MACO Achievement Awards

The following awards are officially recognized by The TF31 MACO. These awards recognize TF31 MACO Operators and Units for outstanding and significant duty, deeds, accomplishments, and achievements.

All TF31 MACO awards belong to one of three categories: Achievement, Service and Training. In order of precedence, all Achievement Ribbons are worn ahead of all Service Ribbons, which are worn ahead of all Training Ribbons.

DIAGRAM MACO ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
KELVAR GARTH CROSS OF GALLANTRY

Awarded to an Operator who, while an Operator of the TF31 MACO, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life to save another individual (s) who live is also threatened. The recommending individual of this award must submit official evidence supporting the Operators actions.

Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO.
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CHRISTOPHER PIKE STAR OF VALOR

Awarded to an Operator who, while serving in any capacity with the TF31 MACO, distinguished himself or herself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Garth Cross of Gallantry. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life of the victim, but not that of the Operator.

Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO
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JONATHAN ARCHER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS  

Awarded annually to any MACO TF31 MACO Operator, who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to the TF31 MACO 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 an award of this decoration. In order to receive this award, the TF31 MACO Command Staff (Deputy Directors and above) must vote at least a 2/3 majority to be awarded. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 5.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO
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OPERATOR OF THE YEAR  

Awarded annually to any TF31 MACO Operator who has shown best overall dedication and involvement to the TF31 MACO and his/her SOU; and has made significant accomplishments to it. Normally, the TF31 MACO Command Staff selects the top candidates for this award from among the Branch Operator of the Year recipients in the various TF31 MACO Branches, (RANGER, SEALS, HAZARD, RECON, INTEL and MACO) and then passes those names on to the Director for his selection of the final recipient. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

BRANCH OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded annually to any TF31 MACO Operator who has shown best overall dedication and involvement to the TF31 MACO and his/her SOU; and has made significant accomplishments to it. Normally, the Branch Commanders select the top candidate for this award from among the Outstanding Team Member Awards who are (assigned to that particular branch) recipients in the various branches, and then passes those names on to the Deputy Director –Operations for his selection of the final recipients. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: Branch Commanders

OUTSTANDING TEAM OPERATOR AWARD

Awarded annually to only one (1) TF31 MACO Operator per MACO Operational Detachment who has demonstrated exemplary service and achievement above all other SOU Operators. Awarded annually to one Operator per SOU. Actions or service must be listed in the SOU’s MSR to be eligible. Recipients of this award will compete for the Branch Operator of the Year. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: Nominated by the MOD Team Leader, but approved by the Director, TF31 MACO.
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STARFLEET STAR AWARD  

Awarded annually to any TF31 MACO Operator who, while serving in any capacity with the TF31 MACO, has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious service to STARFLEET and the TF31 MACO in a duty of great responsibility. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 5.

Issuing Authority: Commander, TF31
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TF31 MACO DIRECTOR’S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Awarded annually to any TF31 MACO Operator who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements within the TF31 MACO. The performance must have been such as to merit recognition of key individuals for service rendered in a clearly exceptional manner. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director
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TF31 MACO OPERATOR MEDAL

Awarded to any Operator who, while serving in any capacity with the TF31 MACO distinguished himself or herself by a single act of heroism or extraordinary achievement. Performance of the act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. The extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from his or her Operators.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director
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TF31 MACO WOUND DECORATION

Award to any Operator that is injured/hurt in the line of duty while representing TF31 MACO. The request for this award will be determined by the SOU Team Leader. The final decision will be made by the TF31 MACO Command. This decision is final.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director
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TF31 MACO COMMENDATION AWARD

Award to any Operator to recognize an Operator who has distinguished himself or herself by meritorious achievement, or meritorious service to TF31 MACOs. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director
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TF31 MACO ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO who distinguished himself or herself by meritorious service or achievement of a lesser degree than required for award of the TF31 MACO Commendation Award. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 1.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director
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SECTOR COMMENDATION AWARD  
(* Note: This award is not available at this time)

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO who has distinguished himself or herself by meritorious achievement, or meritorious service at the Sector level. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: Quadrant Commanders
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SECTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  
(* Note: This award is not available at this time)

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO who distinguished himself or herself by meritorious service or achievement at the Sector level of a lesser degree than required for award of the Sector Commendation Award. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 1.

Issuing Authority: Quadrant and Sector Commanders
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MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION AWARD  

Awarded annually to any TF31 MACO unit which exemplifies meritorious service either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence (one award per unit per year maximum). (Unit must also have a 100% reporting history for that particular year).

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO
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TEAM LEADER’S COMMENDATION  

This award is given by a MACO Operational Detachment TL/TF31 Chapter Commanding Officer, MACO General Staff Officer, MACO Deputy Commander and the MACO Commander to an Operator under his command who exemplifies meritorious service either by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time, or by performing a particular task or service to a high standard of excellence. Receipt of this award neither nominates the Operator for, nor precludes him from, receiving additional recognition such as the Archer Award. Must be at the minimum certified as a MACO Grade 2.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO
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MACO RECRUITING AWARD  

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO who has recruited new members to STARFLEET and TF31 MACO.

MACO Recruiting Award 1st Class

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO who has been particularly successful in recruiting and has successfully recruited 30 new members into STARFLEET and TF31 MACO.

Gold Delta Shield Device

MACO Recruiting Award 2nd Class

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO Operator who successfully recruits ten (10) new members into STARFLEET and TF31 MACO.

No device

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

Note: See the MACO Awards Manual for additional requirement.