MACO Awards

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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.

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MACO ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

ribbon1882251198KELVAR GARTH CROSS OF GALLANTRY

 

SFSO CrossAwarded 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 recommender 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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ribbon874479267CHRISTOPHER 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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ribbon674265491JONATHAN ARCHER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

Awarded to any Operator who, while serving in any capacity with the TF31 MACO, 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 least be certified as a Grade 5. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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MACO of the Year AwardOPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded 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 least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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Daystrom Academic Excellence AwardBRANCH OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded 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 least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Branch Commanders

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MACO Outstamding Team Member AwardOUTSTANDING TEAM OPERATOR AWARD

This award is awarded to an outstanding Team Operator 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 least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Recommend by the SOU Team Leader and approved by the Director, TF31 MACO.

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ribbon1003191811STARFLEET STAR AWARD

Awarded to any 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 least be certified as a Grade 5. Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Commander, TF31

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ribbon1839885082TF31 MACO DIRECTOR’S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Awarded 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 least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded annually.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1233351062TF31 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. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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In Harms WayTF31 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. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1663536TF31 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. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1311804520TF31 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 least be certified as a Grade 1. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon2128755784SECTOR COMMENDATION AWARD (* Note: This award is not available at this time)

Award to any Operator to recognize an Operator who has distinguished himself or herself by meritorious achievement, or meritorious service at the Sector level. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Quadrant Commanders

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ribbon2147212814SECTOR 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 least be certified as a Grade 1. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Quadrant and Sector Commanders

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ribbon922401205MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION AWARD

This award is given to an 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). Awarded annually.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO (One per year awarded to each branch)

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ribbon1511685539TEAM LEADER’S COMMENDATION

This award is given by a SOU TL/Branch Chief/Deputy Directors and the Director 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 least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon943205580RECRUITING AWARD and MASTER RECRUITING AWARD

Designates Master Recruiter Device- Gold Delta

Recruiting is very much a part of the TF31 MACO. It is how the TF31 MACO grows, and therefore special recognition is bestowed upon those who take time to grow the TF31 MACO’s membership. The TF31 MACO Recruiting Ribbon is awarded to an Operator who successfully recruits Ten members into the TF31 MACO.

If an Operator has been particularly successful in recruiting and has successfully recruited 30 individuals into the TF31 MACO, they are authorized the Master Recruiting Ribbon.

To be eligible for this award, an Operator must submit a list of the members that they have successfully recruited (see below for criteria) to the Assistant Deputy Director (Operations), who upon verification will certify to the TF31 MACO Director that the nominee is responsible for recruiting the names submitted, if the recruit in question has appeared on any TF31 MACO roster prior to recruitment and that the required retention time has been met. The list must include the name, SCC numbers, the date joined STARFLEET and the date on which the individual joined the TF31 MACO by changing their affiliation in the STARFLEET Database.

A recruit is considered to be successfully recruited if:

1) An individual who is not a member of both STARFLEET and the TF31 MACO, joins STARFLEET and elects to be a member of the TF31 MACO by changing the affiliation option in the STARFLEET Database to either TF31 MACO and then subsequently renews their membership at the end of their first year. However, these individuals must not have appeared on any TF31 MACO unit roster prior to their selection to count toward satisfying the total number of recruits required. Individuals who have been listed on TF31 MACO unit rosters in the past will not be counted.

2) An individual who is currently a member of STARFLEET who changes their affiliation option in the STARFLEET Database to TF31 MACO and then subsequently renews their membership at the end of their first year. However, these individuals must not have appeared on any TF31 MACO unit roster prior to their selection to count toward satisfying the total number of recruits required. Individuals who have been listed on TF31 MACO unit rosters in the past will not be counted. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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TF31 MACO Service Awards

ribbon2018061281ADMIRAL MAXWELL FORREST AWARD (LEADERSHIP POSITIONS)

This award is for the Service in the Command staff of TF31 MACO for a minimum of 1 year. If the staff member moves up to a higher position then they are eligible to wear the previous position ribbon until the staff member completes the 1 year requirement for the next Ribbon. If the Staff member moves out all together from the Staff or takes a lower position, the Staff member is eligible to continue the highest class ribbon earned. Awarded on an as needed basis.

