|Navy & Marine Corps Awards and Decorations|
|Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal|
Authorization. The NRMSM was authorized by SECNAV on 22 June 1964. Originally SECNAV approved a National Naval Reserve Policy Board Item in 1960 for the award as a ribbon in recognition of Naval Reservists on inactive duty for fulfilling with distinction certain stipulated requirements. The NRMSM is intended to provide Naval Reservists an award equivalent to the Good Conduct Medal.
Eligibility Requirements. The initial date for computation of service is 1 July 1958. Between 1 July 1958 and 1 January 1996, the period of eligibility for the subject award was 4 years. Subsequent to 1 January 1996, the period of eligibility is 3 years. The medal may be awarded to an enlisted Naval Reservist who, subsequent to 1 January 1996, meets the following minimum requirements:
(4) Active duty time credited toward the award of the Navy Good Conduct Medal may not be credited toward eligibility for the NRMSM. Active duty time not credited toward award of the NGCM may be credited toward the NRMSM provided the member affiliates with the Selected Reserve within 90 days of discharge or release from active duty and has met all other requirements for the NGCM.
Conduct and Performance
Member must have a clear record for the period of eligibility (no convictions by courts-martial or NJP). If the service record contains a record of courts-martial or NJP, the 3-year period shall begin with the date of completion of the courts-martial sentence or NJP.
No enlisted performance evaluation mark below 2.0 in any trait subsequent to 31 December 1995, or below 3.0 in military knowledge/performance, rating knowledge/performance, reliability, military bearing, personal behavior, and directing between 31 August 1983 and 31 December 1995 (or equivalent when other than numerical values are assigned).
Attachment. A 3/16-inch bronze star is worn on the suspension ribbon and ribbon bar to denote each subsequent award. Upon receiving the sixth award, a 3/16-silver star is worn on the suspension ribbon and ribbon bar. Seventh and subsequent awards will be denoted with 3/16-bronze stars, centered on the suspension ribbon and ribbon bar outboard of the silver star.
Certificate. A certificate shall be prepared for each award earned. The members rate, name, branch of service and number of the award shall be centered in the appropriate spaces. The ending date of the period of the service for which the award was earned shall be centered after Awarded for service completed on. The commanding officers name, rank and branch of service shall be typed above Commanding Officer, and his/her signature affixed.