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INHERENT RESOLVE CAMPAIGN MEDAL

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SUBJ/INHERENT RESOLVE CAMPAIGN MEDAL//

REF/A/DOC/POTUS/30MAR2016//
REF/B/DOC/SECDEF/30MAR2016/NOTAL//
REF/C/DOC/SECNAV/22AUG2006//
NARR/REF A is the Executive Order establishing the Inherent Resolve Campaign 
Medal.  REF B is Secretary of Defense Memorandum announcing establishment of 
the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal.  REF C is SECNAVINST 1650.1H Navy and 
Marine Corps Awards Manual.//

RMKS/1.  This All Navy (ALNAV) message announces creation of the Inherent 
Resolve Campaign Medal (IRCM) for service in support of Operation INHERENT 
RESOLVE (OIR) per references (a) and (b), and provides guidance for its issue 
within the Department of the Navy.

2.  The following policy is effective immediately and shall be added to 
reference (c) upon its revision: 

Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
    a.  Authorization.  E.O. of 30 March 2016.
    b.  Eligibility Requirements.
        (1) Service by military personnel in direct support of OIR,
        in the designated Area of Eligibility (AOE), which encompasses all
        land area of the countries of Iraq and Syria, the contiguous water
        out to 12 nautical miles, and all air space above these waters and
        land area.
        (2) The period of eligibility is from 15 June 2014 to a date
        to be determined.  Service Members who qualified for the Global War
        on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM) between 15 June 2014 and
        30 March 2016 within the IRCM AOE remain qualified for the
        GWOTEM.  However, any such Service Members may elect the IRCM in
        lieu of the GWOTEM for such service provided they meet the
        eligibility criteria.  Effective 31 March 2016, the IRCM is the only
        award authorized for service in the IRCM AOE.
        (3) Service Members must have been permanently assigned,
        attached, or detailed to a unit operating in the AOE for 30
        consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days, or meet one of the following
        criteria:
            (a) Be engaged in combat during an armed engagement,
            regardless of time in the AOE.
            (b) Be wounded, killed, or injured while participating in
an operation or on official duties that required medical 
evacuation from the AOE.  Non-combat medical evacuation does meet 
the qualification criteria.
            (c) Participate as a regularly assigned aircrew member
            flying sorties into, out of, within, or over the AOE in direct
support of military operations.  Each day that one or more 
sorties are flown into, out of, within, or over the AOE shall 
count as one day toward the 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive 
day requirement.
        (4) Under no condition shall personnel or units receive the
        IRCM, GWOTEM, or Afghanistan Campaign Medal for the same action,
        time period, or service (i.e., single deployment or tour in
        designated operation area).
        (5) U.S. Public Health Service Officers are eligible for the
        IRCM on the same basis as members of the Armed Forces.
        (6) Civilian and foreign personnel are not eligible for the
        IRCM.
    c.  Order of Precedence.  The IRCM is worn after the Iraq Campaign Medal 
and before the GWOTEM.
    d.  Subsequent Awards.
        (1) Service Members are only presented the IRCM upon initial
        award.
        (2) A separate bronze campaign star is worn on the IRCM
        ribbon to recognize each designated campaign phase in which a
        Service Member participated for one or more days.  The currently
        approved IRCM campaign phases and inclusive dates are:
            (a) Abeyance:  15 Jun 2014 - 24 Nov 2015
            (b) Intensification:  25 Nov 2015 - TBD
    e.  Authorized Devices.
        (1) Campaign Stars.  A bronze 3/16 inch five-pointed star.
        (2) FMF Combat Operations Insignia.  A miniature bronze
        Marine Corps emblem authorized by the Secretary of the Navy for U.S.
        Navy Service Members assigned to Marine Corps units that participate
        in combat during the assignment.
    f.  Awarding Authority
        (1) Navy Personnel.  Commanding Officers exercising Navy and
        Marine Corps Achievement Medal awarding authority are authorized to
        award the IRCM and bronze campaign stars.  Commands shall make the
        appropriate service record entries and issue the medals and bronze
        campaign stars.  The service record entry made at the time of the
        initial award of the IRCM will also serve to authorize the first
        campaign star.  Additional campaign stars require a subsequent
        service record entry documenting the first day of qualifying service
        in that designated phase for the IRCM.  Commanding Officers whose
        entire unit meets the criteria for the IRCM must submit the unit
        name and UIC with start and end dates in the AOE to CNO (DNS
        -35).  Navy personnel attached to DoD, Joint, or other non-DON
        commands who believe they meet the eligibility criteria should have
        their command confirm eligibility and submit the appropriate service
        record documentation.  Questions regarding eligibility should be
        addressed to Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (DNS-35), 2000
        Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20350-2000.
        (2) Marine Corps Personnel.  Commanding Officers exercising
        Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal awarding authority are
        authorized to award the IRCM and bronze campaign stars.  Commands
        shall make appropriate entries in the Marine Corps Total Force
        System (MCTFS) and service record, and issue the medals and bronze
        campaign stars.  The service record entry made at the time of the
        initial award will also serve to authorize the first campaign
        star.  Additional campaign stars require a subsequent service record
        entry documenting the first day of qualifying service in that
        designated phase for the IRCM.  Marines attached to DoD, Joint, or
        other non-USMC commands who believe they meet the eligibility
        criteria should have their command confirm eligibility and submit
        the appropriate MCTFS and service record documentation.  Questions
        regarding eligibility should be addressed to Commandant of the
        Marine Corps (MMMA), 2008 Elliot Rd, Quantico, VA 22134-5030.

3.  Released by Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy.//

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