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AWARD QUALIFICATION & ELIGIBILITY

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Awards are important symbols of recognition, and a means of publicly recognizing and rewarding extraordinary, exceptionally meritorious, or conspicuously outstanding acts of heroism and other acts or services which are above and beyond that normally expected and which distinguish the individual or unit among those performing similar acts or services.


Types of Awards in Tactical Operations Command:

M = Military Award (can only be awarded to active duty officers)

NM = Non Military Award (can be awarded to anyone)

C = Combat Award (must be earned while engaging an enemy)

NC = Non Combat Award (may be earned under any conditions)

UCS = Unit / Campaign / Service Award (awarded to a unit or person)

Points = Number of Promotion Points added to the members cumulative total


Medal of Valor

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Medal of Valor

M/C

Awarded by the Commanding Officer, to members of TOC who distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his/her life, above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy. There must be no margin of doubt or possibility of error in awarding this honor. To justify this decoration, the individual's service must clearly be rendered conspicuous above their comrades by an act so outstanding that it clearly distinguishes their gallantry beyond the call of duty from lesser forms of bravery.

Automatic one-grade promotion

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources. Cannot be earned while engaging a fellow TF member.  (i.e. in a sanctioned event),  but may be allowed during Virtual Galaxy.

Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry

M/C

Awardee must distinguish himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Medal of Valor while engaged in an action against an enemy. To warrant this distinctive decoration, the act or the execution of duty must be performed in the presence of great danger or at great personal risk and must be performed in such a manner as to set the individual apart from all others. High standards must be borne in mind when recommending this award.

50 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources. See Medal of Valor.

Order of Heroism with Cluster

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Order of Heroism w/Cluster

M/C

Awarded to a person who, while serving in a combat capacity, is cited for gallantry in action that does not warrant a Medal of Valor or Conspicuous Gallantry while engaged in an action against an enemy. The heroic act(s) performed must render the individual conspicuous and well above the standard expected. The officer must have displayed great heroism in battle on multiple occasions versus a vastly superior force.

35 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources See Medal of Valor.

Order of Heroism

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Order of Heroism

M/C

Awarded to a person who, while serving in a combat capacity, is cited for gallantry in action that does not warrant a Medal of Valor or Conspicuous Gallantry while engaged in an action against an enemy. The heroic act(s) performed must render the individual conspicuous and well above the standard expected. The officer must have displayed great heroism in battle.

20 Points

Actions must be collaborated by at least 1 separate source See Medal of Valor

Scientific Legion of Honor

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

NM/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for conspicuous scientific achievement in the research of a technical or non-technical, physical or astrophysical constant or phenomenon. The research and subsequent finding should be able to be employed by Task Force officers to enhance their performance in space. The research performed must be documented and able to be reenacted with full expected results by a random officer selected for testing purposes. The researcher must prove his theorum beyond any doubt and submit a small point paper describing his discovery for inclusion in the force tactical area.
20 Points Actions must be collaborated by 1 separate source Highest Non-Combat Medal

Distinguished Service Medal

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in a military capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the fleet in a duty of great responsibility. To justify this decoration, an exceptional performance of duty, clearly above that normally expected, which has contributed materially to the success of a major command or project, is required. If there is any doubt as to the degree of service involved, the Legion of Merit is the more appropriate award.

20 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources May be awarded to other members of other fleets.

Order of Tactics

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

NM/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for conspicuous tactical accumen by researching and proving a finding that may be used by officers of the fleet to better employ their vessels and tactics to subvert an enemy or protect themselves. The research performed must be documented and able to be reenacted with full expected results by a random officer selected for testing purposes. The researcher must prove his theorum beyond any doubt and submit a point paper describing his discovery for inclusion in the force tactical area.

15 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources Primarily awarded for specific tactical development.

Legion of Merit

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in a military capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in performing outstanding services. To justify this decoration, the service rendered must have been comparable to that required for the Distinguished Service Medal but in a duty of lesser though considerable responsibility. This award will be awarded to officers in lesser commands who have performed such exceptionally meritorious service as to justify the Distinguished Service Medal except as to the degree of merit.

15 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 1 separate source May be awarded to members of other fleets.  

TOC Service Ribbon

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/NC/C

Awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties while serving in either a combat or non-combat role.    This award should be presented when the duties performed surpass those recognized by presentation of the Ribbon of Commendation 1st or 2nd Class. This ribbon is presented at the behest of the TOC Commanding Officer.

15 Points

Actions do not have to be collaborated. Awarded ONLY by the TOCCO.

Palm Leaf of Peace

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

NM/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in performing outstanding diplomatic services to the fleet by means of negotiations or judicious peace keeping efforts. To justify this decoration, the service rendered must have been significant and the negotiations, successful. This award should be awarded to personnel who consistently and successfully vie for peace, or negotiate a cease-fire or settlement with a hostile or potentially hostile enemy of the fleet.

