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  Navy Good Conduct Medal
The 1948 Navy Awards Manual states that award of the Navy Good Conduct Medals technically began in 1865 when all enlisted men receiving honorable discharges were authorized to wear a fouled anchor on the left sleeve to be called "the honorable discharge badge." A star was to be added for each additional honorable discharge.
This style medal was issued in very limited quantities between 1880 and 1884, probably to fewer than 500 sailors as the Bureau continued to issue the "Nickel Cross" during this period to deplete existing stocks.
The meaning of good conduct was defined for captains by requiring the grading of sailors in specific categories such as seamanship and gunnery.
www.history.navy.mil /medals/gcm.htm   (1399 words)

 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The medal was not created until June 1, 1963 when the Secretary of the Air Force established it.
Persons awarded this medal must have had character and efficiency ratings of excellent or higher throughout the qualifying period, including time spent in attendance at service schools, and there must have been no convictions of court martial during this period.
The medal is the same as the Army Good Conduct Medal and was designed by Joseph Kiselewski.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /awardsnet/Decoration.aspx?Decoration=AFGCM   (280 words)

 WW2 U.S. Campaign Medals
Like decorations for valor, the good conduct medal is considered an award earned by an individual's actions, and thus has a location on the reverse for the awardee's name to be engraved.
This medal shows that the soldier was in uniform before the declaration of war, and this medal went a long way to boost the morale of the pre-war troops.
To be awarded this medal the individual must either have served on the Philippines or in Philippine waters for 30 days during the indicated period, or had participated in an engagement.
www.militaria.com /medals.html   (4371 words)

 Army Good Conduct Medal
On the reverse is a five-pointed star and a scroll between the words "FOR GOOD" and "CONDUCT", surrounded by a wreath formed by a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right.
For Active Guard Reserve personnel, the Good Conduct Medal qualification period may commence at a time during the three years immediately preceding the 1 September 1982 effective date, provided no portion of service for the Good Conduct Medal is included in a period of service for which the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal was awarded.
The Good Conduct Medal was established by Executive Order 8809, dated 28 June 1941, and authorized the award for soldiers completing three years active service after that date.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /gcm.shtml   (456 words)

 About the Army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This medal may be awarded to members of the SAF who have completed 12 years of continuous qualifying service in recognition of their long service and good conduct.
This medal may be awarded to any member of the SAF who has shown exceptional efficiency, devotion to duty, or work of special significance, or who has demonstrated in the course of his work initiative, thoroughness and resourcefulness.
This medal may be awarded to any member of the SAF who has distinguished himself/herself by a heroic act of courage and sacrifice, or for outstanding conduct and performance, and selfless devotion to the service over and above the call of duty.
www.mindef.gov.sg /army/gen_medals.htm   (433 words)

 MSM Awards
The Medal shall be worn from the left breast suspended from a ribbon, 32 mm in width, of crimson edged white.
A Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, may be awarded for each additional 15 years of full-time service subsequent to those for which the Medal was awarded.
The new medal (which is of the design traditionally awarded to soldiers of the New Zealand Army is specific to New Zealand and is to be awarded to soldiers of the Regular Force of the New Zealand Army.
honours.homestead.com /nzalsgc.html   (894 words)

 Long Service & Good Conduct
The first type, which was the initial 1831 design for the medal, had the medal's obverse side with an anchor surmounted by a crown and enclosed in an oak wreath.
The medal was intended to recognise periods of 21 years excellent service, but this period was reduced to 10 years in 1874, and then increased to 15 years.
In either case the medal was 36 millimetres in diameter, with a ribbon that is dark blue and maroon with white edges.
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk /ls_and_gc.htm   (874 words)

 Good Conduct Display Recognition
Good Conduct Medal Clasps are awarded and worn on the suspension and service ribbon of the Army Good Conduct Medal for second or subsequent awards of the medal.
The Air Force Good Conduct Medal derives from the authority establishing the Army Good Conduct Medal; the Air Force version was authorized by Secretary of the Air Force Eugene M. Zuckert on June 1, 1963.
The ribbon to the Navy Good Conduct Medal is red and is based on the red stripe in the original three-colored ribbon; it was darkened to avoid its being confused with the ribbon of the Specially Meritorious Service Medal, 1898, which is a brighter shade of red.
www.amervets.com /replacement/gcm.htm   (5021 words)

 Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Originally awarded to soldiers of exemplary conduct for 21 years service in the infantry or 24 years in the cavalry, but in 1870 the qualifying period was reduced to 18 years.
During the second world war commissioned officers were permitted to acquire this medal so long as they had completed at least 12 of their 18 years service in the ranks.
Canada discontinued the LSGC medal in 1950 when the Canadian Forces Decoration was instituted, while South Africa replaced it with the John Chard Medal later the same year.
homepages.tesco.net /~medals/alsgc.htm   (343 words)