First Class – Director – Gold MACO Shark Device
Second Class – Deputy Director – Blue – 5 pt Star Device
Third Class – Primary General Staff Officer – Gold – 5 pt Star Device
Fourth Class – Branch Commanders – Silver – 5 pt Star Device
Fifth Class – Sector and Quadrant Commanders – Bronze 5 pt Star Device
Sixth Class – Team Leaders – Copper 5 pt Star Device

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon827200244MISSION LEADER AWARD

This is awarded to Team Leaders and Senior Team Leaders that have lead a bona fide mission that has been sanctioned by the TF31 MACO Director. A Planning/preparation form for this mission has to be reviewed/approved by the TF31 MACO Director. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 6. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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MACO Special Projects AwardSPECIAL PROJECTS AWARD

This award is awarded to an Operator who has shown exceptional service to the team/ship by completing a special project (s). Projects has to be approved by TF31 MACO Command prior to start of the project. Awarded on an as needed basis. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 1. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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Mission AwardFIVE MISSION AWARD

This award is awarded to any Operator that is associated with five or more missions/tasks. Associated indicates planning stages and/or participation in the actual mission approved by TF31 MACO Command prior to the mission start. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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MACO Community ServiceTF31 MACO HONOR GUARD AWARD

This award is given to any Operator who serves as a member of a Color/Honor Guard at a regional or STARFLEET function representing TF31 MACO and wearing an authorized TF31 MACO uniform. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1020765496GUARDIAN AWARD

Award to an Operator who has undertaken extreme or lengthy travel on behalf of the TF31 MACO. The two important criteria are “extreme or lengthy” and “on behalf of the TF31 MACO.” The former requires a judgement call by the Sector Commander (Director TF31 MACO if the Sector Commander Position is vacant). A possible standard might be 6 hours travel time, for example. The latter is more exact: Taking a long road trip to attend a convention with the other members of your chapter, for example, does not qualify. Doing so because you are going to be presenting a class or demonstration (as an TF31 MACO Operator) would qualify. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon986556001CURZON DAX COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Awarded to Operators of the TF31 MACO who perform outstanding volunteer community service of a direct, and consequential nature. Volunteer service must be at least 50 hrs. or more and must have been reported in the SOU’s MSR.
A list of hours and what the Operator did must accompany the request form. To qualify for the Curzon Award an Operators volunteer service must meet the below requirements. Awarded on an as needed basis.

(1) Be to the Operator’s community.
(2) Be significant in nature and produce tangible results.
(3) Reflect favorably on STARFLEET and the TF31 MACO.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon2067277113TF31 MACO GOOD CONDUCT AWARD

Awarded at the completion of 3 yr, 6 yr, 9 yr, 12 yr, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, and 30 years of service while assigned to the TF31 MACO. Service award based on 1 August 2013. Awarded on an as needed basis.

3yr Award Device – None
6 yr Award Device – Copper 3 pt Star
9 yr Award Device – Bronze 3 pt Star
12 yr Award Device – Silver 3 pt Star
15 yr Award Device – Gold 3 pt Star
18 yr Award Device – Copper Hour Glass
21 yr Award Device – Bronze Hour Glass
24 yr Award Device – Silver Hour Glass
27 yr Award Device – Gold hour Glass
30 yr Award Device – Silver Arrow Head

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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MACO Tour of DutyTOUR OF DUTY AWARD

After two years since completing any Grade 2 Certifications and assigned to an SOU with the same Branch as the Grade 2 certification . Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon147975899TF31 MACO ANNUAL MUSTER AWARD

This award is given once per year to any Operator who physically attends an International TF31 MACO Muster. Awarded annually.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1027283740TF31 MACO SECTOR ANNUAL MUSTER AWARD

This award is given once per year to any Operator who physically attends a regional/sector TF31 MACO Muster. The muster must be pre-approved prior to the muster by the TF31 MACO Director for it to be authorized. Awarded annually.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon763067609AMBASSADOR SAREK SERVICE AWARD

Award to any Operator for participation in events with other Science Fiction oriented fan organizations, to include other Star Trek-related fan organizations other than SFI. This may be coOperator or competitive, and must be done while obviously participating as a TF31 MACO Operator. Participation as an Operator can be shown by wearing a TF31 MACO uniform, a unit cap or shirt, or by obviously being associated with others who are wearing an TF31 MACO uniform. Operators who are also members of the same fan organization are not eligible. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1081976398UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS AWARD

Awarded to any Operator for participation at a STARFLEET function, such as the annual International Conference or a Regional Summit. The key word here is participation, not attendance. The Operator must have done more than simply attend (i.e., served on a panel, worked on the Security detail, etc.) Likewise, the Operator must have attended as a TF31 MACO Operator for the entire time. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1267205736PATRIOT SERVICE AWARD

Awarded to any Operator who served honorably in any Armed Forces for a minimum of 1 consecutive year of Active Duty Service. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing authority: TF31 MACO Director

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TF31 MACO Training Awards

ribbon48387919TF31 MACO ACADEMICS AWARD

First Class – Red Star Device – Awarded to Operators that completes a SFA Doctorate of Special Operations, SFA Doctorate of Intelligence Operations, and a SFA Doctorate in Military Studies.

