“Standard” Navy Award Matrix

“NORMAL” LEVEL OF AWARD MATRIX

Normally a particular rank/rate or billet; that decision is best left to the submitting activity. Typically, however, there is a connection between those measures of  responsibility and the awards which are received. An award submission that falls outside of the norm will be reviewed more critically than others and will require additional justification to receive approval. The following matrix is not all inclusive but provides an approximate “norm” for  awards approved in the past.

NAVY & MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
First tour officers (at end of tour)
Chief Petty Officers
Workcenter Supervisors
Command Sailor of the Year

NAVY & MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL
Shipboard Department Heads (minor) & Principal Assistants
Command Master Chiefs
Lifesaving (low personal risk) (below Navy & Marine Corps Medal)
Senior LT/LCDR
Instructor of the Year
FRS Department head

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
Commander (CO)
Shipboard Executive Officers and Department Heads (major)
Staff Major Codes

LEGION OF MERIT
Major Command CO‘s
COMCARGRU Chief of,Staff
Type Wing Commanders
CAG