 Duke of York - Good conduct medal II
The medal obverse is described as the royal arms, garnished, crested and with supporters; the medal reverse is described as ROYAL MILITARY ASYLUM or DUKE OF YORK’S ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL around the circumference enclosing a laurel wreath inscribed across the centre FOR GOOD CONDUCT.
However, of the three medals in the possession of the author, all DYRMS, one is suspended by a red ribbon, one by a crimson ribbon (similar to the 19th Century [pre-1917 issue] Regular Army Long Service and Good Conduct) and one from a green ribbon.
Both the crimson ribbon and green ribbon medal versions are still fitted with their brooches (the crimson with a silver buckle brooch fitting), whilst the ribbon of the red ribbon medal appears to be too wide for the medal suspender and is lacking its brooch.
www.achart.ca /york/medal2.htm   (897 words)

 Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The new design consisted of a circular Good Conduct medal to be suspended from a maroon ribbon.
The design for the new medal retained the pendant designed in 1880 by Commodore Schley who was head of the Navy's Equipment and Recruiting Bureau.
This particular Good Conduct Medal was awarded to Michael Haley who an Oiler aboard the USS Indiana during the Battle of Santiago off Cuba on July 3, 1898.
www.spanamwar.com /medalsgoodconduct.htm   (219 words)

 The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The medal's ribbon was plain crimson until 1917 when white stripes were added to both edges.
Until 1901 the medal's obverse contained an image of a trophy of arms with the royal arms in an oval shield in the centre while the reverse side contained the inscription "For Long Service and Good Conduct".
The medal was originally awarded to soldiers of good conduct who had completed 21 years service in the infantry or 24 years in the cavalry.
www.britishwargraves.org.uk /newsite/medals/LSGC_Medal.htm   (379 words)

 Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Army Good Conduct Medal (pictured below) was authorized by Executive Order 8809, on June 28, 1941, for award to enlisted men who shall have honorably completed three continuous years of active military service subsequent to Aug. 26, 1940, and who are recommended by their commanding officers for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity.
Persons awarded this medal must have had character and efficiency ratings of excellent or higher throughout the qualifying period, including time spent in attendance at service schools, and there must have been no convictions by court martial.
During wartime the Army Good Conduct Medal may be awarded on completion of one year of continuous service rather than three.
www.afpc.randolph.af.mil /AwardsNet/Decoration.aspx?Mode=Graphics&Decoration=GCM   (313 words)

 The Congressional Medal Of Honor - "Bravest of the Brave" The Nations Highest Military Honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Medal of Honor was first issued during the Civil War, and since it was the only military award for valor during that war, 1,527 medals were awarded.
When this is impracticable, the awardee will be informed that he or she may mail the decoration (or Good Conduct Medal) to the Commander, U.S. Army Support Activity, Philadelphia, 2800 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-3460, for engraving at Government expense.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor receive $1,000 per month for life, a right to burial at Arlington National Cemetery, admission for them or their children to a service academy (if they qualify and quotas permit), and free travel on government aircraft to almost anywhere in the world, on a space-available basis.
www.medalofhonor.com   (1609 words)

The Good Conduct medal is awarded annually for good conduct over each 12 month period that you are a member of the 101st ie; No strikes.
If you have ever received a permanent strike your period of good conduct can only be calculated from the date the strike was issued providing that all service after that point was strike free.
If you already hold a GCM but are later issued with a strike, your right to wear the GCM is immediately revoked and it must be removed from your record card.
www.onezero1.com /medalweb/html/gcm.html   (209 words)

 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members in the Regular Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve to recognize good behavior and faithful service in the U.S. Marine Corps while on active duty for a specified period of time.
In the early years of this century additional awards of the Good Conduct Medal were noted on the ribbon bar worn on the uniform by the use of bronze numerals.
The ribbon to the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal consists of a field of dark red bisected by a stripe of dark blue.
www.foxfall.com /gcrm-usmc.htm   (700 words)

 Navy Good Conduct Medal
The Navy Good Conduct Medal was established by SECNAV on 26 April 1869 to recognize the "all-around" good Navy enlisted person, well qualified in all phases of conduct and performance.
A member not eligible for the Navy Good Conduct Medal under the foregoing criteria who reenlists or reports for active duty within 3 months after discharge or release to inactive duty is considered to be serving under “continuous active service” conditions.
If there is insufficient evidence in a member’s service record to determine eligibility for the Navy Good Conduct Medal or subsequent award, a copy of service record page 9, Enlisted Performance Record, (NAVPERS 1070/609) should be requested from BUPERS in order to complete the service record and determine the member’s eligibility for the award.
www.gruntsmilitary.com /navgc.shtml   (1223 words)

 Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal
In the center of a bronze medallion one and a half inches in diameter, a ship is depicted sailing on water and is contained within a circle formed by a rope which is tied in the six o'clock position.
The ribbon to the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal is Red with a white stripe in the center.
This is the same ribbon as the one used by the Navy, with a white stripe to distinguish it as the Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal.
www.foxfall.com /gcrm-uscg.htm   (533 words)