Second Class – Black Star Device – Awarded to Operators that completes a SFA Doctorate of Special Operations, SFA Doctorate of Intelligence Operations, and at least SFA Masters in Military Studies.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

Note: ALL SFA Doctorates must each be the single major doctorate or masters and NOT a duel degree.

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ribbon937192468DAYSTROM ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Daystrom Academic Excellence Award is awarded, automatically, to any Operator who completes 1000 courses from SFA. This award is also issued to those Operators who completes the TF31 MACO Grade 6 Certification and those Operators who complete the TF31 MACO Grade 10 Certification. An Operator does not have to earn this award in any particular order. Completion of any of the above listed criteria’s earns the first award etc.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

Devices: Academic Lamps for the TWOK style and Stars for the TOS style. This award is the first award authorized a device as follows:

* 3rd Class -Bronze Star – First Award
* 2nd Class -Silver Star – Second Award
* 1st Class -Gold Star- Third Award

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MACO unknownADVANCE MACO TRAINING AWARD

This award is awarded to Operators that have completed all three schools (Units, Resources and Training) from the Starfleet Academy College of Special Operations with a grade of Distinction in each sub-course. Operator must be certified as a Grade 2 MACO prior to being awarded. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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MACO RibbonMAJOR JOSS HAYES AWARD

The Major Hayes Award are team awards for the MACO, HAZARD TEAM, SEALS, RANGER, RECON, and INTEL. Completion of the Team Branch Grade 2 Certification based on the Operators assigned SOU.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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ribbon1195940424NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER ADVANCE TRAINING RIBBON

The TF31 MACO Chief Petty Officer Award is only award to Enlisted Operators who completes all of the courses listed in the TF31 MACO NCO Academy. The Operator must be an NCO at the time of qualifying for this award. Must be at least be certified as a Grade 2. Awarded on an as needed basis.

MACO Leader’s Course – Copper Star
MACO Basic NCO Course – Bronze Star
MACO Advance NCO Course – Silver Star
MACO 1SG Course – Gold Star
MACO Sergeant Major Course – Silver Delta

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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ribbon1561752023JAMES KIRK LEADERSHIP AWARD

The TF31 MACO Kirk Leadership Award is awarded to any Operator who completes a SFA Doctorate in Command Studies. Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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McCoy ribbonLEONARD MCCOY MEDICAL TRAINING RIBBON

The McCoy Medical Training Ribbon is awarded, automatically, to any Operator who completes Medical Certification courses from a certified instructor/Institution (Red Cross, College, Nursing, Medical School etc.) Awarded on an as needed basis.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

* 4th Class – No Device – Current CPR Certified
* 3rd Class – Bronze Star – Current Certification as EMT/LPN/Medic
* 2nd Class – Silver Star – Current Certification as an RN/NP/PA
* 1st Class – Gold Star- Current Certification as a Doctor

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ribbon1715839787MACO BASIC TRAINING RIBBON

The MACO Basic Training Ribbon is awarded automatically to any Operator who successfully completes the MACO Grade 1 MACO Basic Training Certification. Awarded as needed.

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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TF31 MACO Qualification/Skill Badges

daggerCOMBINED FORCES QUALIFICATION BADGE

Award Category: Skill

Issuing Authority: MACO Commander

Criteria: For completion of MACO Grade 10 Certification. The MACO Operative must be assigned to an active MACO unit for at least 1 year prior to awarding this badge.

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Award Category: Skill

Issuing Authority: MACO Commander
Criteria- Completion of the MACO Additional Skill Certification in Aerospace. This certification can not be awarded unless the MACO Operative has completed the Grade 2 MACO Certification

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Award Category: Skill

Issuing Authority: MACO Commander

Criteria- Completion of the MACO Additional Skill Certification in Aerospace. This certification can not be awarded unless the MACO Operative has completed the Grade 2 MACO Certification.

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