a. Authorization. 10 U.S.C. S6244.
b. Silver Star Medal Eligibility Requirements
(1) Awarded to a person who, while serving in any
capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, is cited for gallantry
in action that does not warrant a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross.
(a) While engaged in an action against an enemy
of the United States;
(b) While engaged in military operations
involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
(c) While serving with friendly foreign forces
engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in
which the United States is not a belligerent party.
(2) The heroic act(s) performed must render the
individual conspicuous and well above the standard expected. An
accumulation of minor acts of heroism normally does not justify
the award, but unusual or exceptional cases will be decided on
Air Force: Bronze Oak Leaf, Silver Oak Leaf
Army:Bronze Oak Leaf, Silver Oak Leaf
Coast Guard: Gold Star, Silver Star
Marine Corps: Gold Star, Silver Star
Navy: Gold Star, Silver Star