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07-19-09, 07:46 PM #46
07-19-09, 07:50 PM #47
10-01-09, 06:28 AM #48
Ok so I am still pretty confused on the criteria for this award.
One description I just read off Wikipedia said that reservists rate this award after being with their unit for 3 months or the standard 30 consecutive active days/60 non-consecutive.
Trying to get my blues ready for the ball next month and needing to know if I am going to rate this or not. Spoke with a few others from my unit and they believe I rate it along with them according to that criteria..??...
any help or update to this would be very much appreciated
10-01-09, 01:28 PM #49
don't use wiki for medals.
go do a search in the maradmins.
better yet, email your Plt Sgt and have him/her find out.
10-02-09, 02:38 AM #50
If your Marine Online shows that you have it under Awards, then you rate and can wear it. However, I always thought it was 30 days at our unit, but my friends and I from comm school all have it under our MOL Awards section along with the National Defense and we've only been here a little over a week.
10-02-09, 02:47 AM #51
MOL is not always accurate and his S-1 would have had to put him in for it. If he rates it and his unit didn't put in for it then you see why he's asking.
as I said, ask/email your Plt Sgt and he'll find out for you. There's a chain-of-command for a reason just like he is put in that billet to answer your admin questions and take care of those issues.
10-02-09, 03:00 AM #52
I didn't realize S-1 put in for it. I apologize for the lack of proper information. Thank you SSgt.
10-02-09, 03:02 AM #53
Semper learn Marine. ;D
everything in MOL is controled by 3270 and entered by S-1.
well, training and such is done by your training and well... crap, all your S-shops enter what their supposed to enter at any given time for what ever reason.
and after it's updated it takes about a day and MOL get's updated. I think they have a "updated such-an-such date" on there somewhere now.
05-10-10, 11:14 AM #54
02-26-11, 11:42 AM #55
Deployments to Bahrain this year qualify for either one?
02-28-11, 07:09 PM #56
Likely the GWOTEM.
02-28-11, 08:32 PM #57
So to answer your question, yes you'll qualify for both
07-01-11, 03:18 AM #58
09-25-11, 07:37 PM #59
This may or may not be a silly question, but from any admin guys out there, I need a little clarification...
According to the MARADMIN;
"NO MARINE WILL QUALIFY FOR THIS AWARD
SIMPLY BY BEING ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 11 SEP 01. MARINES MUST
MEET THE CRITERIA OUTLINED IN THIS MARADMIN, AND BE APPROVED FOR THE AWARD. MARINES MUST BE ASSIGNED, ATTACHED, OR MOBILIZED, IN CONUS OR OVERSEAS, TO A UNIT PARTICIPATING IN OR IN SUPPORT OF (INCLUDING INDIRECT SUPPORT) APPROVED OPERATIONS FOR 30 CONSECUTIVE, OR 60 NONCONSECUTIVE DAYS..."
and it further clarifies,
" DUE TO THE INDEFINITE NATURE OF TERRORISM AND ITS GLOBAL
EXPANSE, THERE IS NO PRECISE MEASURE OR STANDARD OF PARTICIPATION OR SUPPORT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THAT QUALIFIES A UNIT OR INDIVIDUAL FOR THIS AWARD. THEREFORE, PER PARAGRAPH 4(E), THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (CMC) APPROVES THE GWOTSM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS: HQMC, ALL OPERATING FORCES, SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENTS, AND EXTERNAL ELEMENTS THAT MEET THE ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3"
I served 58 consecutive days at an Officer Selection Office (PTAD) before I attended TBS.
Would this period of service make me eligible for the award? Is recruiting duty not eligible?
The MARADMIN further clarifies,
"MARINES IN INITIAL ACCESSION TRAINING OR FOLLOW-ON MOS TRAINING DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE GWOTSM UNDER THIS AUTHORITY (E.G., RECRUITS, OFFICER CANDIDATES, STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL OF INFANTRY OR THE BASIC SCHOOL, STUDENT NAVAL AVIATORS, ETC). ELIGIBILITY BEGINS ONCE A MARINE IS ASSIGNED TO HIS/HER FIRST UNIT SUBSEQUENT TO ALL INITIAL TRAINING."
So, even if the PTAD qualified, would I be ineligible because I have not yet completed TBS and flight school?
Am I not eligible for the award at all until I've completed flight school, regardless of what else happens?
Any response is appreciated.
09-30-11, 06:28 PM #60
I would say you are correct, in that you are not eligible for the award as of yet, and once you complete flight school and THEN report to an FMF unit, your 'clock' will begin.
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