MACO Training 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.

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MACO TRAINING AWARD
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TF31 MACO ACADEMICS AWARD

First Class – Black 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 – White 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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DAYSTROM 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

1st Class -Gold Star- Third Award
2nd Class -Silver Star – Second Award
3rd Class -No Device- First Award

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ADVANCE 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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MAJOR JOSS HAYES AWARD

The Major Hayes Award is awarded to TF31 MACOs Operators who complete the MACO Grade 2 Certification Training.

Issuing Authority: Director, TF31 MACO

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NON-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 – No Device
MACO Basic NCO Course – Copper Star
MACO Advance NCO Course – Bronze Star
MACO 1SG Course – Silver Star
MACO Sergeant Major Course – Gold Star

Issuing Authority: TF31 MACO Director

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JAMES 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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LEONARD 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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MACO 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