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

MACO MEDAL OF HONOR

Awarded to any Operator of Task Force 31 MACO for an act of outstanding bravery or heroism by which the individual has demonstrated a 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.

Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO.

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.

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

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

MACO SPECIAL WARFARE OFFICER OF THE YEAR  

Awarded to any MACO Operator (Officer) who has shown best overall dedication and involvement to the MACO and his/her MCO and has made significant accomplishments to it. The MACO General Staff selects the top candidates from each MACO Group and then passes those names on to the TF31 MACO Commander for his selection of the final recipient. Must have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

MACO SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to any MACO Operator (Enlisted) who has shown best overall dedication and involvement to the MACO and his/her MCO and has made significant accomplishments to it. The MACO General Staff selects the top candidates from each MACO Group and then passes those names on to the TF31 MACO Commander for his selection of the final recipient. Must have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible. Awarded annually.

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 MCO Operators. Awarded annually to one Operator per MCO. Actions or service must be listed in the MCO’s MSR to be eligible. Must have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible.

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

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 have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible.

Issuing Authority: Commander, TF31

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 have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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

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 MCO Commander. The final decision will be made by the TF31 MACO Command. This decision is final.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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

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

TF31 MACO GROUP 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

TF31 MACO GROUP 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

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

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 have completed the MACO Qualification Course to be eligible.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

MACO RECRUITING AWARD  

Awarded to any Operator of the TF31 MACO Operator who successfully recruits ten (5) new members into TF31 MACO.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

Note: See the MACO Awards Manual for additional requirement.