Awards

The Marine Corps Gazette Editorial Advisory Panel selected the 2015 Gen Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest winners during March. The essays submitted introduced interesting perspectives of leadership and personal accountability. Essays were selected for first and second place, and two...
The ability to lead is synonymous with being a Marine. The discipline, initiative and decisiveness expected of Marines in every grade and specialty defines the character of the Marine Corps and sets it apart. To recognize the best examples of leadership in the Corps today, the Marine Corps and the...
Note: The award records in the Marine Corps’ award processing system and improved awards processing system were used to populate this list, which reflects personal combat awards from the start of the global war on terrorism presented to Marines and sailors serving with Marine Corps forces only...
MARSOC Gunnery Sergeant Posthumously Awarded Navy Cross Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Gifford posthumously was awarded the Navy Cross, June 17, during a ceremony at Stone Bay, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. General John M. Paxton Jr., the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Major...
Corpsman Dashed Through Enemy Fire, Shielded Wounded With His Body “I didn’t think, I just reacted,” said Hospital Corpsman Third Class Zackery Penner, recalling the events of late June 2012, while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, Eighth Marine Regiment in Afghanistan. For his actions, Penner...
Gunnery Sergeant Anabell Nevels gets the Marine Corps moving. From obtaining one Marine’s visa to managing large-scale movements overseas, Nevels is the go-to logistician to get the task done. The Texas native’s latest undertaking was moving more than 4,000 Marines with the 13th Marine...
Two Fallen Marines With 1st MSOB Awarded Navy Crosses Two Marines from 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (MSOB) posthumously were awarded the Navy Cross on Jan. 18 for actions while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Major General Mark A. Clark, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces...
This contest is named for Gen Robert E. Hogaboom, USMC(Ret), who served the Corps for 34 years. Upon graduating from the Naval Academy in 1925, Gen Hogaboom saw service in Cuba, Nicaragua, and China. Following action in a number of key Pacific battles in World War II, he later served first as...
Bronze Star With Combat "V" Brandfass, Aren C. SSgt 1st Mar Spec Ops Bn, MarForSOC Dunlap, Ian G. Capt 2d Mar Spec Ops Bn, MarForSOC Ledbetter, Bradley M. Maj 1st Mar Spec Ops Bn, MarForSOC Pletts, Jesse D. Capt 1st Mar Spec Ops Bn, MarForSOC Bronze Star Davenport, Jon W. LtCol MEF Hqtrs Grp, II...
Note: The award records in the Marine Corps’ award processing system and improved awards processing system were used to populate this. The list, which reflects personal combat awards from the start of the global war on terrorism presented to Marines and sailors serving with Marine Corps forces only...

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