Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon

Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon
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a. Eligible Personnel. Marines possessing MOS 8411 or 8412 who have served in a MOS 8411 or 8412 billet are eligible to receive the Marine Corps Recruiting Service Ribbon.

b. Eligible members must meet the following criteria:

(1) Recruiters. Marines assigned to recruiting duty (MOS 8411) will be eligible to receive the ribbon upon completion of a successful tour of duty. A Marine who extends beyond the basic tour of duty will be eligible for the award upon completion of the extension period. Marines returning for subsequent tours will be eligible for subsequent awards upon completion of each tour. A recruiter who becomes a career recruiter will be eligible to receive the ribbon upon assignment of the MOS 8412.

(2) Extended Active Duty (EAD) Recruiters. EAD recruiters (MOS 8411) will be eligible to receive the ribbon upon completion of 36 months of consecutive service in an 8411 billet. Subsequent awards will be issued for each successful 36 month period.

(3) Career Recruiters. A new award period for career recruiters will begin on the date which they receive the 8412 MOS. They will be eligible to receive subsequent awards upon the completion of each 36-month period following that date.

(4) Command recruiters and recruiter aides are not eligible for this award.

c. For the purpose of determining eligibility for this ribbon, the following definitions will apply:

(1) Recruiting Duty. Duty performed in an 8411 or 8412 billet as set forth in the table of organization. Duty performed at the recruiting station level in the billet of USMC RS CO, XO, OPSO, OSO, or SGTMAJ.

(2) Prescribed Tour of Duty. A Marine's date of detachment from recruiting duty is considered the end of a qualifying tour of duty. Personnel who were transferred prior to their original projected rotation date are authorized to receive this award if they complete a minimum of 30 months on recruiting duty. Personnel who were transferred due to relief for cause or relief for the good of the Service from recruiting duty are not eligible for the ribbon. Requests for waivers of the 30-month requirement should be sent to CG MCRC, 2 Navy Annex, Washington DC 20380-1775, for decision.

(3) Successful Tour. Completion of the prescribed tour of duty as outlined in paragraph 22c(2).

d. Precedence and Subsequent Awards. The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon will be worn after the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon and before the MCDIR. Second and subsequent awards will be denoted by 3/16-inch bronze stars. A 3/16-inch silver star will be worn in lieu of the sixth award. The award consists of a ribbon bar only. No citation or certificate will be issued.

e. Retroactive Awards. The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon will be awarded retroactive to 01 January 1973, reflecting the establishment of the all volunteer force.

f. Awarding Authority and Action by Commanding Officers. Authority to award the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon is delegated to COs. For those individuals currently on recruiting duty, ensure recruiters have met all criteria set forth above and record issuance of the award in the Marine's Service Record Book/Officer Qualification Record. For those personnel not currently on recruiting duty, but who previously served on recruiting duty, determine eligibility from the members service record and, if eligible, award the ribbon.