The Task Force 31 Individual Awards are non-annual awards which means the awards listed below can be submitted at anytime during the calendar year. These awards are for individual members assigned to chapters that are associated with Task Force 31.
|TASK FORCE 31 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS|
|MEDAL OF HONOR |
The Medal of Honor is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member for an act of outstanding bravery or heroism by which the individual has demonstrated in great degree the characteristics of selflessness, personal courage, and devotion to duty at the risk of his/her own life. The individual’s actions substantially contributed to the saving of, or attempted saving of a human life.This is the highest and most prestigious Task Force award and there must be no margin of doubt or possibility of error in awarding this honor. To justify the decoration, the actions must clearly render the individual conspicuous by an act so outstanding that it clearly distinguishes heroism beyond the call of duty from lesser forms of bravery. It must be the type of deed that, if not done, would not subject the individual to any justified criticism.
A posthumous award may be made to a task force member who has lost his/her life under conditions where the member endangered themselves to save or attempt to save another.Ribbon Description:
Midnight Blue w/ a gold border and 1 large 4 point star and 2 small 4 pointed stars.
|MEDAL OF VALOR |
The Medal of Valor is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who, through exceptional knowledge and behavior, performs a physical act which saves the life of another person, and there is no danger to the individual’s life.Ribbon Description:
|NOTE: These two awards above do not apply to those who have an occupation that regularly invokes risk. The exception is when the member performs an act of heroism and/or rescue above while off-duty.|
|DISTINGUISHED SERVICE STAR|
Criteria:The Distinguished Service Star is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who, while serving in any capacity at the chapter, task force and region level, has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the region in a duty of great responsibility. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional. Exceptional performance of normal duty will not alone justify the award.
|LEGION OF MERIT AWARD |
The Legion of Merit is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member that has served with distinction 20 + years. Members must be considered in good standing and served for the entire time period involved. Significant lapses in membership will “reset” the time considered for the award. These awards will be given for anniversaries celebrated before the commencement of the award on case by case basis.Ribbon Description:
Metallic Gold w/ a black 5 pointed command star
| TASK FORCE 31 BADGE OF MERIT |
Criteria: This award has two possible award criteria’s in which the Task Force 31 Badge of Merit can be awarded. Each is listed below.Criteria #1 – This award is presented to a Task Force 31 member who is seriously injured while representing themselves as a STARFLEET member during, traveling to and from a STARFLEET, Regional or chapter event. The injury must be serious enough to require emergency room attention.
Ribbon Description:Violet with a silver 4 pointed Star in the center.
Criteria #2:Awarded automatically by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who has passed away while being a member of a Task Force 31 chapter and also being in good standing at the time of passing.
Violet with a gold large 4 Pointed Star and 2 gold small 4 Pointed Stars in the center.
|OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD |
The Outstanding Volunteer Service Award is presented by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member whom by their actions (and not by financial donations) has made a significant personal impact in a community service effort within the respective Sector/Quadrant.Ribbon Description:
| TF31 COMMENDATION
Commendation is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who by exemplary conduct and demeanor, performs at a superior level of duty, exhibiting perseverance with actions resulting in a significant contribution to the task force or chapter.
|GOOD CONDUCT AWARD|
Criteria:The Good Conduct Award is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who has completed five (5) consecutive years as a member in good standing in STARFLEET. A twenty-four (24) hour lapse of STARFLEET membership will result in the time in service clock to be reset to the effective date of the membership renewal and the previous time is lost. The award has three levels of recognition: 5 years, 10 years and 15 years Ribbon
Bright White with one of the following devices.
5 Years – a bronze 5 pointed command star
10 Years – a silver 5 pointed commend star
15 Years – a gold 5 pointed command star
|“NEW FRONTIER” AWARD |
The New Frontier Award is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member or members who’s dedicated to doing outreach in the sector/quadrant or chapter to share the passion for Space Exploration.
|TF31 ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT |
The TF31 Environmental Achievement is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member(s) who demonstrates great interest in Nature, the environment, conservation, stewardship, ecology, and/or sustainability and sustainable development. This is accomplished by taking active participation in community activities involving the environment, writing or sharing newsletter articles for their chapter, TF31, sector/quadrant or participating in local recycling efforts.
|MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD |
Criteria: The Meritorious Service Award is awarded by the Task Force 31 Commander to a task force member who has distinguished themselves by their outstanding participation and/or performance in their assigned duty. This award is intended to recognize and motivate the task force junior members between the ages of 10 through 17.
|PIKE ORDER OF MERIT |
To qualify the Task Force 31 member must have completed at least one enlistment tour of duty or 3 consecutive years as an Officer with honorable service.
Red, White and Blue with a gold delta shield in the center.
|PHOENIX RISING AWARD |
This award is given to those Task Force 31 members who have faced life threatening adverse situations and lived to tell about it.Ribbon Description:
Reddish Orange with a silver delta shield in the center.