Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

(Navy, Marine Corps or Attached Services)

For heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.

Authorized in 1944, the Navy Commendation Medal (earlier the "Commendation Ribbon") is awarded by the Navy and Marine Corps to their own or members of other Armed Forces serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, who distinguish themselves by heroic action, outstanding achievement, or meritorious service.