Navy Unit Commendation

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Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon
(Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon)
Awarded by United States Secretary of the Navy
Type Service ribbon (decoration)
Eligibility U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard units; and friendly foreign armed forces units serving with the U.S. Armed Forces
Awarded for Outstanding heroism in action against the enemy or extremely meritorious service (non-combat) in support of military operations.
Status Currently awarded;
Statistics
Last awarded On going
Precedence
Next (higher) Presidential Unit Citation
Equivalent DoD - Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army - Valorous Unit Award
Air Force - Gallant Unit Citation
Coast Guard - Coast Guard Unit Commendation
Next (lower) Meritorious Unit Commendation
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Navy Unit Commendation

a. Authorization. ALNAV 224 of 18 December 1944.

b. Eligibility Requirements. Awarded by SECNAV to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that has distinguished itself by outstanding heroism in action against the enemy, but not sufficient to justify the award of the Presidential Unit Citation.; or to any such unit that has distinguished itself by extremely meritorious service, not involving combat, but in support of military operations, rendering the unit outstanding compared to other units performing similar service. This award may also be conferred upon units of the other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and of armed forces of friendly foreign nations serving with the U.S. Armed Forces, provided such units meet the standards established for Navy and Marine Corps units. To justify this award, the unit must have performed service of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of a Silver Star Medal for heroism, or a Legion of Merit for meritorious service to an individual. Normal performance of duty or participation in a large number of combat missions does not, in itself, justify the award. An award will not be made to a unit for actions of one or more of its component parts, unless the unit performed uniformly as a team, in a manner justifying collective recognition

Individual

equivalent

Silver Star or Legion of Merit

See also[edit]

  • Military awards of the United States Armed Forces
  • Military awards of the United States Department of the Navy
  • History
    • "The first Naval Combat Demolition Unit started with thirteen volunteers who were near the end of their basic training in the Dynamiting and Demolition School at Camp Perry, Virginia. They were sent to the Naval Amphibious Training Base at Solomon's Island, Maryland, in Chesapeake Bay where they were joined by other enlisted demolition men and eight officers. Lieutenant Fred Wise from the SEABEES (Construction Battalions) was designated Officer in Charge. (1)
    • In June 1944 Naval Combat Demolition Units embarked for the coast of France and the planned assaults on the beaches of OMAHA and UTAH. History has recorded well the assaults on these infamous beaches. (2)
    • In June 1944 Naval Combat Demolition Units embarked for the coast of and the planned assaults on the beaches of and . History has recorded well the assaults on these infamous beaches. (1)
    • The OMAHA unit received one of only three Presidential Unit Citations awarded to the Navy for the Normandy landings and the UTAH demolition units received the only Navy Unit Commendation awarded for the Normandy landing. (1)

References[edit]

SECNAVINST 1650.1h