 USN Service Medal Index
merican bluejackets and Marines were without official medals or other visible signs of their overseas service or combat for the first 120 years of the Navy's existence, since orders, medals and decorations were seen as the trappings of royalty and empire and ran contrary to the republican spirit present at the founding of our country.
On rare occasions, Congress authorized special commemorative medals for heroes of dramatic naval victories, but these went chiefly to the vessels' commanding officer and were not medals intended for wear on the naval uniform.
Foreign service medals issued to U.S. forces typically are not featured separately, although they may be illustrated and identified alongside their parallel U.S. award.
www.history.navy.mil /medals   (413 words)

 The Good Conduct Medal - Duke of York's Royal Military School
It was not considered by the military authorities a medal authorized to be worn with campaign medals.
For how long the medal was in use is not known although Peter Crouch having been admitted to the RMA in 1874, suggests that the medal had a life of at least 30 years.
A recent addition on the web under militaria 'medals for sale' is a good conduct medal awarded to students of the Royal Military Asylum, this medal for sale being valued at £400 to £450.
www.achart.ca /york/medal.html   (744 words)

 MSM awards
Reproductions of the Medal in miniature, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
The new medal (which is of the design traditionally awarded to airmen of the Royal New Zealand Air Force) is specific to New Zealand and is to be awarded to airmen of the Regular Air Force of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The conditions for the award of the new medal are similar to those for the award of the New Zealand Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Royal New Zealand Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
honours.homestead.com /nzairls.html   (986 words)

 Army Good Conduct Medal
The Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM) was established by Executive Order 8809, 28 June 1941 and was amended by Executive Order 9323, 1943 and by Executive Order 10444, 10 April 1953.
There is no right or entitlement to the medal until the immediate commander has approved the award and the award has been announced in permanent orders.
The immediate unit commander's decision to award the AGCM will be based on his or her personal knowledge and of the individual's official records for periods of service under previous commanders during the period for which the award is to be made.
members.tripod.com /rinaldol/medals/agcm.html   (1588 words)

 Original Navy Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The original Navy Good Conduct Medal was in effect from 1870 to 1884.
The first style Navy Good Conduct Medal was issued to any honorably discharged sailor who was recommended by his commanding officer and was based on the recipient's record of obedience, sobriety, and cleanliness as well as his proficiency in seamanship and gunnery.
Reenlistment with three of these medals allowed the sailor to be rated as a petty officer, with any reduction in rank limited to the sentence of a court martial.
www.foxfall.com /gcrm-navy-orig.htm   (225 words)

 Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the reverse of the medal we see a man-of-war surround by rope, tied in a reef knot at the base.
I personally have always thought that this is 'HMS Victory', Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, as she is still the flagship of the British fleet.
This medal was issued between 1931 and 1936, as per the monarch's bust on the obverse.
www.hallofmedals.co.uk /html/RNLSGC.html   (96 words)

 MEDALS - Gene Wentworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One letter notes the span of time for which the medal was awarded as being 4 days.
Instituted in 1942, the Air Medal is awarded to all branches for heroic actions or meritorious service while participating in an aerial flight.
Instituted: 1941 for exemplary conduct, efficiency and fidelity during three years of active enlisted service with the U.S. Army (1 Year during wartime).
www.genewentworth.org /medals.html   (224 words)

 Defence Internet | Defence For... | LS&GCM (RN)
The obverse of the medal shows the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse (shown here) bears the image of a three-masted man-of-war surrounded by a rope tied at the foot with a reef knot with the words ‘For Long service and Good Conduct’ around the circumference.
An other rank who completes 15 years reckonable service from date of attestation or age 17½, whichever is later, and is a holder of all three good conduct badges, shall be eligible for consideration provided that their character has continuously not been lower than ‘very good’ and they have been recommended by their commanding officer.
An other rank who, subsequent to award of the Medal, goes on to complete a further 15 years service shall be eligible for award of the Clasp to the LSandGCM provided that the conduct / discipline criteria have been met.
www.mod.uk /DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/Medals/Lsandgcmrn.htm   (401 words)

A Bronze medal, 1 1/4 inches in diameter, with an eagle, wings spread, standing on a closed book and sword, encircled by the words "EFFICIENCY HONOR FIDELITY".
It is awarded on a selective basis to each soldier who distinguishes himself/herself from among his/her fellow soldiers by their exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity throughout a specified period of continuous enlisted active Federal military service.
Bronze clasps indicate the second (two loops) through fifth award (five loops); silver clasps indicate sixth (one loop) through tenth award (five loops); and gold clasps indicate eleventh (one loop) through the fifteenth award (5 loops).
www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil /Awards/GOOD_CONDUCT_MEDAL.htm   (461 words)

 Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal - $27.50 : Australian Medals and Military Framing by Heritage Medals, ...
Imperial Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: Instituted in 1951, the medal was awarded for 22 years full-time service in any of the British Constabularies.
On 01 MAY 1956, the medal's entitlement was extended to police forces in Australia, Papua-New Guinea and Nauru.
This medal was struck in cupro-nickel with a riband of white, featuring a broad central mid-blue stripe flanked by a thin stripe on each side.
www.heritagemedals.com.au /index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=388   (473 words)

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