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Twentynine Palms, California
Awards Program

Per MARADMIN 042/08, as of 1 March 2008, all personal and unit awards must be submitted through the Improved Awards Processing System (iAPS). To submit a new award via iAPS click here.


Awards Points of Contact
Title Phone
Adjutant (760) 830-8692
Adjutant Admin Chief (760) 830-8689
Unit Awards Administrator


Awards References
Title Description
iAPS Account Instructions for establishing an account in iAPS
Ann Awds & Spl Prog Matrix Release and submission dates for annual awards and special programs
CCO 1650.1E MAGTFTC, MCAGCC Administration of Awards
MCO 12451.2C Honorary Awards for Civilian Employees
MCO 1650.19J Administrative and Issue Procedures for Decorations, Medals, and Awards
SECNAVINST 1650.1H Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual
USMC Ribbon Chart Name and image of ribbons
TECOMO 1650.1A TECOM Awards Order
071 Military Awards Military Awards AIRS Checklist


Award Submission Timelines
Award Submission Criteria/Description
Legion of Merit (LOM) or higher 150 days before detachment Criteria/Description
Legion of Merit (LOM) Retirement 120 days before detachment Criteria/Description
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) 60 days before detachment Criteria/Description
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (NMCCM) 45 days before detachment Criteria/Description
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (NMCAM) 30 days before detachment Criteria/Description


Unit Awards References
Title Description
NAVMC 2922 Unit Awards Manual
MCICOMO1650.1 MCICOM Military Awards
MARADMIN 243/10 FY09 CINC Recipients
MARADMIN 267/11 FY10 CINC Recipients
MARADMIN 278/12 FY11 CINC Recipients
MARADMIN 273/13 FY12 CINC Recipients


Number Title
042/08 iAPS Requirement
299/08 Campaign Stars for Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals
514/09 MOVSM Clarification
245/11 Purple Heart Medal- Revised criteria for mild TBI and updated coordinating instructions
038/13 Revised Eligibility Criteria for CAR
626/13 Administrative Instructions for Submission of Recommendation if HSM
636/13 Clarification on Policy for Joint and other U.S. Armed Service Awards
217/14 Awards Update