10 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 2 separate sources May be awarded to members of other fleets.

Fleet Unit Commendation

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/UCS

Awarded to a unit that has shown extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. The unit must have displayed such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions to have set it apart and above other units participating in the same campaign. If there is any doubt as to the degree of service involved, the Commander's Unit Commendation is the more appropriate award.  
Each Member of Awarded Unit:

7 Points

Actions need not be collaborated. Awarded ONLY by the TOC Commanding Officer.

Ribbon of Commendation

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Ribbon of Commendation 1st Class

Ribbon of Commendation 2nd Class

M/NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties by showing significant participation, skill improvement and/or combat prowess, team playing attitude and noteable leadership skills. There are two "classes" of this award. The awarding authority should take care that the requisite value of the award is preserved during presentation. The "classes" are First and Second Class.
Respectively:

10 Points 5 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 1 separate source May be awarded by Race Leaders with the concurrence of the TOC Commanding Officer.

Commander's Unit Commendation

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
M/UCS Awarded to a unit that has shown meritorious and superb team performance of duty in either peacetime or action against enemy forces. The Commander's Unit Commendation should be issued when the units performance does not warrant the issuing of the Fleet Unit Commendation. Awarded by the TOC Commanding Officer. This award is presented strictly at the behest of the TOC Commanding Officer, to recognize units who have demonstrated a cohesive teamwork and who participate often in sanctioned fleet functions.
Each Member of Awarded Unit: 5 Points Actions need not be collaborated

Combat Excellence Medal

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/NC

Awarded to a person, who while serving in any capacity as Commanding Officer of a combat vessel, displays a mastery of tactical combat accumen, and has proven platform superiority in at least 2 different hull types/vessel classes. Must be verified by a senior officer, other than the candidates immediate commander, who may then collaborate the award recommendation for presentation to the member. This award is designed to recognize the ship combat experts of the fleet. The officer recommending this award should take due caution that the integrity of a combat expertise award is preserved.

5 Points

Actions must be collaborated by 1 senior officer May be awarded by the Race Leaders, with the concurrence of the TOC Commanding Officer.

Command College Ribbon

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
Command College Ribbon
Command College Ribbon with Gold Tactical "T"
Command College Ribbon with Silver Strategic "S"
Command College Ribbon with Gold Star of Strategy and Tactics

M/NC

Initial medal awarded for completion of one course in Command College.  Awarding of the Gold "T" or Silver "S" will be presented upon completion of the applicable training pipeline.  Those officers who complete both the Strategic AND Tactical studies pipelines will be awarded the Gold Star of Strategy and Tactics. This award is designed to recognize those officers who have enrolled-in, or completed the TOC Command College.

5 Points

Actions must be collaborated by the Command College Commandant. May be awarded by the Command College Commandant.

STOC Tournament Ribbon

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
STOC Tournament Ribbon NM/UCS Awarded to a person who enters into, and is declared the winner of, any STOC tournament, or sanctioned event meeting the criteria for presentation. Second and succeeding awards are recognized by devices attached to the ribbon.
5 Points Actions must be collaborated by the Tournament Coordinator or Operations Director. May be presented by the STOC Tournament Coord- inator for the event. 

May be awarded to persons from other fleets.


Public Relations Ribbon

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes
NM/UCS Awarded to a person or unit, who while serving in any capacity within the fleet, promotes the good name of the fleet in such a manner as to keep good relations between Task Forces or to encourage new members to join. The level of good will promotion and recruiting must be exceptionally meritorious. This is for all the heavy recruiters and word spreaders out there. This is a manner of recognizing many of the fleet members who have an exceptionally good attitude and positive morale and demeanor.
5 Points Actions must be collaborated by 1 separate source May be awarded to persons from other fleets.

Good Conduct Medal

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/NC

Awarded to a person who has continuous active service with Tactical Operations Command for a period of 2 consecutive months, (and each consecutive two-month period thereafter). Within each 2 month period, the individual must have a record clear of any counselling or courts-martial offenses. Additionally, the member must be active within the unit. This award recognizes longevity and performance within the fleet. It's awarding is subjective and therefore all commanders should obtain permission from the Executive Officer to present this award.

5 Points

Actions need not be collaborated May be awarded by the Race Leaders with the concurrence of the TOC Executive Officer.

Letter of Commendation

Award Type Criteria for awarding Notes

M/C
or
NC

Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity, distinguishes himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties. This can also be awarded for specific achievement in a specialized or specific area, and/or to recognize superior performance in an area not addressed by a listed award. The TOCCO may award an individual the Letter of Commendation to recognize superior efforts, participation etc. This is the catch-all award to recognize people for things that aren't specifically addressed by other campaign or service awards.

5 Points

Actions need not be collaborated May be awarded by the Race Leaders with the concurrence of the TOC Commanding Officer.


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