(1) A marksmanship award is bestowed upon an
individual for proficiency in a particular type of small arms.
A marksman, sharpshooter, or expert is a member in any rank,
rate, or rating who qualifies by firing the prescribed pistol or
rifle over one of the Service prescribed courses and has
attained the minimum qualifying score.
(2) Qualification requirements and administrative
procedures are set forth in OPNAVINST 3590.7(series) for Navy
personnel and in
Marine Corps Order P3590.13A for Marine Corps
b. Precedence. Marksmanship awards take precedence
after all other awards earned. The precedence of Navy and
Marine Corps Marksmanship awards is listed in Appendix B to
Chapter 1. For a
full listing of the precedence of all
Marksmanship awards and
badges, consult the respective Navy and
Marine Corps Uniform Regulations.
c. Procurement. CNO (DNS-35) is responsible for
providing marksmanship medals to the coordinator of the Navy's
Authorized Devices: Silver E, Bronze S