants, regardless of age, must complete this requirement. Those individuals over 45 years of age, if found physically qualified by a medical officer, shall take the Marine Corps PFT under the age category 39-45.

        (d) Be recommended for the award by the Marine Corps Battalion/Squadron Commanding Officer.

        Specific

        (a) Enlisted active duty members of the Navy must:

        1. Serve a minimum of 12 months with a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) unit.

        2. Graduate from Field Medical Service School (FMSS) or Chaplain and RP Expeditionary Skills Training (CREST) course and obtain the appropriate Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) (HM 8404/DT 8707/RP 2401). Navy personnel assigned to a FMF unit who have no Navy Enlisted Classification Code (NEC) producing pipeline school, (i.e., YN, PN, DK, etc.....) are also eligible.

        3. Have no single performance trait mark below 3.0, and no promotion recommendation lower than promotable for the last two periodic evaluations.

        (b) Enlisted members in Navy Reserve FMF units must:

        1. Serve a minimum of 24 months in a Naval Reserve FMF unit with satisfactory drill attendance.

        2. Obtain the appropriate NEC (HM 8404/DT 8707/RP 2401) for their billet.

        3. Complete a 2-week Active Duty Training period in support of a Marine Corps field training exercise. 4. Have no single performance trait mark below 3.0, and no promotion recommendation lower than promotable for the last two periodic evaluations. (c) Navy Active Duty Officers must serve a minimum 12 months duty with the FMF.

        (d) Navy Reserve Officers must serve a minimum of 24 months in a Naval Reserve FMF unit with satisfactory drill attendance.

        The above requirements may be waived by the awarding authority in cases where Navy personnel demonstrate exceptional skill, knowledge, and leadership while providing support to the Marine Corps in a combat environment with concurrence of CMC/CNO.

        Only Marine Corps battalion/squadron commanding officers may award the Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon. There are no subsequent awards and no citation or certificate will be issued. Commanding officers shall make appropriate service record entries for enlisted personnel, and issue letters of eligibility for officer personnel. Award of the ribbon shall be noted in the member's next evaluation or report of fitness.

        Advancement Credit. The award of this ribbon shall entitle enlisted personnel to be designated FMF and have two points applied on the E4 through E6 advancement exams.