Meritorious Mast
Display Recognition

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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 followind:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214, NAVPERS, NG or other military issued document displaying your Meritorious Mast authorization
      • Or, if the Meritorious Mast is not listed on your DD-214 you must provide your DD-214 - AND - a copy of your Meritorious Mast orders.
      • 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.

        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: 310-532-0634

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Black & White (No Color) .PDF (Printable) $9.50 Emailed $9.50
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $11.75 Emailed $11.75
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.50 $6.75 [**] $21.25
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $6.75 [***] $25.75
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $8.75 $6.75 By Count
        Black&White Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $6.75 $6.75 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)

        Please complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, NAVPERS or other pre-arranged document(s).


        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        16907 Brighton Avenue
        Gardena CA 90247-5420


        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Meritorious Mast Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-310-532-0634

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        Issue Regulations
        Meritorious Mast

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        The Meritorious Mast is a formal and ceremonial acknowlegment recognizing an enlisted person being awarded a Letter of Appreciation, Certificate of Commendation, or a personal decoration whenever personal performance is considered noteworthy or commendable beyond the usual requirements of duty by a demonstration of exceptional industry, judgment, or initiative. A Meritorious Mast is conducted in exceptional cases of award.

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