wm Navy, and Marine Corps Commendation Medal A Virtual Cemetery created by: JB BERRY
Description: The Navy, and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Originally established in November 1943 as the Navy Commendation Ribbon, designated as the Navy Commendation Medal in September 1960, and renamed the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 1994, this decoration is awarded by operational commanders, requiring the signature of an admiral or general officer in the grade of O-7. This allows for interpretation of the criteria for which the medal may be awarded. We the people, thank you for your service in defense of freedom. R.I.P.