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a. Authorization. SECNAV letter 1650 Ser NDBDM/0491 of 7 June 1995.

b. Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon Eligibility Requirements. Marines
possessing Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 8411 or 8412, who have served in a MOS 8411 or 8412 billet, are eligible to receive the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon (MCRR) . Eligible members must meet the following

(1) Recruiters. Marines assigned to recruiting duty (MOS 8411) are eligible
to receive the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon upon completion of a successful tour of duty. A Marine who extends beyond the basic tour of duty is eligible
upon completion of the extension period. Marines returning for subsequent
tours are eligible for subsequent awards upon completion of each tour.
A recruiter who becomes a career recruiter is eligible to receive the ribbon
upon assignment of the MOS 8412.

(2) Extended Active Duty (EAD) Recruiters. EAD recruiters (MOS 8411) are eligible to receive the Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon upon completion of 36 months of consecutive service in an 8411 billet. Subsequent awards will be
issued for each successful 36-month period.

(3) Career Recruiters. A new award period for career recruiters will begin
on the date they receive the 8412 MOS They will be eligible to receive subsequent awards upon the completion of each 36-month period following
that date.

(4) Command recruiters and recruiter aides are not eligible for the Marine
Corps Recruiting Ribbon

c. Definitions. The following definitions apply for determining eligibility:

(1) Recruiting Duty. Duty performed in an 8411 or 8412 billet as set forth
in the table of organization. Duty performed at the recruiting station level in
the billets of commanding officer (CO), executive officer (XO), operations
officer (OPSO), officer selection officer (OSO), or sergeant major (SGTMAJ)

(2) Marine Corps District. Duty performed at the district level in the billets
of CO, Deputy for Recruiting Operations, Assistant for Officer Procurement, Assistant for Aviation Officer Procurement, Assistant for Enlisted Recruiting,

(3) Prescribed Tour of Duty. A Marine's date of detachment from recruiting
duty is considered the end of a qualifying tour of duty. Personnel who are transferred prior to their original projected rotation date are authorized to
receive this award if they complete a minimum of 30 months on recruiting
duty. Personnel who are transferred due to Relief for Cause or Relief for the Good of the Service are not eligible for this award. Requests for waivers of
the 30-month requirement should be sent to the appropriate CG, Recruit Depot/Marine Corps Recruiting Region for decision.

(4) Successful Tour. Completion of the prescribed tour of duty as outlined in above.

d. Retroactive Awards. The Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon (MCRR) may
be awarded retroactively to 1 January 1973, reflecting the establishment of the
all-volunteer force.

e. Awarding Authority. Authority to award the Marine Corps Recruiting
Ribbon (MCRR) is delegated to commanding officers. Issuance of the award
is recorded in the Marine's Service Record Book/Officer Qualification Record. The award consists of a ribbon bar only. No citation or certificate will be

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